Category Archives: Adventure Racing

2017 – A Review

I made some radical alterations to my approach to racing in 2017. In the past I have usually mixed in a few big “A” races as my main priority with a lot of smaller local races. I had 2 reasons … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure Racing, Mountain Running, Ultra Running | Leave a comment

A Long Hot Summer

It’s been a great summer here in Ireland, and a very eventful one for me. I’ve been training hard and racing even harder, and “real life” has been even more eventful. The races have been so big, and have come … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure Racing, Mountain Running, Ultra Running | 1 Comment

ARWC 2012 day 8! – Finish Line Fever

Another Adventure racing style wake up! Dragged out of a nice comfy sleep. The effort of 7 days racing, even at a moderate pace was getting more noticeable at times like this. I knew once I got going I’d be right back in the … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure Racing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

ARWC 2012 day 7 – When Short is Long

Anthony woke me once more. This was more of a classic adventure racing style wake up. I had to drag myself out of my cosy warm world of sleep back out into the reality of a rocky river bank on … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure Racing | Tagged , | 2 Comments

ARWC 2012 day 6 – Anphibian Adventures

Assistance point 2, the transition we were in, is theoretically about two thirds of the way into the race. I knew we would get short coursed at some point soon though, as we were running close to cut-offs where they … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure Racing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

ARWC 2012 day 5 – The Mac is back

This was a bit more like normal adventure race style sleeping. We woke to the alarms going off. It was still the middle of the night. We’d had our luxurious 2 hour sleep, with the added bonus of being in … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure Racing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

ARWC 2012 day 4 – The Spy Surrenders

The next stage looked like a very short hiking section on paper. As usual in adventure races I was learning that nothing is ever as easy as it looks on paper! Race directors can be evil geniuses when they want … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure Racing | Tagged , | Leave a comment