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The Environment We Play In" Nov 28th - Dec 4th

Updated on 22nd Nov. 2011

The Environment We Play In
Basecamp will be hosting a gallery of the work by Action Photography's John Shiels and Mags Reynolds in the store's event space on the second floor, 108-109 Middle Abbey St. Dublin 2. Their shots have expertly captured some of the most trying and expressive moments in adventure sports throughout Ireland.

This exhibition focuses on the realms in which these moments can occur, the landscapes and worlds that inspire these people to push their limits.

It is free to view during the store's regular opening hours, so if you are a fan of their work or are just looking to be inspired feel free to drop in.

The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team's Moon Light Challenge, 12/13th Nov. 2011.

Updated on 13st Nov. 2011

The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team's Moon Light Challenge
The Moonlight Challenge in aid for the building fund for the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue team's new rescue base was held on the 12th of November 2011. There were over 400 participants who covered the 26km hike along the Wicklow Way, mostly as part of a team, although some challengers opted to run the route.
The route started at the Crone wood car park and finished up at with hot soup at the new base in Trooperstown near Laragh.
Galleries of images available here.

The Fighting Blindness Trail Run, Nov.2011

Updated on 01st Nov. 2011

The Fighting Blindness Trail Run
The Fighting Blindness Trail Run was held in Glendalough over a 15km course on forest trails on the 05th of November 2011
Cormac Conroy Set a new Course Record of 61' 21". Cormac finished ahead of Ben Mooney (65' 56") and Rory Campbell (66' 17") with Stephanie Bergin (74' 06") finishing ahead of Ann Marie Egan(78' 54") and Julie Carbery(80' 04") to take the first ladies prize
Galleries of images available here.

The RAID Adventure Race, Oct.2011

Updated on 01st Nov. 2011

The Cooley Raid adventure race of 2011 moved north to the Sperrin Mountains in County Tyrone.
An exciting new route offered lots of challenges along the route over undulating mountains and moorlands.The Race involved Kayaking, Orienteering, mountain biking and running/trekking, and high rope obstacles.
Galleries of images available here.

The 4th Run-a-Muck race - Oct. 2011

Updated on 16th Oct. 2011

The 2nd Run-a-Muck race of 2011 was held in the grounds of Clonkeeran House, near Johnstown Bridge, Co Kildare. The Runamuck Challenge is a cross country running event over a wet and mucky course with various man made and natural obstacles including bale "jumps", net scrambles, tarzan swings, rope bridges, ditches, streams, tyres and tunnels designed to test both mental and physical strength.
Galleries of images available here.

The Killarney Adventure Race - 08th Oct. 2011

Updated on 10th Oct. 2011

The Killarney Adventure Race 2011
The Killarney Adventure Race was held on the 08th of October in the Killarney nation park, starting at Kate Kearney's cottage and finishing at Muckross house. For a change I took part in the race and brought my compact camera with me to take a few shots along the way. The day was misty and quite warm for October with a westerly wind which hurt on the cycle up the black valley but gave an extra push on the long down hill section back towards Killarney. The second run/walk up Torc mountain was the shorter but much stepper option which was hard on the legs are the previous 40KM but the downhill was great!
Well done to Ollie and this team for organising a great race and making us all welcome to the Kingdom. Definetly be back next year.
Galleries of images available here. Results on:Killarney Adventure Race site

The Athlone 3/4 Marathon - 02nd Oct. 2011

Updated on 03rd Oct. 2011

The Achill ROAR adventure race 2011


The Athlone 3/4 Marathon was held on a Certified Course of 19.664 miles / 31.646 km starting and finishing at the Glasson Hotel & Golf Club near the village of Glasson, just outside Athlone. The day was started misty which obscured the magnificent lakeside views around Lough Ree but the cooler weather probably held give a new course record for the runners on the course which wound around the quite country roads of the area.
Galleries of images available here. Results on:Athlone 3/4 Marathon site/

The Wicklow Adventure Race Powerscourt - 24th Sept. 2011

Updated on 25th Sept. 2011

The Achill ROAR adventure race 2011


The Wicklow Adventure Race Powerscourt kicked off at 10.30 am with two expert and two sport waves heading off at 30 minute intervals. In keeping with previous WAR races the sun shone and the wind was elsewhere.

Galleries of images available here. Results on:Irish Triathlon site

The Achill ROAR adventure race 2011 - 10th Sept. 2011

Updated on 12th Sept. 2011

The Achill ROAR adventure race 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
Galleries of images available here. Results on the ROAR site.

