James Shelley

James Shelley

Name

James Shelley

Nationality

Irish

Background (Reasons for attempting The Race)

Last thing I want to do before turning 50 is to get old. Never stop being interested, always wonder, sometimes test that inquisitiveness with the personal challenge. As a Triathlon Ireland photographer, I'm inspired by seeing a lot of diverse people pushing themselves. But when in trouble or feeling out of depth, I look back to early Antarctic explorers and WW1 + 2 soldiers and think - If they could do it with less sophisticated equipment - then so too, can I !

Experience

1 half marathon, 1 full marathon, 1 swim a mile challenge 18 months overwintering in Antarctica and a couch to 5k graduate, years after saying I couldn't do it.

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Spanning 250km, THE RACE course hugs Donegal's spectacular coast, ascends one of its highest peaks and winds its way through rugged wilderness. 

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