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Éalú Lua Adventure Race

Éalú Lua Adventure Race takes place on and around beautiful Loch Allua, between Ballingeary and Inchigeela, on the river Lee. It consists of a 5km run, a 20km cycle and a 1.5km kayak. The Adventure Race gets it's name from the mythical serpert, "Lua" that, legend has it, was banished from Gougane Barra by St. Finbarr. [...]

Race 2 Glory

Race2Glory is a multi-sport adventure race involving cycling, running and a river run, taking place on the 13th July 2019 in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. 2019 will see the availability of 2 separate races. The long established “Full Race” (40km in total) course will remain as well as the “Sprint Race” (20km in total) course that was [...]

Gaelforce West Ultra

FIRST THERE WAS GAELFORCE WEST AND IT WAS THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE. NOW THERE IS GAELFORCE WEST ULTRA. THERE IS A NEW ULTIMATE. MOUNTAIN RUNNING AND CYCLING 152KM Mountain running and cycling through the toughest routes in Connemara and Mayo over a distance of 152km, this is an endurance challenge that may break you and rebuild you [...]

WAAR.IE

Full event details to be confirmed... There are four different categories you can enter, to suit all levels. Individual All individuals must complete all four disciplines. Run, Bike, Hike, Kayak (55.5k approx) Duathlon Must complete two disciplines; Run and Bike. (52.5k approx) Duathon Team,  Person 1; Run,  Person 2; Bike (52.5k approx) Teams (4) Teams are made up of four people, with each person completing [...]

Sea 2 Summit

S2S EVENT INFO Westport Sea 2 Summit takes place on Saturday 11th November. The adventure race is a unique event based in the adventure capital of Ireland, Westport. The race incorporates all the thrills that Westport has to offer; Croagh Patrick, Clew Bay, the Sheaffry Mountains and the new Greenway. Westport Sea2Summit is organised and run [...]

Éalú Lua Adventure Race

Éalú Lua Adventure Race takes place on and around beautiful Loch Allua, between Ballingeary and Inchigeela, on the river Lee. It consists of a 5km run, a 20km cycle and a 1.5km kayak. The Adventure Race gets it's name from the mythical serpert, "Lua" that, legend has it, was banished from Gougane Barra by St. Finbarr. [...]

Race 2 Glory

Race2Glory is a multi-sport adventure race involving cycling, running and a river run, taking place on the 14th July 2018 in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. 2018 will see the availability of 2 separate races. The long established “Full Race” (40km in total) course will remain as well as the “Sprint Race” (20km in total) course that was [...]

Gaelforce West Ultra

FIRST THERE WAS GAELFORCE WEST AND IT WAS THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE. NOW THERE IS GAELFORCE WEST ULTRA. THERE IS A NEW ULTIMATE. MOUNTAIN RUNNING AND CYCLING 154KM Mountain running and cycling through the toughest routes in Connemara and Mayo over a distance of 154km, this is an endurance challenge that may break you and rebuild you [...]

Blueway Adventure Race 2018

The Blueway Adventure Race has unfortunately been cancelled for 2018. According to reports it will be back in 2019. Dates to be confirmed. Any issues, please contact Adventure race organizers directly.    The Blueway Adventure race 2018 now in its fourth year is a great race for adventure race first timers with the perfect course for all [...]

The Inside Track – Quest Kenmare Race Preview

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-12T14:27:06+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Competitor Spotlight – Aine Mahony

Fresh from her heroics at Gaelforce Dublin, we caught up with top ladies podium placer in the Expert route, Aine Mahony. She kindly agreed to go under the Spotlight. What is your name? Aine Mahony Where are you from? Cullahill, Co.Laois How old are you? 30 Occupation? Physiotherapist in the Mater University Hospital, Dublin What got you into Adventure [...]

Trail Running in Winter!

We receive many questions from people new to Adventure Racing and one of the most popular ones is about trail running. What should I wear, how far do I need to run, is it difficult....So we have broken it down here for you all. Hopefully answers some of your questions...but keep them coming! Go green! [...]