The Great Pink Run, 04th Sept. 2011

Updated on 05th Sept. 2011

The Great Pink Run, 04th Sept. 2011


The Great Pink Run & Family Fun Day got underway at the Point Village on Sunday 4th September 2011 at 14h00. Over 1000 men, women and children turned out in Pink, to run, jog and walk the 5k distance from the Point Village down the quays and surrounding areas, in support of Breast Cancer Ireland. International models, Roz Purcell & Sara Kavanagh were on hand to officially start proceedings.
We swung by on the way home from Howth to say "hello" and grab a few shots, Great to see such a large turn out and so many familiar faces. Galleries of images available here.

The Escape from Ireland Swim 2011 - 4th Sept. 2011

Updated on 4th Sept. 2011

The Escape from Ireland Swim 2011 - 4th Sept. 2011


Sunday dawned clear and sunny with only a light wind blowing. The 67 swimmers who waded ashore on Ireland's eye had little swell to contend with when the set off at 9.00hrs for the mainland. Less than 27 minutes later Mark Waters crossed the finish line on the beach behind Howth DART station to take the first place in a time of 26.36 with Frantisek Erazmus coming in 2 minutes later in 28.40. First lady across the line was Debbie Burke in a time of 34:15 (7th over all) ahead of Mary Cullen in 35:19
Soup and prize giving was held in the scouts hall after the race.
Galleries of images available here.Results on the EFIS site.

Mountain Rescue Benefit Race, 31st Aug 2011

Updated on 01st Sept. 2011

Mountain Rescue Benefit Race, 31st Aug 2011


There was a good turn out for the Mountain Rescue Benefit run on Wednesday evening with 121 runners lining up for the short but interesting route around 3Roc and Fairy castle. Peter O'Farrell took the honours with Torben Dahl hard on his heels. John MacEnri was 5th and first M40 just ahead of ex international Paul Nolan (Glen of Imaal MRT). First Female home was Emma Hand (24th over all) ahead of Catherine Halpin. James Alexander took the Junior Prize and also came in 13th over all, definitely one to watch.
1700 euros was raise for the Mountain rescue teams which is much appreciated by both teams.
Galleries of images available here.Results on the IMRA site.

The Dublin City Triathlon 2011 - 28th Aug. 2011

Updated on 29th Aug 2011

The Dublin City Triathlon, 28th Aug. 2011

Galleries of images available here.

IMRA/Basecamp Barnardos Charity Race, 24th Aug. 2011

Updated on 25th Aug 2011

IMRA Djouce Trail Race, 17th Aug. 2011

Despite the weather forecast of heavy rain the clouds cleared and the 70 runners were treated to panoramic views of Dublin bay as they raced around 3Roc and raised 700 euros in the process for Barnardos.
Galleries of images available here. Results on the IMRA site.

IMRA Djouce Trail Race, 17th Aug. 2011

Updated on 18th Aug 2011

IMRA Djouce Trail Race, 17th Aug. 2011

Galleries of images available here.
Results on the IMRA site.

Action Photography is back from holidays

Updated on 18th Aug 2011

Surfing lacanou - Aug. 2011

We're back from Holidays and full service is resumed.

The Howth Challenge Triathlon - July 2011

Updated on 05th July 2011

The Howth Challenge Triathlon - July 2011

The Day started blustery with strong winds whipping up the Irish sea but this didn't deter the 131 "Olympic Plus" competitor nor the 162 who had signed up for the Sprint race.
Galleries of images from the day available here. (Photos of the cycle will be availabe on Tuesday 19th)

The opening of the homeless Gallery, 3rd July 2011

Updated on 05th July 2011

Honeless Gallery, d-light studios

Sunday saw the opening of the homeless Gallery in d-light studios as part of PhotoIreland. This is the second year the studio has run this open exhibition and once again the content ranged from excellent to bizarre.
Gallery of images from the opening day available here.

IMRA Irish champs race, Lugnacoille, 2nd July 2011

Updated on 03nd July 2011

Irish champs race, Lugnacoille

58 runners turned out to take part in the third race of the Irish champs, including John and Eithne from Action Photography. The weather held allowing for a fast run with no navigational issues for the pack.
Galleries of images available here.
Results on the IMRA site.

