As a team, we’ve been kinda quite for the past while. Since ITERA anyway, which seems like a far distant memory at this stage.
Individually we have all been flat out busy with life. Kate is the only TriHarderAR trooper who has managed to find that Work / Life / AR balance and is doing a mighty job of flying the colours around the world!
Kate raced Expedition Africa earlier this summer with the Raidlight Tumbleweeds and provided us with some thrilling dot watching. Plans are afoot for another Expedition race this Autumn too, so we have to catch up with her on the plans for that one.
The boys have been busy with work and life. Between new arrivals, building business opportunities, studying (congrats to Mike on his results), relocating (Sean in USA) there has not been a whole lot of time or opportunity to do any training let alone racing as a team in 2017. It looks like the season will end without a complete Team #TriHarderAR appearance at any of the adventure races including one of our favourites The Beast where it all started for us.
We’re still here, still loving the sport and with tons of ambitions ahead of us for future races. We’re not ready to #GoDark just yet 😀
This is hilarious I never realised fat-biking could be such a laugh!! ? ??
Picking up from our landing at Corrib rowing club in the last installment, Kate continues with the tale….
Stage 3 was the setting for the biggest paddle leg. This one we had predicted though our ultimate arrival point was a toss up between Fanore and Ballyvaughan. In that we were wrong as Kinvara was the goal.
Anyhow, on with the story as told by @triharderKate…
So following on from our paddle, trek, paddle arrival into Killary Harbour and the subsequent trek along the famine road to Delphi Adventure Centre, it’s just after 1:30 am on Thursday morning when we reach our first transition. Carrying on with Kate’s telling of the story…
What the brief, pre-race website information said about ITERA Ireland 2016 gave little or nothing away about what lying in wait ahead of us for 5 days of intensive adventure racing.
This event is the brainchild of 3 people, Ivan Park the man behind the Beast of Ballyhoara, Avril Copeland a prolific Adventure Racer (who is retiring again!) and James Thurlow has organised over 100 Adventure Sports events in the UK over the past 11 years with Open Adventure. The idea of showing off the country at its finest is what motivates the team behind the ITERA.
ITER – Latin for “journey”.. and the “A” stood for little more than the ADVENTURE (where on that journey the outcomes are uncertain)…
The teams will be racing through Ireland over five days in August 2016. The race will finish in Killarney – and the start – you will have to wait till August in 2016 to find that out..
Read on to find the first part of the ITERA Ireland Race Report from the keyboard of our Queen – TriHarder Kate, enjoy!!