first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES JORGE VELEZ, WARREN’S SHOWTIME, WINNER:  “She’s got a really good late kick.  She likes to run inside, so it makes it easier to save ground.  When I came here, my agent (Nelson Arroyo, Jr.) had me look at lot of tapes of Laffit Pincay and it’s helped me.  Craig (Lewis) has been so great to me, he’s put me on so many of his horses.  This is my biggest win and I feel really happy to have the opportunity.” TRAINER QUOTES CRAIG LEWIS, WARREN’S SHOWTIME, WINNER: “She’s really a nice filly. She’s got a terrific turn of foot and it helped her today. It got a little tight around the turn, but the jock waited and the rail opened up and we got through. She had a fever a little while back and we had to back off for a while.  I’m hopeful that we haven’t got to the bottom of her potential yet.  She has done a lot to date.“This sire (Clubhouse Ride) has kept me alive.  We are reaping the benefits of the offspring. He is wonderful for California we couldn’t be more excited about the future with him.”“Sally and Ben are great owners and have been great friends of mine so I’m very happy to win, especially for them.SALLY WARREN, WARREN’S SHOWTIME, WINNER:” it is wonderful, we are so grateful. We are so happy to have Craig and for Clubhouse Ride it is so exciting and good for California. We are coming in from Vegas and going home with a trophy and the money.”BEN WARREN, WARREN’S SHOWTIME, WINNER:  “Clubhouse Ride raced with our horse and won quite a bit of money and we were very close with Craig so we bred them and we have nine more ‘Clubhouse’ babies.“We are getting better mares. We had 800 horses before but they were not very good now were getting better stuff.”                NOTES: The winning owners are Ben & Sally Warren who reside in Las Vegas, Nevada.last_img read more

Athletic and Real will debut in the Saudi Super Cup

first_imgSuper Cup matchesThe bases of the Super Cup establish that the runner-up of the Copa del Rey must be measured in the semifinals with the League champion. This time, it seems that it will be fulfilled. In fact, it just wouldn’t be like that if there is final ‘sorpasso’ of Real Sociedad or Athletic. In the first edition of the four format, it did not happen. Barcelona had both characteristics, which caused the celebration of a pure draw that matched Real Madrid with Valencia and the Blaugrana team with Atlético de Madrid. If nothing changes, next May 24, date of the 38th day of LaLiga Santander, the pairings will also be known. The Spanish Super Cup, which will be held again next season in Final Four format and in Saudi Arabia, is taking shape. In fact, the four teams that will play it are practically known. For the moment, the presence of Athletic Club de Bilbao and Real Sociedad is assured as Cup finalists. Both will be released, since the last edition was composed of Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia and Atlético de Madrid.In addition to the two Basque teams, The participation of Real Madrid and Barcelona as champion and runner-up is not far from closed (order to be defined) from LaLiga Santander. To avoid this, the persecutors should cut a significant distance from here to the end of the domestic national championship. Seville (46 points) it is the best placed, although it must cut the nine of advantage that Barcelona has in the remaining 12 days.Even so, there could still be several circumstances that would change the course of the Super Cup. The first is that Madrid or Barcelona lost their place because they were overtaken by another team. In that case, such a club would be the one that would travel to Saudi Arabia. It could also be that Real society, sixth of the table, made a perfect final straight and finished as leader or second of LaLiga Santander. In that case, the place of the winter tournament would go to third place in the First Division. The same would happen in the case that it was Athletic who fought to win the League.The possibilities are remote, but mathematically there is still the option that Athletic and Real Sociedad finish as first and second of the championship domestic national. In that strange assumption, they would go to the Supercopa of Arabia next to the third and fourth classified of LaLiga. Be that as it may, more than two months before the end of the season, it seems complicated that the two Basques are not accompanied by Real Madrid and Barcelona in the new format promoted by Luis Rubiales.JESUS ​​ALVAREZ ORIHUELA & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Real Madrid emerged victorious from the first Spanish Super Cup.JESUS ​​ALVAREZ ORIHUELA (DIARIO AS) Immunity in the Copa del ReyThe fact of playing the Spanish Super Cup gives the four participants an advantage in the Cup. And is that they will be exempt until the sixteenth of the final or, what is the same, two rounds will be saved, in which the First Division teams measure themselves to clubs of Third and Second B. Anyway, it is a poisoned gift. This season, the four of Arabia were surprised by the trap of the single party, unlike their rivals, already accustomed. Moreover, neither Valencia, nor Atlético, nor Real Madrid nor Barcelona reached the semifinals of the KO tournament.JESUS ​​ALVAREZ ORIHUELA & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Rubiales, the great driver of the new Super Cup format.JESUS ​​ALVAREZ ORIHUELA (DIARIO AS)center_img The elections to the Federation and the Super CupThe new Super Cup format has been questioned by many, not so much for the Final Four, but for the fact that it is disputed in Saudi Arabia. Luis Rubiales, as president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, signed a large contract worth 40 million euros per year (Not all the money goes to the clubs, nor does the four charge the same) and three guaranteed editions. With the RFEF elections on the horizon, it is unknown what Iker Casillas would do with this competition in case he was victorious.Anyway, the contract is signed and it seems complicated that it can be broken by the change of mandate. However, if Rubiales finally defeats his rival and others who may appear (Antonio Torres has already pronounced his intention) the continuity of the format and the headquarters is fully guaranteed. Be that as it may, Real Sociedad and Athletic already have the certainty of being able to fight the first title in Spain next season.A first edition with the greatsValencia, Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid, as great powers of national football, were the participants of the first edition of the Spanish Super Cup in the Final Four format. While the competition bases make it the strongest to participate in the Saudi Arabian tournament, the great Cup made by Real Sociedad and Athletic gives them a place. Now, they will have a great opportunity, not only at the sports level, but also when it comes to showing their values ​​and philosophy internationally. Also for economic income.last_img read more

