The Wild Mayo Ultra 650km

How could I have possibly said no, when Padraig Marrey asked me if I’m up to do the Wild Mayo Ultra 650km, an ultra-cycling event around my home county Mayo? As a wild Mayo woman, cyclist and adventurer I was instantly hooked by the idea and I was curious if Padraig would actually be able […]

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Everesting off road on a mountain bike

Everesting off-road on a mountain bike

One might wonder why you would choose to cycle up and down a rocky path on your mountain bike until you accumulated 8,848 metres of elevation – the height of Mt. Everest. Therefore, I put together some information on ‘What is Everesting?’ as well as a personal report on the off-road Everesting mountain bike challenge […]

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The story of my bicycle

The story of my bike – by Rachel Nolan ‘Rachel Nolan!… slow down or you’ll fall and cut your knees!’ This is one of my first and strongest memories of being on a bicycle. My Granny staring at me with a shocked expression on her face. She was not used to seeing little girls racing […]

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Ireland’s Rachel Nolan on her epic win over male rivals in 2,113km ultra race – Stickybottle

Ireland’s Rachel Nolan on her epic win over male rivals in 2,113km ultra race – Stickybottle Link to original interview Posted on: September 24th, Fresh from an incredible win in the 2,113km Transatlantic Way ultra race, Rachel Nolan said she was delighted to add another chapter to the unfolding international story of women winning ultra race […]

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The TransAtlanticWay

Cycle like a girl
2113.3km | 25,225m climbing | self-supported
“I have a question for you. When the boys need to pee, they just stop at the side of the road, but what do you do?”
A cyclist’s mother in law asked me minutes before the start of the TransAtlanticWay. Well, I do what the boys do, just in a different position”
For the next 5 days, cycling my way along the Irish west coast […]

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World’s Toughest Race Eco-Challenge Fiji

Would you take on the World’s Toughest Race – again?
Eco-Challenge – the bed rock of Adventure Racing
A personal race report about Rachel’s experience with Team Ireland AR taking of the World’s Toughest Race […]

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Maya Mountain Challenge blog

The Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge

Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge Belize was more than just an adventure! Bush whacking in the jungle for over 20 hours, bikes sinking with the canoe, stranded on a deserted island, rescued by the Belize military, making camp fires with maps, serious bike collusions, cave swimming, abseiling down cliffs, bike swimming down rivers, eaten alive by […]

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London Edinburgh London blog

London-Edinburgh-London cycle, August 2017

London – Edinburgh – London The Outsider Magazine caught up with endurance athlete Rachel Nolan to talk about her recent London-Edinburgh-London cycle. Rachel Nolan (31) is a badass. The Mayo woman, who is supported by Columbia, has racked up a serious amount of events in Ireland and further afield this year. She won The Race in Donegal, […]

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THE RACE 2017, a personal report on Ireland’s toughest endurance race

THE RACE in Donegal The 5am whistle goes and we’re off.. THE RACE in Donegal is known ultimately as Ireland’s toughest endurance event due to the harsh unpredictable weather conditions, the relentless hills and the duration of the adventure. Participants have 24 hours to complete the unsupported course of 247km which incorporates running, biking and […]

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ITERA world series expedition adventure race

ITERA  Gaelforce winds and relentless rain, sleep deprivation, life threatening situations- this was a seriously hardcore 5 days of adventure and certainly not for the inexperienced! ITERA 2016 was a 5 day non-stop 600km expedition race as part of the Adventure Racing World Series and this year it took place along the rugged coastline and […]

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