Get High In July!!

We are onto our third month of Strava Challenges, following on from the 100k in May and Easy As 1,2,3 Challenge in June where many participants completed 100km of walking in the month, some even got in 200km and a few hardy souls managed 300km, really impressive totals by all.

For July we are going to set a different challenge that will again increase fitness, this time we are going up with Get High In July!!

One of the first community walking programs we did in Siul Eile was the Couch 2 Mountain Top where we gradually introduced hills, going a little higher each week, over a 12 week period we brought participants from walking around local GAA field to Galtymore the highest point in County Tippeary and Limerick.

Join our July virtual challenge, with 3 heights to choose from to be completed throughout the month of July, 1038metres which is the equivalent of reaching Carrauntoohil the highest point in Ireland, go higher by aiming for 3,000metres the equivalent of The Fortress mountain in the Canadian Rockies or find plenty of hills in your area and push yourself further and aim for 5,000metres of elevation over the month, the equivalent of the Carihuairazo in The Andes!! We stress this challenge is all about finding low hills in your locality and using them rugularly  to build your fitness over the month, it is not about finding the biggest mountain in your area and trying it in one go.

For all those who complete our July Walking Challenge we will have a draw for some Siul Eile goodies!!

As well as the challenge we will have training programs to keep participants on track and some tips to keep you going throughout the month via our Facebook page. So what are you waiting sign up for the July Challenge now!! Best of all it is FREE to join

What you need to do is:

If you haven’t walked with Siul Eile before, register for free at

Download the Strava App and use this to record your walking activities. The app is very simple to use. Press record when you start walking and stop at the end. Then press finish to confirm you are finished and save.  You also have the option of adding some photos of your trek before you save it, we saw a fabulous variety of photos throughout May with hidden gems, wildlife, nature and panoramic views.

Once you have downloaded the app, join our club Siul Eile Strava Club

To find the club you might have to search via the explore button at the bottom of your page. If you can’t find Siul Eile immediately search in  the clubs section: Select Siul Eile for club name, Tipperary for Location, in the next tab select Other and finally Club Type select All. Any activity you then do will be attributed to the Siul Eile Strava club.  Every km counts so please record all walks.

Make your account private. In your profile settings, go to the privacy controls. Here you can set your profile page, activities etc to be visible only to the people who follow you. Please select for the following

Profile Page                Followers

Activities                     Everyone

Group Activities         Followers

Flybys                         No one

Privacy Zones                         Select add (+), enter your address, size of radius and save

Metro & Heatmap       Your choice

By selecting the above, people you do not know cannot follow you and see your activities. They must request permission to follow you. Privacy Zones allows you set up a 1km privacy zone around your house. That means the people who you have allowed to follow you, will not see where your activity has started or finished (They will not know where you live!). This can be an important function for most.


Remember , the sole purpose of this event is to encourage us all to be more physically active.

When exercising please remember to adhere to all the latest guidelines from the HSE when exercising outdoors.


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