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Quest – Betws Y Coed – Wales – 2019

Final details and registration dates to be announced. Below are 2018 race details What Is Quest Betws-y-Coed? Part of the new UK Quest Adventure Series, with the first event taking place on 12th May 2018. Racers will test their ability with a choice of 3 demanding and scenic routes through the breath-taking Snowdonia National Park. Embark [...]

Quest – Glendalough ’19

WHAT IS QUEST GLENDALOUGH? This epic adventure involves racers running and cycling through the Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glendalough Valley as well as kayaking across the spectacular Upper Lake and finishing the race in the shadows of the monastic round tower which epitomizes the Glendalough area. Three challenging routes: 57k Expert, 41km Sport and 19k [...]

Gaelforce – Dublin

Urban meets rural in Spring 2019 as Gaelforce brings an adventure race to Dublin. Based in the foothills of the Dublin mountains, 20 minutes from the city center, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of our capital with amazing views from Kippure mountain. There are 2 courses to choose from, depending on your fitness [...]

Quest – Kenmare ’19

With 3 challenging routes to test you no matter what level of fitness you have. Run, cycle and kayak across the Kenmare Bay, Gleninchiquinn, The Beara Peninsula, Caha Pass and Kenmare town. Choose from one of the following routes: 67k Expert 50K Sport 28K Challenge 29KM CHALLENGE ROUTE INFORMATION All routes are subject to final permissions [...]

FEARmanagh Adventure Race

Welcome to FEARmanagh! What better way to spend a Saturday morning than getting up close and personal with Fermanagh’s rugged and wild terrain. Cycle through quiet back roads that cut through the limestone landscape, carved out by Ireland’s icy past, they’re guaranteed to give you more ups than downs! Then experience the wetter side of Fermanagh [...]

Gaelforce – North

THERE IS NOWHERE QUITE LIKE THE HILLS OF DONEGAL  62KM FULL & 43KM SPRINTCOURSES IN A LANDSCAPE MADE FOR ADVENTURE Expect rain and wind, sunshine and waves, expect the elements and rise to your challenge at Gaelforce North 2018. TRAIL AND MOUNTAIN RUNNING OR WALKING, CYCLING AND KAYAKING The route takes you from the jagged peaks [...]

Quest – Achill

SOLD OUT! WHAT IS QUEST ACHILL? Quest Achill takes is part of the best adventure race series in the world. This epic adventure involves racers running along Keel Beach and cycling through Achill Island, along the Wild Atlantic Way and kayaking across Keel Lake. Choose from 3 challenging routes – Mini 18km, Sport 31km and the [...]

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 [...]

The Beast of Ballyhoura Adventure Race ’18

This year The Beast will take on scenic County Donegal, which includes parts of the rugged wilderness that the vast Wild Atlantic Way has to offer. After years roaming the mountains of Ballyhoura and surrounding counties, the Beast has grown too big to contain and has broken free. The Beast has threaten to return to haunt it's old [...]

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 [...]

DAR 12/24 Hour Team Race 2018

The Dingle DAR 12 Hour Team Race Teams will start at around 10am on Sat 30th June and teams must have made the finish line by 12 hours later, 10pm Sat. Teams will have mandatory check points to get with options of extra bonus points to collect if they can, Teams can choose their own routes [...]

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 [...]

DAR – Dingle Adventure Race

WARNING!!! Final week to register for Dingle Adventure Race. Registration for the DAR closes midnight Monday 4th June. Don't miss out on one of Ireland's best Adventure Races. DAR Sport have plenty of spaces on waves 1 & 5. Waves 2,3,4 are full but we may be able to get you in those waves if required [...]

Quest – Betws Y Coed – Wales – 2018

What Is Quest Betws-y-Coed? Part of the new UK Quest Adventure Series, with the first event taking place on 12th May 2018. Racers will test their ability with a choice of 3 demanding and scenic routes through the breath-taking Snowdonia National Park. Embark on a physically grueling journey and be part of the Quest Betws Y [...]

Blackstairs Adventure Race 2018

The BlackStairs Adventure race is a race you don't want to miss with something for everyone including the family. We promise you a value for money event at a high standard in a beautiful location spanning the Carlow, Wexford and Kilkenny borders. The BlackStairs Adventure Race takes place on Sun 6th May 2018(final details to be [...]

Clare Island Adventure Race 2018

Now in its 6th year, the Clare Island Adventure Race 2018 is set to take place on Saturday, 28th April.  The race starts and after party begins at Go Explore Hostel & Sailor’s Bar which offers single beds in en-suite dorms or rooms of 6 or 8 which can be booked by groups. The bed night [...]

Quest – Glendalough ’18

WHAT IS QUEST GLENDALOUGH? This epic adventure involves racers running and cycling through the Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glendalough Valley as well as kayaking across the spectacular Upper Lake and finishing the race in the shadows of the monastic round tower which epitomises the Glendalough area. Three challenging routes: 57k Expert, 41km Sport and 19k [...]

