CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!Philip Kavanagh competed and completed in the Galeforce West event today Saturday,21st August. The Galeforce West lays claim to being the largest one-day adventure race of its kind in the world. It is staged over a course that stretches 65 kilometres from picturesque Glassilaun beach,south-west of Killary Harbour in the heart of Connemara, to Westport in Co Mayo.
Philip completed the 65km event in 4 hours 36 minutes and 42 seconds. In a text he sent me today he modestly told me that out of 3,000 competitor’s that he thinks that he came in 65th but won’t officially know until tomorrow Sunday 22nd of August. Philip competed in this competition on behalf of the BlackPanthter Kickboxing club and raised an amazing amount of money for the club. We are very proud of him and we at the BlackPanthers think that he should also be very proud of himself as well.
Philip works at the West Park Fitness Centre in Tallaght, and trains at the Black Panther Kickboxing Club. The position of 65th says it all about his fitness and dedication,this achievement was no mean feat, Philip had to complete 6 grueling stages. A 12km run over beach,trail and road,kayaking across Killary Harbour for 1.6km another road run over3.5km than a grueling cycle over 32.5km if that wasn’t hard enough then he had to do a 4.5km run/hike and ten another cycle this time over 1.5km of Connemara to Westport in Co Mayo. Most appreciated by all at the Black Panthers and what a home coming it will be, cause we plan on having a great night out to celebrate his amazing achievement.Well done Philip from all !!!!!! More to follow