Connemara Challenge boasts 1,000 runners

More than 1,000 competitors from Ireland and overseas descended on Connemara to take part in last weekend’s Gaelforce Connemara Challenge. Competitors took on a 31km course, which involved a bog run along the Western Way, a climb up the foothills of the Maum turks, a 2km kayak on Killary Fjord and a cycle along Coillte Tracks. The overall winner was Westport’s Padraig Marrey with a time of 2:05:26. The first woman was Derval Devaney, also 2010 Gaelforce winner, with a time of 2:22:14.

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