Maranatha falls in semis

first_imgThe schools split their Alpha League games this season, and both were reasonably close, Whittier winning by four points and Maranatha winning by two. “Yes, this time at least it seemed easier,” Heralds point guard Kim Yoshinaga said with a smile after she engineered the 19-point win. LA MIRADA – Whitley Brown scored 13 points and had six assists, leading Whittier Christian High School to a 42-23 victory over Maranatha in Saturday’s CIF-Southern Section, Division V-AA playoff semifinals at Biola University. The victory put the Heralds in the school’s first CIF championship game in the sport. “We all came out really hard. We had a lot of intensity. I’m so excited (to be in the finals). At the beginning, I didn’t think we would get this far. It seemed so far away at the time, the reality of it all.” Maranatha played without its leading scorer and rebounder, Natasha Herring, who missed the game because of a personal commitment. Without the 6-foot junior center, the Minutemen had no answer for Whittier Christian’s front line of 6-2 Jacko Joseph, 6-0 Kristen Schaefer and the 5-10 Brown. Brown was particularly effective in getting the ball inside to the other two, who helped the Heralds control the boards. “Without Natasha, we couldn’t prevent their big players inside from getting the ball,” Maranatha coach Duane Takayama said. center_img Whittier Christian spotted the Minutemen a quick basket and then went on an 8-0 run before finishing the opening quarter with an 11-7 lead. Neither team managed much offense in the second quarter, with the Heralds holding a 11-7 rebounding edge to increase their lead to 17-11 at halftime. “I thought we played a real gritty game for a first time in the semifinals,” coach Bill Crammer said. “We overcame our nerves in the second half and settled down. We played outstanding defense the whole game. (562)698-0955, Ext. 3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Insider Trading: Spurs interested in Toulouse forward, Ayew latest, Newcastle’s double swoop and more

