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:
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.
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!
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.
Check out the current rankings after Gaelforce West and see who is topping the poll. It's game on for Gaelforce North in September!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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<
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