• 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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Ian Walsh

IANWALSH

Name

Ian Walsh

Nationality

Irish

Background (Reasons for attempting The Race)

I love extreme endurance, I started doing adventure races when I was living in New Zealand in 2002 and became hooked. Upon my return I regularly went on adventure challenges until I fractured my spine in 2005. For 6 years I was unable to do a lot As I burst two discs and to wait to let them settle. It is only the last few years I have Been able to compete again. I have been in a job that on occasion I have had to stay up for several days in a row and have been become skilled in coping without sleep and pushing myself mentally as well as physically and I would love to have the opportunity to enter this race

Experience

I have completed a number of adventure races, I completed the coast to coast In New Zealand in 2002 as well as smaller adventure races over there. I have completed Gael force west. I cycled from Dublin to Tuscany in Italy in two weeks. I have completed a whitewater kayaking course in Murchison New Zealand in 2002and paddled the non tidal Thames with two friends over a weekend. I have completed a good few half marathons, cycling sportifes, such as the Wicklow 200 a number of times, the Sean Kelly cycle in waterford. I have done 3 half marathons on the road and numerous trail runs with the mountain running events. I have never completed a triathlon as my swimming has never been strong enough for the full distance. In the winter of 2012/13 I spent 6 months working in Alta Norway as a dog handler for a dog sledding business which certainly helped my endurance levels and mental strength.

 

 
 

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

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