Adventure Racing Ireland will shortly to confirm details of the 2023 National Solo Adventure Race Series.

It is envisaged that the event in the Series will broadly be in line with those in the 2022 subject to local agreement

The Solo Adventure Race series includes running, cycling and kayaking in some of Ireland’s most challenging and picturesque terrain.
Athletes in both the Expert and Sport Series gain points from achieving a top 100 placing in gender categories in all Series events with their best 5 scores to count towards their final Series total
The top 3 placed athletes in both the women’s and men’s expert and sport series will receive commemorative *prizes later in the year.
See full list of events below for the 2022 races.

Confirmation on 2023 Events To Follow Shortly

2022 National Solo Adventure Race Series Events – Best 5 Results to count

2022 National Solo AR Series -Expert Events

2022 National Solo AR Series – Sport Events

Final 2022 Series Tables Available Now

2021 National Solo AR Table - Expert Women
2021 National Solo AR Table - Expert Men
2021 National Solo AR Table - Expert Men
2021 National Solo AR Table - Expert Women

Final 2021 National Solo AR Series Tables are available below

2021 National Solo AR Table - Expert Women
2021 National Solo AR Table - Expert Men
2021 National Solo AR Table - Sport Women
2021 National Solo AR Table - Sport Women

2021 Sport Series Top 3 Men

2021 Sport Series Top 3 Women

2021 Expert Series Top 3 Men

2021 Expert Series Top 3 Women

History of the National Adventure Race Series

The National Adventure Race series was setup in 2010 with 5 events and included all the major Adventure Races that were happening in Ireland at that time.  There was one section only that year the first series winners were Derval Devaney and Niall Somers

The following year 2011 was the first time there was separate ‘Sport’ and ‘Expert’ Categories and there were 10 events with best 5 events/results to count

Role of Honour – Series Winners 2010 – 2021

Expert Women Expert Men Sport Women Sport Men
2021 Ellen Vitting Sebastian Giraud Niamh Cleary John Mullin
2019 Laura O’Driscoll Shane Scully Lisa Clerkin Philip Smith
2018 Laura O’Driscoll Shaun Stewart Regina Sheehan Niall Smith
2017 Moire O’Sullivan Killian Heery Lorraine Carey John Paul O’Connell
2016 Moire O’Sullivan Dessie Duffy Lorraine Carey Kieran Cosgrove
2015 Lorraine Horan Dessie Duffy Lorraine Carey Kieran Cosgrove
2014 Moire O’Sullivan Dessie Duffy Mary Daly Jerry O’Sullivan
2013 Marie Boyle Chris Caulfield Ericka Murray Martin Nee
2012 Marie Boyle Tim O’Donaghue Collette Sweeney Jerry O’Sullivan
2011 Emma Donlon Padraig Marrey Marie Boyle Noel Brady
2010 Derval Devaney Niall Somers

General Rules and Guidelines

The 2022 NSARS is planned to be as below with 2 categories: ‘Expert’ and ‘Sport’ – All events info is based on best available data at the time of publishing.

  1. In each category a racer’s any best 5 results will count towards final total
  2. The races in each category will be:
    Expert:

    1. Quest Kenmare, 12th March 2022 (Expert Course)
    2. Quest Glendalough, 2nd April 2022 (Expert Course)
    3. DAR Dingle, 11th June 2022 (Expert Course)
    4. Gaelforce West, 18th June 2022 (Full Course)
    5. Quest Lough Derg, 10th Sept 2022 (Expert Course)
    6. FEAR – Fermanagh Endurance Adventure Race, Saturday 24th September 2022 (Full Course)
    7. Quest Killarney, 8th October 2022 (Expert Course)
    8. Skibbereen Charity AR – SCAR, 15th October 2022 (Expert Course)
    9. Westport Sea 2 Summit, 5th November 2022 (Supreme Course) – To Be Confirmed

Sport

    1. Quest Kenmare, 12th March 2022 (Sport Course)
    2. Quest Glendalough, 2nd April 2022 (Sport Course)
    3. WAAR Donegal, 14th May 2022 (Full Course)
    4. DAR Dingle, 11th June 2022 (Sport Course)
    5. Race 2 Glory, 9th July 2022 (Full Course)
    6. Quest Lough Derg, 10th Sept 2022 (Sport Course)
    7. FEAR – Fermanagh Endurance Adventure Race, Saturday 24th September 2022 (Sport Course)
    8. Quest Killarney, 8th October 2022 (Sport Course)
    9. Skibbereen Charity AR – SCAR, 15th October 2022 (Sport Course)
    10. Westport Sea 2 Summit, 5th November 2022 (Spirit Course) – To Be Confirmed
  1. NARS does not have any input in to the organization or operation of any of the qualifying events in the series. This includes but isn’t limited to the course design, the entry process, the race structure, race location, race rules or any other decisions that an event organizer may make. Races in the NARS will be reviewed at the end of each year and assessed for eligibility and suitability for the upcoming year
  2. ARI will provide Series race organisers a basic recommended code of practice which will include items such as kayak allocation, mandatory kit, external support, penalties for breach of race rules, etc – This is to aid event organisers and give clarity and uniformity to all ARI National Solo AR Series Events
  3. Points will be awarded based on the FINAL published results from each race:
    • These are the official final results as provided by the race director and official race timing partner
    • NARS does not have any input in to these and tables will not be published until final official results are available
    • Note that official final results may not be the same as position crossing the finish line. Wave starts will be factored in to final official results and points awarded will reflect the final results list
    • Separate points will be awarded for first 100 finishers in both women’s and men’s category in each race
      • 100 points for 1st place, 99 points for 2nd place, 98 for 3rd place etc…
    • You do not need to be a member of any club to be eligible for NARS or to be awarded points
  4. You do not need to register to participate in NARS or be awarded points
  5. If you finish in the top 100 (of your gender) in any qualifying race (see race list) then you will be automatically added to the NARS points table
  6. The only information on any racer NARS has any access to or uses is the data available from the race results which is publically available on the race website
  7. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 Women and Men in both the Expert and Sport category with the racer in first place in each category being names ‘National Adventure Race Series Champion’
  8. In the event of a tie for first place and overall National Series Champion the following tie breaks will be initiated and they will be initiated in the following order
    • Of the racers tied for 1st place – whoever has the most race ‘wins’
    • Of the racers tied for 1st place – whoever has the most points in head-to-head events
      • This means events where the tied racers participated in same race
      • This means ‘started a race’ – a DNF counts as 0 points in this situation
    • Of the racers tied for 1st place – Lowest cumulative head-to-head time
      • Example: the tied racers competed head to head in 2 events. Their overall time for the 2 events is added up and the lowest cumulative time determines the winner
    • In the event that racers are still tied for 1st place there will be joint 1st place
  9.  In the event of a tie for 2nd and 3rd place the same process will be followed as 9. above
  10. There will be no criteria or resolution applied to any ties outside of top 3 in each category
  11. Points Tables
    • Tables will be published after the Final Official results are available from each event
    • Tables will be published on the adventureracing.ie website