• 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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Follow The Race 2017 live. Tracking commences Saturday March 11th. 

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

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Paul Tierney

Paul TierneyName: Paul Tierney

Nationality: Irish

Background
 
I work as a Production Supervisor for Teleflex Medical, a medical device company in Limerick. I live in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. My sporting background in my early days was all team based sports - basketball, hurling and football. When I turned 28 I began to get 'the itch', some might call it an early mid life crisis, but I started to feel a need to challenge myself more and to achieve something in my life. It started fairly predictably with a marathon, and then progressed to ultra-marathons and adventure races. Somewhere between the Art O'Neill Challenge and various adventure races I fell in love with being completely immersed and surrounded in nature, away from what we call civilisation, off the beaten track and relying on your own strength and determination to reach your goal. There are two other factors that have driven me to seek out challenges in my life - one is that I want to set an example for my kids in the future that if they work hard they can achieve anything.... and the other factor is my friend Brian Meskell, who has also entered The Race. He has a habit of presenting me with crazy events and I have a habit of not being able to say no! This is another fine mess he's gotten me into! 
Experience 
 
Marathons - Cork x 2, Longford x 1. Ultra-Marathon - Art O'Neill Challenge, Adventure Races - Gaelforce West x 5, Gaelforce North, DIngle Adventure Race, Wicklow Adventure Race Glendalough, Headless Horseman Adventure Race x 2, Waterford Adventure Race, Killarney Adventure Race, Tinahely Duathlon, Boru Duathlon. Highlight has been 12th position at Gaelforce West 2013. I train with the GoTri triathlon club in Limerick and I also train on the hills that I'm lucky enough to live close to in Tipperary and Clare.

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

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