Mar
12
Thu
Biking Blitz at Derroura @ Derroura Mountain Bike Trail
Mar 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The 7th edition of the exciting Biking Blitz Series kicks off  with events taking place in Wicklow, Limerick, Galway #Connemara and Dublin. The Biking Blitz is a mass start cross country mountain bike event, aimed primarily at beginners but with something for everyone. There are series points up for grabs at each event, with an overall series devised from your best three results from any four events. There are two categories, “Baggy Shorts” for beginners or “Super Pro” for more experienced riders, plus youth categories from U8 to U18. Mountain bike trail centres are used exclusively for these events to ensure a fast flowing course in all weather conditions. So saddle up for the first time or put your training to the test at the 2015 Biking Blitz.

Only Senior riders need to enter online. Youths and Juniors enter on the day of the event.

Categories
Baggy Shorts Category- 1 full lap, 16km ( 1 hour approximate winning time)

Super Pro Category- 2 full laps, 32km (1 hour 40mins approximate winning time)

Schedule
Registration- 09.30 to 12.00

Youth U8, U10- 10.30

Youth U12, U14, U16- 11.00

Junior (U18, same distance as Baggy Shorts)- 13.00

Baggy Shorts and Super Pro start time- 13.00

Assembly 15 minutes before start time

Awards Presentation after races- approximately 12.30 and 15.30

 

 

Apr
8
Wed
Maamturks Challenge
Apr 8 all-day

First ran in 1975, the Maamturks challenge has been a focal point of hillwalking in Ireland for over 40 years. Situated between the beautiful communities of Maam and Leenane, the nature of the event is considered unique both within and outside of Ireland.

Participants are required to complete a full transverse of the famous Maamturks mountain range, a notoriously barren and rock terrain. With ridges, cliffs and numerous valleys, participants in the walk are generally some of the most experienced hillwalkers Ireland has to offer. Despite the challenge of the event, it is rare to only ever participate once. Many participants are drawn back each year as an annual pilgrimage to meet with friends from around the country.

Ran by Students
Each year, over 50 students from NUI Galway Mountaineering club take time out of their studies to organise and staff this event for the benefit of the hillwalking community in Ireland as well as the local communities. On the day of the event, support is provided by Galway Radio Experimenters Club , Galway Mountain Rescue and the local landowners.

Participants
Despite the challenge of the event, it is rare for a participant to only ever complete it once. Every year over 70% of our participants return to complete the challenge again. “It’s a great hill walking experience and an opportunity to meet walkers from all over Ireland “

Community
The event is based between the communities of Leenane and Maam. These are some of the few traditional Irish communities that remain on the west coast. The event brings over 400 people to these areas across the weekend, many participants bringing friends and family to experience these areas.

Jul
8
Wed
Roundstone Pony Show 2018 @ Farrel's Field
Jul 8 all-day

For class listings and entry forms please see http://www.roundstoneponyshow.com paddyyank@yahoo.com
086-346-9372 / 095-35833

 

 

Mar
12
Fri
Biking Blitz at Derroura @ Derroura Mountain Bike Trail
Mar 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The 7th edition of the exciting Biking Blitz Series kicks off  with events taking place in Wicklow, Limerick, Galway #Connemara and Dublin. The Biking Blitz is a mass start cross country mountain bike event, aimed primarily at beginners but with something for everyone. There are series points up for grabs at each event, with an overall series devised from your best three results from any four events. There are two categories, “Baggy Shorts” for beginners or “Super Pro” for more experienced riders, plus youth categories from U8 to U18. Mountain bike trail centres are used exclusively for these events to ensure a fast flowing course in all weather conditions. So saddle up for the first time or put your training to the test at the 2015 Biking Blitz.

Only Senior riders need to enter online. Youths and Juniors enter on the day of the event.

Categories
Baggy Shorts Category- 1 full lap, 16km ( 1 hour approximate winning time)

Super Pro Category- 2 full laps, 32km (1 hour 40mins approximate winning time)

Schedule
Registration- 09.30 to 12.00

Youth U8, U10- 10.30

Youth U12, U14, U16- 11.00

Junior (U18, same distance as Baggy Shorts)- 13.00

Baggy Shorts and Super Pro start time- 13.00

Assembly 15 minutes before start time

Awards Presentation after races- approximately 12.30 and 15.30

 

 

Apr
8
Thu
Maamturks Challenge
Apr 8 all-day

First ran in 1975, the Maamturks challenge has been a focal point of hillwalking in Ireland for over 40 years. Situated between the beautiful communities of Maam and Leenane, the nature of the event is considered unique both within and outside of Ireland.

Participants are required to complete a full transverse of the famous Maamturks mountain range, a notoriously barren and rock terrain. With ridges, cliffs and numerous valleys, participants in the walk are generally some of the most experienced hillwalkers Ireland has to offer. Despite the challenge of the event, it is rare to only ever participate once. Many participants are drawn back each year as an annual pilgrimage to meet with friends from around the country.

Ran by Students
Each year, over 50 students from NUI Galway Mountaineering club take time out of their studies to organise and staff this event for the benefit of the hillwalking community in Ireland as well as the local communities. On the day of the event, support is provided by Galway Radio Experimenters Club , Galway Mountain Rescue and the local landowners.