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.Our man in the know reviews the January transfer window so far, as we are now beyond the halfway point.He provides the Newcastle latest, with details on where the Magpies are in terms of a move for Saido Berahino from West Brom, who they appear keen to sign.Another Englishman on the Tynesiders’ radar is Tottenham’s Andros Townsend as Steve McClaren continues to eye home recruits, who all come at a premium.Warren says Spurs are interested in Toulouse forward Wissam Ben Yedder but they face competition from Ligue 1 side Marseille.Across London, West Ham are looking to tie up two deals, with Leeds United’s Sam Byram close to signing on at Upton Park, and Slaven Bilic hopes to return to Turkey to tempt 30-year-old Burak Yilmaz away from Galatasaray.Andre Ayew could be making a Premier League move to the north with Sunderland and Liverpool showing interest and the Reds could use a player or two as a makeweight.Finally, we have the latest on Steven Naismith’s Norwich move, Abdoulaye Doucouré, Jerome Sinclair, the Championship latest, Chelsea’s Bertrand Traore and much more.Here are the latest talkSPORT stories from beat Chelsea and West Brom to signing of £4.5m Italy starletChelsea ready to take huge loss on £21m summer signing Baba RahmanNewcastle transfer news: Florian Thauvin to join Marseille once Andros Townsend deal is completedWest Ham to table £6m bid for long-standing target Burak YilmazTottenham have £23m bid rejected for Atletico Madrid striker Jackson Martinez – ReportsLiverpool transfer news: Striker bid rejected, Ajax starlet wanted and late swoop for Barcelona man plannedLiverpool’s Lazar Markovic will not make decision on future until summerManchester United transfer report: AC Milan told they can sign Marouane Fellaini for £19mlast_img read more

Arsenal join race to sign Italy star as Liverpool ‘prepare £30m bid’

first_img Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing And though Liverpool have renewed their interest in Barella with the bid they are reportedly planning, the Reds are now joined by one of their Premier League rivals in the chase for the midfielder.According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Arsenal have sent scouts to watch the youngster, and it sounds as if the Gunners are aware of Barella’s qualities.Cagliari’s league rivals Milan and Inter are also named as keeping tabs on him. 2 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets three-way race Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Barella made his Italy debut in a 1-1 draw with Ukraine last week 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star TOP WORK IN DEMAND LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Barella has earned comparisons with Liverpool great Steven Gerrard RANKED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Latest transfer news REVEALED Arsenal have entered the race to sign Liverpool target Nicolo Barella, according to reports.Barella, the midfielder, is widely regarded as one of the most promising players in European football, having established himself at Cagliari over the past three seasons to earn his debut Italy cap last week. moving on He is known to have been watched by a number of Europe’s biggest sides, including Liverpool, who are said to be preparing a £30million bid for the 21-year-old.The Reds were keeping tabs on Barella earlier this year, and it has been suggested they are one of the clubs who approached Cagliari over signing the youngster during the summer; the player himself revealed his club rejected offers for him. targets Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVING THE DREAM It is stated that Barella leaving Cagliari in January is unlikely, but the Sardinian outfit are expecting a transfer battle for the midfielder to get under way next summer.last_img read more


