Friday, August 19, 2011

Gaelforce time

Gaelforce - run/walk 21 kms, cycle 45.5 km and kayak 1 km. In one day. Welcome to the madness of adventure racing in Co Mayo, Ireland. Watch out for the Killary Fjord in the video, very beautiful.

You can read about tomorrow's race here. Note that last year's winner Padraig Marrey came in at 3.36.51 and the first woman home Derval Devaney at 4:15:51  - just a stroll in the park really.

UPDATE Sunday: the 2011 women's race was won by by Emma Donlon, Ireland in a time of 4.09.22 for the 67kms. Almost 2,300 competitors finished the race.

I know of one woman who took nearly 12 hours to finish, amazed she was able to keep going.

And even though I don't usually talk about guys here, I heard about one man whose bike broke; he carried the bike for a while then ran the bike-section. Mentaller as they say in Cork. 


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