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.Read More
I’m a massive fan of the outdoors, and I’m out in all kinds of weather, should it be cycling, running, kayaking, hill walk, or just training. I have been involved in organising The Mulroy Bay Adventure Races here in Donegal this past few years and enjoy taking part in the adventure race when I can. In 2015 I decided to take on the Race, 3 weeks before the race I tore my hamstring and thought that I wouldn't be able to take part, but I spent a lot of time in the sea and the pool nursing my injury. I decided that I would go to the start line and try to see how far I could get around the course. Well with the worst weather imaginable the kayak was cancelled, making the 1st run longer by 15km & picking up a blister after 20 minutes it didn't make it any easier. I managed to complete the course, but not inside the 24hours. Still, little training, nursing an injury the worst of March weather, a lot of encouragement from family, spectators and marshals and a lot more stubbornness I finished the Race 2015.Thickness & Stubbornness over Fitness. It was a day I learnt a lot about myself and my ability. The Race 2016 is a must for me, there’s unfinished business.
The Race 2015, some adventure races, running, hill walking, and a lot of kayaking, surfing, rock climbing.