Athletes & Expeditions

Athletes

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Terence 'Banjo' Bannon

Terence 'Banjo' Bannon is 42 years old and has been mountaineering for the past 25 years. He is also a keen canoeist and is a member of the ACKC canoe club. He has canoed in most of the continents around the world and the pinnacle of his career to date has been an ascent of the north ridge of Mount Everest.

Age

42

Hometown

Newry

Occupation

Youth Justice Worker

Hobbies

Snow, Rock and Ice Climbing, Canoeing and Boxing.

Favourite Gear

Gloves

Greatest Achievements

Still haven't done it yet! Maybe seeing my son being born.

Goals

Annapurna, Makalu, Nanga, Parbat, K2 - all in one season.

Advice

Start slowly ... then go fast and light on big mountains

Link

Coming soon!

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Great Outdoors Sponsored Athlete John O'Regan

John O'Regan

John O'Regan is an Irish running legend, sponsored by both Great Outdoors Dublin and Salomon. He's travelled the world over trail running and taken on some of the most hardcore of challenges including the Yukon 100 Mile Arctic Ultra and the 246km(!!!) Spartathlon in Greece. He has represented Ireland eight times in the Ultra Marathon competing in 24-hrs,100K and Ultra trail. He is currently training for the Siberian Black Ice Race and 24-hr World championships 2013.
 

Age

43

Hometown

Dublin

Occupation

Operations Planner with Irish Rail

Hobbies

Testing new products for my Sponsor The Great Outdoors.

Favourite Gear

Salomon XT Wings

Suunto T6D

Greatest Achievements

  • Completed Spartathlon 2010
  • Completed extreme Marathons & Ultra Marathons on 7 Continents and the North Pole.
  • 1st Place in 100 Mile Yukon Arctic Ultra.
  • 1st Place in Inca Trail Marathon.
  • 2nd place Antarctic Ice Marathon.
  • 1st place in Energia 24Hr track race 2011.
  • 1st place in Energia 24Hr track race 2012.
  • Have completed the Highest, Lowest, most Northern and most Southern races in the World in temperatures ranging from -30C to + 50C.
  • Representing Ireland in the 24-Hour World Championship 2010.
  • Representing Ireland in the 100K World Championships 2010.
  • Representing Ireland in the Trail World Championships 2011.
  • Representing Ireland in the 100K World Championships 2011.
  • Irish 24-Hour Champion 2011.
  • Irish 24-Hour Champion 2012.
  • Representing Ireland in the 100K World Championships 2012.
  • Representing Ireland in the 24-Hour World Championship 2012.
  • Subject of Feature Length Documentary "Defining Moment"

Goals

 To improve my 100K time, run 240K in a 24-hr Race and visit somewhere new.

Advice

Pay as much attention to rest and recovery as you do to your training and don't ignore injuries.

Link

John's Blog

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Christian Nachtigall Running up Djouce

Christian Nachtigall

Christian  hails from Brazil and has spent the last 2 years working part time for Great Outdoors whilst studying english. He is currently on honeymoon having recently gotten married. Even though his background is in accountancy, his real passion in life is sports. With whatever spare time he has left, he trains…a lot!

This year he has started Ultrarunning, no mean feat in itself, and has finished well in every race he has taken part in.

 

Age

31

Hometown

Pelotas - Brazil

Occupation

Gear Expert

Hobbies

Training, reading and more training.

Favourite Gear

Columbia Ravenous, Suunto T6d, Skins Compression and my Trek 2.5 bike!

Greatest Achievements

My results of the ultra distance races I have competed in and the opportunity for living abroad.

Goals

Just have a happy life, but I really want to do the UTMB - Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, too, and do it well.I also plan to become a fitness instructor, focusing on running and cycling.

Advice

Enjoy your life as much as you can (sensibly). Learn from someone else mistakes.

Wear sunscreen

Link

http://christiannachtigall.blogspot.com/

http://www.movescount.com/members/chnachtigall

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christian-Nachtigall/170050473015215

 

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