The Howth Aquathon race 2 - June 27th 2011

Updated on 29th June 2011

The Howth Aquathon race 2 - June 27th 2011

After the night winds of the first race in the series the 130 competitors were greeted with a calm sunny evening with ideal conditions for two great races. 62 started on the short course with 49 on the long course. In a closely fought race the short event was won by leading swimmer Neil Kelly ahead of Conal Mc Bride and Alan Fitzpatrick with Tim Gleeson 1st Vet.
Galleries of images available here.

The Strawberry Half Marathon, Enniscorthy - June 26th 2011

Updated on 25th June 2011

The Strawberry Half Marathon, Enniscorthy - June 26th 2011

The Strawberry Half Marathon was run Sunday the 26th for the second year as part of the 44th Wexford Strawberry Festival in conjunction with Slaney Olympic AC. More than 700 turned out to take parting the three races; the 1/2 marathon, the 15Km walk and the 5mile race.
The weather was over cast to start but soon cleared up and the course record was broken by Barry Minock with last years winner Sergiu Ciobanu coming in second.
Galleries of images available here.

The Craic Assault Course, Palmerstown - 25th June 2011

Updated on 25th June 2011

The Wicklow Adventure Race, Glenmalure, 18th June 2011

The Craic Assault Course was a mix of water and muddy obstacles and off road running on a course set in the hilly landscape of Waterstown Park, Palmerstown, Co. Dublin. The course was 5.5km long with two race options, one lap short race or two laps for the long race and the general consences was that it was "great craic altogether".
Galleries of images available here.

The Wicklow Adventure Race, Glenmalure, 18th June 2011

Updated on 19th June 2011

The Wicklow Adventure Race, Glenmalure, 18th June 2011

The second Wicklow Adventure race of the year was held in Glenmalure on Saturday 18th of June.
Galleries of images available here.

Women's Wicklow League Round 2, 14th June 2011

Updated on 15th June 2011

Womens Wicklow League Round 2, 14th June 2011

The second race in the Women's Wicklow League was held on Tuesday evening 14th of June on a circuit around the village of Ashford.
Galleries of images available here.

The IMRA Brockagh summer race, 08th June 2011

Updated on 10th June 2011

The IMRA Brockagh Race

The IMRA Brockagh race was held on Wednesday evening 8th of June with cloudy and blustery weather adding to the course but the heavy rain held off for the field of 180 runners.
Galleries of images available here.

The IMRA Carrauntoohil Race, 05th June 2011

Updated on 09th June 2011

The IMRA Carrauntoohil Race

The 25th running of the IMRA Carrauntoohil Race was held on Sunday 05th June 2011. The new course is all off-road starting and finishing on the Kerry way in the Brida valley.
Galleries of images available here.

Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team info night in the Great Outdoors, 1st June 2011

Updated on 02nd June 2011

The GreatOudoors shop

Members of the Dublin Wicklow mountain rescue team were on hand at the Great Outdoors shop in Chatham St. on Wednesday event to give detail of the "Walk the line" summer solstice fund raising walk.
Galleries of images available here.

The West Wicklow Roar Adventure race, 28th May 2011

Updated on 29th May 2011

The West Wicklow Roar Adventure race

The 2nd running of the West Wicklow Roar Adventure race was held on Saturday 28nd of May 2011. The course which involved Road Biking, Off-Road Running and Kayaking started and finished in the grounds of the Tulfarris Hotel at the south end of the Blessington Lakes and took in the surrounding hills and lakes.
Galleries of images available here.

The Howth Aquathon race 1 - 23rd May

Updated on 24th May 2011

The Howth Aquathon race 1 - swimmers

Neither the galeforce winds or president Obama's appearance in college deterred the 96 competitors who turn out for the first Howth Aquathon of 2011. 38 completed the short course with 56 on the long course. The rain held off so it was left to the wind to batter the runners and whip up the water to create that extra element to the race.
Galleries of images available here.

The DARE - Dublin Adventure Race - 21st May 2011

Updated on 17th April 2011

The DARE - Dublin Adventure Race - Pat Falvey and Clare O'Leary abseil in the Aviva stadium

The first DARE was held on the streets of Dublin on Saturday 21st of May2011.
With teams of two or three and solo competitors, the race kicked off at The Adventure Weekend at the RDS, Dublin 4 with a bike section, which took the competitors along beaches, canal paths and into parks with a tricky assault course to master along the way. Competitors then took to kayaks in Grand Canal basin before changing to their runners to complete a "street orienteering" section where they could pick up points for every checkpoint reached.
Some checkpoints included challenges, some checkpoints were in iconic Dublin locations and some required you to use your brain rather than your brawn to find them! Then it was back to the water for the "secret challenge" before some more biking and the awesome Abseil from Dublin's most impressive building! And so back to the RDS to complete an epic day of urban adventure.

