• 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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250km of Donegal's spectacular coast, rugged wilderness, and highest peaks. 

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Padraig Lynch

paudraiglynch1Name: Padraig Lynch

Nationality: Irish

Background

Hi, real name Padraig Lynch but most would call me Paudie.  I've been active practically all my life.  I played Gaelic football from an early age till retirement when I went into Management/Training of my local team.  Over the past 10yrs I have taken part in a number of Triathlons, Endurance Races, Challenges and have done a number of charity events raising much needed funds.  I am looking for new challenges all the time and my reason behind entering is this looks like one hell of a challenge, makes it's very interesting to me as there is so many disciplines involved.  My training regimes can be very old style, I do not like stationary equipment, prefer using my own body weight, using items like kettlebells, ropes are common.  When training for runs or cycles, in my opinion I believe spending every last minute doing the one discipline is wrong.   Body should be kept flexible and versatile at all times.  Hopefully I'll make it to the finish line.  In my world "Nothing is Impossible".  Do your best, do the distance and be proud.  

Experience

Charity Cycle Trips (Crumlin Hospital) in America and Europe covering 100mile per day for 5 days – 2008 – 2011, local Triathlons / Duathlons, local Endurance Races - e.g CLEC – Carlingford, Ireland, Diamond Quest – Ireland/Northern Ireland, 2 Tough Guy Challenges, Etape Cycle Ireland – 85 miles cycle – 2010, 2 Ironman Comp – Lanzarote 2011 and Austria 2012, Cooley Legends Half Marathon – 2011, Coast to Coast UK - 140 miles cycle – 2012, European Indoor Rowing Championships – 2012, Liverpool Half Marathon – 2012, The Mourne Challenge Trek – 2012, Great North Run – Newcastle Half Marathon – 2012, Irish Indoor Rowing Championships – 2013, Nove Colli Gran Fondo – 200km Cycle (Known as the Nine Hills) – May 2013, Oxfam Trailtrekker – 100km Trek – June 2013

Future Events

Coast and Castles UK - Sept - 200 miles cycle, Dublin Marathon - Oct 2013, Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 

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

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