James Connolly

James Connolly

Name

James Connolly

Nationality

Irish

Background (Reasons for attempting The Race)

My first time hearing about 'The Race' was on a UTV news report in 2015. I remember thinking at the time that those guys must have a serious 'want' in them to volunteer to do a race as crazy and as torturous as that. Little did I think that a year later in 2016 I would end up heading up to Donegal as a spectator to support my friends and colleague's from GoTri Adventure who were eager to take on the challenge.

The buzz I got from that day was like nothing else and I decided there and then that I wanted to try this epic challenge for myself. Life intervened and it's taken me until now to fulfill that promise to myself.

Now in 2018 I also hope to be standing at the start line with all the other crazy guys. I know that the race will be a one off, if not the biggest challenge I have faced to date. Crazy maybe but I'm looking forward to testing my body and mind and pushing away above my comfort zone. I will be lucky in that I will have the support and advice from the guys in GoTri Adventure who have completed the Race to push me on even harder especially when the going gets tough. 

Experience

Multiple half marathons, both on and off road. DCM and the Ballyhoura marathon. Transvulcania ultra marathon. Kerry Way 60k ultra. Art Oneill challenge. GFW, Achill, Killarney, Dingle, Coast2Coast, Beast of Ballyhourra 40hr and 72hr and FEARmanagh adventure race. ROK cycle.

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