Archive for April, 2008

Tonight was the start of the LVO 2008 WEE orienteering series; WEE standing for Wednesday Evening Events. The WEE Series is organised and run by Lagan Valley Orienteers (LVO) during the summer months, to promote orienteering to a wider audience as well as to provide the regulars with a challenging mid-week run. Basically they are […]

Rowan competed in last night’s Slieve Martin mountain race and finished a superb 16th out of a very competitive field. Tonight’s race was Slieve Martin in Rostrevor. With approx 4.3 miles and 1600 feet of climbing it was going to be anything but easy but at 7.30pm well over 100 competitors lined up to do battle. […]

Team Average Joes won the ‘Elite’ Total Experience Adventure Race at the weekend down at Blessington, Co.Wicklow. The team was competing together for the first time and this was an excellent result over some open and stiff local competition. Kate, Jonny, Rowan and Paul completed the course within the 8 hour deadline with a time […]

The team’s first race as a foursome takes place this Saturday down at Blessington, Co.Wicklow. The race will have a limit of 8 hours to try and cover the full course, with teams hoping not to pick up any time penalties along the way. Details from the race read After approx. an hour and a half on the […]

Strange pairings sometimes produce great results – Mork & Mindy, Sonny & Cher, Kermit and Miss Piggy. With this in mind the most and the least experienced members of Average Joes teamed up to form Here We Joe Again for the first event of the 2008 Adventure Ireland AR series – a 60k race held […]

On Saturday 12th April, Kate and Paul took part in the first event of the 2008 one day Irish Adventure Race Series. This series is a longer format compared to the CCAR series, with races covering a bigger distance and winning times varying between 6 to 7 hours. This first race took place over the […]

The Hill and Dale mountain running season has started and for Rowan it is the commencement of another 10 weeks of pain, maximum heart rate and toe to toe racing with folk he hadn’t seen in over a year. ‘Last night’s race was the McVeigh Classic – a real runners’ race around the forest in […]