Hi, my name is Denys O Brien and I am undertaking the mammoth task of completing the Quest 12 Beara adventure race taking place on the 28th August 2021 in an attempt to raise much needed funds for Newmarket Ladies Football Club and Active Connections. The aim of my fundraiser is essentially to raise funds so that essential equipment and gear can be funded for by both organisations.
I am the current secretary of Newmarket Ladies Football Club and given the restrictions on fundraising events since March 2020, I have decided to merge my love of adventure racing with that of Gaelic Games and hopefully raise much needed funds for our club so that we can continue to develop our underage talent within the club and continue to provide a valuable outlet, physically and socially for young girls and women throughout our locality. You can read all about our wonderful club on our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.
Active Connections is Ireland leading activity-based intervention service It offers a rapid response with particular emphasis avoiding family/foster/residential care home placement break down. The programme is specially designed using a range of therapeutic programmes and outdoor activities to build on the young peoples, families or placements strengths and will aim to address any issue that young person, families or care givers have, such as communication, confidence, responsibility etc…. You can read more about the amazing work that they do "Transforming lives through adventure" on their social media platforms and their website www.activeconnections.com
What is Quest 12 Beara, I hear you ask.....
Quest 12 Beara is a new, one-day individual unsupported adventure race across the uncharted territory of the Beara Peninsula in West Cork.
I will run across the Caha Mountains and the Beara way, cycle through the Healy Pass, along the Ring of Beara, and through the picturesque villages of Eyeries and Allihies. Kayak in Bantry Bay out to Bere Island and follow an ancient trail run around the island, before finishing on the shoreline of the famous fishing village of Castletownbere.
Total distance: 151.91km.
Total Elevation: 3183m
The brief below gives an indication of the various stages of the race that will hopefully be completed within the 12 hours...
Mountain Run - 18.35km
Cycle - 82.30km
Trail Run - 12.10km
Cycle - 25.88km
Kayak - 1.5km
Trail Run - 10.28km
Kayak - 1.5km
For anyone that would like to read more about the event please see https://www.questadventureseries.com/race/quest-12-beara
Thank You for taking the time to read this and Thank You in advance for your kind donation.