Upcoming Events

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    SCAR 2017

    October 21
  2. Sea2Summit

    Sea 2 Summit

    November 11
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    Gaelforce – Dublin

    February 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. TheRace.ie Donegal

    The Race – Donegal

    March 2, 2018 - March 4, 2018
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    Quest – Kenmare

    March 10, 2018

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Quest – Achill

By | September 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Race Details to be Confirmed! WHAT IS QUEST ACHILL? Quest Achill (previously the Achill Roar) is a one day multi adventure sport race and is part of Quest Adventure Series Ireland. The race involves running, cycling and kayaking across dramatic mountains, sandy beaches and along the rugged Wild Atlantic coastline. Choose from 3 challenging routes – [...]

Gaelforce – West

By | June 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

NEW DATE SAME INSPIRATIONAL CHALLENGE SUMMER 2018 STARTS ON JUNE 23rd ICONIC ADVENTURE RACE THROUGH BREATHTAKING SCENERY The route takes you from Glassilaun beach in Co. Galway to the heritage town of Westport, Co Mayo. TRAIL AND MOUNTAIN RUNNING OR WALKING; CYCLING AND KAYAKING Always varied, never boring - the terrain includes mountain scree, bogland, trails, [...]

DAR – Dingle Adventure Race

By | June 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

DINGLE ADVENTURE RACE COURSE INFO Course Details: DAR Mini: 21.5Km DAR Sport: 43Km DAR Full: 48Km   DAR MINI 21.5km COURSE INFO Now on 5th year. New to Adventure Racing and multi sport events, then give it a go with the DAR mini, this will give you a taste of running, biking, kayaking and the [...]

Quest – Betws Y Coed – Wales – 2018

By | May 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

BELOW DETAILS TO BE FINALIZED! What Is Quest Betws-y-Coed? Part of the new UK Quest Adventure Series, with the first event taking place on 12th May 2018. Racers will test their ability with a choice of 3 demanding and scenic routes through the breath-taking Snowdonia National Park. Embark on a physically grueling journey and be part [...]

Quest – Glendalough

By | April 21st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Race Details to be confirmed!! WHAT IS QUEST GLENDALOUGH? Quest Glendalough is a one-day multi adventure sport race and is part of Quest Adventure Series Ireland. The race involves running, cycling and kayaking across the spectacular mountains, valleys and lakes of Wicklow. Choose from 3 challenging routes, in one of the most epic location in Ireland- [...]

Quest – Kenmare

By | March 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With 3 challenging routes to test you no matter what level of fitness you have. Run, cycle and kayak across the Kenmare Bay, Gleninchiquinn, The Beara Peninsula, Caha Pass and Kenmare town. Choose from one of the following routes: 67k Expert 50K Sport 29K Challenge 29KM CHALLENGE ROUTE INFORMATION All routes are subject to final permissions [...]

Gaelforce – Dublin

By | February 17th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Urban meets rural in Spring 2018 as Gaelforce brings an adventure race to Dublin. Based in the foothills of the Dublin mountains, 20 minutes from the city center, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of our capital with amazing views from Kippure mountain. There are 2 courses to choose from, depending on your fitness [...]

SCAR 2017

By | October 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

SCAR stands for Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race. Our Multi-discipline adventure race takes place in and around the breathtaking beauty and rugged environs of Skibbereen, Castletownshend, Lough Hyne and the wild Atlantic coastline that defines this stunning part of West Cork and Ireland. However, there is one important factor that differentiates SCAR from any other event – [...]

Ann Horan’s Toughest Quest

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Earlier this week I bumped into a jubilant podium placer in the Ladies Expert Race in Quest Killarney, Ann Horan. She had just come in third in the longest of  the courses. Previous to that, we briefly met after Quest Achill where Ann placed fourth. She seemed in extra high spirits this time around and as [...]