first_imgA MESSAGE FROM AN GARDA SIOCHANA: A safety initiative entitled “Light Up” will take place nationally on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st February 2013. Its aim is to address the significant issue of defective, broken, missing or inappropriate use of vehicle lighting. Garda members will specifically target and intercept drivers who have defective lighting, or are using them inappropriately, on their vehicles.Members of the public have frequently been advised and reminded of the necessity to ensure all legally required lights and lamps are in working order. Whilst financial constraints are appreciated, it is very apparent that some are not heeding the message, and vehicles with only one headlight or tail light are regularly seen on our roads.This situation left unchecked creates significant danger to all road users. Drivers of vehicles with defective lighting will have compromised visibility. In addition, drivers of other vehicles could easily mistake a vehicle with one headlight with, for example, a motorcycle. On a dark narrow road this could lead to a very serious road traffic collision, with additional dangers for pedestrians. This situation must be addressed immediately and all vehicles must be able to see and be seen. Similarly, Garda members will be targeting the inappropriate use of fog lights. These high intensity fog lights and fog lamps dazzle and distract other drivers and could easily cause a collision. They must only be used in fog or falling snow. Some motorists however, use them to compensate when a dipped headlight beam is broken.Members of the public are being advised of this initiative in advance. This will give drivers and riders an opportunity and an incentive to rectify any defects that may be present on their vehicles and thus avoid prosecution, whilst at the same time make their vehicles safer.Assistant Commissioner Gerard Phillips said today:-“We are advising the public of what will be happening in advance. We would prefer to have the defect remedied rather than prosecute. Too many people are lax when one light or bulb blows but the simple reality is that your range of vision is severely compromised, plus others may find it difficult to see you. In simple terms, a one headlight car could be mistaken for a motorcycle or make it impossible for you too see that pedestrian out walking because you have reduced your range of vision by 50%.” Assistant Commissioner Phillips continued:-“We continually receive complaints about people using fog lights on the front of their vehicles and fog lamps on the rear when there is no fog or falling snow. They are non directional and are much brighter than other lights and lamps on your vehicle thereby dazzling and distracting other drivers. It’s a simple choice. Please take note of the date of this operation, remedy your defect, turn off your fog lights and lamps or you risk prosecution.”Mr. Noel Brett, Chief Executive of the RSA had this advice for motorists:“We have seen a marked deterioration in the number of vehicles which fail their NCT or Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness (CVR) test because of defective lights. In 2012 over 550,000 cars were found to have defective lights at NCT. That’s over 1 in 5 of the national vehicle fleet. It is extremely important to have correctly working lights on your vehicle and I would urge every road-user to make sure all of your lights are in proper working order before you start your journey. Think about it – how can you be safe if you can’t be seen? Before you start your journey, take a couple of minutes to turn on your lights and check them – this simple check could be the difference in you coming home safely tonight. When driving with a defective headlight the driver will have an unlit portion of the road ahead and may not see a pedestrian or cyclist”“I would also like to remind motorists to only use their front and rear fog lights in dense fog and to switch off in clear weather. Similarly, front and rear fog lamps should only be used in dense fog or falling snow. Never use front or rear fog lights in normal driving conditions as they tend to dazzle other road users.” In relation to the recent upsurge in road deaths Assistant Commissioner Phillips appealed to all road users to take extra care on the roads:-“We need to immediately reverse the recent significant increase in road deaths. We are appealing to road users to get the basics right and take responsibility. In particular, slow down and appreciate how long it will take to stop in an emergency situation – it’s more than you might think. Please also wear your seatbelt at all times, and ensure all your passengers always do the same. From 2012 we know of 16 deaths where a seatbelt was not worn by a driver or passenger. This should not happen in this day and age. We are also appealing to pedestrians to ensure that you wear high visibility clothing when out walking, especially at night, as again we are aware of dark clothing being a contributory factor in some collisions involving pedestrians. Please give yourself every chance of being seen.”Noel Brett, Chief Executive of the RSA added the following:-It has not been a good start to 2013 for road safety. 30 lives tragically cut short, 19 drivers, 2 passengers, 6 pedestrians, 2 motorcyclists and 1 cyclist. All avoidable deaths and a reason for each life needlessly lost. I’m asking every road user to set their own personal target to return to the life-saving behaviour they have shown over the last number of years. I’ve said before that the greatest risk we now face daily, when using the roads, is complacency. Using the roads is still the most dangerous thing we do every day irrespective of age. We need to remember this, whether driving, cycling or walking. GARDAI PROMISE CRACK DOWN IN ‘LIGHT UP’ SAFETY INITIATIVE was last modified: February 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgWiSAR Engineer Chris McDaid at work in the CoLab.A research company based at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology is literally pedaling its own way to success. The WiSAR Lab is now collaborating with the Northern Ireland Technology Centre (NITC) at Queen’s University Belfast to deliver a novel cycling product for Coleraine based start-up company Innovative Inventions Ltd.The project, which is being part-funded by Invest NI under its Grant for R&D programme, is aiming to develop an innovative product to enhance safety for the cyclist. The WiSAR Lab will be utilising its knowledge and capabilities in wireless and embedded systems and collaborating with the NITC, who are delivering the product design expertise, to provide a prototype solution for the Co. Derry based company.The WISER Lab team meet Enterprise Ireland Board. Photo Clive WassonSpeaking on the announcement of the project Fergal Tuffy, manager of the WiSAR Lab, said when Innovative Inventions Ltd approached them, they were delighted to be able to partner with the NITC at Queen’s.“The NITC are widely recognised as leaders in design, engineering and manufacturing. They are one of Queen’s University Belfast’s primary links with industry and have a strong international reputation. It speaks volumes of the capabilities that exist here at LYIT when we were asked to partner on this project and we are excited about the project that lies ahead.”The WiSAR Lab is an Enterprise Ireland funded Technology Gateway based at the LYIT’s CoLab facility. It uses its knowledge of wireless sensors, embedded systems and electronics prototyping to assist companies with research and development projects across various sectors in systems such as health monitoring, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) and the optimisation of industrial processes.Fergal continued, ”In the current climate it is important for start-up and established companies to continue to innovate and enhance their products. John and the team at Innovative Inventions Ltd have a series of products that they hope to bring to the market so we hope that this will be the beginning of a long standing relationship.”John Milligan, Principal Inventor with Innovative Inventions, was delighted to be able to make the announcement.He said, “We have identified a market niche which we feel can tap into the growing cycling market. Cycling is the biggest single category in the worldwide sport market and was estimated at €38.5 billion in 2013. With government incentive schemes such as cycle to work and highly successful staging of the Giro d’Italia on both sides of the Irish border, the number of people taking up cycling is on the rise.“It really is a growth market and one which we feel could have great potential for us with our novel idea.” He concluded, “We feel we have chosen the best research and development expertise to develop our product and with the assistance of WiSAR and the NITC we hope to make it a real success.” To find out more about the WiSAR Lab visit or contact Fergal directly at the WiSAR Lab on 074 918 6462 or email RESEARCH CENTRE GETS ITS ‘SPOKE’ IN TO HELP GET UNIQUE CYCLING PROJECT ON ROAD was last modified: July 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalLYITWiSAR LABlast_img read more