By | 2017-11-19T21:15:00+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Categories: Running, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Race Report – Westport Sea2Summit

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 [...]

Sea 2 Summit

S2S EVENT INFO Westport Sea 2 Summit takes place on Saturday 11th November. The adventure race is a unique event based in the adventure capital of Ireland, Westport. The race incorporates all the thrills that Westport has to offer; Croagh Patrick, Clew Bay, the Sheaffry Mountains and the new Greenway. Westport Sea2Summit is organised and run [...]

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 [...]

Race Review – SCAR – by Bernard Smyth

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 [...]

Ann Horan’s Toughest Quest

Earlier this week I bumped into a jubilant podium placer in the Ladies Expert Race in Quest Killarney, Ann Horan. She had just come in third in the longest of  the courses. Previous to that, we briefly met after Quest Achill where Ann placed fourth. She seemed in extra high spirits this time around and as [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Barry Dempsey

The likelihood is that you have come across our next Competitor to go under the Spotlight. And the likelihood is that he will have had his camera out making the most of the awesome scenery. But don't mistake him for a photographer, this year he completed his 7th GaelForce West. He doesn't do things by [...]

Quest Achill – Race Review

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 [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Bernard Smyth

This weeks Competitor Spotlight is about a man who has an awesome job. Part of this job is getting people in tip top shape for Adventure Racing. He is regularly seen bringing hordes of adventures to races. He is good at his job. He is not bad at racing either ;) I give you Bernard [...]

The Inside Track – Quest Achill

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 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 [...]

Equipment Review – Headlamps

The evenings are getting darker, earlier...For some, that means moans and groans. For others that means woops and high 5's. For those who love trail running, the thought of not having to wait till the early hours to get some night trails in, is a mouth watering prospect. So last night, a group of like minded [...]

By | 2017-08-27T11:55:45+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Categories: Equipment|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Competitor Spotlight – Paul Kelly – Racing to Make a Difference!

This weeks Competitor Spotlight is a little different than our usual spotlight. Paul Kelly, a relative newcomer to the Adventure Racing scene, took up running only 4 years and has come a long way since those first faithful steps. The work he is doing simply cannot go unnoticed. It's a subject that sadly is coming [...]

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, [...]

Moxie Adventure Race – Race Review

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 [...]

The Inside Track – Moxie Adventure Race

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" [...]

Exclusive 53 Degrees North Discounts for All Kayathlon Readers

53 Degrees North are giving all our Kayathlon.ie followers an exclusive discount to everything you need to get your adventure started! Click on any of the products below for more details. Exclusive Items [...]

Today, I am the Storm!

3 weeks ago I took on DAR Dingle. I had a point to prove at this race as last year it ate me up and spat me out. I went into that race with zero training done and was just back from a 6 week chest infection. So the gauntlet was put down and I [...]

The Inside Track – Gaelforce West

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 [...]

Kayathlon hits a few milestones

Over the weekend Kayathlon.ie reached a few milestones. We made it to 6 months and our Facebook following reached 1,111. I would like to use this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for your support and following. You have been immense.  You guys make it all worth while. We have made great friends [...]

DAR Dingle…the calm after the storm

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 [...]

ROAD TRIP!!!

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 [...]

Dave Gowan – Taking Control – His Inspiring Story

A while back Kayathlon.ie in conjunction with Quest held a competition for a free entry to Quest Glendalough. The winner was chosen at random. The winner was a guy called Dave Gowan. Not only did Dave win the draw, he won the blooming race too. After the dust settled, I spoke to Dave and well, [...]

The Inside Track – DAR Dingle – Race Preview

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 [...]

Upcoming Events

  1. Quest – Kenmare

    March 2, 2019
  2. ShamrockAR

    March 16, 2019
  3. TheRace.ie Donegal

    The Race – Donegal

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

    Gaelforce – Dublin

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

    Quest – Glendalough

    April 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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