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Quest Wales – Race Report

By | 2018-05-27T20:24:22+00:00 May 27th, 2018|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , , , , , |

Let the Adventure Begin! Here at Kayathlon, we often wax lyrical about an adventure race being more than the actual race itself. Well this weekend we headed for Quest Wales and it certainly didn't lack in the adventure stakes. The road/boat trip was well, simply put, epic! The following events I'm about to write [...]

Blackstairs Adventure Race 2018 – Race Report

By | 2018-05-14T22:35:18+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , , , , , , |

A fantastic event, a glorious day in Wexford and a post-race BBQ, what else do you want? Actually, the only thing missing were those famous Wexford strawberries, but we’ll forgive the organizers on that one! This race is a must for any Adventure Racer, the 7 steps is well renowned as one of the toughest [...]

Quest Glendalough 2018 – Race Report

By | 2018-04-27T21:01:00+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , , , , |

19k Challenge Route Report by Padraig O'Connor I had big plans for Glendalough this year. The 57km expert route in 2016 was one of my earlier Adventure races and while I enjoyed it I hadn’t enough training done and it turned in to a slog at the end, 2017 and again training wasn’t what [...]

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 [...]

Quest Kenmare – Race Review

By | 2018-03-12T17:06:14+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , |

I decided to kick off my adventure racing season with Quest Kenmare. I knew that I had put in a solid winter of training and attempted to address my weaknesses from last season. I started regular strength and conditioning classes in a bid to develop glutes of steel and bullet- proof my body against injury. [...]

Race Review – Gaelforce Dublin

By | 2018-02-26T13:55:08+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , , |

All week I watched the weather, worrying about rain, wind, frost and even snow. If you are familiar with the Dublin mountains, they tend to have their own eco-system. Where the rest of the capital may be drenched in sunshine, the Dublin mountains can be slow to loosen the grip of recent weather fronts. As [...]

Race Review – Art O’Neill Challenge – 53k Ultra

By | 2018-01-19T18:26:29+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Race Reports, Running|Tags: , , , |

As a last minute entry to the Art O’Neill Challenge I probably wasn’t taking it quite as seriously in the weeks leading up to it as I should have. There were 5 of us that were planning on running together, safety in numbers and with me as the designated navigator! We managed to squeeze in [...]

Race Report – Westport Sea2Summit

By | 2017-11-14T23:25:36+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Last Saturday morning saw two members of Team Kayathlon, Greg & Padraig, take on Westport's Sea2Summit. From a top 20 finish to a mid-pack finish after being plagued by punctures. Read how the guys got on below. Top 20 Target Heading down to Westport for Sea2summit has become a bit [...]

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 [...]

Race Review – SCAR – by Bernard Smyth

By | 2017-11-06T20:12:07+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With Cork suffering the worst of the effects from hurricane Ophelia, there was a big doubt over SCAR actually going ahead this year. An email from the organisers after the storm indicated that roads were blocked, 50+ trees down and a real danger that, if held on the original date, more trees or debris from [...]

Quest Achill – Race Review

By | 2017-09-11T23:41:31+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Wild Atlantic Way showed its power and force this weekend as over a 1000 competitors headed for Quest Achill. Due to severe winds the kayaking section had to unfortunately be cancelled but it didn't take away from the race as there was now a new unscheduled obstacle to overcome... No matter which route you [...]

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, [...]

Moxie Adventure Race – Race Review

By | 2017-07-19T23:45:03+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last weekend, at Moxie, I took the plunge in the world of the expert distance races with the big hitters of adventure racing. Well it's safe to say I wont be jostling for podium positions there. This route was called the Moxie Pro (53km route) and it lived up to the billing... Moxie noun [...]

DAR Dingle…the calm after the storm

By | 2017-08-27T11:57:18+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The wind has calmed and the dust has started to settle after DAR Dingle. What a race! Highly regarded as one of the toughest races on the calendar and again, with the extra help of gale force 8 winds, it certainly didnt disappoint.  The conditions were so severe, the kayak stage had to be cancelled but [...]

The Calm After the Gael

By | 2017-08-27T12:06:28+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Categories: Race Reports, Running|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The first major adventure race of year "Killary Gaelforce Dublin" is complete. If it was your first, I suspect you are both buzzing and sore.  You are probably rerunning the events of the race, the cycle, the trek to the summit of Kippure, the kayaking on Blessington and that feeling of crossing the finish line as [...]

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