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Adidas Adventure Race Stirling 2012 – Preview

Posted by on 15 August, 2012
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Terrex

Its just days to go now until this years Adidas Adventure Race in Stirling Scotland. We’re all very excited to be taking on what is shaping up to be a great race. The race will be made up of a broad range of teams from elite teams containing ex World Champions to novices taking on their first expedition race. The schema for the race was published earlier this week and we got our first glimpse of what lies ahead. We won’t recieve the race maps until closer to the event but we now know the structure of the race:

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Wicklow Round 2012 – Report

Posted by on 21 June, 2012
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12-06 WR Finish 02

The Wicklow Round had been lurking in the back of my mind for a number of years. Its something different, a challenge, not a race, an itch that needs to be scratched. These are the main elements which attracted me to the “The Round”. Only now did I consider myself equipped to take on the challenge. The experience gained over the last number of years through Adventure Racing, Mountain Marathons, Navigation Challenges and Orienteering led me to believe I had what was necessary. Thats the logic anyways… funny enough how it would turn out to be my first proper Ultra!… Read the rest

GodZone Adventure Race 2012 – Race Report

Posted by on 25 April, 2012
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Honeymoon Couple

I’m not sure where to start this report. I guess I have to go back to December 2011 a month after myself and Karen got engaged. We were busy with wedding arrangements and planning our honeymoon. The destination for the honeymoon was always going to be New Zealand. It just turned out that the GodZone Adventure Race fell around the same time. We both agreed that the return of Adventure Racing to New Zealand was too good to miss. We still needed to find a team. I contacted the race organisers and posted on a number of race forums in … Read the rest

Orion Health GodZone Adventure 7th-14th April 2012

Posted by on 5 March, 2012
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Its just a month now until the first GodZone Adventure Race in Queenstown, New Zealand. Myself and Karen will be taking in the race as the final week of our honeymoon. We’re both extremely excited and looking forward to the race (and the wedding of course!) GodZone has been put together by highly experienced adventure racers Warren Bates and Adam Fairmaid. Along with the help of some other highly experienced racers the event promises to be a true XPD adventure. The event team lineup is impressive in itself: http://www.godzoneadventure.com/the-adventure/meet-the-team/
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Mourne Mountain Marathon 2011 – Race Report

Posted by on 19 September, 2011
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Myself and Karen always look forward to the Mournes. Its one of our favourite races. This year we were entered in the B class and determined to erase any memories of last years DNF. Karen has been training well of late but I haven’t been able to do a whole pile struggling with achiles tendonites since the Rotterdam marathon earlier this year. I still managed to complete the IMRA Nav Challenges which were great preparation for the Mournes.

Preparation
We have a few Mountain Marathons under our belt and we’ve learned alot each time. As always discussions of what gear … Read the rest

Slovenia Adventure Race 2011 Preview

Posted by on 10 June, 2011
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The Slovenia Adventure Race is just 2 weeks away now and the team are busy preparing. We’re pretty excited about the race and the challenge ahead of us. With no Terrex this year we had to look further abroad in search of another multi day adventure racing fix. The race itself, although maybe a little early in the season, looks like the perfect opportunity for the team to gain some more experience. The race is run over 3 days non stop covering roughly 350km and many disciplines: trekking, mountaing biking, caving, swimming, kayaking, canyoning, abseiling and rollerblading! We’ve been busy … Read the rest

CCAR Round 1 Cootehill, Cavan – Race Report

Posted by on 12 November, 2010
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Despite being from Cavan and running cross country races at Tanagh Adventure Centre down the years I had no idea what Ivan had in store. Nothing new there so!

We arrived before 9am and the place was buzzing with activity. Everyone busy preparing their bikes, organising race clothing and food. 34 teams had entered for the race. The shorter adventure race format appealing to the masses. We registered and Ivan gave his race briefing to a packed audience. The start would involve a foot orienteering section followed by a short kayak. Then we’d be back on foot for the remainder … Read the rest

Adventure Racing Training Day

Posted by on 31 October, 2010
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When Sean put out the call for this event I was more than happy to help. Adventure Racing in Ireland has been crying out for this sort of thing and fair play to Sean and the Total Experience lads for putting it on. There was a great turn out of experienced adventure racers there to help out and plenty of new faces which was good to see. There is a hunger for proper Adventure Racing. One lad travelled all the way from Cork this morning!

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Connacht Championships | Mud, Sweat & Tears

Posted by on 13 May, 2010
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Karen gets a mention over on Mud, Sweat & Tears for her 2nd place finish at Croagh Patrick

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West Wicklow Roar Course Announced

Posted by on 29 March, 2010
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Roar

Course details are now available for the West Wicklow Roar

We are really looking forward to this event after last years highly successfull Achill Roar!

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