Quest – Killarney – October

By | October 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

WHAT IS QUEST KILLARNEY? Quest Killarney is a one day multi adventure sport race.This race gives competitors the chance to run, hike, cycle and kayak some of the most dramatic, breathtaking and remote scenery in the world. There are 5 challenging routes: 83K Expert, 73K Pro, 55k Sport, 65K Dual, 27K Mini Registration is now open [...]

FEARmanagh Adventure Race

By | October 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome to FEARmanagh! What better way to spend a Saturday morning than getting up close and personal with Fermanagh’s rugged and wild terrain. Cycle through quiet back roads that cut through the limestone landscape, carved out by Ireland’s icy past, they’re guaranteed to give you more ups than downs! Then experience the wetter side of Fermanagh [...]

Gaelforce – North

By | September 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MAGNIFICENT DONEGAL – NEVER DULL ALWAYS A CHALLENGE. WILL IT CONQUER YOU?  NEW DATE SAME RACE. NOW YOU HAVE THE SUMMER TO TRAIN. NO EXCUSES. 64KM FULL & 45KM SPRINTCOURSES SPANNING WILDEST DONEGAL The route takes you from the stark peaks of Glenveagh National Park via Mount Errigal to the sweeping beaches of Bunbeg. TRAIL AND [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Barry Dempsey

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The likelihood is that you have come across our next Competitor to go under the Spotlight. And the likelihood is that he will have had his camera out making the most of the awesome scenery. But don't mistake him for a photographer, this year he completed his 7th GaelForce West. He doesn't do things by [...]

Quest – Achill

By | September 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

WHAT IS QUEST ACHILL? Quest Achill (previously the Achill Roar) is a one day multi adventure sport race and is part of Quest Adventure Series Ireland. The race involves running, cycling and kayaking across dramatic mountains, sandy beaches and along the rugged Wild Atlantic coastline. Choose from 3 challenging routes – Mini 18km, Sport 31km and [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Bernard Smyth

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This weeks Competitor Spotlight is about a man who has an awesome job. Part of this job is getting people in tip top shape for Adventure Racing. He is regularly seen bringing hordes of adventures to races. He is good at his job. He is not bad at racing either ;) I give you Bernard [...]

The Inside Track – Quest Achill

By | August 29th, 2017|Categories: Race Preview|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ahead of yet another sold out Quest Achill Adventure Race, I thought I would give you a little preview of this great event. If you're a first timer, you're in for an awesome time. You will take on the dramatic mountains, sandy beaches and rugged Wild Atlantic coastline of Achill Island. There’s an option of three routes [...]

Gaelforce – Womens Adventure Race Wicklow

By | August 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

WOMEN'S ADV RACE WICKLOW 19 AUGUST 2017 SORRY LADS. THIS ONE IS ALSO JUST FOR THE LADIES. FEEL LIKE A SECOND CHANCE? Did you take the July women’s race in Galway by storm and you want that feeling back again? Or maybe you missed that one and really want the chance to show how amazing you [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Paul Kelly – Racing to Make a Difference!

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This weeks Competitor Spotlight is a little different than our usual spotlight. Paul Kelly, a relative newcomer to the Adventure Racing scene, took up running only 4 years and has come a long way since those first faithful steps. The work he is doing simply cannot go unnoticed. It's a subject that sadly is coming [...]

Off The Bloom – Race Review

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: Race Review|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Off The Bloom Adventure Race – Sport Course A last minute opportunity to take part in the Off The Bloom adventure race popped up on Friday evening and I jumped at it, and was I glad I did...it’s a cracking event which is sure to only grow and grow. I packed up the car Saturday [...]

