First Timer Advice

14 June 2018

When Cycling is a Pain in the Rear

Most cyclists have experienced saddle soreness – it is not very nice and can cause people to shy away from cycling. Here are 5 Tips to help you through


17 April 2018

Adventure Racing – The Ultimate Guide

Adventure Racing may seem like a hard sport to branch into, but this guide will teach you all you need to know and show you that you too can become an adventure racer


21 February 2018

5 reasons to do the Gaelforce Mountain Run

There are always the obvious benefits when training and competing, such as getting outside, staying fit, the fresh air, health of body and mind, the social aspect or even just to have some alone time. But there's more......


24 January 2018

The 5 foods you need to include in your training schedule

Whether you are getting fit for the first time or building on a solid base, there are some key foods to include in any training programme...


28 November 2017

How to Train for a Mountain Run when you're in the City

So you've signed up for a mountain run and you live in thie city......


4 August 2017

Should I Wear Cycling Shoes for Adventure Racing?

We often get asked coming up to our events what shoes to wear, should I change my footwear at the bike section, etc.​ Here we focus on the pros and cons of clipless pedals. 


10 July 2017

Triathlon Tips for Beginners

So many people are keen to take on new challenges and many would love to take on a triathlon  - but a fear of certain elements of this sport could be holding them back.


3 July 2017

A First Time for Gaelforce Glory (part V)

Well she planned her stragegy and she took part in her first Gaelforce West....but not only that!!


21 June 2017

Killary Gaelforce and our Leave No Trace ideals

As you are out an about this weekend keep these few simple principles in your mind


15 May 2017

A First Time for Gaelforce Glory (part IV)

We recently had the pleasure of Deirdre's company down at the Connemara Adventure Challenge - check out her valuable advice!


24 April 2017

A First Time for Gaelforce Glory (part III)

Googling, Racing and Tying Myself in Knots in a Bid for Gaelforce Glory....Deirdre is on


27 March 2017

Gaelforce West - 9 Top Preperation Tips

Get yourself in the zone for Gaelforce West with these simple bites of advice. Now dust off that doubt!


23 March 2017

Training for Gaelforce West?

Don't just look at training. You do need to look at what you eat in the months coming up to the race to make sure your body is ready to go on the day.


20 March 2017

A First Time for Gaelforce West Glory (part II)

The route to Gaelforce Glory relies as heavily upon the mind as it does on the body - Check out Deirdres training progress!


15 March 2017

All Trained Out? Targeting vitamins & minerals

Is training getting harder instead of easier?  Diet can also have a real impact on how much


1 March 2017

Training Through the Cold Weather: What to Eat for Immunity

Any cold gets better faster if you rest but a week of rest can really hurt your training goals.  Do what you can to keep your immune system at its healthiest by taking a look at what you eat. 


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.


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.


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! 


15 November 2016


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.


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!


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...


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. 


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


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


9 June 2016

How to shift gears correctly

We have compiled some advice on gear change and a few other road bike climbing tips. The actual shifting of gears, clicking from one to another is not difficult. The key to efficient gear shifting is anticipation.