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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.

The Form Guide: National Adventure Race Series – Sea2Summit

In the Expert category the womens title has been settled but Laura O’Driscoll will be looking to finish the season on a win and it’s hard to see past her taking the top spot here on the Supreme course. Leading the charge of challengers will likely be Lorraine Horan, Siobhan Murtagh and Sonia Knox. Local [...]

By | 2018-11-07T10:00:36+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Categories: Form Guide|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Form Guide: National Adventure Race Series – SCAR.IE

Adventure Racers are heading to the southern coast this weekend for the Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race SCAR to battle it out in the penultimate event for both Expert and Sport categories in the 2018 National Adventure Race Series. With titles still on the line and more importantly scores to be settled and previous bests to [...]

By | 2018-10-19T10:18:45+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Categories: Form Guide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Form Guide: National Adventure Race Series

The National Adventure Race Series rolls in to Quest Killarney this weekend and we have a look ahead to how we think things might go! In the Expert category the ladies series looks to be wrapped up with Laura O’Driscoll on maximum points with 4 wins from 5 starts...the on form racer at the moment [...]

By | 2018-10-02T11:45:57+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Form Guide|Tags: |0 Comments

Race Nutrition

We have all seen sometime, somewhere the heroic footage of Alistar Brownlee carrying his brother Johnny across the line, after he hitting the proverbial wall. This was partly due to running out of fuel and not getting the balance right. It can happen at all levels. Hopefully what we have outlined below will help you [...]

By | 2018-09-17T20:42:00+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , |1 Comment

Gaelforce West Ultra 2018 – Race Report

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

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 [...]

By | 2018-04-20T13:12:02+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-13T09:36:49+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Categories: Book Review|Tags: |0 Comments

Gaelforce Dublin – One year on!

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

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 Report

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

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’

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, [...]

Upcoming Events

  1. Quest – Kenmare

    March 2, 2019
  2. ShamrockAR

    March 16, 2019
  3. Shore 2 Summit AR – 2018

    March 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. TheRace.ie Donegal

    The Race – Donegal

    March 23, 2019 - March 24, 2019
  5. Gaelforce Dublin Adventure Race

    Gaelforce – Dublin

    March 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm