Great links

Good links for Resources and Information

SleepMonster
A great resource for getting a feel for what’s out there in adventure racing. In particular look at the Calendar section to see what’s on.

http://www.trailbadger.com/  –
Check out this great site for Mountain biking locations locally.

www.Runnersworld.co.uk  –
Great resource for general runners information for the UK. Some content only available to subscribers

www.Runnersworld.com
US version of website, less problems with subscription only content

www.ultramarathonrunning.com
US website with loads of information about taking that extra step into running beyond a marathon

www.relentlessenergy.com
Fantastic website for some great video. Watch the inspirational Irish surfing film, ‘Powers of Three’

Local Clubs and Organisations

www.NIMRA.org.uk
Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association – excellent starting point to entering into local mountian running events.

www.newcastleac.org –
Northern Irish club, with plently of excellent off road events – particularly ‘Hill and Dale Series’

www.26extreme.com
Events management company specialising in challenging off road events (check out the Mourne Way Marathon)

www.hielbow.co.uk

Northern Irish Triathlon Club, plenty of training and involved in numerous events, local and beyond

www.triangletriathlon.org –
Home of the excellent event set near Bangor, the Ireman, amongst others

Freediving

Ok, not the normal swimming but something amazing never the less.

Read about the legendary freediver Patrick Musimu – 209 metres on a breath

If you’ve read the books, and something sparks your interest book a course with DeeperBlue. Check out the first class YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tivO4NTqi4. Note that the girl passing out was a test, no one was in trouble at any time. See also the ‘Training guides’ section for more information.

Local Shops

http://upandrunning.co.uk/shops/belfast.php –
Fantastic local running shop, offering fair prices, great advice and good knowledge of local events

www.bikedock.com –
Well stocked and very experienced bike shop in Belfast

www.bikeitcycles.com –
Belfast bike shop covering all types of cycling, with excellent knowledge

Online Shops worth a visit

www.chainreactioncycles.com –
Northern Irish Online shop, massive stock and great prices. Specialising in bikes, but also includes triathlon equipment

www.wiggle.co.uk
Many competitive deals, great offers on huge stock covering all sports

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