Moire is a a bit of an extreme sports junkie. She’s been involved in the mountain running scene in Ireland for over a decade. In 2013, she got into a relatively new sport: multi-sport adventure racing, where individual races can involve disciplines such as biking, running, and kayaking, on both smooth road and rocky mountain surfaces. Moire has adventure raced the Quest Glendalough, Gaelforce West and Westport Sea2Summit.
Moire ended up winning the Irish National Adventure Racing Series in 2014, 2016 and 2017. At the same time, her husband and her were starting a family, with her first son Aran being born in 2013 and her second son Cahal being born in 2015.
Moire has written two books, the first in 2011, Mud Sweat and Tears and her second, Bump, Bike and Baby in 2018, where she shares more of her journey with having a family while juggling training and racing across the country!
Living in Northern Ireland
Growing up in Derry
Being a juggler and balancing many different roles
Being a mother, a runner, an adventure racer and author
What she was liking growing up
Living in Kenya for her 20s before moving back to Ireland in her 30s
Getting into mountains running for the first time (both hating it and loving it at the same time)
What she loves about mountain running and why she likes who she is while running
Managing the fear of running down hill at speed
The Wicklow Round - the history of the challenge and the planning involved for it
2008 giving it ago and learning huge amounts.. What if I….
Mentally getting over setbacks and making the transition to wanting to give it another go
Why she doesn’t overthink challenges and focuses on breaking them down
Training schedule and working with a coach
Pregnancy, babies and the impact on her life and training
Judgement about doing exercise (running, mountain biking weight lifting), while being pregnant
What it was like after having her first child…
Susie Mitchell -Book “Pregnancy to Podium” and 4 months later winning a World Masters track cycling title!
Training for her next adventure race and breast feeding!
Losing bladder control while racing and what you can do about it
Having a 2 year old and a 4 year old
Her love of bike rollers!
The next challenge - Quest Wales (Adventure race!)
The Dennis Rankin Round - the challenge, 24 hrs, 40 peaks and starting at 3 am
Lets talk about pooing and getting your period while out running