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DAR – Dingle Adventure Race

DINGLE ADVENTURE RACE COURSE INFO Course Details: DAR Mini: 21.5Km DAR Sport: 43Km DAR Full: 75Km MINI 21.5km COURSE INFO 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 is invloved at [...]

Quest – Glendalough

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: 59k Expert, 43km Sport [...]

Quest – Killarney

WHAT IS QUEST KILLARNEY? Quest Killarney is a one day multi adventure sport race. This race gives competitors the chance to run, hike, cycle and kayak some of the most dramatic, breathtaking and remote scenery in the world. There are 5 challenging routes: Route Breakdown Stage 1: Cycle – 12km Description: Starting on Main Street, [...]

FEARmanagh Adventure Race

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 as you [...]

FEARmanagh Adventure Race

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 as you [...]

Quest – Killarney

WHAT IS QUEST KILLARNEY? Quest Killarney is a one day multi adventure sport race. This race gives competitors the chance to run, hike, cycle and kayak some of the most dramatic, breathtaking and remote scenery in the world. There are 5 challenging routes: Route Breakdown Stage 1: Cycle – 12km Description: Starting on Main Street, [...]

DAR – Dingle Adventure Race

DINGLE ADVENTURE RACE COURSE INFO Course Details: DAR Mini: 21.5Km DAR Sport: 43Km DAR Full: 75Km MINI 21.5km COURSE INFO 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 is invloved at [...]

Quest – Glendalough

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: 59k Expert, 43km Sport [...]

FEARmanagh Adventure Race

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 as you [...]

King of Greystones Triathlon

The 2022 King of Greystones Triathlon The 2022 King of Greystones Triathlon will take place in the summer of 2022, on Sunday July 24th. Click here to enter! The Triathlon takes place in the small scenic town of Greystones, Co.Wicklow, Ireland. What better way to help your fitness goals by signing up for this challenge and at [...]

By |2021-12-24T10:35:05+00:00December 24th, 2021|Categories: , |Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Gaelforce – Connemara Adventure Challenge

SPRINT DISTANCE ADVENTURE RACE IN A STUNNING LOCATION Looking to test your training or even cross the line for the first time in an adventure race? This is the ideal event for you. Sprint distance means you have nothing to fear yet you will still be tested. STAND-ALONE SPRINT RACE Unique event with only one [...]

DAR – Dingle Adventure Race

DINGLE ADVENTURE RACE COURSE INFO Course Details: DAR Mini: 21.5Km DAR Sport: 43Km DAR Full: 75Km MINI 21.5km COURSE INFO 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 is invloved at [...]

Quest – Killarney

WHAT IS QUEST KILLARNEY? Quest Killarney is a one day multi adventure sport race. This race gives competitors the chance to run, hike, cycle and kayak some of the most dramatic, breathtaking and remote scenery in the world. There are 5 challenging routes: Route Breakdown The race consists of the following 5 stages: Stage 1: [...]

Quest – Glendalough

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: 59k Expert, 43km Sport [...]

Worlds End Triathlon – Race Report

Last weekend, was a busy one. Padraig headed to Fearmanagh Adventure Race and I to The Worlds End Triathlon in Castleconnell Rowing Club, Limerick. Why Castleconnell you may ask? Well after months of coaxing from the brother, an exiled Dub rower, now living in Killaloe, I'd never hear the end of it if I didn't [...]

By |2021-09-29T11:32:09+01:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Race Reports, Triathlon|Tags: , , |3 Comments

King of Greystones 2021 – Race Report

Back in the day, my younger days, my football days, I used to relish the hard slog in training. Muck up to my ears, in the cold dark winter nights, the boring repetitive laps and routines to build up the baseline strength and fitness. I used to love the regimental aspect of it. I believed it [...]

By |2021-07-28T13:48:50+01:00July 28th, 2021|Categories: Triathlon|Tags: , |0 Comments

Quest – Glendalough

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: 59k Expert, 43km Sport and [...]

Quest – Killarney

WHAT IS QUEST KILLARNEY? Quest Killarney is a one day multi adventure sport race. This race gives competitors the chance to run, hike, cycle and kayak some of the most dramatic, breathtaking and remote scenery in the world. There are 5 challenging routes: Route Breakdown The race consists of the following 5 stages: Stage 1: [...]

Lough Cutra Castle Multisport & Triathlon Festival

The majestic Lough Cutra Castle sets the scene for a competitive and fun series, hosted within the beautiful grounds and surrounding area of stunning South Galway. With a triathlon, run or swim for everyone you can enjoy not only a race but a fabulous festival event village. All of the races at Lough Cutra Castle [...]

