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Do you fancy getting some training tips and advice from the experts?

Come along to one of our free training days that are open to everyone regardless of which distance you are doing or how far along you are in your training.

On the day we will run and cycle some of the race day routes. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and pick up some tips about adventure racing.

There’s no need to worry about keeping up! We will split into two groups. One group for beginners (Challenge route) and the second group for intermediate(Sport route).

Training Day
Location: Lynams Hotel, Laragh, Co Wicklow
Date: Saturday 16th February
Topics to be covered: Mandatory kit, race gear, bike options, race day routes and general advice to help your day.
What to bring: Bike, helmet, trail runners, food snacks and water.
Cost: Free

What to expect on the day
– Meet at car park to rear of Lynams Hotel

09:30 – 09:45 – Bikes & gear checked and ready to go

09:45 -10:30 – General tips re kit, nutrition and gear

10:40 – 13:00 – Run and cycle parts of the race day course.

13.00 – 13:30 – Post training debrief and Q&A

Please ensure you have water, snacks, gear on and your bike in “race fit” condition with spares, pump, tubes, etc.
This training is aimed at beginners who are doing their 1st or maybe 2nd adventure race. Those planning to undertake the Expert route may not benefit from this day and is not geared at experienced racers.

Warm clothes and extra layers will be necessary as the pace will be aimed to suit even the slowest participant.

Both groups will be lead by an experienced adventure racer who will be on hand to advise throughout the session.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us –

Kayak training:

Date: Saturday 30th March

Time: 10.30

Location: Blessington Lakes

Contact:  Brian Keogh 087830721

Cost: €25 pay on the day directly to Brian Keogh

Details:  2-hour kayak training session with fully qualified kayak instructors with on the same type kayaks you will be using on the day of Quest Glendalough. All equipment is provided. Just bring a towel, warm clothes for kayaking and old runners that will get wet.

Note: It is recommended that participants undertake a kayak training session before the event.