Off The Bloom

By | August 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On the 12th of August this year, Offaly will host its first multi-sport adventure race. Set in the picturesque village of Kinnitty at the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, the splendid grounds of the renowned Kinnitty Castle will provide the backdrop to the start and finish of the inaugural Off The Bloom Adventure Race. Over [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Owen Fletcher

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Competitor Spotlight - Week 15 - Owen Fletcher. A couple of weeks back, we held a draw for 2 pairs of Columbia Montrails runners and one of winners pretty much photo-documented himself trialing them out. Some of the imagery was stunning & some was quite funny. Part of the prize was a free entry to [...]

The Beast of Ballyhoura Adventure Race

By | July 30th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Race Details When: 30th July - 31 July 2016 (Entries close Friday 24th June at 23:59) Where: Ballyhoura Country. Event HQ = Kilfinane, Co Limerick. Who: 4 person mixed teams* (no support crew required) Costs: €800 per team (Please don't ask for a reduction or free entry as we cannot offer this, the fees are the same [...]

Gaelforce – Womens Adventure Race Galway

By | July 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

BACK OFF BOYS. THIS ONE IS JUST FOR THE LADIES. TIME OUT We thought you might like to have some time out with the girls so that is exactly what we have created. Mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, aunties and friends, that includes all of you. THE PERFECT RACE Designed by the women of the Gaelforce Team [...]

Moxie Adventure Race

By | July 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is the Moxie Adventure Race? Moxie Adventure Race is an adventure race which takes place in the garden of Ireland. Within 45 minutes of Dublin city and based in Lacken with Blessington Lakes as its backdrop, Moxie has something for everyone. The Start And Finish Will Be At Our New Location In Lacken, For Those [...]

Exclusive 53 Degrees North Discounts for All Kayathlon Readers

By | July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Equipment|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

53 Degrees North are giving all our Kayathlon.ie followers an exclusive discount to everything you need to get your adventure started! Click on any of the products below for more details. Exclusive Items [...]

DAR 12 Hour Team Race- Dingle

By | July 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Dingle DAR 12 Hour Team race The Dingle DAR 12 hour Team race will start at around 10am on Sat 2nd July and teams must have made the finish line by 12 hours later, 10pm Sat. Teams will have mandatory check points to get with options of extra bonus points to collect if they can, [...]

DAR 24 Hour Team Race – Dingle

By | July 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Dingle DAR 24 Hour Team Race The Dingle DAR 24 hour team race will start at around 10am on Sat 2nd and 3rd July and teams must have made the finish line by 24 hours later, 10am Sunday. Teams will have mandatory check points to get with options of extra bonus points to collect if [...]

Today, I am the Storm!

By | June 30th, 2017|Categories: Motivation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

3 weeks ago I took on DAR Dingle. I had a point to prove at this race as last year it ate me up and spat me out. I went into that race with zero training done and was just back from a 6 week chest infection. So the gauntlet was put down and I [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Ciara O’Neill

By | June 28th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Competitor Spotlight - Week 15. There was 25 minutes to go before registration for Gaelforce West was closing. I saw someone parking up in a packed car park just outside the registration office and there was just enough space for myself to get squeeze in behind. In unison, we both hoped out of our vehicles, exchanged a [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Nigel McCord

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Competitor Spotlight - Week 14. It has been a while but the competitor spotlight is back and we have a few beauties lined up. First up, is a man from Carlow who saw the craic his mates were having Adventure racing and said he would have some of that...and has looked back since. I give [...]

Gaelforce – West

By | June 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

NEW DATE SAME INSPIRATIONAL CHALLENGE SUMMER 2017 STARTS ON JUNE 24TH ICONIC ADVENTURE RACE THROUGH BREATHTAKING SCENERY The route takes you from Glassilaun beach in Co. Galway to the heritage town of Westport, Co Mayo. TRAIL AND MOUNTAIN RUNNING OR WALKING; CYCLING AND KAYAKING Always varied, never boring - the terrain includes mountain scree, bogland, trails, [...]

