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.
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.
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
Coming up with ideas on gifts can be tricky, additionally we often want to consider the envionement with what we are buying. So not just any gift will do. Here are five eco gift ideas from us, which we would love to get and are gifting this season.
Gaelforce North was the grand finale in the series. Now it is time to find out who took the crown of the Gaelforce Adventure Series in 2019.
Only one adventure race to go... Time to have a close look at the current ranking in the Gaelforce Adventure Series.
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.
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."