Changing jobs, your life, one class at a time

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “You know that you can become someone else if you just do it,” she said, holding a winter 2006 schedule in hand. Inside the more than 1,200 community colleges nationwide, enrollment has been on a high and continues to grow inside most classrooms. Lower tuition rates have traditionally made the schools attractive alternatives to universities for the first few years spent earning a degree. Average annual tuition at a community college is $2,000, according to the National Association of Community Colleges, a Washington, D.C.,-based organization representing more than 1,200 colleges annually. Tuition is the main reason Lindy Giammichele attends College of the Canyons. She’s undecided on a career and is taking classes at the community college until she knows what she wants to focus on. “It’s less expensive than other schools, and I don’t know what I want to major in,” she said. SANTA CLARITA – Her job in the radiology department was stable and paid the bills, but Nancy Clark-Hernandez wanted more than the black-and-white life she found with X-rays. So, last year, the 37-year-old mother went back to school and loaded up on weekend courses and other classes at College of the Canyons. Come December, she’ll have enough credits for a certificate to teach preschool. It’s the career she’s always wanted, and, as she says, it’s a second chance at life. The Canyon Country resident is among a growing number of people returning to school for career changes – one of the top reasons enrollment at community colleges is flourishing nationwide. Tuition prices also led Chris Hudson to the same tree-lined campus. Although he’s still in high school, the 17-year-old is taking three courses at the college this semester to get a jump start on his degree. “It’s the most affordable place for me,” the Canyon Country resident said. But the economy also drives enrollment figures – most often when the dollar is sluggish and people lose jobs. Many return to school to earn skills that will help them gain employment or land new careers, said Norma Kent, American Association of Community Colleges vice president of communications. Growth inside community colleges boomed during the 1960s, when many of these facilities first started appearing in sleepy towns and on city streets. Enrollment eventually stabilized, but it typically hasn’t declined much, except in areas such as Louisiana and Mississippi that have been hit by destruction, Kent said. But job training also keeps class lists full at community colleges, since many are responding to the needs of the neighborhoods they serve. Construction classes, for example, are more frequently seen in areas with new and upcoming developments. Locally, more law enforcement officials are making their way these days to College of the Canyons than ever before for a training program. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles Police Department are hiring now and putting officers through academies that are run through agreements with the college, said Barry Gribbons, vice president of institutional development and online services. And they are adding to the number students at the Rockwell Canyon Road institution, where classes first started in 1969. In 1997, enrollment at the school was about 7,430. Seven years later, the student population almost doubled with about 14,200 in attendance for fall semester, Gribbons said. About 120 full-time faculty members have been added to the campus during the past eight years, said Dianne Van Hook, College of the Canyons president. Figures aren’t in yet for student enrollment this semester, but school officials estimate that it will blossom 10 percent each year. Local businesses contribute to some of that growth, because they send employees to the school to improve office skills, such as with computer classes, that will make them more productive. Gribbons also attributed the healthy enrollment to the flexible schedules offered, such courses offered online and on Saturdays. The school also has a five-week intersession between fall and spring semesters with more than 200 classes on the schedule. That type of scheduling helps Clark-Hernandez complete her associate’s degree while raising her 5-year-old daughter. She plans to take more courses on weekends, since her days will be filled with work teaching preschool. When finished, she wants to go to California State University, Northridge, or the University of California, Los Angeles, for her bachelor’s degree. “It’s so much nicer to go back to work like this, because it’s for a career that I decided that I’d become,” Clark-Hernandez said. Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Thousands expected in Donegal Town to welcome home Ulster champions