DAR – Dingle Adventure Race

By | June 10th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

DINGLE ADVENTURE RACE COURSE INFO Course Details: DAR Mini: 21.5Km DAR Sport: 43Km DAR Full: 48Km DAR MINI 21.5km COURSE INFO Now on 4th year. New to Adventure Racing and multi sport events, then give it a go with the DAR mini, this will give you a taste of running, biking, kayaking and the atmosphere that [...]

ROAD TRIP!!!

By | June 9th, 2017|Categories: Race Preview|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Adventure races, are designed to push you beyond your comfort zone. And that's not just your physical comfort zone. Also your geographical comfort zone. For most one of the best parts of racing is the road trip. You get to go to the most remote & beautiful parts of the country. For some, it's a [...]

Dave Gowan – Taking Control – His Inspiring Story

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: Motivation, Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A while back Kayathlon.ie in conjunction with Quest held a competition for a free entry to Quest Glendalough. The winner was chosen at random. The winner was a guy called Dave Gowan. Not only did Dave win the draw, he won the blooming race too. After the dust settled, I spoke to Dave and well, [...]

The Inside Track – DAR Dingle – Race Preview

By | May 28th, 2017|Categories: Race Preview|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In less than 2 weeks, 1,100 + competitors  will take on the next race on our calendar. DAR Dingle on the 10th of June. For many, this will be their first time competing in an Adventure Race and also DAR Dingle. The majority of whom will be competing in the 43km sport route. This is a great of [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Barry Cronin

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Competitor Spotlight - Week 11. Ever wondered what it takes to dine at the top table of Adventure Racing. To be regularly spotted in podium position photo. Well Barry Cronin, has taken the time out of his hectic schedule to let us know what he does in order to "Deliver the goods" each time (cryptic). [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Lucy Pye

By | May 19th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Competitor Spotlight - Week 10. This weeks spotlight moves to the Mourne county...Co. Down. Lucy Pye. Now a  regular on the Adventure Race circuit, Lucy is a self confessed outdoorsy nut, some one who just cant sit still. A perfect recipe for multi-sport racing...And lets just say the rest is history :) How old are you? [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Mark Young

By | May 16th, 2017|Categories: Running, Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Competitor Spotlight - Week 9. This weeks spotlights moves to the rebel county...Cork. Mark Young, who is clocking up events nicely, goes under the light next... Enjoy :) What is your name? Mark Young How old are you? 37 Where are you from? Near Bandon in West Cork What got you into Adventure/Multi-sport racing? What [...]

Half Marathon Mick – Earns His Stripes

By | May 7th, 2017|Categories: Running, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Did Half-Marathon Mick become a true Half-Marathon veteran last weekend? Yes I did! After three months of gruelling training, 60 sweat-filled kilometers worth of races, and enough preand-post-race fry-ups, Weetabix, bananas, soups and sandwiches to fill the hungry belly of a sumo wrestler, I finally tore across the line and snatched up the all-important Half-Marathon [...]

Quest – Betws Y Coed – Wales

By | May 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What Is Quest Betws-y-Coed? Part of the new UK Quest Adventure Series, with the first event taking place on 6th May 2017. Racers will test their ability with a choice of 3 demanding and scenic routes through the breath-taking Snowdonia National Park. Embark on a physically grueling journey and be part of the Quest Betws Y [...]

Gaelforce – Connemara Adventure Challenge

By | May 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SPRINT DISTANCE ADVENTURE RACE IN A STUNNING LOCATION The perfect training race for the more experienced. The ideal introduction to adventure racing for the first timer STAND-ALONE SPRINT RACE Unique event with only one distance for all competitors. ADVENTURE DUATHLON - 29KM Stay on dry land – same superb course just no kayaking. TRAIL AND MOUNTAIN RUNNING [...]

Clare Island Adventure Race

By | April 29th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register in January for a reduction of 10% on all entry fees. Now in its 5th year, the Clare Island Adventure Race 2017 is set to take place on Saturday, 29th April over the May bank Holiday. While you’re primary focus in on the race, let’s first take a look at the island [...]

