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6 February 2017

Check out our Event Medal Trio

Collect three to complete the circle!

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6 February 2017

A First Time for Gaelforce West Glory

Average Joe (or Josephine!!) taking on the challenge of Gaelforce West in 2017....Read Deirdre Galvin's motivation for taking on this challenge and her training hacks.

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23 January 2017

Winner of the Killary Bursary 2016

Killary Adventure Centre in partnership with Killary Gaelforce present: Winner of the Killary Bursary 2016

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16 January 2017

Changing Your Diet Without Losing Your Mind

How many of our New Year’s Resolutions actually make it through to February? And is there any way that we can make real changes to our health and nutrition that we can still be managing this time next year?

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11 January 2017

Q & A on the Gaelforce Dublin Cycle Route with the Cycle SuperStore

Check out what Michael Jordan, current Leinster CX Champion in his category, of The Cycle SuperStore has to say having taken on cycle leg of Gaelforce Dublin.

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11 January 2017

IT'S A NEW YEAR - Re-evaluate with 6 Simple Tips

Let's not start off the year making farfetched promises we will never keep. I'm not one for making resolutions but I do like to re-evaluate.

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15 December 2016

**Win a Cannondale Cyclocross Bike**

Killary Gaelforce and John West Ireland are delighted to be in partnership again for 2017.

The year kicks off with Gaelforce Dublin on the 18th of February 2

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8 December 2016

Know Your Food: How to Read a Label

NUTRITION ADVISE FROM JOHN WEST, YOUR TRAINING PARTNER

Learning how to read ingredient lists and nutrition labels can help you to navigate the supermarket shelves and get some great convenience into your nutrition plan.

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6 December 2016

Mental toughness training - Christmas fixes!

What better time of the year to train your mental toughness than during mid-winter and especially the Christmas/New Year period? 

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28 November 2016

Gear and equipment needed for The Great Fjord Swim

If you are new to open water swimming in cold water then this information will make the experience all the more comfortable for you! 

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22 November 2016

This might be the most important training you do for your body this winter

Are you prone to injury or protecting a weakness in the body that you fear might let you down during a race? Read on for your winter fix. 

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15 November 2016

Food diaries: - NUTRITION ADVISE FROM JOHN WEST, YOUR TRAINING PARTNER

Food diaries are a start: you need to know what you are doing before you plan changes: That way you make the most effective change first.

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12 November 2016

Gaelforce North Sprint Distance - My First Timer Experience

Even though I worked for Killary Gaelforce I learned a lot from actually doing the race for the first time...and some of it was learned the hard way!

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10 November 2016

5 Reasons Why We Know You Can

Need a little bit more convincing before you sign up for one of our Women's Adventure Races? Read on...

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10 November 2016

First time Gaelforce West - dream big!

Yes it may be your first time entering Gaelforce West but no harm in dreaming big! Here is some extra inspiration from Peter O'Farrell's race report in 2014 when he came 2nd. 

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8 November 2016

Connemara Adventure Challenge - the perfect first timer adventure race

Don’t be put off by the talk of hybrids, camel packs and Goretex - here are 10 of the reasons why this could be your first adventure race in 2017

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3 November 2016

Winter Training Series - Strength and Power

Introduce variety, target your weakness and focus on the elements of your training that get overlooked the rest of the year.

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13 October 2016

Your Mental Health and Exercise

If you ever meet a person at the end of a training session or at the finish line of an event and ask them how they feel they will never feel down........

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20 September 2016

CHILLI & GARLIC STIR FRY - John West recipe video

For a quick mid week meal....

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30 August 2016

7 Tips to Autumn Training

Don't let your fitness level slide this winter.

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28 August 2016

Lunch boxes for Kids (and adults…) - NUTRITION ADVISE FROM JOHN WEST, YOUR TRAINING PARTNER

Where did the summer go?!! The kids are back to school this week and getting kids to eat a balanced lunch can be tricky so here are some hints and tips on what foods should be in a lunch box and how you can get kids to eat them.

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9 August 2016

Choosing your bike for your event

We wanted to give you pros and cons of 4 different bikes and tyre combinations so that you can pick your preferred bike and still have a good performance on our event

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5 August 2016

RACE DAY NUTRITION - 10 helpful tips for Adventure Racing

Many people are unsure how to prepare for an event or what to bring. Here we put together a few tips to help you decide.

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