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Pat and Niall scale three peaks for charity

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Adventurous locals Pat Sheehan and Niall Dennehy recently put their fitness to the test by scaling the tallest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales – all in less than 24 hours.

The pair started in Scotland where they climbed Ben Nevis (1345 metres) in 4hrs 34mins, 26 minutes inside the recommended time of five hours. They then hopped on a bus with 23 other climbers and travelled six hours south to the base of Scafell Pike (978 metres) in Cumbria. Pat and Niall completed England’s tallest mountain in 3hrs 32mins before hitting the road again. They arrived in Wales five hours later and scaled Snowdon (1085 metres) in 4hrs 33mins, 27 minutes inside the recommended time of five hours. In the end, they finished the challenge with five minutes to spare; they set off at 8.35am on Saturday and finished at 8.30am on Sunday.

Speaking to the Killarney Advertiser, Pat, of Pat Sheehan Health and Fitness, says coming from the Killarney area was a major bonus. “It was very tough but myself and Niall had a bit of an advantage,” he explained. “Not everyone who attempts the challenge has Carrantuohill on their doorstep and we did plenty of training up there in preparation. We enjoyed it. It’s good to push yourself like that and it’s all for a great cause.”

So far, Pat and Niall have raised €1,800 for My Canine Companion, a charity which trains dogs to assist children and young adults living with autism. The pair are just €200 shy of their overall goal of €2,000. To make a contribution, visit gofundme.com/my-canine-companion.

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Ireland’s newest and toughest cycle will be a thrilling challenge

Ireland’s newest cycling event comes to Kenmare this month with an exciting and challenging course for the experienced cyclist. Already attracting attention within cycling communities around the country, Velo Kenmare […]

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Ireland’s newest cycling event comes to Kenmare this month with an exciting and challenging course for the experienced cyclist.

Already attracting attention within cycling communities around the country, Velo Kenmare will tackle some of Kerry’s toughest climbs and highest mountain passes.

Taking place on October 22, Velo Kenmare is an 135km timed loop route starting and finishing in Kenmare. The total climbing distance is 1,650m, and organisers hope to appeal to serious cyclists who are looking for a new and thrilling challenge.

No stranger to cycling events, Velo Kenmare is being managed by Elite Events Management, who also successfully deliver iconic cycling events Wicklow 200, Ride Dingle and the Ring of Beara Cycle.
Cyclists are encouraged to register for Velo Kenmare on the Velo Cycle Ireland website www.velocycleireland.ie but places are limited for the enjoyment and safety of all participants, and anyone interested is urged to sign up soon as places are filling up.

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​​​​The tough enough mountain climbs are over Molls Gap, Ballaghbeama Pass, Ballaghasheen and Coomakista. The route will take in breathtaking scenery Kenmare is famous for, and incorporating some of the most stunning parts of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ring of Kerry. It is hoped visitors to the cycle event will be encouraged to stay for a few days, and will all be given €20 vouchers or ‘Velo Dollars’ to spend in local shops which will be redeemable against goods and services in Kenmare.

Riders will be allotted a time slot to allow for a staggered start, taking them along a fully marshalled route, with medical cover, bike mechanic support, and hot food and entertainment at the finish in Kenmare.

Making its mark, Velo Kenmare participant race packs will come inside a yellow Velo Kenmare water bottle and finishers’ medals are in the shape of a yellow cow bell. Prizes will be awarded for the quickest top three male and top three female finishers, and fastest male and female will be awarded the title of King and Queen of the Kerry Mountains.

Experienced cyclists are encouraged to take on this exciting new challenge, testing themselves and their clubmates for the fastest finish across these four gruelling climbs, through some of the most beautiful landscape in the country for the best welcome back at the finish.

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Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

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Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

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