Blackstairs Adventure Race

By | April 29th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The BlackStairs Adventure race is a race you don't want to miss with something for everyone including the family. We promise you a value for money event at a high standard in a beautiful location spanning the Carlow, Wexford and Kilkenny borders. The BlackStairs Adventure Race takes place on Sun 30th April 2017 it is an [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Margaret Erwin

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Competitor Spotlight - Week 7. Our next competitor to go under the spotlight is our first lady to do so. Margaret "Mags" Erwin. She is an all action, straight talking, self professed chatterbox with a zest for life! Enjoy :) What is your name? Margaret Erwin..(Mags) You should never ask a lady her age…but if [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Padraig O’Connor

By | April 14th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Competitor Spotlight - Week 6. Our next competitor to go under the spotlight approached me at Quest Glendalough last Saturday out of the hustle and bustle of excited racers doing last minute checks, warm ups and carb intakes. From answering race query online earlier in the week, Padraig spotted my branded kayathlon.ie base layer top and came [...]

Kayaking for Adventure Racers – Getting On-board by Mike Jones

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: Kayaking, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Getting on-board This is the first in a series of blogs to help build your confidence and skills around the one bit of the race you probably haven’t trained for! That’s OK though I am sure you have been kayaking before on a school tour or on a summer camp and you ran across the boats [...]

Quest – Glendalough

By | April 8th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

WHAT IS QUEST GLENDALOUGH? Quest Glendalough is a one-day multi adventure sport race and is part of Quest Adventure Series Ireland. The race involves running, cycling and kayaking across the spectacular mountains, valleys and lakes of Wicklow. Choose from 3 challenging routes, in one of the most epic location in Ireland- Mini 19km, Sport 41km and [...]

Shore 2 Summit

By | April 8th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The routes are a mass of stunning scenery, dotted with historical landmarks, beautiful lakes and enduring climbs. While Extreme North take no credit for the fantastic natural routes, other than identifying them, the perfect balance of adventure, endurance, hospitality and care for runners is part and parcel of what makes an Extreme North event a memorable [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Outdoorsy Guy…Ciarán McCann

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: Running, Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Competitor Spotlight - Week 5. With Quest Glendalough looming, I began to research actual footage of trails of Wicklow on Youtube and came across a channel by a fella called "Outdoorsy Guy". Turns out he is an Irish guy who has done a good few races on the circuit. Really worthwhile checking his channel out. Some [...]

Kayathlon.ie Goes Global!!!

By | April 5th, 2017|Categories: Media Broadcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We have some exciting news. Kayathlon.ie are delighted to announce that we will be interviewed on a brand new internet radio station Endurance FM on the 12th April on all things multi-sport/adventure racing in Ireland. This is testament to the ever growing race popularity in Ireland. Who or what is Endurance FM? Endurance FM is the world’s first radio [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Shane Flannery

By | March 16th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Competitor Spotlight - Week 4. So recently, Kayathlon.ie teamed up with Killary Gaelforce to run a competition to win a couple of free entries to Gaelforce Connemara on the 6th of May. From our hat, we pulled out the name of Shane Flannery. It transpires that Shane is doing a wee little challenge called the [...]

Half Marathon Mick’s Training Diary – Week 2

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: Running, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hi all, Half-Marathon Mick here. Week 2 of my training diary or log or whatever you might like to call it. The first of my races kick off this weekend with the Castleconnell 10K down in Limerick. I’ve clocked up several good long runs over the last week in preparation. The routes have consisted of [...]

Introducing Mike Jones, Our New Blogger

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Kayaking, Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Introducing Mike Jones Adventurer, Our New Blogger. I mentioned a while back that our blog would soon be joined by a man who frankly encapsulates the adventurous spirit. If you were to ask anyone who knows Mike, of his whereabouts, they would point you in the direction of the water, a mountain or something that involves [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Denis O’Sullivan

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Competitor Spotlight - Week 2. I was up on our Instagram page and my eyes were drawn towards a picture of huge hoard of Adventure Race medals. They belonged to a guy called Denis O'Sullivan.  To say I was impressed was an understatement...there was definite medal envy in there too. And as if big brother was watching, [...]

