Philp Kavanagh Roars Towards GaelForce
Westpark Fitness Instructor and Black Panther member Philip Kavanagh tackles the gruelling endurance race Gaelforce on Saturday the 21st of August. Gaelforce is infamous as the largest one day adventure race of its kind at 65km long and astonishingly there is talk that this may be increased in length ! Currently the course runs from the picturesque Glassilaun beach in heart of Connemara to Westport in Co Mayo. This is an amazing test of physical stamina and mental strength but Philip has been undergoing a rigorous training regime in preparation for this super endurance race.
The race commences over 6 stages with stage one being a 12km run over beach, road and mountainous terrain, stage two involves kayaking an energy sapping 1.6km across Killary Harbour, stage 3 involves another trail and road run over 3.5km, stage four is a cycle over 32.5km, stage five is a run/hike over mountainous terrain and after all that stage six involves another cycle over 12.5km from Connemara to Westport, Co Mayo.
Now thats a punishing and daunting task by anyone’s standards but Philip is excited at tackling this amazing challenge – and all on the behalf of Black Panther Kickboxing Club. He is very kindly donating all proceeds form sponsorship to the club and we are all very grateful for this gesture. If you wish to sponsor Philip please contact either Rebecca Dillon or Denis Mahon on 086-7837991 who are collecting sponsorship on Philips behalf.
Apart from his gruelling training regime for this super iron man race, Philip has been training hard as usual with the Black Panther’s and is focusing on going through his grades. Always one to challenge himself Philip has also ventured into the ring for some light sparring….. Nothing can hold this man back
Once again if you would like to sponsor Philip please contact Rebecca or Denis on the number above. Thanks a million Philip. We’re all cheering you on!!!!