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SCAR

SCAR stands for Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race. (Final details to be confirmed) Firstly, thank you to all our sponsors, service providers and volunteers. We would not be in the unique position of being the largest Adventure Race in Ireland where 100% of all your race entry fees are donated to charity. We hope you enjoy [...]

Tuff-Inish Adventure Race

Tuff Inish is back for 2020 with a brand new offering. 4 challenging courses to cater for all levels of fitness that will put your through your paces in the wilds of Donegal. SPRINT COURSE 26Km / 484m Elevation 5.8km Run on road, 1km Lake Kayak, 8.0km Cycle on road with a final 1k [...]

By |2020-11-16T18:51:36+00:00May 29th, 2021|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

WAAR.IE

WAAR - Wild Atlantic Adventure Race is the brainchild of CLG Naomh Muire and is for both the seasoned and experienced participant. With the aim of the event being; we should all get involved in some physical activity which encourages more positive mental health. WAAR offers Three different categories; - Individual WAAR Route, 55.5k - Team (4 [...]

Coast 2 Coast

The 2021 Coast 2 Coast Multisport Challenge just got a revamp 28th December 2020 – 2021 Entries open 3rd April – Entries close 1st May – all packs posted to participants 8th May – Event briefing uploaded to competitor page and login sent. It will be available until the morning of the event. Stage 1 Bike Enniscrone to Ballinamore [...]

Sea 2 Summit

***EVENT CANCELLED*** S2S EVENT INFO Westport Sea 2 Summit takes place on Saturday 7th 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 [...]

SCAR

SCAR stands for Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race. (Final details to be confirmed) Firstly, thank you to all our sponsors, service providers and volunteers. We would not be in the unique position of being the largest Adventure Race in Ireland where 100% of all your race entry fees are donated to charity. We hope you enjoy [...]

The Coalface Adventure Race

This is a single day Adventure Duathlon. Based in a former coal mine you will be running and cycling up to four sections, combining running trail, forest track, hills and an abandoned open cast mine. The cycle sections are on sealed tarmac roads of varying quality, from primary roads to quiet country lanes. With a [...]

Quest – Lough Derg

EVENT CANCELLED Quest Lough Derg, an adventure into the Hidden Heartlands of Ireland. Race around some of Ireland’s most iconic waterways and across counties in this brand new Quest event. Choose from 3 challenging, exciting routes; 22km Challenge, 57km Sport and 69km Expert. Whatever your fitness there’s one to suit that will take you on [...]

WAAR.IE

EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED TILL 8th May 2021 WAAR - Wild Atlantic Adventure Race is the brainchild of CLG Naomh  Muire and is for both the seasoned and experienced participant. With the aim of the event being; we should all get involved in some physical activity which encourages more positive mental health. WAAR offers Three different categories; - Individual WAAR Route, 55.5k [...]

Quest – Sligo

***EVENT CANCELLED - Please contact event organizers for more info*** Quest Sligo is the latest and most exciting event to be added to the Quest series of adventure races. This brand-new, one-day, multi-discipline sporting event will take place on Saturday 22nd August 2020 giving participants the opportunity to experience the beauty and hidden gems of [...]

Off The Bloom

On the 15th of August 2020, Offaly will host it's only multi-sport adventure race. Set in the picturesque village of Kinnitty at the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Kinnitty will provide the backdrop to the start and finish of the Off The Bloom Adventure Race. Over the course of the race, competitors will take [...]

The Cavan Kayakarun

Race Details: – this event will start at 1:00 pm. BIKE 16K The Cavan Kayakarun Supreme Body Tester is the longer more testing course. It starts at Gallonray House with a 16K cycle to the bike transition and start of the 5K Run RUN 5K Run 5Kto the Kayak transition on a road and trail [...]

Quest Geo: 9 Locations – 2 Days

It's a couple of sleeps before race day. Usually by now, I would have game plan or something that resembles a game plan in place. The route would be checked, the vert calculated, the tough sections noted. But not this weekend. This weekend something new is on the horizon. Quest Geo. The Killarney crew, Elite [...]

By |2020-08-05T20:18:34+01:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: Event news|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Gaelforce Connemara 2020: Important Pre-race Information

We are days away from Gaelforce Connemara. The good folk at Gaelforce have been working hard trying to keep the event alive and within the parameters of the ever changing Covid 19 Government restrictions. So, we have put together a quick list of important points that every competitor needs to adhere by. Each of the [...]