Shore 2 Summit – 2018

The routes are a mass of stunning scenery, dotted with historical landmarks, beautiful lakes and enduring climbs. While Extreme North take no credit for the fantastic natural routes, other than identifying them, the perfect balance of adventure, endurance, hospitality and care for runners is part and parcel of what makes an Extreme North event a memorable [...]

Quest – Kenmare

With 3 challenging routes to test you no matter what level of fitness you have. Run, cycle and kayak across the Kenmare Bay, Gleninchiquinn, The Beara Peninsula, Caha Pass and Kenmare town. Choose from one of the following routes: 67k Expert 50K Sport 29K Challenge 29KM CHALLENGE ROUTE INFORMATION All routes are subject to final permissions [...]

Gaelforce – Dublin

Urban meets rural in Spring 2018 as Gaelforce brings an adventure race to Dublin. Based in the foothills of the Dublin mountains, 20 minutes from the city center, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of our capital with amazing views from Kippure mountain. There are 2 courses to choose from, depending on your fitness [...]

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 [...]

FEARmanagh Adventure Race

Welcome to FEARmanagh! What better way to spend a Saturday morning than getting up close and personal with Fermanagh’s rugged and wild terrain. Cycle through quiet back roads that cut through the limestone landscape, carved out by Ireland’s icy past, they’re guaranteed to give you more ups than downs! Then experience the wetter side of Fermanagh [...]

Gaelforce – North

MAGNIFICENT DONEGAL – NEVER DULL ALWAYS A CHALLENGE. WILL IT CONQUER YOU?  NEW DATE SAME RACE. NOW YOU HAVE THE SUMMER TO TRAIN. NO EXCUSES. 64KM FULL & 45KM SPRINTCOURSES SPANNING WILDEST DONEGAL The route takes you from the stark peaks of Glenveagh National Park via Mount Errigal to the sweeping beaches of Bunbeg. TRAIL AND [...]

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 [...]

Quest – Achill

WHAT IS QUEST ACHILL? Quest Achill (previously the Achill Roar) is a one day multi adventure sport race and is part of Quest Adventure Series Ireland. The race involves running, cycling and kayaking across dramatic mountains, sandy beaches and along the rugged Wild Atlantic coastline. Choose from 3 challenging routes – Mini 18km, Sport 31km and [...]

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 [...]

Gaelforce – Womens Adventure Race Wicklow

WOMEN'S ADV RACE WICKLOW 19 AUGUST 2017 SORRY LADS. THIS ONE IS ALSO JUST FOR THE LADIES. FEEL LIKE A SECOND CHANCE? Did you take the July women’s race in Galway by storm and you want that feeling back again? Or maybe you missed that one and really want the chance to show how amazing you [...]

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 [...]

The Beast of Ballyhoura Adventure Race

Race Details When: 30th July - 31 July 2016 (Entries close Friday 24th June at 23:59) Where: Ballyhoura Country. Event HQ = Kilfinane, Co Limerick. Who: 4 person mixed teams* (no support crew required) Costs: €800 per team (Please don't ask for a reduction or free entry as we cannot offer this, the fees are the same [...]

Gaelforce – Womens Adventure Race Galway

BACK OFF BOYS. THIS ONE IS JUST FOR THE LADIES. TIME OUT We thought you might like to have some time out with the girls so that is exactly what we have created. Mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, aunties and friends, that includes all of you. THE PERFECT RACE Designed by the women of the Gaelforce Team [...]

DAR 12 Hour Team Race- Dingle

The Dingle DAR 12 Hour Team race The Dingle DAR 12 hour Team race will start at around 10am on Sat 2nd July and teams must have made the finish line by 12 hours later, 10pm Sat. Teams will have mandatory check points to get with options of extra bonus points to collect if they can, [...]

DAR 24 Hour Team Race – Dingle

The Dingle DAR 24 Hour Team Race The Dingle DAR 24 hour team race will start at around 10am on Sat 2nd and 3rd July and teams must have made the finish line by 24 hours later, 10am Sunday. Teams will have mandatory check points to get with options of extra bonus points to collect if [...]

DAR – Dingle Adventure Race

DINGLE ADVENTURE RACE COURSE INFO Course Details: DAR Mini: 21.5Km DAR Sport: 43Km DAR Full: 48Km DAR MINI 21.5km COURSE INFO Now on 4th year. New to Adventure Racing and multi sport events, then give it a go with the DAR mini, this will give you a taste of running, biking, kayaking and the atmosphere that [...]

Quest – Betws Y Coed – Wales

What Is Quest Betws-y-Coed? Part of the new UK Quest Adventure Series, with the first event taking place on 6th May 2017. Racers will test their ability with a choice of 3 demanding and scenic routes through the breath-taking Snowdonia National Park. Embark on a physically grueling journey and be part of the Quest Betws Y [...]

