The GAELFORCE 10K TRAIL RUN TRILOGY - Set your 2023 goals
These are no ordinary 10Ks, these are Gaelforce 10Ks!
A trilogy of 10k trail runs in inspired locations on Ireland’s east coast, all easily accessible from Dublin city. Run one, two or all three to complete the Gaelforce 10k Trail Run Trilogy.
LAUNCHING THE GAELFORCE GREAT SWIM TRILOGY
River, lake & sea - the ultimate swim journey
A trilogy of open water swimming events in three magical locations. Plunge into the River Shannon, Lough Derg and Killary Fjord to experience the best of Ireland’s iconic waterways. Swim one, two or all three to complete the Gaelforce Great Swim Trilogy.
The benefits of trail running and how to get started
So why is trail running such a fast growing sport in this country? There are huge benefits to running as we all know but trail running offers bonus benefits that people are starting to discover. Here are eight of the many reasons we love trail running and ideas on how to get involved.
Tips and advice for open water sea swimming in an event
Whether you are thinking of starting open water sea swimming or have been doing it for a while it is no harm to look at your techniques and safety again. Here are our top tips for successful open water sea swimming in an event.
Top kayak tips for beginners and improvers
With Gaelforce Connemara on the horizon we thought it was timely to dispel a few fears participants often have about the kayak section of adventure races. We also wanted to offer our top tips to those of you who know your way around a kayak but might want to improve your time on this section.
Best Trail Runners – the Gaelforce Top 3 picks
There are so many trail runners on the market right now and so we thought we would wade through the techy jargon for you and give you our Top 3 Picks - tried and tested and nice and simple!
5 Strength Exercises for Runners
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…running. But 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, not just those legs! We have selected some of our go to exercises for trail runners and included links to videos which explain how to do each one.
Gaelforce and Icebug
You might have wondered how we ended up partnering with a small Swedish brand better known for their ice running shoe? Shane Young, off trail runner, explains why Icebug is the perfect fit for Gaelforce.
Adventure Race Training Plan - 12 Week Sprint Distance
We want to help you to train at home so check out Weeks 1 to 4 of our 12-Week Training Plan to get you ready for your next adventure.
10 Top Tips for the John West Gaelforce 10K BRAY CLIFF RUN
We want to help you get race ready in a real and simple way
Pilates for Running
Including different forms of exercise is a really important part of your training. Pilates is a great addition and here's why!
Adventure Racing – The Ultimate Guide
Adventure Racing may seem like a hard sport to branch into, but this guide tells you all you need to know and show you that you too can become an adventure racer.
Women in Adventure Racing | Aisling Ní Dhuibhir
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
Get ready for The Great Fjord Swim - Gear Guide
Wondering what gear you need for the Great Fjord Swim. We have compiled a list for you that will make the experience all the more comfortable for you!
2 Down 1 to go – Leaderboard at the Gaelforce Adventure Series
Only one adventure race to go... Time to have a close look at the current ranking in the Gaelforce Adventure Series.
New to Open Water Swimming – We got ya!
This is the perfect guide for your new open water adventures. Or pass it on to any friends that you are looking to get hooked on the open water high!You know how to swim, you put in the practice. Time to sign up for a race and put it all into practise.
Our 5 Top Picks of things to do around Leenane & Killary Fjord
Leenane is a small village situated in the heart of the Killary Fjord and Connemara. It is well worth a visit, either for one of our events or for a relaxing weekend away. Here are our top 5 picks of things to do in the area:
How to Taper for the 10k series and get race ready
What’s your understanding of tapering?
Tapering means to reduce gradually. This means that before the race, usually around 7 days (depending on the race you are setting out to do), you start to reduce your training in order to ensure your body is well-rested for race day! Here are our personal tips on how to taper leading up to one of the Gaelforce 10k Series run, or similar 10k events.
Mix it up - 5 Cross Training Activities for Runners and Cyclists
We are all creatures of habit and routine, especially when it comes to working out. But changing it up can really benefit your body and spice up your training routine. Most of you will already add the odd gym session to your training, but here are some of our favourites especially during the summer months!
GAELFORCE TRAIL RUNNING GUIDE
When you think of trail running do you have visions of extreme, fanatical, super fit mountain goats going where no sane person should? Then we 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.
GAELFORCE ADVENTURE SERIES 2019 - RANKINGS *Update
Check out the current rankings after Gaelforce West and see who is topping the poll. It's game on for Gaelforce North in September!
Shane Scully - Gaelforce West 2019 Race Report
Huge congratulations to Shane Scully, who finished at 1st place at the Gaelforce West on June 22nd. Have a read below to find how the race went for him!
Cleats Vs. Runners - The Pros and Cons for your next adventure Race
Signed up for your next adventure and wondering what shoes to wear? Do you go for clipless pedals and cleats or will your trainers be just as good? We get these questions a lot from people in the lead up to an event and here is our honest view on it.
5 Running Hacks For Speed and Endurance for your next Adventure Race
Getting ready for your next adventure race, we share our top 5 tips for your running training.
Are Your Snacks Letting You Down?
You have breakfast, lunch and dinner balanced and correct but are you falling down with your snacks? We tend to focus on main meals when we are trying to manage our nutrition and then in between we are having soft drinks, a quick bar of chocolate or a packet of crisps.
Eating for Recovery. What does your body need to get back on track?
A big event can take a lot out of you. Mentally and physically grueling, long endurance events test you to the limit. Being physically fit and mentally ready are essential but what can you do to help your body recover in the hours and days after you’ve given it all you’ve got?
A Greenland Story - Documentary
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."