Have you entered or considered entering Race Around Ireland or the Irish Ultra Challenge as a solo rider or part of a team?  

If you have, then we will be running the perfect workshop for you on Saturday 11th March 2017. From 09:00 to 15:30.  This one-day workshop will take place at the Carlton Airport Hotel, in Dublin.

One-Day Workshop for Racers and Crew

Spend a day with the organisers of Race Around Ireland who will advise, excite and inform you about the best way to prepare for the Race Around Ireland.

Ultra-distance cycling events are incredible to be a part of. However they require good planning, knowledge and specific skills. It is our goal to make this preparation as pain-free as possible for both racers and crew.

Join us as we present our Racer and Crew Workshop to help you prepare for the event of your life!

We will share what we know and give you all the tips and tricks we’ve learned over the years from experience of taking part in, organising and talking to some of the best ultra-distance racers in the world.

On this workshop we will present topics to help you prepare for the logistics of RAI . The workshop covers everything you will need to be in great shape as a racer or crew member.

If you are racing RAI as a team or a solo racer you will learn about the best strategies for finishing in the best time possible.

Topics will include:

  •     Safety
  •     Sleep Management
  •     Route and Navigation
  •     Logistics of travel and administration
  •     Rules
  •     Crewing and Crew Roles
  •     Being a Crew Chief
  •     Team Exchanges
  •     Training and Nutrition
  •     Strategies for going fast
  •     Sponsorship and Budgeting
  •     Promotion and best usage of Social Media
  •     And, of course, lots of tips, stories, and Q+A


When: Saturday 11th March 2017

Duration: 9am – 3.30pm

Cost: €50 per person.

The Carlton Dublin Airport Hotel
Old Airport Road
Cloghran, K67P5C7
Phone: + 353 1 866 7500
Website: www.carltondublinairport.com
For the Location click here: www.carltondublinairport.com/en/location

There is plenty of car parking at the hotel and this is free on the day to participants.

The hotel offer a rate of €119 for single room including breakfast and €129 for two people sharing.

The Carlton also runs a free Airport Shuttle for guest of the hotel.


Who will be speaking?

Alan HearyAlan_Heary_CI_image_small

Alan is founder of the Race Around Ireland and has a degree in sport science from Dublin City University.  He is not only a qualified cycling coach but also organised a team of 4 leisure cyclists to take on RAAM in 2008, where they set and still hold the Irish record for the race.  He was also crew chief for the first Irish man to finish RAAM – Donncha Cuttriss in 2011. In 2015 he rode as part of an unsupported eight person team in RAAM and set a new Irish record.  

Emmet RocheEmmet Roche

Emmet is the race director and route designer for Race Around Ireland and is an expert in navigation. He was instrumental in helping Donncha Cuttriss finish the Race Across America in 2011 with full navigation support. 


Lorraine LewisLorraine Lewis

Lorraine is in charge of administration with Race Around Ireland. She has also brought the skills she used during her years of experience working as a PA to senior personnel in London’s banking sector to organising the logistics of teams taking part in RAAM and other events.


To book your place email us now at info@racearoundireland.com

Please inform us if you are a racer or crew when booking your place and how many places you will need.