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:

19-08-2019

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.

31-07-2019

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! 

25-07-2019

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 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.

17-07-2019

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!

11-07-2019

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! 

25-06-2019

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.

06-06-2019

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.

05-06-2019

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.

21-05-2019

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?

16-05-2019

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."

24-04-2019

What to do for the May Bank Holiday Weekend

Check out what Leenane has in store for you this coming bank holiday weekend!

18-04-2019

Is Your Balanced Diet Balanced?

There is the old joke that a balanced diet is a glass of wine in one hand and a slice of cake in the other… This perfectly reflects how many of us think about a “balanced” diet, if we think about it at all. 

17-04-2019

Is adventure racing for me? Or only for an elite few?

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.

07-03-2019

The 3 ‘P’s of mountain running in Ireland

Piss Poor Planning leads to Piss Poor Performance! What to always bring with you.

01-03-2019

Eating for Mental Performance

Physical training is essential for any endurance event but mental performance is what will get you through the toughest parts and the last few kilometers. 

26-02-2019

Celebrating 10 years of GAELFORCE CONNEMARA | Win a TREK Bike

GAELFORCE Connemara (aka the Connemara Adventure Challenge) Adventure Race is celebrating its 10th year in 2019 and to celebrate the thousands of people who have taken part we have a bike up for grabs.

20-02-2019

Shane's La SantéLyon 80km Race Report

Feels like ages ago but the hurt is still there.  After previously doing a 110k Ultra I approached this run with a different mindset.  Sure, it was only 80km and only 2000m of ascent, how hard could it be?

14-02-2019

Quick and Easy Protein Snacks

Focusing on fueling your body at meals is essential to getting the performance you want.  Balancing meals with quality protein and the right amount of carbs helps build and maintain muscle and supplies you with the calories you need to train and p

14-02-2019

The Gaelforce 10k Trilogy

Three is always better than one! The Gaelforce 10k Trilogy has just been launched - This is sure to energise your running calendar for 2019.

05-02-2019

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. 

22-01-2019

The Gaelforce Adventure Series

We are delighted to announce the Gaelforce Adventure Series 2019. Who will take the title of Gaelforce Champion 2019?

17-01-2019

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

16-01-2019

Beyond Calories: B vitamins and Energy

When it comes to exercise and fitness, the focus tends to be on protein first and everything else comes a distant second. Or third.  But, our micronutrients are just as important as our macros when it comes to performance and B vitamins are the on

16-01-2019

Keeping Fit This Christmas

The words alone are hard to write and read! But what we are suggesting is keeping a balance. Don’t force yourself to stay off the indulgence that comes with this time of the year and the many joys it brings, but maybe we can all strike a balance<

18-12-2018

Goodbye to Plastic Bottles

We are saying goodbye to single use plastic bottles in 2019 for all of our events. Here is the low down on why, how and what!

14-11-2018

JEROME BLETTERIE - GAELFORCE WEST ULTRA RACE REPORT

Jerome Bletterie is no stranger to long distance trail running and adventure racing. Check our his race report here from the 2018 Gaelforce Ultra

 

09-11-2018

GAELFORCE WEST ULTRA - HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN ENDURANCE RACE

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

09-11-2018

Our 5 Simple Tips for a happy and healthy life

We all lead busy lives and it is easy to get caught up and forget about the basics. Here are our five things to stick too for a healthy and happy life.

07-11-2018

Running in the Dark? Go for it!

Check out our running in the dark tips to keep you active this winter. Why not try a run in the dark! It’s peaceful, your senses are heightened so you take in more.

01-11-2018