Hi folks ^^ make sure to click the blog tab directly above to bring you to the second page where there will be weekly/monthly updates of my training schedule.

Races I am taking part in for 2019 season.

March - Quest Kenmare 72km Expert Route

April - Quest Glendalough 57km Expert Route

May - Hardman Marathon Killarney

June - Cork City Marathon

July - Hills of Harbour Triathlon

July - Hardman Waterville Triathlon (Half Ironman Distance)

July - King of Kinsale Triathlon

August - Blackwater Triathlon

August - Jailbreak Triathlon Cobh

August - Quest 24 hour Endurance Race 248km Expert Distance (The longest race I have entered to date)

September - Dingle Marathon (7 days after Quest 24 hour race so I am hoping the legs will be ok)

October - Quest Killarney 83km Expert Distance


Training is well under way for getting myself ready for the races above. It has been a long winter and I am looking forward to getting back outdoors on the bike when the mornings are a bit brighter. In the meantime I have been getting bike time in Mardyke Arena and turbo training however in my opinion it is nothing like getting time on the bike outdoors where you have different elements to deal with like weather, terrain and so forth.


On top of Carrauntohill June 2018

Endurance training the loneliest place on earth but I love it!!

Gerry Farrell's training blog for Quest 24 hour 250km Race , Aug 2019 - A record of what it takes to become an endurance athlete.

Quest Glendalough 57km Expert Route.

Hey guys and girls, how are you all? Over the coming weeks and months I will be writing when I have time about all my training routines, my diet and other bits and pieces so you can get a feel for what it takes to become and train to enter an Ironman race or for that matter any race, Any one who wants to better themselves in any shape or form has my utmost respect.

So keep an eye out for my updates in my blog and if you have any suggestions/ideas that may be useful towards my training I would be very grateful ~ you can write a message in the comment box at the end of this page.

If you click the blog tab at the top of this page it will lead you to my weekly/daily items that I will update as frequently as possible.


Some of the races/competitions I have taken part in

War Wicklow done and dusted 2014

Clonakilty Marathon 8/12/18 Full distance 26.2miles

Dingle Marathon 1/9/2018 Full distance 26.2 miles

Cork City Mrarthon 3/6/2018 Full distance 26.2 miles

Quest Kenmare 67km Expert Distance March 2018

Quest Killarney 83km Expert Distance 7/10/17

Quest Glendalough April 2017 55km

Quest Killarney March 2017 55km 

Cork City Marathon 2006/2007/2008/2010/2011/2012/2013/2015

Dublin Marathon 2013 - Special marathon for me as I ran it with my younger brother  who I did not even know existed until April of that year.

Dingle Marathon 2015/2016

South West Endurance Race Cork

Run the Gauntlet  Co.Kerry 13.1 mile half marathon through the Gap of Dunloe x 3

WAR race series Co. Wicklow 72km 

Quest Killarney ( 6 time participant) 55km and 75km

Quest Achill (1 time participant) 63km 

Quest Glendalough (3 time participant) 57km

Dingle Adventure Race

Waterford Marathon

Various Triathlons  around the country

The list above are just some of the races I have taken part in.

Marathon personal best time is 3 hrs and 14 minutes

Half Marathon personal best is 1 hr 27 minutes




Some info about me -

Was a very wet and windy tough race.

Welcome, and thanks for stopping by my website/blog. I am an Irish/Mexican athlete from Cork. I have taken part in over 60  or so various races, ranging from marathons, adventure races, triathlons and trail/mountain runs and so forth. I took up running around 15 years ago. Ever since I have always liked to stay active and fit, a healthy body equals a healthy mind.

I also love extreme mountain biking, muay thai and I love watching formula 1 , moto gp and football, I love all sports to be perfectly honest.

I have never taken anything for granted and I am very grateful that I am able to run, cycle, swim, trail run and pretty much do anything that I put my mind to, for that I am very thankful as alot of people are not in a position to do so whether its due to a physical or medical condition that they may have.

Count your blessings if you are healthy and fit & can put one foot in front of the other.

Quest Killarney 72km distance 1/10/16

This is my favourite Quest Race in its 4 part annual series. This is the toughest race of the 4 as you have to climb/run up Mangerton after already running up Strikeen, cycling through the beautiful Black Valley and Gap of Dunloe. Once you reach the top at Devils punchbowl its a quick dib in for your time and a quick look at amazing views of Kerry and then the super quick descent of mountain and onto the bike again for the cycle to finish line in Gleneagle Hotel.

For the past few years I have finished in the top ten percent out of 2500 various athletes.

Quest Glendalough April 2017

Race numbers

Only recently started keeping my race bibs, should have started a long time ago.

This finish line awaits me in 2018

Hamburg Ironman July 2018

14 mile mark of Cork City marathon 2015

A very wet and windy marathon that year.

With kind regards

Gerry Farrell