IRELAND’S only adventure race which gives 100pc of the proceeds to charity, will take place along part of the spectacular West Cork leg of the Wild Atlantic Way, this October. ‘SCAR’ – the Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race – has already signed up a number of top Irish adventure athletes, including Fiona Meade, Chris Caulfield and Jerry O’Sullivan.
The Lough Hyne Sprint Triathlon, organized by the West Cork Triathlon club (www.westcorktri.com) is now open for registration. Click on the link for more details.
THE 2 Cool for School Duathlon returns on February 24th next at O Donovan Rossa Park, Skibbereen. The adult race will be at 12 noon with the kid’s race at 11 am.
HE’S more used to being in the open water but the tables were turned for record-breaking endurance swimmer Steve Redmond recently as he was the one shouting encouragement for three novice endurance swimmers.
UP to 500 thrill seekers are gearing up for Munster’s biggest adventure trail, the South Coast Adventure Race which will be held this year in Liss Ard Estate, Skibbereen on Saturday, October 20th next.
BALLYDEHOB’S own superman, endurance swimmer Steve Redmond was honoured by no less than the Lord Mayor of Cork recently with a special Civic Reception held in his honour at Cork City Hall.
LAST weekend Garry Minihane and Shane Keohane from Skibbereen competed in the Gaelforce West Adventure Race, which is the largest one-day adventure race of its kind in the world.
MIZEN Rovers host the “Root 2 Crook” five-mile road race from Goleen to Crookhaven, dubbed “the most scenic coastal run in Ireland” on Sunday, August 19th next.
THE “Durrus 5” is a five-mile road race / walk which will be held in Durrus on Saturday, September 8th next. The race / walk is a fundraising event, with all monies raised going directly towards the development of a safe running / walking path in Durrus in the new GAA grounds for the people of Muintir Bhaire.
A CHARITY swim will take place in the scenic Lough Allua between Ballingeary and Inchigeelah at the foothills of the Shehy Mountains on Saturday, August 4th next. The 8km swim gets underway at 2pm swim and is being held to raise money for the Bishopstown Lions Club who will provide the charity funds to local charities in Bishopstown and Inchigeelah.