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About Padraig OConnor

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 already having taking part in the most extreme adventure race in Ireland ‘The Race’ and with the inaugural Quest 24 event in his native Kerry in the pipeline.

Gaelforce West Ultra 2018 – Race Report

By | 2018-07-08T20:56:37+00:00 July 8th, 2018|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , , , , , , |

Gaelforce West Ultra is a brand new event in the adventure racing calendar and hopefully it is here to stay!!! Those good folks at Gaelforce don’t mess around, this was never going to be a walk in the park and with an expected finish rate of less than 50%, those brave enough to take it [...]

Race Report – The Race Donegal 2018

By | 2018-04-20T13:12:02+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , , , , |

The Race 2018 – a 250 km unsupported endurance adventure race across the rugged landscape of North West Donegal. To finish competitors have to complete 15km of kayaking, 166km of cycling, 5km of mountain running and 64km of road and trail running. It’s called the hardest endurance event in Ireland and for good reason….but it’s [...]

Bump, Bike & Baby by Moire O’Sullivan – Book Review

By | 2018-03-13T09:36:49+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Categories: Book Review|Tags: |

Moire O’Sullivan is a phenomenal athlete, I have met her at many events on the adventure racing calendar over the past couple of years, usually exchanging a few pleasantries at the start line before she flew off and left us mere mortals in her dust and she always has time for a friendly word of advice [...]

Gaelforce Dublin – One year on!

By | 2018-02-06T10:29:26+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Cycling, Race Previews|Tags: , , , |

With Gaelforce Dublin less than 2 weeks away (Sat 17th Feb), we spoke to seasoned adventure racer, Barry Dempsey, as he reflects on his race (49k route) last year... As a regular recreational Adventurer Racer when Gaelforce announced a new event in Dublin in February, i thought yes an event i can go to and [...]

The Inside Track – Westport Sea 2 Summit

By | 2017-11-09T10:14:40+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

All roads head west this weekend for Sea 2 Summit, the final event of the Adventure Racing calendar for 2017!!! Sea2Summit has 2 routes, the longer Supreme route and the shorter Spirit route. Both routes are fast and for the most part on sealed road (except for the Croagh Patrick section). The first and last [...]

The Boyne Adventure Race – Race Review

By | 2017-08-28T09:35:11+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Trim was the destination as I loaded the bike in to the car and set off for the inaugural Boyne Adventure Race. After dropping the bike at the drop zone I headed for the start area. This was in a great location in front of Trim castle, The Race around Ireland start was getting set up [...]

Off The Bloom – Race Review

By | 2017-08-14T15:52:46+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Race Reports|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 [...]

Red Bull 400 – That’ll get the blood pumpin’

By | 2017-08-11T11:53:59+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Our man Padraig O'Connor flew the Irish Flag on the RedBull 400 Challenge... And here is how it went down or Up in this case!!!   I stood in the starting area, 75 other competitors beside me of every age and nationality…and all looking a lot fitter then me and like they knew what they were doing, [...]

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