The Achill ROAR adventure race - September 2011

Updated on Sept 12th, 2011

10th September 2011 - The Achill ROAR adventure race kicked off at 10.00 am with the expert wave 1 heading off down keel strand toward a cloud covered mountain into the high winds which had been responsible for the Swimming/Kayaking section been cancelled.

Winners on the day were Niall Somers and Mary Mulchrone in the Expert and Kieron Cosgrove and Marie Boyle in the Sport classes but on a day of extremely testing conditions to battle and finish itself was a great achievement

The race galleries represent different sections of the race in chronological order:

1. The expert 1st wave start and on the beach (9.45 - 10.15) here.
2. The expert 2nd wave start and on the beach (10.15 - 10.50) here.
3. The Expert wave 1 exiting beach, sport 1st wave start and on the beach (10.50 - 11.05) here.
4. The Expert waves exiting beach and Sport 1st wave on the beach (11.05 - 11.15) here.
5. Transition area and mixed export/sports cyclists leaving Keel(11.15 - 11.50) here.
6. Mixed export/sports cyclists leaving Keel(11.50 - 12.00) here.
7. Sport 2nd wave on the beach and previous waves finishing their run (in the hailstones)(12.00 - 12.20) here.
8. Sport cycles on slieve mor road back to the finish (12.30 - 12.55) here.
9. Sport cycles on slieve mor road back to the finish (12.55 - 13.55) here.
10. Sport cycles on slieve mor road back to the finish (14.00 - 15.20) here.
11. After race party and prize giving here.

We took around 2,500 shots on Saturday so if don't see yourself in one of the galleries or there's a shot with you half hidden behind someone else mail us with the file name and we'll see what other shots we have.

The Achill ROAR adventure race - September 2011