This site was designed by Adventure Racers for Adventure Racers...or Adventure Racers to be.

We are not professional athletes. We are outdoor enthusiasts. We use this site to share our race experiences, in hope to make yours more rewarding, more fulfilling and ultimately more fun.

We hope you enjoy it. Meet the faces behind Kayathlon - Your Home of Adventure Racing!

Meet Our Team

Greg Dillon
Greg DillonFounder, Chief Adventure Officer, Head Chimp
Like many now regulars, Greg stumbled across Adventure Racing by chance. 10 minutes after crossing his first finish line, he was planning his next adventure and everyone else’s around him too. Since then, there is hardly a race he hasn’t competed in from mini through to expert level and is on a crusade to spread the word about Adventure Racing to the unsuspecting public.

Played every sport under the sun, representing his county at junior level. He comes from a family of national title holders in rowing & athletics, nicknamed the James May of the Group aka Captain Slow, he himself is yet to podium but believes his time is near.

Padraig O'Connor
Padraig O'ConnorAdventure Engineer and Boundary Pusher
Kerry native Padraig has been living in Dublin/Meath for past 20 years. Hanging up the GAA boots about 8 years ago, he has completed an unknown amount of races including 15 marathons across Ireland, UK and the US with a PB of 3hr 39min.

Discovering Adventure Racing a few years ago was a game changer for Padraig and as a veteran of 20+ adventure races, he is always looking for a new challenge, the tougher the better! At home on both a road or mountain bike, he can be found most weekends running up or down a mountain somewhere! Big plans for the year ahead including taking part in the most extreme adventure race in Ireland ‘The Race’ and the inaugural Quest 24 event in his native Kerry.

Dave Gowan
Dave GowanExtreme Adventurer, Bike Nut and Endorphin Chaser
The man with the plan, MacGyver of all things bike and in-house video guru!

Dave is no stranger on the pages of Kayathlon, his back story was featured in June. 2017 has been Dave’s busiest year yet with a multitude of marathons and adventure races but with “The Race” and Triple Back2Back marathons being the most notable finishes. Dave’s also guilty of cycling to Wales and back in a weekend to run the Snowdonia Trail Marathon in July!

He has big plans again for 2018 with his target set on Coast2Coast and Quest24 with Gaelforce West being a firm favourite.

Ann Horan
Ann HoranCycling Dynamo, Outdoor Enthusiast
The newest member to the team, this inspirational little lady packs quite the adventure racing punch. Not unfamiliar with podium placing on the toughest courses, Ann has been a regular on the Adventure Racing and Duathlon scene for some years now. A member of Orwell Cycling Team, we can certainly see where she gets her ninja bike skills.