Participants
Despite the challenge of the event, it is rare for a participant to only ever complete it once. Every year over 70% of our participants return to complete the challenge again. “It’s a great hill walking experience and an opportunity to meet walkers from all over Ireland “

Community
The event is based between the communities of Leenane and Maam. These are some of the few traditional Irish communities that remain on the west coast. The event brings over 400 people to these areas across the weekend, many participants bringing friends and family to experience these areas.

Jul
8
Thu
Roundstone Pony Show 2018 @ Farrel's Field
Jul 8 all-day

For class listings and entry forms please see http://www.roundstoneponyshow.com paddyyank@yahoo.com
086-346-9372 / 095-35833

 

 

Mar
12
Sat
Biking Blitz at Derroura @ Derroura Mountain Bike Trail
Mar 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The 7th edition of the exciting Biking Blitz Series kicks off  with events taking place in Wicklow, Limerick, Galway #Connemara and Dublin. The Biking Blitz is a mass start cross country mountain bike event, aimed primarily at beginners but with something for everyone. There are series points up for grabs at each event, with an overall series devised from your best three results from any four events. There are two categories, “Baggy Shorts” for beginners or “Super Pro” for more experienced riders, plus youth categories from U8 to U18. Mountain bike trail centres are used exclusively for these events to ensure a fast flowing course in all weather conditions. So saddle up for the first time or put your training to the test at the 2015 Biking Blitz.

Only Senior riders need to enter online. Youths and Juniors enter on the day of the event.

Categories
Baggy Shorts Category- 1 full lap, 16km ( 1 hour approximate winning time)

Super Pro Category- 2 full laps, 32km (1 hour 40mins approximate winning time)

Schedule
Registration- 09.30 to 12.00

Youth U8, U10- 10.30

Youth U12, U14, U16- 11.00

Junior (U18, same distance as Baggy Shorts)- 13.00

Baggy Shorts and Super Pro start time- 13.00

Assembly 15 minutes before start time

Awards Presentation after races- approximately 12.30 and 15.30

 

 

Apr
8
Fri
Maamturks Challenge
Apr 8 all-day

First ran in 1975, the Maamturks challenge has been a focal point of hillwalking in Ireland for over 40 years. Situated between the beautiful communities of Maam and Leenane, the nature of the event is considered unique both within and outside of Ireland.

Participants are required to complete a full transverse of the famous Maamturks mountain range, a notoriously barren and rock terrain. With ridges, cliffs and numerous valleys, participants in the walk are generally some of the most experienced hillwalkers Ireland has to offer. Despite the challenge of the event, it is rare to only ever participate once. Many participants are drawn back each year as an annual pilgrimage to meet with friends from around the country.

Ran by Students
Each year, over 50 students from NUI Galway Mountaineering club take time out of their studies to organise and staff this event for the benefit of the hillwalking community in Ireland as well as the local communities. On the day of the event, support is provided by Galway Radio Experimenters Club , Galway Mountain Rescue and the local landowners.

Participants
Despite the challenge of the event, it is rare for a participant to only ever complete it once. Every year over 70% of our participants return to complete the challenge again. “It’s a great hill walking experience and an opportunity to meet walkers from all over Ireland “

Community
The event is based between the communities of Leenane and Maam. These are some of the few traditional Irish communities that remain on the west coast. The event brings over 400 people to these areas across the weekend, many participants bringing friends and family to experience these areas.

Jul
8
Fri
Roundstone Pony Show 2018 @ Farrel's Field
Jul 8 all-day

For class listings and entry forms please see http://www.roundstoneponyshow.com paddyyank@yahoo.com
086-346-9372 / 095-35833

 

 

Mar
12
Sun
Biking Blitz at Derroura @ Derroura Mountain Bike Trail
Mar 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The 7th edition of the exciting Biking Blitz Series kicks off  with events taking place in Wicklow, Limerick, Galway #Connemara and Dublin. The Biking Blitz is a mass start cross country mountain bike event, aimed primarily at beginners but with something for everyone. There are series points up for grabs at each event, with an overall series devised from your best three results from any four events. There are two categories, “Baggy Shorts” for beginners or “Super Pro” for more experienced riders, plus youth categories from U8 to U18. Mountain bike trail centres are used exclusively for these events to ensure a fast flowing course in all weather conditions. So saddle up for the first time or put your training to the test at the 2015 Biking Blitz.

Only Senior riders need to enter online. Youths and Juniors enter on the day of the event.

Categories
Baggy Shorts Category- 1 full lap, 16km ( 1 hour approximate winning time)

Super Pro Category- 2 full laps, 32km (1 hour 40mins approximate winning time)

Schedule
Registration- 09.30 to 12.00

Youth U8, U10- 10.30

Youth U12, U14, U16- 11.00

Junior (U18, same distance as Baggy Shorts)- 13.00

Baggy Shorts and Super Pro start time- 13.00

Assembly 15 minutes before start time

Awards Presentation after races- approximately 12.30 and 15.30