Avantcard Blueway Adventure Race

The Blueway Adventure race 2020 now in its fifth year is a great race for adventure race first timers with the perfect course for all levels of fitness to get involved. Strictly no entrants under the age of 18. 7k run : 1k kayak : 25k cycle : 3.5k trail run : 3k cycle : [...]

Tuff-Inish Adventure Race

Tuff Inish is back for 2020 with a brand new offering. 4 challenging courses to cater for all levels of fitness that will put your through your paces in the wilds of Donegal. SPRINT COURSE 26Km / 484m Elevation 5.8km Run on road, 1km Lake Kayak, 8.0km Cycle on road with a final 1k [...]

By |2020-04-20T13:41:31+01:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Race – Donegal

Race Postponed due to CV-19. Below are last years race details THE RACE: 250 KILOMETERS 24 HOURS. The Race is a 250 km unsupported endurance event 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 [...]

TEAR 5hr Adventure Race

Tear 5 is a 5 hour adventure races brought to you by Total experience. Disciplines include kayaking, mountain biking, trekking / hill running, orienteering and a ropes section. TEAR 5 HOUR RACE WHAT IS TEAR 5HRS WINTER SERIES? TEAR stands for TOTAL EXPERIENCE ADVENTURE RACE The WINTER SERIES is taking place on Saturday 29th of February 2020. The [...]

By |2020-01-07T12:08:21+00:00February 29th, 2020|Categories: |Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Sea 2 Summit

S2S EVENT INFO Westport Sea 2 Summit takes place on Saturday 9th 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 [...]

SCAR

SCAR stands for Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race. (Final details to be confirmed) Firstly, thank you to all our sponsors, service providers and volunteers. We would not be in the unique position of being the largest Adventure Race in Ireland where 100% of all your race entry fees are donated to charity. We hope you enjoy the [...]

How Exercise Can Help Beat Depression!

Unfortunately, suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 50 in Ireland and the UK. In the UK alone, 100 men take their lives every week with young males three times more likely than women to commit suicide. And it’s a growing problem to men in their 40s. But thankfully now, what [...]

Tuff-Inish Adventure Race

  Tuff-Inish promises to be a real physical and mental challenge, fueled by the spectacular scenery at every turn and twist of the course. The hilly Donegal landscapes and unpredictable Autumn weather will be a major player in the unpredictable outcome over all 6 stages to an exhilarating and Tuff Finish. Tuff-Inish has a 12 hour [...]

By |2018-12-06T15:03:41+00:00September 28th, 2019|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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. [...]

By |2018-10-01T13:49:42+01:00September 14th, 2019|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Quest – Lough Derg

Quest Lough Derg, an adventure into the Hidden Heartlands of Ireland. Race around some of Ireland’s most iconic waterways and across counties in this brand new Quest event. Choose from 3 challenging, exciting routes; 22km Challenge, 57km Sport and 69km Expert. Whatever your fitness there’s one to suit that will take you on an epic journey [...]

The Coalface Adventure Race

This is a single day Adventure Duathlon. Based in a former coal mine you will be running and cycling up to four sections, combining running trail, forest track, hills and an abandoned open cast mine. The cycle sections are on sealed tarmac roads of varying quality, from primary roads to quiet country lanes. With a choice [...]

Bantry Bay Adventure Race

Tackle West Cork’s terrain at the Bantry Bay Adventure Race  The Experience Immerse yourself in the Wild Atlantic Way as you take on the challenge of West Cork’s islands, bays, and peninsulas. On August 31st 2019, take part in the second Bantry Bay Adventure Race and tackle West Cork’s terrain! This is a chip-timed event, co-ordinated and [...]

By |2019-02-01T10:44:07+00:00August 31st, 2019|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Quest 12/24

Quest 12/24 is a one-day individual unsupported adventure race across Ireland’s highest mountains and the toughest cycle routes in the South West, along the Wild Atlantic Way.  Quest 12/24 is for those who wish to test their physical and mental toughness to overcome everything that the Wild Atlantic Way could throw at them. The routes were designed [...]

Off The Bloom

On the 17th of August 2019, Offaly will host it's only multi-sport adventure race. Set in the picturesque village of Kinnitty at the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Kinnitty will provide the backdrop to the start and finish of the Off The Bloom Adventure Race. Over the course of the race, competitors will take in [...]

