24hrs to Adventure

Would you believe it, its July - and only a few weeks before the inaugural Open24.  The event promises to be a feast of adventure with some real surprises in store.  Entries are trickling in, and whats great is the breadth of experience from novices to seasoned racers - something which this event is aimed to cater for with any distance from 64km to over 200km - so if your tempted fill in the entry form and get it to us by Friday 15th July.. then tell your partner.

More details on the Open 24 event at www.openadventure.com/open24.htm


Our sponsors have also pulled out the stops with fleeces from Mountain Hardwear, 1/2 country digital maps from Anquet, sports bags and goodies from EAS and vouchers from Crosstrax - not your average selection.

As well as supporting the prize pool, EAS are fuelling racers with a bottle of their precision carbs at each of the four transitions and a recovery drink at the end of the event.  For those of you who attended the recent Open5 event you might have had a chance to taste the precision carbs drink from the free goodie bag, John Allen is currently testing EAS's energy range for Sleepmonsters and the initial reaction is the precision carbs drink is excellent.

25% off

As an Open Adventure competitor you can obtain 25% off EAS products, visit the EAS website www.eas-uk.info and type in OA55125 in the coupon field.  Offer closes 31/12/05, discount does not apply to special offers or P&P.

Anquet are also out to support our competitors at the Open24, by offering the relevant national park digital map at 25% off normal price for Open24 competitors.  We will e-mail details next weekend to registered competitors, those interested will get the software within a couple of days. 


Yep we need your help, we are after a few more people to assist us on the weekend of the Open24 so if you or your family and friends can spare one day, the whole weekend or even a few days before or after, give us a shout we would love to hear from you.  We promise to feed you, and if you are not up for expending energy we have plenty of things to do which only require a smile and a friendly face.


Not much news here other than to say we have confirmed the location of the Central Lakes event on December 4th, registration will be at Rydal Hall just outside of Ambleside.  Planning for the North Pennines event on the 16th October is also rolling ahead, with entries already trickling in so pen these dates in your diary and expect some great MTBing and running.

16th October North Pennines - Blanchland - Village Hall
4th December Central Lakes - Ambleside - Rydal Hall

More details on the Open5 events at www.openadventure.com/open5.htm

Hope you have a great day. 

No worries
James Thurlow