Cathal Phillips

Name: Cathal Phillips

Family Status: Married with three children

Hobbies: Cycling, Golf

Sporting Achievements: Member of Team Aspect RAI 4 Person team Winners 2017

Why RAAM?

My main motivation for such a huge undertaking is to raise awareness and as much money as possible for a charity that’s very close to my heart but also having done the Race Around Ireland with Team Aspect the next logical step was to have a go at the RAAM.

We know from our experience of RAI that a gruelling test of endurance such as this fosters a camaraderie between racers and crew that’s very hard to put into words.

The logistics of getting racers and crew 5000 kms across America (four time zones) will no doubt create a unique shared experience for all involved which we will always have in common.

“A change is brought about because ordinary people sometimes do extraordinary things”

John Dowd

Name: John Dowd

Occupation: Office Administrator for GPT Hire

Hobbies: Cycling, Gaelic Football, Hurling, all sports in general

Sporting Achievements: Team Member of Race Around Ireland cycling winning team 2017, Numerous County Championships with Railyard Gaelic Football Club

Why RAAM?

Race Across America will be an enormous challenge but will be an unforgettable experience for me, my family and friends. Being a part of Team Aspect allows me to support an important local charity. It’s going to be tough but I’m confident that along with the support of the extended Team Aspect family I’ll make it to the end.

“Never say never because limits like fears are often just an illusion”

Pat Maher

Name: Pat Maher

Occupation: Mechanical Supervisor, Jones Engineering Group

Hobbies: Cycling and all sports.

Sporting Achievements: Team member of Race Around Ireland cycling winning team 2017, Handball – All Ireland and Leinster success at various grades

Why RAAM?

Race Across America will be an enormous challenge but will be an unforgettable experience for me, my family and my friends. I am honoured to be a member of Team Aspect and to taking part in the Race Across America in 2019. I am looking forward to this journey and fulfilling an experience which was once only a dream.

“For a dream to come through one has to dream”

Seamus Nash

Name: Seamus Nash

Family status: Married to Mary, three children Ian, Dylan & Mia, two grandchildren Michelle & Jamie.

Hobbies: Cycling and all sports

Occupation: VTN Tester

Sporting Achievements: Team member of Race Around Ireland winners 2017 and participant in RAI 2016

Why RAAM?

After becoming Race Around Ireland winners, Race Across America seems the next logical thing to do and would be a huge achievement for myself, my family and our team, while raising much needed funds and awareness for The Aspect Centre in Kilkenny who do fantastic work for adults with Autism and learning difficulties.

“Champions get up when they can’t”

Our Crew

We couldn’t do it without this fantastic group of people…

Ger Campion Crew Chief

Ger Campion
Crew Chief

Ivan McMahon Coach

Ivan McMahon
Coach

Brian Ramsbottom Sports Masseuse

Brian Ramsbottom
Sports Masseuse

Fiona Maher Crew Member

Fiona Maher
Crew Member

Richie Barrett Crew Member

Richie Barrett
Crew Member

Mary Nash Crew Member

Mary Nash
Crew Member

Victor Young Crew Member

Victor Young
Crew Member

Mary Coogan Crew Member

Mary Coogan
Crew Member

Joe Conroy Crew Member

Joe Conroy
Crew Member

Caragh Maher Crew Member

Caragh Maher
Crew Member

John Dunne Crew Member

John Dunne
Crew Member

Joe Hickson Crew Member

Joe Hickson
Crew Member

John Philips Crew Member

John Philips
Crew Member

Tommy Hickson Crew Member

Tommy Hickson
Crew Member