The Cavan Kayakarun

  WHAT Multi-sport adventure race through the spectacular rolling Drumlin hills in County Cavan, Ireland. The event includes running/walking on mainly country roads, kayaking either on a sit-on-top or sit-in kayak (kayaks supplied or bring your own) and cycling  on tarmac suitable for any type of bike. WHERE Gallonray House, Maudabawn, Cootehill, Co. Cavan.GPS co-ordinates: N 54° 01 8395 W 007° 01 [...]

Coast 2 Coast

18th – 19st MAY 2019 - ENNISCRONE, Co SLIGO - NEWCASTLE, Co DOWN NON – STOP, 2 DAY & Inter – Service MULTISPORT RACE ACROSS IRELAND Ireland, an island steeped in history and mythology with scenery which rivals that of any other sights around the globe. For many years’ visitors have flown or sailed to Irish shores to [...]

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 [...]

Avantcard Blueway Adventure Race 2019

The Blueway Adventure race 2019 now in its fourth year is a great race for adventure race first timers with the perfect course for all levels of fitness to get involved. Strictly no entrants under the age of 18. 7k run : 1k kayak : 25k cycle : 3.5k trail run : 3k cycle : 500m run [...]

TEAR 12hr & 24hr Adventure Races

Tear 12 and 24 are 12 and 24 hour adventure races brought to you by Total experience. Disciplines include kayaking, mountain biking, trekking / hill running, orienteering and a ropes section. TEAR 12 HOUR RACE Starts On Saturday 4th May 12am Finish 5th May 12pm Teams will have mandatory check points to get with options of [...]

The Race – Donegal

THE RACE: 250 KILOMETERS 24 HOURS. The Race is a 250 km unsupported endurance event 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 is the ultimate 24 hour test of endurance. The [...]

ITERA Expedition Race – A Highland Journey in the Making

ITERA EXPEDITION RACE SCOTLAND 2019 Teams from all over the world will arrive in Inverness in August for the ITERA, an extraordinary 5 day non-stop expedition adventure race. Trekking, kayaking, climbing, canyoning and mountain biking through the magnificent scenery of the Scottish Highlands is the main attraction of course, and so is the reputation and sports [...]

By |2019-03-14T13:20:53+00:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Opportunity…when one door closes…

Opportunity noun - "a time or set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something". Last October, whilst training for my season finale, I busted the ligaments in my ankle out on the Trails. Busted them pretty bad. For the first two or three weeks i was laid up, foot in a space boot elevated [...]

TEAR 5hr Adventure Race

Tear 5 is a 5 hour adventure races brought to you by Total experience. Disciplines include kayaking, mountain biking, trekking / hill running, orienteering and a ropes section. TEAR 5 HOUR RACE WHAT IS TEAR 5HRS WINTER SERIES? TEAR stands for TOTAL EXPERIENCE ADVENTURE RACE The WINTER SERIES is taking place on the 26th of January and the 23rd of February [...]

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 [...]

SCAR

SCAR stands for Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race. Well, it’s finally here! SCAR CHALLENGE Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race is only days away. Firstly, thank you to all our sponsors, service providers and volunteers. We would not be in the unique position of being the largest Adventure Race in Ireland where 100% of all your race entry fees [...]

Tuff-Inish Adventure Race

Tuff-Inish promises to be a real physical and mental challenge, fueled by the spectacular scenery at every turn and twist of the course. The hilly Donegal landscapes and unpredictable Autumn weather will be a major player in the unpredictable outcome over all 6 stages to an exhilarating and Tuff Finish. Tuff-Inish has a 12 hour cut-off [...]

By |2018-06-18T11:33:10+01:00October 13th, 2018|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The COALFACE

This is a single day adventure duathlon race. Based in a former coal mine you will be running and cycling up to four sections, combining running trail, forest track, hills and an abandoned open cast mine. The cycle sections are on sealed tarmac roads of varying quality, from primary roads to quiet country lanes. With a [...]

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. [...]

By |2018-09-28T12:31:03+01:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Race Report: Quest 12.24

The scene was set. The months of prep were done. Nutrition was dialed in. It was time. Time to step up to the next level. Quest Adventure Series had announced back in 2017 that they were upping the ante. There were calls from the more seasoned adventure racer that they wanted something bigger, tougher, harder. [...]

