Strength training is so important for runners, and yet, most of us tend to forget about it and focus on what we like to do… which is running. The stronger you are, the faster you’ll run, and the better you will get at uphill/downhill, trail and mountain running. It also helps preventing injuries by getting all of your body muscles stronger, and not just those legs! We have selected for you some of our go to exercises for trail runners and included video links to videos which explain how to do each one.
We were talking about it on social media a few days ago, our new challenge organised with our charity partner Jigsaw is only a few days away. It will take place for 5 days, from February 17th until 21st.
Inspirational stories help us all to keep going on difficult days. Here in our own village of Leenane there is a small group of runners who have been working towards their goals and we wanted to share that story with you. Maybe you can use this story to inspire you.
To celebrate women in sport we are putting the spotlight on some of our amazing female adventure racers. All from different walks of life, but all bitten by the racing bug. Let's hear it from them what got them into adventure racing and their advice for newbies to the sport. #CantSeeCantBe
When you think of trail running do you have visions of extreme, fanatical, super fit mountain goats going where no sane person should – Then I think it’s time we all lost our sanity as the benefits of trail running are huge. Throw away all your preconceptions. Trail running is for anyone who runs or who would like to run.
As part of a two-year project, a group led by Jamie Young, and with the great support of Gaelforce & Killary Adventure Co, will be filming a documentary about Greenland and the wider Arctic. Jamie is one of the original founders of Gaelforce and was instrumental in bringing one day adventure racing in the form of the original Gaelforce 6 and Gaelforce 12 (now Gaelfore West) to Ireland. He has been a trailblazer in the outdoor adventure field since the 1970's. His favourite motto "Stand still and you are history."
Having watched thousands of competitors cross the finish line at a Killary Gaelforce event for 12 years we can be pretty sure of that adventure racing is for everyone.
Jerome Bletterie is no stranger to long distance trail running and adventure racing. Check our his race report here from the 2018 Gaelforce Ultra
We believe that everyone has it in them to take on an ultra adventure race. Let's get your ready for endurance racing with our simple training tips here