07/06/16 – Post updated to include the ordering link.
So you’re counting down to ITERA in August and you have all your ducks in a row. Training is going well and you might even be thinking of your packing and gear lists.
The one thing you might miss out on, especially the domestic teams, is the need for a bike box. Because we are not flying anywhere and as previous domestic races provided universal bike transport boxes we may not have thought of it.
If you have a look over here ———>>>>>
you will see that it is a little over 2 months and 2 weeks until #TriHarderAR takes their place in ITERA Ireland alongside some HUGE international adventure racing teams.
Saturday 20 February
Event: Causeway Coast Adventure Race, Round 2 in Boyle Co. Roscommon – 5 hours, MTB, Trekking, Orienteering, Kayak and Special Tasks in teams of 2. Collect as many controls as you can. Penalties for roads off limits and every minute over 5 hours.
This Saturday Sean & Mike are heading to Boyle to take part in one of the Causeway Coast series of Adventure Races.
As most will be aware the CCAR races are brought together by Ivan Park the Race Director of the Beast of Ballyhoura and his team. With it being relatively close to our neck of the woods it is a chance to get an early race under the belts.
Mike is on his way back after a bad bout of flu which knocked his plans for The Race out the window and Sean is heading to Paris marathon in a few weeks in his own words “to trot around” with Edel.
Whatever happens you can be sure the two boys will have a ton of fun. In case you missed what happened in the UK a few years back when they went to Endure 24.
Have a read of that report.
Thankfully this CCAR Round 2 is only a 5 hour race so the Race Reports should only be a page or two, none of the Beastly epics that we come to anticipate from the lads. Watch out on Twitter, you can be sure Sean will be live tweeting 😉
I stumbled across this brilliant post from Team Virtus a while ago about SHared Adventure Race Training sessions and just have not stopped laughing or thinking about it since!! 😀
Would you consider being part of TriHarder Adventure Racing? Are you ready to take that first step?
If the clock on the right was not a big enough clue, the seed that Ron Howard from Sleepmosters sowed in our collective #adventureracing heads at the 2015 Beast of Ballyhoura wrap party has germinated into a sapling for 2016 & taken root.
Teasing videos like this from Moycullen Bike Works don’t help with resisting temptation!!
A Fat-bike Adventure on the Wild Atlantic Way from iFatBike on Vimeo.