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 […]
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 […]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Cycling Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, 2100km in 7 days
Cycling the Wild Atlantic Way Audax What does it take to cycle 2100km in 7 days with over 24000 metres of climbing, along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way? It takes character! The Wild Atlantic Way Audax - Why would someone choose to endure this physical and mental gruelling challenge? Is it to escape, to live in the [...]
Nutrition and hydration before, during and after events
Nutrition and Hydration "Do you know your name? Who do you work for? Where are you from?" This is what I was bombarded with when I half opened my eyes and came back into the world of the living. I laughed at Linda, my adventure buddy and spluttered out, "What are you on about? What’s [...]
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