By |2018-09-12T13:25:07+01:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

Bantry Bay Adventure Race

Tackle West Cork’s terrain at the Bantry Bay Adventure Race  The Experience Immerse yourself in the Wild Atlantic Way as you take on the challenge of West Cork’s islands, bays, and peninsulas. On August 25th 2018, take part in the second Bantry Bay Adventure Race and tackle West Cork’s terrain! This is a chip-timed event, co-ordinated and [...]

By |2017-11-23T11:39:58+00:00August 25th, 2018|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Quest 12/24

Quest 12/24 is a one-day individual unsupported adventure race across Ireland’s highest mountains and the toughest cycle routes in the South West, along the Wild Atlantic Way.  Quest 12/24 is for those who wish to test their physical and mental toughness to overcome everything that the Wild Atlantic Way could throw at them. The routes were designed [...]

Off The Bloom 2018

On the 18th of August this year, Offaly will host it's only multi-sport adventure race. Set in the picturesque village of Kinnitty at the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Kinnitty will provide the backdrop to the start and finish of the Off The Bloom Adventure Race. Over the course of the race, competitors will take [...]

Race Preview: Off The Bloom

An updated new course, Pallas Lake & Slieve Bloom. All this and more with the 'Off The Bloom Adventure Race' back for a second serving. We spoke to Race Co Director Jonathan O'Meara about what to expect, what has changed since last year and what it means to the local community. All roads [...]

By |2018-08-16T16:35:18+01:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Cavan Kayakarun

WHAT Multi-sport adventure race through the spectacular rolling Drumlin hills in County Cavan, Ireland. The event includes running/walking on mainly country roads, kayaking either on a sit-on-top or sit-in kayak (kayaks supplied or bring your own) and cycling  on tarmac suitable for any type of bike. WHERE Gallonray House, Maudabawn, Cootehill, Co. Cavan.GPS co-ordinates: N 54° 01 8395 W 007° 01 3362 [...]

Lilliput Legend Adventure Race

Whether you want to be a Kick Ass (expert), Bad Ass (sport) or Mini Ass this race has everything. Kayak though the crannogs of King Malachy on Lough Ennell, Cycle through the splendour of the bog of Allen and run, stumble, hike, climb, over the extinct volcano that is Croghan Hill to one of Irelands greatest [...]

1st Time Multisport Adventure Racing by Paul Kelly

The Background For the past few years, I have been running road and trail, taking part in many race events from Derry & Dublin City Marathons to the Mourne Mountain Marathon. I am not exactly the type of person I would regard as an athlete, I have never won anything at any of these [...]

The Inside Track – Race2Glory Kiltimagh

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 [...]

By |2018-08-15T16:08:10+01:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Gaelforce West Ultra 2018 – Race Report

Gaelforce West Ultra is a brand new event in the adventure racing calendar and hopefully it is here to stay!!! Those good folks at Gaelforce don’t mess around, this was never going to be a walk in the park and with an expected finish rate of less than 50%, those brave enough to take it [...]

Gaelforce West 2018 – Race Report

It was 6am. Dave Gowan & I sat on the transfer bus, waiting for it to fill up before we were to head off to the rendez-vous point. We were decked out in the brand new team kit but something wasn't right. I was having problems with my socks. When I looked down I 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 [...]

Gartan Challenge Adventure Race

Adventure race based around the idyllic setting of Gartan Lough!! Two superb, challenging courses suitable for both the novice and the experienced adventure racer. First start at 8am.   Stages Distance Run 3.53k Kayak 1k Cycle 1 8.5k Trail Run 5.12k Cycle 2 11.56k Short Route €35pp Stages Distance Run 6.73k Kayak 1k Cycle [...]

By |2018-01-31T13:18:48+00:00June 2nd, 2018|Categories: |Tags: , |0 Comments

The Inside Track – DAR Dingle

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 [...]

By |2018-08-15T16:11:33+01:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Race Previews|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Quest Wales – Race Report

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 [...]

Coast to Coast

9th – 20st MAY 2018 - ENNISCRONE, Co SLIGO - NEWCASTLE, Co DOWN NON – STOP, 2 DAY & Inter – Service MULTISPORT RACE ACROSS IRELAND Ireland, an island steeped in history and mythology with scenery which rivals that of any other sights around the globe. For many years’ visitors have flown or sailed to Irish shores to [...]

