Adventure Racing Workshop

This interactive workshop will be ideal for people new and not so new to adventure racing looking to improve their understanding and performance of the two disciplines; biking and trail running, and at the same time, have the opportunity to ask the experts some questions and share some laughs about past experiences on the roads and mountains!


ABOUT THE VENUE: Our new clinic in upper Ballygarvan has plenty of space for groups like this. It is located on the outskirts of the city on the grounds of the Ballygarvan house B’n’B. There are some lovely cycle routes on our doorstep making this a perfect choice for such a workshop. We’re proud of our cosy coffee corner too. Look forward to regular breaks to chill out on the couch, be yourself and meet fellow Questies over coffee and cake.





9 – 9:30am : Registration and greeting

9:30am : Welcoming and intro to the day’s activities

9:40am: Talk from Oliver Kirwan, Race Director, Quest Adventure Series

10am: Presentation on bike fit, bike safety check, posture on the bike and cycling technique

10:45am : Gathering and prepping bikes for cycle (those who do not wish to cycle can attend a yoga class at the life fit studio)

11:00am : Group ride (60-70mins) A relaxed and guided cycle with The Bike Fit Physio. This is a chance for you to practice what you have learned from the previous presentation. You will also get feedback on your cycling posture and an opportunity to ask for tips on bike handling or anything cycling related.


11am: Yoga class (60mins)

12:15pm: Gather for lunch at the Workshop café (5mins walk from the studio). This will cost somewhere in the region of 10 to 12 euros. Once numbers of attendees are confirmed, I will email you all a choice of lunches so that the Workshop cafe can prepare in advance.

1:30pm: Interactive talk on running and how to avoid common running injuries. This will include a running gait analysis on someone from the audience!

2:30pm: Gather and car share to Tracton Woods (15mins away) for a guided group trail running session. Again, another chance for you to practice what is preached! Lovely setting with some nice trails.

4:30pm: Back at the studio for a Q&A, and cake!

5:30pm: Goodbyes……but, there will be a night out in Cork for any takers wishing to extend their evening!

The workshop will be lead by myself, John Phelan and my colleague Jack O’Halloran, a physical therapist, will also be present for the day.

The yoga class will be led by Olivia, a pharmacist who runs popular yoga classes in Cork under the title Holistic Liv

Please note, due to the nature of the workshop including two outdoor sessions, the timing may not be kept to a tee, please give yourself extra time at the end of the day to allow for this.


Do I need to have entered an adventure race in the past in order to attend this workshop?

Not at all, but this workshop will help you prepare for an event that you may have lined up for the future.

Should I bring my own bike to the workshop?

Preferably yes, as this will be the bike that we can help get you roughly set-up on correctly. If you don’t have a bike, you can always bring a friend’s bike provided that you feel safe riding it.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Best to drive as public transport does not stop at our clinic. Free parking on site.

What should I bring with me to the event?

Your clothes that you cycle in, including your helmet and high-vis. You will also need clothes to wear when trail running (runners, leggings, three layers and buff). Spare socks and change of shoes is a must. You can bring your lunch if you wish, otherwise lunch can be bought at the Workshop cafe.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email John at or call 086-2451430

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, please email to say you are transferring it to someone else

Will the cycle be supported and how long will it be?

Yes, there will be someone always leading the group and someone at the back to keep the group together. It will be roughly 15km and set at an easy pace.

What if I do not want to go on the cycle?

We have a yoga class at the studio for those who do not wish to cycle. This will be led by a qualified yoga instructor with years of experience.

Will there be light refreshments available?

Coffee and cake will be readily available on the day!

What about the heavier refreshments afterwards?!

For those who want to stick around for the evening, we’ll be heading for a few drinks and some food at Tequilla Jacks Mexican restauraunt in Cork city

What’s the refund policy?

Full refund once 48 hours notice is given.

Will there be a waiting list?

Yes, a waiting list will be set up. If the event has reached capacity, email to be put on the waiting list.