Quest Killarney 2018: Did Do Better

Sixth year running around Killarney, I was surprised to end up on the podium in 3rd after 4 hours of racing. This is a story of familiar faces, glorious gaps, muddy mountains, lovely lakes, stupid sheep, continuous climbs, dangerous descents, several surprises, pilates poses and lots more. I’ve been going down to Killarney since 2013 … Continue reading Quest Killarney 2018: Did Do Better


Dingle Adventure Race: 2018 Race Report

My 7th year coming down to Dingle for an always memorable and happy weekend. This time was different. I was injured, so had to make a call the night before to drop down to the sport distance. My ankle has been sprained since a triathlon 2 weeks ago, so there’s no way I could run … Continue reading Dingle Adventure Race: 2018 Race Report

Dingle Adventure Race: 6th time, just as good

I've been looking forward to the 2nd weekend in June since January when I signed up for Dingle Adventure Race 2016. I said last week it was favourite race and favourite weekend of the year - and that's across all my triathlons, running races and adventure races. I first ventured down west in 2011 and … Continue reading Dingle Adventure Race: 6th time, just as good

Quest Glendalough 2016: Race Report

Last time out, down in Killarney, I walked across the finish line. Different circumstance in Glendalough, but same slow saunter under the Quests gantry. Shoulder to shoulder, chatting away to the man who’d been my target for the entire race. I finished just 3 seconds off 3rd place, behind adventure race “veteran” Peter O’Farrell. That … Continue reading Quest Glendalough 2016: Race Report

Killarney Adventure Race 2015: Race Report

So after 3h30m of racing around Killarney National Park, in the biggest adventure race of the season, with the most competitive field I’ve raced against, I find myself 5 minutes clear of the field. My heart should be pumping and my legs aching as I push the bike for the last 10 minutes to the … Continue reading Killarney Adventure Race 2015: Race Report

Killarney Adventure Race: preview

With 5 days to go to Killarney Adventure Race 2015, I thought I'd write a quick preview since I'm really looking forward to this race. It's my third year racing, and I enjoy every section of the course. It's tough, fun, breath-taking and rewarding. I like racing against the best adventure racers in the country, … Continue reading Killarney Adventure Race: preview

Killarney Adventure Race: T-1 Week

One of my favourite races all year is on this Saturday- Killarney Adventure Race. It’s my 3rd year going down to the Kingdom, so hoping to push into top 5 again. Read my tips & race report here

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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.

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Achill ROAR Adventure Race: 2015 Report

I now know why the Achill ROAR logo is a woolly sheep. After cycling around the island, I definitely met more sheep than people on this remote part of west Mayo. Anyway this race has been on my to do list for a few years now, since it’s such a beautiful place and I’d heard … Continue reading Achill ROAR Adventure Race: 2015 Report

Killarney Adventure’s

The first weekend in October is now fixed in my calendar as a must-make trip down to Kerry for the Killarney Adventure Race. This was my 2nd year going down –both the race and weekend events lived up to the high bar they set last year. The Race I was delighted to finish 5th in … Continue reading Killarney Adventure’s