Gaelforce – Mountain Run

By | March 4th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

CONQUER THE WILDS OF CONNEMARA UNIQUE ACCESS TO UNMARKED MOUNTAINS WITH 3 DISTANCES Special access has been granted to this stunning route by local landowners making it an amazing opportunity for mountain running 1. 22KM EXPERT MOUNTAIN RUN 2. 12KM INTERMEDIATE MOUNTAIN RUN Challenging terrain throughout with steep ascents and descents. Before entering either of these [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Jonathan O’Meara

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The site has been live now for 2 months and we have been banging on about how good Adventure/Multi-sport racing.  So we have decided to call on other racers to give their opinions and why its so great. First up is Jonathan O'Meara. Jonathan, in 2015 made the leap from the ranks of triathlon to Adventure racing. Since then, [...]

Introducing Half Marathon Mick

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Running, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hi all, Half-Marathon Mick here with the first of hopefully many blog posts charting my leap into the world of competitive running. I nailed down long-distance running as a New Year’s Resolution back in the first fresh week of January. It’s so far so good as I’ve kept my feet off of the comfy couch and [...]

Cue the Montage Music

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Motivation, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Was just getting ready last night for a run in the stormy weather, in preparation for Quest Glendalough on April 8th, I reached for my mp3 player and thought to myself what will I use tonight to help get me around...and I dug up this gem...The Rocky Soundtrack. What a classic. One, for me, that has [...]

Bad Weather…Storm Doris, is that all you have got?

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Motivation, Running, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I woke earlier than usual this morning. I could hear the gale flexing its muscle outside. #StormDoris was not in a very good mood. I hadn't planned on doing anything physical this morning as I have a couple of things on and was planning to get out later in the day. So I went back to the [...]

Hill Running in the City

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Running, Training, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I recently posted a blog called Conquer Your Everest which discussed the importance of trail/hill training in preparation for a race. A couple emails filtered through about having no access to hills and looking for an alternative. So in response, read on :)While having access to hills obviously is an advantage, its not essential. If you live [...]

Gaelforce – Dublin

By | February 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Urban meets rural in Spring 2017 as Gaelforce brings an adventure race to Dublin. Based in the foothills of the Dublin mountains, 20 minutes from the city center, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of our capital with amazing views from Kippure mountain. There are 2 courses to choose from, depending on your fitness [...]

5 Race Day Mistakes

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Tips & Tricks, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

So the big day has arrived and you are bursting the traps trying to get out and own that mountain...well take note of the following pointers to avoid disaster. Every athlete at some stage or another has fallen foul to a couple of these...no matter what level they are at. Rest There is an old Irish [...]

What Do I Need To Get Started…

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Your first steps into the world of multi-sport/adventure racing may be daunting but fear not. I will admit when I first decided I was going to give it a go, I was intimidated, not least by the race itself, the training involved to get me up to speed but from a financial side of things. What [...]

Roll on the 2nd Day Aches…

By | February 1st, 2017|Categories: Injury Prevention, Tips & Tricks, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Until late last summer, I would equally look forward and fear the 2nd day pains...You always knew that in order to get those pains, you have been doing something right. As the old wise ass in the dressing room would gleefully proclaim "Sure that's just weakness leaving the body". And to a point he would be [...]

Back to the Grind!

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: Motivation, Running, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The winter break is over...and an extended one I might add. Bar two outings in early January, not a yard was covered since November 26th after RunTheLine 13Km moutain race (http://runtheline.ie/). A great race but at that stage I was finished after a grueling season. According to my Runkeeper app, I clocked up 98 sessions in 10 [...]