Name: Cathal Phillips
Family Status: Married with three children
Hobbies: Cycling, Golf
Sporting Achievements: Member of Team Aspect RAI 4 Person team Winners 2017
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”
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
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”
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
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”
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
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”
We couldn’t do it without this fantastic group of people…