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The Inside Track – Race2Glory Kiltimagh

By | 2018-07-13T16:06:49+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , , , , |

Ok, so there are no kayaks, but you will be waist high running through the waterways of Kiltimagh, scrambling under cargo nets, climbing moutains and pedalling like a mad man or woman. That'll do nicely Race2Glory takes place on July 14th at 10am in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. There are two options available: a 40km [...]

The Inside Track – DAR Dingle

By | 2018-06-13T12:04:49+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , , |

The Iconic Yellow Jersey. The breath taking back drop of Dingle peninsula. Mount Eagle. Mount Brandon. Ventry Beach. Slea Head. Conors Pass. Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh. An after party and a Dolphin thrown in for good measure. All this and more. It's what brings racers back year after year. That's what we came across last year and [...]

The Inside Track – Quest Glendalough 2018

By | 2018-04-20T17:31:05+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , , , , , |

The annual pilgrimage to the home of St Kevin is almost upon, but we will be praying for the fine weather we received last year. And early indications are that the gods have been listening to our novenas. It's due to hit the high teens with plenty of sun. In 2017, Quest Glendalough scooped the [...]

The Inside Track – The Race Donegal

By | 2018-04-12T11:58:31+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Just days to go until more than 80 brave competitors/lunatics take to the mountains, waterways and roads of Donegal where they will push themselves to their physical and mental limits as they tackle one of the toughest 250km Adventure Races in the world. With on average a third of participants failing to complete the course, over [...]

The Inside Track – Quest Kenmare Race Preview

By | 2018-03-12T14:27:06+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , , , , |

Into The Unknown Usually when there is a race on the horizon, one of our motley crew has done it. Someone to tell us what to expect. But when a brand new race is announced, it gets the imagination going. What do we know about the area? How will the race break down? Will there be [...]

The Inside Track – Gaelforce Dublin 2018 – 49k Route

By | 2018-02-13T22:20:39+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , |

You may be forgiven for thinking that Dublin is flat...The hills in Gaelforce Dublin are less forgiving. One thing about Killary Gaelforce, you can be sure anything they put their name against, will really test you. Gaelforce Dublin is no different. A race that put you through your paces with particular emphasis on the cycling [...]

The Inside Track – Gaelforce Dublin 2018 – 29k Route

By | 2018-02-14T12:44:57+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , |

You may be forgiven for thinking that Dublin is flat...The hills in Gaelforce Dublin are less forgiving. One thing about Killary Gaelforce, you can be sure anything they put their name against, will really test you. Gaelforce Dublin is no different. A race that put you through your paces with particular emphasis on the cycling [...]

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 – Quest Achill

By | 2017-08-30T09:46:55+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ahead of yet another sold out Quest Achill Adventure Race, I thought I would give you a little preview of this great event. If you're a first timer, you're in for an awesome time. You will take on the dramatic mountains, sandy beaches and rugged Wild Atlantic coastline of Achill Island. There’s an option of three routes [...]

The Inside Track – Moxie Adventure Race

By | 2017-07-13T14:20:58+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With days to go, the nerves are beginning to tingle and the planning has started. Bike checks, weather checks, water and carb loading...Check out this handy guide... Usually we would get the event organizers to do a quick preview but this time we got a past competitor and friend of Kayathlon.ie, Margaret Erwin if she could break the "sport" [...]

The Inside Track – Gaelforce West

By | 2017-06-22T09:28:55+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Alas the iconic Gaelforce West is almost upon us. For some, this is one of the first adventure races they have taken part in. Certainly one of the most demanding. A course that pulls no punches. Measured at an impressive 67km, which takes in, amongst other things, a scramble up Croagh Patrick, many consider this not a race [...]

ROAD TRIP!!!

By | 2017-06-12T18:40:07+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Adventure races, are designed to push you beyond your comfort zone. And that's not just your physical comfort zone. Also your geographical comfort zone. For most one of the best parts of racing is the road trip. You get to go to the most remote & beautiful parts of the country. For some, it's a [...]

The Inside Track – DAR Dingle – Race Preview

By | 2017-06-12T18:40:33+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In less than 2 weeks, 1,100 + competitors  will take on the next race on our calendar. DAR Dingle on the 10th of June. For many, this will be their first time competing in an Adventure Race and also DAR Dingle. The majority of whom will be competing in the 43km sport route. This is a great of [...]

Gaelforce Connemara – Race Preview

By | 2017-06-12T18:42:29+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , , , , , , |

Oscar Wilde once described Connemara as a "Savage beauty". And Gaelforce Connemara this weekend is just that...a savage beauty. Connemara itself consists of uncompromising, rugged landscapes with never ending coastal in inlets. Hence where the name of Connemara came from...(Conamara) is Irish for 'Inlets of the Sea'. Move inland and you are greeted with endless [...]

Quest Killarney Countdown!

By | 2017-08-27T12:03:56+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It's Q minus 4 days. All roads truly lead to the Kingdom of Kerry this weekend. And in particular Killarney. At this stage you're probably dissecting the race, stage by stage, hill by hill, from energy gels to water intake, every possible variable right up to the after party. Should I be carb loading. How [...]

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