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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+00:00 July 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+00:00 June 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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