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Yoga for Athletes – Part III

In a previous issue, we examined Tree Pose and all its magical benefits-one of these being that of enhanced focus and balance, using what is referred to in yoga as, ‘drishti’ or point of focus. This is where we fix our gaze on a stationary point, be it an object, an extended finger tip, our [...]

By |2019-09-30T20:50:39+01:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Injury Prevention, magazine extract, Yoga/Pilates|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Tyres: The All You Need to Know Guide

For any Adventure Racer one of the most important things you use is your bike…and one of the most important components of your bike is the tyres. Tyres are your only, and very small, contact with road. It’s important to have a stable and predictable tyre in all conditions especially in Adventure Racing where the conditions [...]

By |2019-09-07T09:19:50+01:00September 7th, 2019|Categories: Cycling, Equipment, magazine extract|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Gear Review: Hydration Packs – Osprey Duro 6

Hydration pack. A vital component in every endurance athletes arsenal. Especially as we are now in the middle of a relative heatwave. Keeping on top of this, will keep you trucking for longer. But it's not as easy as it sounds. Finding the right equipment apart from the hydration formula can be an absolute minefield. We [...]

By |2019-09-07T10:05:30+01:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Equipment, magazine extract|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Quest 12/24 – Essential Advice for Newbies

The Do's and Dont's The bigger the challenge the greater the reward! In 2018 Quest 12.24 was everything they said it would be and more, they even delivered the weather. There was sweat, tears and thankfully not too much blood as the inaugural event took Adventure Racers from Sneem to the top Carrauntoohil, to [...]

By |2019-08-20T20:01:23+01:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: magazine extract, Race Previews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Yoga for Athletes – Part II

As far as yoga poses go, this beauty is highly underrated. To many the most obvious benefit from tree pose is balance, but there are so many hidden gems that lie within, that can be particularly benefit the adventure athlete. All forms of yoga are beneficial to the athlete. 1. BALANCE When people fall out [...]

Dot Watching

Dot Watching...For those looking on from outside the circle, the entertainment value cannot be described or quantified. Watching a red dot jux position, intermittently around a map, for hours on end. I mean, what is there not to love about this edge of the seat entertainment! So what exactly is "Dot Watching". This is a term [...]

By |2019-07-12T22:24:49+01:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: magazine extract|Tags: , |0 Comments

Into the West with Gaelforce

The conversation usually goes like this, being asked for the millionth time..... Everybody: “Oh you do triathlons?” Me: “No, I can’t swim....I do adventure races (cue puzzled looks)...running, cycling and kayaking, it’s off-road stuff, usually a mountain involved....” Everybody: “Oh like Gaelforce!!” Me: “Yes....they’re the ones”... So 2019 sees the welcome return of Gaelforce [...]

By |2019-06-19T09:59:50+01:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: magazine extract, Race Previews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Yoga for Athletes – Part I

As adventure racers we are conditioned to moving non stop from discipline to discipline, from biking to kayaking, hill running to paddle boarding. An inherent advantage of multi-sporting is that we tend to utilize and tap into a lot more muscle groups than many other single discipline sports. We work into the various anatomical planes, [...]

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