Action photography was on hand at the Aviva stadium to capture the fear and excitement of the Abseil, and yes, we did it ourselves as well!
Galleries of images available here.

The Wicklow adventure race - Glendalough - April 2011

Updated on 17th April 2011

The Wicklow adventure race, Glendalough - April 2011

The first WAR race of 2011 was held in the Wicklow national park, Co. Wicklow on Saturday 16th April.
Galleries of images available here.

Urban Trail Series - Race 4 - April 2011

Updated on 09th April 2011

Urban Trail Series race 4

The fourth race in the Urban trail series was held in was held in St. Anne's Park, Raheny, Co. Dublin on Saturday 09th April
Gallery of images available here.

Urban Trail Series - Race 3 - March 2011

Updated on 13th March 2011

Urban Trail Series race 3

The third Race of the Urban trail series was held in Marley Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin on Saturday 12th March.
The rain of previous days had been replaced with blustery weather and light cloud which threatened to rain but held off for the duration of the race. There was a large turn out (370) for the race which wound around the park following an interesting and varied route with little run mud, apart from one memorable ditch, taking in places most didn't know existed and general consensus was that it was an another very enjoyable race. Gallery of images available here.

The 3rd Run-a-Muck race - March 2011

Updated on 07th March 2011

The 3rd Run-a-Muck race was held in the grounds of Clonkeeran House, near Johnstown Bridge, Co Kildare. The Runamuck Challenge is a cross country running event over a wet and mucky course with various man made and natural obstacles including bale "jumps", net scrambles, tarzan swings, rope bridges, ditches, streams, tyres and tunnels designed to test both mental and physical strength.
Galleries of images available here.
Second set from MagsR now available on the bottom of the above page

Official opening of Action Photography's exhibition - Feb. 2011.

Updated on 24th Feb. 2011

Paul Nolan and Eoin Keith with their picture

Paul Nolan and Eoin Keith pose with the picture of their epic battle on Scalp

Irish Olympic Athlete, former World Rowing Champion and Trans-Atlantic adventurer Gearoid Towey officially opened Action Photography's exhibition of Adventure Sports Photography in the Basecamp store in Middle Abbey street last night, the 23rd of Feb.

There was a large turn out of adventure racers, hill runners, tri athletes as well as family and friends. A number of IMRA legends came face to face with themselves framed for posterity and copious amount of wine and fizzy pop were consumed. The exhibition remains open daily from 10 'till 6pm up to the 26th of Feb.
Gallery of images available here.

IMRA Trooperstown Winter race - February 2011

Updated on 20th Feb. 2011

Trooperstown Winter race

The IMRA Trooperstown Winter race took place in Trooperstown, Co. Wicklow in misty conditions on Sunday 20th Feb.
Gallery one of images available here. Gallery two of images available here.

The Operation Transformation 5k Fun Run - February 2011

Updated on 21th Feb. 2011

Trooperstown Winter race

The Operation Transformation 5k Fun Run took place in the Phoenix Park on Saturday the 19th of February. 5,000 people turned out to run, jog and walk around the course in glorious sunshine.
Gallery of images available here.

Adventure Sports Photography exhibition - February 2011

Updated on 18th Feb. 2011

Urban Trail Series race 2

Action Photography is holding an exhibition of Adventure Sports Photography in the Basecamp store in Middle Abbey street, Dublin 1 from the 23rd to the 26th of February.

The exhibition will be officially opened next Wednesday (23rd) at 18.30 hrs by Irish Olympic Athlete, former World Rowing Champion and Trans-Atlantic adventurer Gearoid Towey.

Urban Trail Series - Race 2 - February 2011

Updated on 05th Feb. 2011

Urban Trail Series race 2

The Second race in the Urban Trail Series took place in Tymon Park on Saturday 05th Feb.
Gallery of images available here.

Art O'Neil Challenge - Jan 2011

Updated on 09th Jan. 2010

Art O'Neil Challenge 2011

500 hardy souls signed up for the 2011 challenge and left Dublin castle on Friday night in two groups, the walkers at midnight and those running all or part of the way at 2.00am.
Gallery of images available here.

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