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You asked and we answered!  Following a great AMA session last Sunday on Insta, we have gathered together the most common questions we get asked about Quest 12 Beara and listed them below.  If there is something else on your mind please feel free to drop us a message on social or email us info@eliteevents.ie

  • What time does the event start?
    • We expect the event to kick off at 7.30am
  • Will there be cut offs?
    • There will be two cut offs, first cut off at transition one, second cut off at the kayak transition.
  • What is the hardest part of the event?
    • Possibly the first cycle!
  • Are there changing facilities?
    • There will be male and female facilities at each transition area.
  • How much running is involved?
    • Stage 1 – 18.35km
    • Stage 3 – 12.10km
    • Stage 6 – 10.28km
  • What is your favourite stage of the event?
    • Our Race Director Ollie’s favourite stage is the first cycle – the Healy Pass!
  • Do the cycles take place on the main road?
    • The cycles take place on tarmac roads which are a mixture of main and back roads.
  • By following the training plan, is it enough preparation?
    • If you follow our training plan it should well prepare you to finish within the 12 hours!
  • Top three things to have in your backpack on race day?
    • Anti-chafing cream
    • 2 x spare tubes
    • Rain Jacket
  • What is the best race day nutrition, real food vs gels?
    • It’s a long day, real food will be needed, make use of the refreshments at the transition areas and only use gels if you really need them.
  • If you don’t have access to trails for training, will road running be enough preparation?
    • It’s advisable to get some trail running practice in as the terrain can be rough and road running will not get you ready for it.
  • What are the chances we will get lost on the course?
    • The routes will be very well marshaled and marked out, it hasn’t happened to us yet!
  • Are the kayaks one or two man?
    • The kayaks are two persons in a double kayak.
  • Will there be a training day?
    • We plan to run a training day in July, keep an eye on social media for updates.
  • Will there be a transition box drop off facility?
    • Yes, you will give us two transition boxes on the Friday evening at registration and we will have them ready for you when you reach each transition.
  • What are the timing estimates?
    • Average times are as follows:
    • Stage 1, Run – 2:25
    • Stage 2, Cycle – 3:45
    • Stage 3, Run – 1:30
    • Stage 4, Cycle – 1:05
    • Stage 5, Kayak – 0:10
    • Stage 6, Run – 1:45
    • Stage 7, Kayak – 0:10
  • Are there many portaloos on the course?
    • There will be toilet facilities at each transition area

Quest 12 Beara takes place on 28th August 2021, full details are available here