As we come into May again this year it is time to look back over a hectic winter as the season takes off and we are full steam ahead. Looking back over the last period there have been some memorable high points.
A 10th place in the Devises to Westminster 125 mile kayak race, it was a bit unexpected but after three months of miserable training in the worst that an irish winter could throw at us we felt justified. Although we both said never again and we just have to see if this holds true or not!
We also had the inaugural Garlforce Mountain Run which brought almost 200 people into Connemara at the start of March, no mean feat when you look at the weather we got. It was pissing rain and blowing almost a gale but we went ahead with the race and we were rewarded with a great contest. Great to show people the area and hopefully next year we will be able to run the full route up the origional course.
We also had our annual bray cliff path run up in Dublin as almost 600 turned out in the evening to partake in a 10k run that finished up on the promenade on Bray seafront. It used to mark the start of the race season before the advent of our Mountain run.
We are also proud to have been shortlisted for the European Sports Summit awards in the National Tourism Innovation award category. Check it out here. It is nice to se Gaelforce being acknowledged after 10 years of growth and innovation.
We have also been busy in the main K2 building with the addition of the Roof Top cafe, we are offering the finest Killary mussels and chips as our signature dish and delicious homemade cakes. This opened on Easter weekend and hopefully will start to get busier over the summer now as tourists come flooding into Connemara! Alongside this we have opened a Caravan and camping area on the grounds of K2. With stunning views down the fjord and isolation of being hidden in the bog it is well worth a visit.
On the activity side we have invested in new inflatable toys to replace our trampolines and they were showing a bit of wear and tear. The new obstacle course consists of a climbing frame, a slide, a log and a floating platform. Time will tell if they will last in Connemara!
Im sure this is more that I am forgetting but we will try and squeeze it into my next blog.