Clare Island Adventure Race

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register in January for a reduction of 10% on all entry fees. Now in its 5th year, the Clare Island Adventure Race 2017 is set to take place on Saturday, 29th April over the May bank Holiday. While you’re primary focus in on the race, let’s first take a look at the island [...]

Blackstairs Adventure Race

The BlackStairs Adventure race is a race you don't want to miss with something for everyone including the family. We promise you a value for money event at a high standard in a beautiful location spanning the Carlow, Wexford and Kilkenny borders. The BlackStairs Adventure Race takes place on Sun 30th April 2017 it is an [...]

Quest – Glendalough ’17

WHAT IS QUEST GLENDALOUGH? Quest Glendalough is a one-day multi adventure sport race and is part of Quest Adventure Series Ireland. The race involves running, cycling and kayaking across the spectacular mountains, valleys and lakes of Wicklow. Choose from 3 challenging routes, in one of the most epic location in Ireland- Mini 19km, Sport 41km and [...]

Shore 2 Summit

The routes are a mass of stunning scenery, dotted with historical landmarks, beautiful lakes and enduring climbs. While Extreme North take no credit for the fantastic natural routes, other than identifying them, the perfect balance of adventure, endurance, hospitality and care for runners is part and parcel of what makes an Extreme North event a memorable [...]

Quest – Killarney – March

Quest Killarney is a one-day multi adventure sport race. It takes place in Killarney National Park, along the Kerry Way and in the Black Valley. This race gives competitors the chance to run, hike, cycle and kayak some of the most dramatic, breath taking and remote scenery in the world. There are 3 different route options [...]

Quest Killarney Countdown!

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 [...]

The Importance Of…Listening To Your Body

Whilst training, it's sometimes easy to get carried away and think you're invincible. Do not get me wrong, it's so important as a self-motivator to be in the frame of mind that no hill is too steep or no distance too long...It's essential that we get in a positive frame of mind to maximize our [...]

Wicklow Mountains Challenge

The Challenge Are you ready to test your fitness by running through the rocky terrain and hills of the Wicklow Mountains? You’ve come to the right place! Sign up for the Wicklow Mountains Challenge and prove to yourself you can do it while also raising much needed funds for people living with EB. The Routes The event [...]

Gaelforce – Mountain Run

CONQUER THE WILDS OF CONNEMARA UNIQUE ACCESS TO UNMARKED MOUNTAINS WITH 3 DISTANCES Special access has been granted to this stunning route by local landowners making it an amazing opportunity for mountain running 1. 22KM EXPERT MOUNTAIN RUN 2. 12KM INTERMEDIATE MOUNTAIN RUN Challenging terrain throughout with steep ascents and descents. Before entering either of these [...]

Hill Running in the City

I recently posted a blog called Conquer Your Everest which discussed the importance of trail/hill training in preparation for a race. A couple emails filtered through about having no access to hills and looking for an alternative. So in response, read on :)While having access to hills obviously is an advantage, its not essential. If you live [...]

Conquer Your Everest

They say ignorance is bliss, "they" never did a multi-sport race.  So if you have just completed your first race last Saturday in Killary GaelForce Dublin and are probably thinking to yourself, I wouldn't mind doing that again but are wondering what would you do differently next time to better yourself. That's what went through my [...]

Gaelforce – Dublin

Urban meets rural in Spring 2017 as Gaelforce brings an adventure race to Dublin. Based in the foothills of the Dublin mountains, 20 minutes from the city center, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of our capital with amazing views from Kippure mountain. There are 2 courses to choose from, depending on your fitness [...]

5 Race Day Mistakes

So the big day has arrived and you are bursting the traps trying to get out and own that mountain...well take note of the following pointers to avoid disaster. Every athlete at some stage or another has fallen foul to a couple of these...no matter what level they are at. Rest There is an old Irish [...]

Awaken Your Inner Tom Crean

We have all seen the Guinness advert about the famous Irish explorer called Tom Crean. Well its time to awaken your inner Tom Crean. Its in our DNA. As an Irish person, I truly believe this. History has shown that we have explored every inch of this blue planet, sometimes out of necessity, sometimes out of [...]

Roll on the 2nd Day Aches…

Until late last summer, I would equally look forward and fear the 2nd day pains...You always knew that in order to get those pains, you have been doing something right. As the old wise ass in the dressing room would gleefully proclaim "Sure that's just weakness leaving the body". And to a point he would be [...]

Back to the Grind!

The winter break is over...and an extended one I might add. Bar two outings in early January, not a yard was covered since November 26th after RunTheLine 13Km moutain race (http://runtheline.ie/). A great race but at that stage I was finished after a grueling season. According to my Runkeeper app, I clocked up 98 sessions in 10 [...]

Upcoming Events

  1. FEARmanagh Adventure Race

    September 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Quest – Killarney – October

    October 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. SCAR 2018

    October 20
  4. Sea 2 Summit

    November 10

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