70km Killarney Adventure Race

“Oh shit”, I thought. The grating noise just didn’t sound good. I looked down. My back wheel was making a really unhealthy sound each time I turned the pedal. This was not what I planned as I left my bike at Kate Kearney’s Cottage the night before the 70km Killarney Adventure Race. I poked and … Continue reading 70km Killarney Adventure Race

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Getting Back in the Saddle

6 weeks. That's how long the medics said it would take before I could start training again. 6 weeks! That's nearly a month and a half. That's far too long to have to wait after 9 months of seemingly never ending pregnancy. I knew that Irish Olympian Sonia O'Sullivan didn't hang around for 6 weeks … Continue reading Getting Back in the Saddle

Shore to Summit Multisport Race – Crossing Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula from East to West

Since moving back home, I’ve had a chance to explore the corner of Ireland where I grew up. I now live on the Inishowen Peninsula, which is lodged on the north-west tip of Ireland. It houses the island’s most northerly point, Malin Head, as well as harbouring some of Ireland’s most rugged, wild countryside. So … Continue reading Shore to Summit Multisport Race – Crossing Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula from East to West

Rugged Peaks Multi-Sport Race in Remote Donegal

I grew up in the north of Ireland and was born in the remote region of County Donegal. So when I saw a 65km adventure race advertised 30 minutes from my birthplace, I couldn’t help but register. The race was run by Extreme North, a new adventure racing company based on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. They … Continue reading Rugged Peaks Multi-Sport Race in Remote Donegal

Bokor Mountain – now open for business!

For months Cambodia’s Bokor Mountain has been officially closed. The public were barred due to reconstruction of the road that winds its way to the top. Finally, I heard that it was open again to the masses, and so took my road bike out on Sunday for a spin to its summit. It’s around 8 … Continue reading Bokor Mountain – now open for business!

Lucky to be alive after Road Biking to Sihanoukville

5 road accidents. That’s the number of incidents I saw during a mere 240 kilometres’ cycle over New Year's. None of them were drink related. All of them were in broad daylight. Road accident #1: I set out from my home in Phnom Penh at 7am to start ride my bike to Sihanoukville via Kampot. … Continue reading Lucky to be alive after Road Biking to Sihanoukville