Third Time Lucky at Westport Sea2Summit

This was my third time entering Westport Sea2Summit’s Adventure Race. In 2014, I came third. In 2016, I placed second. This year I wondered if, third time around, I could do one better again. My preparation for the race was less than ideal. Sea2Summit takes place in November, right at the very end of the … Continue reading Third Time Lucky at Westport Sea2Summit

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Raring to go at Achill Roar Adventure Race

I was on the hunt for points last weekend at Outfront’s Achill Roar Adventure Race. It was race number five out of the nine race National Adventure Race Series, with four races in total to count. I already had two wins and a second place in the bag from three races this year, so I … Continue reading Raring to go at Achill Roar Adventure Race

Going Green at Gaelforce West Adventure Race 2014

The alarm went off at 4am. I felt sick. Not just the normal “sick with nerves before a race”. It was a nauseous feeling, a feeling that something wasn’t completely right with the body. I wondered if I should even get up and get the bus to the starting line. You shouldn’t race if you … Continue reading Going Green at Gaelforce West Adventure Race 2014

Going Good at Donegal’s Gaelforce North Adventure Race

There’s nothing like a race on home turf. So when I saw that the next race in the Adventure Race Series was up in County Donegal, I definitely planned on entering. Gaelforce North's course goes through parts of the county I’d not been to in 20 years. It starts with a 15km run through Glenveagh … Continue reading Going Good at Donegal’s Gaelforce North Adventure Race

Ready to Adventure Race Four Months after Giving Birth

"I'm going to do an adventure race before my maternity leave is up." It was a promise I made to myself before my baby was even born. It was a goal I needed to mentally make, something to get me back on my bike and back wearing my running shoes within a few weeks of … Continue reading Ready to Adventure Race Four Months after Giving Birth

Back to Proper Training

I promised myself that, once I'd delivered, I'd get properly fit again. I even decided that I would enlist the help of a professional to get me in proper shape. The first thing I had to decide was what I wanted to be fit for. Much as I love mountain running, I've found it easier … Continue reading Back to Proper Training