By |2021-06-24T11:31:14+01:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: , |Tags: , |0 Comments

King of Greystones Triathlon

The 2021 King of Greystones Triathlon The 2021 King of Greystones Triathlon will take place in the summer of 2021, on Sunday July 25th. Click here to enter! The Triathlon takes place in the small scenic town of Greystones, Co.Wicklow, Ireland. What better way to help your fitness goals by signing up for this challenge and at the same [...]

FEARmanagh Adventure Race

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 as you [...]

The Race – Donegal

***THE RACE HAS BEEN POSTONED TILL 2022*** 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 [...]

Triathlon to Adventure Racing…all you need to know

So maybe you are a triathlete and wondered what was all this adventure racing malarkey about. Is it the same as triathlon and what do I need to make the transition, even just to try it out. Main Differences In no particular order, the disciplines. On the surface of it, they are quite similar, you [...]

By |2021-02-16T20:14:12+00:00February 15th, 2021|Categories: Triathlon|Tags: , |0 Comments

Gaelforce – Connemara Adventure Challenge

*Rescheduled to July 24th SPRINT DISTANCE ADVENTURE RACE IN A STUNNING LOCATION Looking to test your training or even cross the line for the first time in an adventure race? This is the ideal event for you. Sprint distance means you have nothing to fear yet you will still be tested. STAND-ALONE SPRINT RACE Unique [...]

Quest – Glendalough

***EVENT CANCELLED*** 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: 59k Expert, 43km [...]

DAR – Dingle Adventure Race

DINGLE ADVENTURE RACE COURSE INFO Course Details: DAR Mini: 21.5Km DAR Sport: 43Km DAR Full: 75Km MINI 21.5km COURSE INFO 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 is invloved at [...]

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 [...]

FEARmanagh Adventure Race

***EVENT CANCELLED till 2021. New dates to be confirmed*** 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 [...]

Triathlon to Adventure Racing…all you need to know

So maybe you are a triathlete and wondered what was all this adventure racing malarkey about. Is it the same as triathlon and what do I need to make the transition, even just to try it out. Main Differences In no particular order, the disciplines. On the surface of it, they are quite similar, you [...]

By |2020-03-09T13:34:29+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Triathlon|Tags: , |0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

Quest – Killarney

***EVENT CANCELLED*** WHAT IS QUEST KILLARNEY? Quest Killarney is a one day multi adventure sport race. This race gives competitors the chance to run, hike, cycle and kayak some of the most dramatic, breathtaking and remote scenery in the world. There are 5 challenging routes: Route Breakdown The race consists of the following 5 stages: [...]

Quest – Glendalough

Race Postponed. 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: 59k Expert, 43km [...]

Gaelforce – Connemara Adventure Challenge

Rescheduled to 18 July '20 SPRINT DISTANCE ADVENTURE RACE IN A STUNNING LOCATION Looking to test your training or even cross the line for the first time in an adventure race? This is the ideal event for you. Sprint distance means you have nothing to fear yet you will still be tested. STAND-ALONE SPRINT RACE [...]

Race 2 Glory

Race2Glory is a multi-sport adventure race involving cycling, running and a river run, taking place on the 11th July 2020 in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. 2020 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 [...]

Race Report: King of Greystones Triathlon

It was that time of the year again, where I literally take the plunge into the world of triathlon. The King of Greystones Charity Triathlon (try-a-tri) to be exact. Roll back 15 months or so, I decided after a glass or 2 too many of vino to sign up for the race. What's so crazy [...]

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 [...]

Gaelforce – West

Rescheduled to 05 September '20.  ICONIC ADVENTURE RACE THROUGH BREATHTAKING SCENERY The route takes you from Glassilaun beach in Co. Galway to the heritage town of Westport, Co Mayo. TRAIL AND MOUNTAIN RUNNING OR WALKING; CYCLING AND KAYAKING Always varied, never boring - the terrain includes mountain scree, bog land, trails, sealed roads and the [...]

DAR – Dingle Adventure Race

***EVENT CANCELLED*** DINGLE ADVENTURE RACE COURSE INFO Course Details: DAR Mini: 21.5Km DAR Sport: 43Km DAR Full: 75Km MINI 21.5km COURSE INFO 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 is [...]

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 3rd May 2020 it is an [...]

DAR 12/24 Hour Team Race 2019

The Dingle DAR 12 Hour Team Race Teams will start at around 10am on Sat 29th 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 [...]

