• THE RACE: 250 KILOMETERS 24 HOURS.

    2-4 MARCH 2018

    The Race is a 250 km unsupported endurance event across the rugged landscape of North West Donegal. To finish competitors have to complete 15km of kayaking, 166km of cycling, 5km of mountain running and 64km of road and trail running. It is the ultimate 24 hour test of endurance.

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John Grant

john grantName: John Grant

Nationality: Irish

Background
I've been running since 2008 and then moved onto triathlon in 2009. I competed in some sprint triathlons to get started but I knew when I watched a clip of the Ironman triathlon on youtube that that was what I wanted to do. I have since completed 2 Ironman distance races and now I'm looking for a new challenge. I'm looking to enter a race where the challenge is so great that I wouldn't be 100% sure I could complete it and "the race " looks like that kind of race

Why I entered "The Race"
Since my last Ironman race, I've been looking for something to focus on and train towards. I wanted to do something different but I didn't want to have to travel half way around the world to do it. When I saw "The Race" on facebook I thought, that's my next challenge. Its tough enough to make me wonder if I'll see the finish line but I can't wait to try. Also the fact that its being held in Donegal was just an added bonus.

Experience
I started running by doing some of the local 5k races and moved my way up to half marathons and I did Dublin marathon in October 2008.

It was the same for the triathlons in 2009, I worked my way up from sprint to half ironman to full ironman and I did my first Ironman distance race, challenge Roth, in 2010 and finished in a time of 13.03 hrs.
My second Ironman was the Hardman which was run in Killarney, County Kerry. I finished in a time of 12.16 hrs.

 

 

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The 2017 edition of The Race drew to a close on Sunday March 12th.

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