• THE RACE: 250 KILOMETERS 24 HOURS.

    23 March 2019

    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. The Race takes place in Spring each year. The 2018 event took place on the weekend of 13th-15th April.

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2018 Tracking

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View the results and times of The Race 2018 below. 

RACE TRACKING 

RACE MAP

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

THE RACE MAP 

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John Magee

John Magee 1Name: John Magee

Nationality: Irish

Background 

I am a Truck/Bus Driver and a part time Student in NWRC Derry. In September 2015 I start my L4 Diploma. I am also a Father and a Grandfather to three of the most beautiful people I know. Not that the rest of you aren't beautiful by the way. I decided to enter the Race because I could really.I spent a lot of time questioning my ability to run and cycle and had it sold to myself that I was too old!! All in the head really.
I was inspired by my younger brother Alan who was a participant in The Race 2014 and more so by the participants of my own age. I followed them for the whole day to the Last leg which was the marathon. Wow! I said. And so I got started and entered some events, 5k 10k Half marathon Duathlon and adventure races. I am by no means an experienced athlete but I am always trying to improve to the best of my ability.
 
Experience
 
My experience to date Since January 2014 is various 5k and 10k races a half marathon and a 10 mile race. I have competed twice in Gaelforce North and Gaelforce West and I train whenever i can fit it in. In a weeks time I will be running my First Marathon in Longford and feel it is in the bag already! Not the ego at work I just know I have done the training and feel ready ;) Of course anything can happen on the day. And from here on in I just need to stay focused on my Goal and look forward to the Autumn and Winter nights..Thanks for taking the time to read this. 

 

 

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