• 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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Dave Lawless

David Lawless

Name

Dave Lawless

Nationality

Irish

Background (Reasons for attempting The Race)

Manufacturing Engineer working for a multinational in Leixlip in Kildare.

I've competed in many charity events before for the Irish cancer society etc but "The Race 2017" is the biggest challenge I have set myself. As I love a challenge I'm really looking forward to it and meeting the other people entering the event.

Experience

I'm not an elite athlete by any means & I'm new to adventure racing but within the last year, I have ramped my training to running about 40km and about 180km cycling a week. 

I've completed a few duathlons in the last few months including "Gaelforce West 2016" & "Slieve Aughty Mountain Adventure 60km chanlange". I have completed a few half marathons, the latest was in Wicklow for the Wicklow Hospice. I have competed in several smaller road races also.

 

I like to train in the Wicklow mountains (Glendalough) I have a path I do which is about 21km which included two mountains peaks - I like an early morning start 5am.

I got my first road bike only a few months ago but love to get out for a cycle, I aim to cycle 3 time per week and currently do about 180km per week. Again, I also completed a few charity rides in the last few months.

I'm looking forward to meeting the other competitors & to "The Race 2017" event itself in March next year.

 

 
 

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

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