first_imgThousands are expected on the streets of Donegal Town tonight to greet Donegal’s Ulster-winning heroes.After the 12-point win over Fermanagh in Clones, Declan Bonner’s victorious team are making their triumphant way back to Donegal.A 2-18 to 0-12 victory sees the Anglo Celtic Cup return to The Hills for a ninth time – and the fourth time in the last eight years. Scenes at the final whistle today were every bit as boisterous as in previous years as Donegal’s delirious supporters poured onto the surface to toast the win, after having lost two finals in the last three years.The Donegal team is due to back in Pettigo any time now around 8.30pm. It had been expected that the team would stop off in Ballyshannon but those plans have now been shelved.County Board officials estimate that the Ulster champions will be back at The Diamond in Donegal Town for around 10pm.Thousands expected in Donegal Town to welcome home Ulster champions was last modified: June 24th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2018 Ulster SFCDeclan BonnerdonegalDonegal TownFermanaghMichael Murphylast_img read more

Adventure Racing in Donegal: Exciting, challenging and you’ll love every minute

first_imgThe Donegal landscape was perfected many centuries ago. The glacial movements of the Ice Age have left us a space that is not only stunning, rugged and raw but also the absolute perfect landscape for adventure racing.Anyone who loves cycling will know that Donegal is Ireland’s Mecca for road biking.  Now throw in a stunning run through Glenveagh National Park and a hike up Errigal and you have adventure racing perfection.Gaelforce North. Photo by Martin KalvasterThe lads and ladies over at Gaelforce Events know a thing or two about adventure racing. Often regarded as the pioneers of adventure racing in Ireland they know serious adventure when they see it and Donegal is an obvious choice for anyone who wants a to take on something amazing. Gaelforce North will take place on the 21st of September. This will be the 9th year of this epic race.  Starting out in 2011 as one of the pioneering events in Ireland this race is definitely one for the bucket list. Gaelforce North is sponsored by John West who provide competitors with nutritional advice in the lead up to the race and also have some tasty products at the finish line to help with the recovery after.Gaelforce North. Photo by Martin KalvasterThough these adventure races present a challenge one should never feel that it is beyond them. Adventure racing is for everyone and in general if you can run 10k you have what it takes to do Gaelforce North. The race has a choice of two distances – 63km or 45km, of running, cycling and kayaking. The elation competitors feel at completing a challenge like this is something special. This is making memories for ever, in stunning places like Donegal.Gaelforce North. Photo by Martin KalvasterMany of the competitors who take part in Gaelforce North will travel far and wide. Most competitors would come from the east coast of Ireland but there are also many who travel in from as far away as the US and Europe to experience this mighty race.In 2019 Gaelforce has teamed up with Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health as their charity partner. As part of the partnership participants can donate when registering for the event or become an Everyday Jigsaw Hero and raise vital funds for the charity. This event is a great way to experience all that is magical about Donegal. You can find out more on Racing in Donegal: Exciting, challenging and you’ll love every minute was last modified: August 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:adventure racingenduranceEpickillary gaelforce northlast_img read more