Moxie Adventure Race

BRIEF COURSE DESCRIPTION Competitors will be bused down from The Avon to the race start at Russelstown’s Bay. Stage 1. RUN 5Km Run on Blessington Greenway Stage 2. CYCLE 28km Sealed roads all the way. You will see beautiful views overlooking the Blessington lakes on your left-hand side, Stage 3. KAYAK 1Km It’s onto the historically steeped [...]

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 [...]

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 5th May 2019 it is an [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Shore 2 Summit AR – 2018

Staged in Inishowen, Irelands largest and most northerly peninsula is steeped in history, culture, tradition and is home to the origin of the Wild Atlantic Way. The event location Sliabh Sneacht is an Adventure paradise of hills, trails, lakes and a terrain that will have tried and tested your fitness and scenery that will restore your adrenaline time and again [...]

The Beast Adventure Race

Since moving the event to the North West in 2017, the Beast Team has learned many lessons and is keen to run the toughest and most rewarding race on the Irish adventure racing calendar. The Beast will once again feature on the Adventure Racing European Series (ARES) in 2019. Race Overview 1. Challenge the best teams [...]

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 – Connemara Adventure Challenge

SPRINT DISTANCE ADVENTURE RACE IN A STUNNING LOCATION Looking to test your training or even cross the line for the first time in an adventure race? This is the ideal event for you. Sprint distance means you have nothing to fear yet you will still be tested. STAND-ALONE SPRINT RACE Unique event with only one distance [...]

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 2019. TRAIL AND MOUNTAIN RUNNING OR WALKING, CYCLING AND KAYAKING The route takes you from the jagged peaks [...]

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 [...]

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 5th 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 [...]

Gaelforce – West

SUMMER 2019 STARTS ON JUNE 22nd ICONIC ADVENTURE RACE THROUGH BREATHTAKING SCENERY The route takes you from Glassilaun beach in Co. Galway to the heritage town of Westport, Co Mayo. TRAIL AND MOUNTAIN RUNNING OR WALKING; CYCLING AND KAYAKING Always varied, never boring - the terrain includes mountain scree, bogland, trails, sealed roads and the majestic [...]

Quest – Killarney

WHAT IS QUEST KILLARNEY? Quest Killarney is a one day multi adventure sport race. This race gives competitors the chance to run, hike, cycle and kayak some of the most dramatic, breathtaking and remote scenery in the world. There are 5 challenging routes: Route Breakdown The race consists of the following 5 stages: Stage 1: Cycle [...]

Quest – Kenmare

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.

Quest – Betws Y Coed – Wales

What Is Quest Betws-y-Coed? Embark on a physically grueling journey and be part of the Quest Betws Y Coed Adventure Race. We’ll take you on a demanding adventure through the spectacular and of Snowdonia Forest Park. Quest BETWS Y COED is a one-day multi adventure sport race and is part of the Quest Adventure Series UK. [...]

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 [...]

Quest – Glendalough

***SOLD OUT*** 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: 59k Expert, 43km Sport [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Moxie Adventure Race

What is the Moxie Adventure Race? Moxie Adventure Race is an adventure race which takes place in the garden of Ireland. Within 45 minutes of Dublin city and based in Lacken with Blessington Lakes as its backdrop, Moxie has something for everyone. The Start And Finish Will Be At Our New Location In Lacken, For Those [...]

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 – 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 [...]

Gaelforce – Connemara Adventure Challenge

SPRINT DISTANCE ADVENTURE RACE IN A STUNNING LOCATION Looking to test your training or even cross the line for the first time in an adventure race? This is the ideal event for you. Sprint distance means you have nothing to fear yet you will still be tested. STAND-ALONE SPRINT RACE Unique event with only one distance [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Quest – Killarney

WHAT IS QUEST KILLARNEY? Quest Killarney is a one day multi adventure sport race.This race gives competitors the chance to run, hike, cycle and kayak some of the most dramatic, breathtaking and remote scenery in the world. There are 5 challenging routes: Route Breakdown The race consists of the following 5 stages: Stage 1: Cycle – [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gaelforce – West

NEW DATE SAME INSPIRATIONAL CHALLENGE SUMMER 2018 STARTS ON JUNE 23rd ICONIC ADVENTURE RACE THROUGH BREATHTAKING SCENERY The route takes you from Glassilaun beach in Co. Galway to the heritage town of Westport, Co Mayo. TRAIL AND MOUNTAIN RUNNING OR WALKING; CYCLING AND KAYAKING Always varied, never boring - the terrain includes mountain scree, bogland, trails, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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