first_imgPrint Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Email WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter WITH the upsurge in adventure racing and the growth in the alternative extreme sports market gripping the country, a new and exciting event is to take place in the world famous Aillwee caves in October, one designed to challenge adventure racers throughout the region. The popular Aillwee caves will provide runners and cyclists with the unique experience of racing through the famous tourist destination over the weekend of October 15 and 16.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It will entail running and mountain biking through the breathtaking Burren landscape, with the quirky addition of having part of the race hosted inside the famous cave.There will be two stages.This novel event is being held to build the public’s awareness of Muscular Dystrophy, a collective name for a range of neuromuscular conditions which are characterised by the progressive weakening and wasting of muscles.Well known Irish mountain bike specialist Niall Davis, fresh from attaining the title of Single Speed Mountain Bike World Champion, spoke of his excitement.“It’s a very novel thing to be riding through the cave. That combined with the stunning scenery around Aillwee, makes it a really enjoyable course. I can’t wait”.Amy Bramley of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland, said: “We’re thrilled and very appreciative to the organisers of The Caveman for choosing MDI as the charity beneficiary.“We’re trying to raise awareness of Muscular Dystrophy and the unique nature of this occasion will help us get the word out there. “Money raised will go towards the crucial respite support services provided to our 590 members nationwide”. In a bid to preserve and respect the beauty and uniqueness of the Burren landscape, a limited number of places are available.Only 100 runners and 100 cyclists will get the chance to take part. NewsLocal NewsUnderground adventure racing at the Aillwee cavesBy admin – September 27, 2011 688 Previous articleLocal solicitors told ‘be brief and to the point’Next articleMary Davis labelled a ‘blocking’ candidate for Fianna Fail adminlast_img read more

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Carrier Qualification Ops Scheduled for USS George H.W. Bush View post tag: Navy Carrier Qualification Ops Scheduled for USS George H.W. Bush The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) departed its homeport of Norfolk to undergo various carrier qualification (CQ) operations in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb 10.Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 1st Class Dwayne Williams, currently stationed on board George H. W. Bush, said:CQs are primarily to help train new pilots.We’ll be training new pilots for carrier-based launches and recoveries.The underway will include various shipboard training evolutions for each department. George H.W. Bush will also be receiving multiple air crews to conduct flight operations.Chief Operations Specialist Jermaine Moore said:CQs are an important mission that is often underappreciated. It’s vital to the Navy’s mission readiness as it is geared toward new pilots, and periodically for experienced pilots, to achieve and maintain superior carrier landing proficiency levels.George H.W. Bush recently returned from a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility and is currently underway conducting training exercises in the Atlantic Ocean.[mappress mapid=”15106″]Image: US Navy View post tag: USS George H. W. Bush View post tag: scheduled View post tag: News by topic February 12, 2015 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Ops Authorities View post tag: Qualification Share this article View post tag: Carrier View post tag: americaslast_img read more