TEAR 12hr & 24hr Adventure Races

Welcome To The Home Of The Tear Adventure Race Tear 12 and 24 are 12 and 24 hour adventure races brought to you by Total experience. Disciplines include kayaking, mountain biking, trekking / hill running, orienteering and a ropes section. TEAR 12 HOUR RACE Starts On Saturday 5th May 12am Finish 5th May 12pm Teams will [...]

Quest Glendalough 2018 – Race Report

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 [...]

The Race – Donegal

THE RACE: 250 KILOMETERS 24 HOURS. The Race is a 250 km unsupported endurance event 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 is the ultimate 24 hour test of endurance. North [...]

The Inside Track – The Race Donegal

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 [...]

By |2018-04-12T11:58:31+01:00April 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 [...]

Race Review – Gaelforce Dublin

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 [...]

By |2018-02-26T13:55:08+00:00February 19th, 2018|Categories: Race Reports|Tags: , , |4 Comments

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 [...]

SCAR 2017

SCAR stands for Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race. Well, it’s finally here! SCAR CHALLENGE Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race is only days away. Firstly, thank you all for bearing with us over the last few stormy weeks and it is great you all stayed and are taking part. With over 350 participants and over €20,000 raised for charity, [...]

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 [...]

The COALFACE

This is a single day adventure duathlon race. Based in a former coal mine you will be running and cycling up to four sections, combining running trail, forest track, hills and an abandoned open cast mine. The cycle sections are on sealed tarmac roads of varying quality, from primary roads to quiet country lanes. With a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Cavan Kayakarun

WHAT Multi-sport adventure race through the spectacular rolling Drumlin hills in County Cavan, Ireland. The event includes running/walking on mainly country roads, kayaking either on a sit-on-top or sit-in kayak (kayaks supplied or bring your own) and cycling  on tarmac suitable for any type of bike. WHERE Gallonray House, Maudabawn, Cootehill, Co. Cavan.GPS co-ordinates: N 54° 01 8395 W 007° 01 3362 [...]

Off The Bloom

On the 12th of August this year, Offaly will host its first multi-sport adventure race. Set in the picturesque village of Kinnitty at the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, the splendid grounds of the renowned Kinnitty Castle will provide the backdrop to the start and finish of the inaugural Off The Bloom Adventure Race. Over [...]

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, [...]

Dave’s Equipment Review…Tyres

A question that continually pops up and will be argued until the end of time is: What tyres should I be using?? With so many influencing factors, from chatting to your mates to checking out what the competition are running at a recent race, it’s easy to see why this question pops up more than most. [...]

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

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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 [...]

Coast to Coast

NON – STOP, 2 DAY & Inter – Service MULTISPORT RACE ACROSS IRELAND Ireland, an island steeped in history and mythology with scenery which rivals that of any other sights around the globe. For many years’ visitors have flown or sailed to Irish shores to take in these sights and to go home with great memories [...]

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How Exercise Can Help Beat Depression!

Unfortunately, suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 50 in Ireland and the UK. In the UK alone, 100 men take their lives every week with young males three times more likely than women to commit suicide. And it’s a growing problem to men in their 40s. But thankfully now, what [...]

The Importance of….Doing your Race Research!

Doing your race home work could be the making and breaking of you! Especially if its your first time competing in that race. Let me elaborate on that. Adventure/multi-sport races are about endurance. Spreading your energy levels out. So not knowing what is around the corner could be the undoing of you. I have seen first [...]

Competitor Spotlight – Greg Dillon (audio)

Listen to Our Podcast With Endurance FM Since the site was launched back in early January, I have been shining a spotlight on competitors (of all levels/standards) and it has been a great success. But in doing so, I have been asked each and every time when will I put myself under the spotlight. So [...]

Gaelforce Connemara – Race Preview

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 [...]

Half-Marathon Mick – First Adventure Race Done!

Half-Marathon Mick back again with an epic Quest blog! Savage weather, beautiful scenery and fantastic food, Quest Glendalough had it all! My training during the week involved cycling back and forth to work followed by a quick jog around the neighbourhood in the evenings. I went straight from pedal to pavement for three evenings in [...]

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