This week we hosted loads of Special Olympics athletes in our offices at Microsoft Ireland. They are a mix of men and women of all ages, who take part in the games in various sports like table tennis, golf, dancing, football and basketball. I was touched by the challenges these people face and how they … Continue reading The Love of Sport: Special Olympics
Recently I took up a new challenge, hill walking. I’ve ran in the mountains for years but never really gone for a long hike. You know the crowd, out with their poles, waterproofs, compasses, flasks, boots and those shoe cover things to keep your feet dry. Timing was good – I signed up over 6 … Continue reading Hiking in the Comeraghs
I was lucky enough to ski at Lake Tahoe in January 2018, while on a work trip to Reno, Nevada. It was very cold but beautiful and a great experience. It got me thinking - how does skiing in the USA compare to the European Alps? 20-Jan: Skiing at Heavenly Back in South Lake Tahoe … Continue reading Skiing in Tahoe, USA
Next Saturday, I’m returning to the Kingdom for the 3rd time this year. Each trip has been super – 2 days golf in Ballybunion Golf Links in April, followed by our annual pilgrimage to Dingle for the Adventure Race in June. Next Saturday I’m back to experience one of Ireland’s (and Europe’s) top adventure races in Killarney.
This race report is from the beautiful city of Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain where I competed for the 3rd time at the ITU World Duathlon Championships, finishing in 25th place in my age group in a time of 2:08:23. I had a great time with the Irish team throughout our stay, where the locals made a … Continue reading Pontevedra World Duathlon Championships
Lots of people go skiing and I’ve been to my fair share of places, but few people have ever thought of skiing in Spain. It’s funny because Irish tourists go there in their millions every year: sun worshippers who flock to the Costa del Sol, Costa Brava, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. I’m just back from a week in the Sierra Nevada mountains and had an amazing time so thought I’d try convince you why you should give it a go.
The last 365 days have been pretty good as things go, so let me try and wrap it up into a few sporting highlights, memories and laughs.
What should triathletes do when not triathloning? Here I’ll give a few thoughts on how you can keep your body and mind active over the cold, dark winter months.
David Power gives his thoughts on preparing for one of the biggest adventure races of the year, Killarney Adventure Race.
WAR Powerscourt was my first adventure race in Wicklow and I really had a great time. Those hills and mountains feel like my backyard, as I train there so much, but it was nice to have a big race in familiar settings. Still I managed to get lost…but held onto finish 3rd.