Gaelforce North, Motivational evening & more!
With just over 2 weeks until Gaelforce North 2012 we are packing up and getting ready for our annual visit to one of the most spectacular places in Ireland. Don’t forget that we have added the new sprint course for 2012, so if you don’t think you are quite ready for the full Gaelforce North, why not give the sprint course a go! At 41km it is achievable by everyone.
A map showing the full and sprint course is available here or check out the video as the race director talks you through the full course. And just to get the blood pumping, why not read through our race report from Betty Walsh, first female over the line in 2011 and the video from last year’s event.
Accommodation is filling up fast so make sure to book in advance. An accommodation list can be found here.
You can enter online up until 6pm on Wednesday the 20th of June.
We have gathered our sponsors, Elvery Sports and Sports Surgery Clinic, and our Gaelforce Events ambassador Gerry Duffy together, to bring you an information evening. Each of them will give a short presentation and will be available for questions for the evening. The evening is completely free of charge and will take place on June 12th @ 7pm. It will be take place in the Elverys Sports shop in the Dundrum Shopping Centre.
Gerry Duffy - Live YOUR Passion
At the age of 27 Gerry realised the only way he was going to be happy in life was to exit a comfort zone that he had allowed himself to enter. After shedding over 4 stone and tackling a cigarette habit he went about pursuing ultra running and triathlon ambitions that go beyond what conventional wisdom might think possible. In 2011 he completed an event that saw him swim24 miles, cycle 1,160 miles and run 262 miles. This event has been called the toughest 10 day endurance event in the World. Gerry won it by over 22 hours.
The Elverys team will give a short talk on gear & equipment and will go through what they have in store for adventure racers. They will also have exclusive offers available to attendees on the night. So grab yourself a bargain and ask their experts about what gear is right for you.
Sports Surgery Clinic
To go along side the great Race Right Nights that the Sports Surgery Clinic has been holding, they will giving a presentation on warm up stretches, how to train for adventure races correctly so as not to damage your body in the long term and what type of training to do.
Their physio will be in store for the evening before & after the talk to answer any questions you may have and to give advise.
We hope to see you there!
For those of you who are out training here is an interesting list of foods that offer hydration alongside the vitamins and minerals. Great to be consumed before or after a training session.
- Celery: 96% water and provides sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and zinc
- Watermelon: 95% water and rich in vitamin C
- Bell Peppers: 92% water and rich in vitamin C
- Cucumbers: 95% water and provides calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium
- Strawberries: 92% water and rich in potassium
- Cantaloupe (melon): 90 percent water and rich in potassium
We have finally finished packing up from Connemara Adventure Challenge and what a great weekend it was! It will be back next year even bigger and better, the provisional date is the 12th of May 2013 so mark it in your diaries!
Colette Sweeney, the first lady over the line, also wrote us a great race report, so get the blood pumping and relive all the moments.
We are looking for people to help us out at Gaelforce North on the 23rd June.
It’s a great way of seeing how an event runs and is also great craic as you join our team and spend a weekend in a glorious part of Ireland.
All our volunteers will receive free food and accommodation, race goodies and 20% off their next Gaelforce event. We can arrange collection from Letterkenny if its needed.
To find out more info email us at email@example.com or call the office on 095 42006.
With just 2 months between Gaelforce North and Gaelforce West, there is time to rest up for a couple of days and then get back into training for our next challenge! Westport is the place to be on August the 18th!
Or why not try something totally different. This year’s Turf Guy Challenge will be on November 3rd. This unique, fun event will challenge you in a totally different way as you take on our purpose built course! It’s a great event to finish the season off, with a great fancy dress after party and group discounts!
Keep up the Training
The Gaelforce Team
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