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February Newsletter

News on the Open5 Series and we reveal a few secrets of the Endurance Series - plenty to keep your eyes open for.

Five hours not to forget

Heavy rain and gales was not enough to put off the 250 people that showed up for the third race in the Mountain Hardwear Open5 series at Kirkby Stephen.

It was an outstanding effort by everyone who took part. Chris Hope, of the winning male pair's team commented "Staying vaguely warm was key to just completing the 5 hour event!"

The next event is at Bakewell in the Peak District on Sunday March 6th where Ian Hughes has pre-ordered the sunshine.

Grizedale in the Lake District is the venue for the last event of the Open5 series - Anthony Cooper has already been out spending many hours cooking up surprises for this finale. If that is not enough why not pull a few mates together and check out Trailplus's event on the Saturday www.trailplus.com


Mountain Hardwear Open5 Series - Kirkby Stephen

Mountain Hardwear Open5 Series - Grizedale

Double Trouble in North Wales 21/22 May

Make a weekend of it in North Wales at the Open 5+ (part of the planetFear Endurance Series) and the Ocean Kayak Race. At last year's Open 5+ event the "yoda" of Adventure Racing Mr Phil Humphreys was quoted as saying it was the best event he had ever done (That was, of course, before our Open12, Open24 and adidas TERREX events).

The Ocean Kayak Race is the vision of our Kayak Safety guy James Stevenson - keen to see an event of this ilk in his backyard we are delighted to work with James to help make this event happen. www.oceankayakrace.com


Double Trouble in North Wales 21/22 May

The Open 12 (25th/26th June 2011)

Wayne Elliot is cooking up something special for the Open 12 in the North York Moors. Whilst this is a 12 hour event we intend to incorporate a 6 hour timeout section - so for those looking to make the step up from the Open5's look no further than this event.

More details in our next newsletter, we promise you will find yourself doing things you have NEVER done before! Enter Here.


The Open 12 (25th/26th June 2011)

Wouldn't You Rather Be Cycling?

Open Adventure's Cheryl Frost and her partner Gavin McDonald have set up a NEW company organising inspirational Cycling Holidays and Events. Take a moment to check out the selection of Road and Mountain Bike Adventure Holidays.

Who knows, you could soon be bagging classic cols in the Alps, getting off the beaten track in Nepal, or discovering Berber Culture in Morocco. Excellent training for Open Adventure's longer events, where hours in the saddle count! as they say "Life is a Journey, Ride it." Visit www.ratherbecycling.co.uk to sign up to their newsletter.


Wouldn't You Rather Be Cycling?

New Meteor Multisport Helmet

Multisport Helmets - are often found on competitors at our Endurance series events, the also often come with a steep price tag. Petzl have finally put together a helmet that ticks all the right boxes the Meteor 3.

Paul at Windermere Canoe and Kayak has them in stock for a keen £65 - give them a shout on 015394 44451 for more details. www.windermerecanoekayak.com


New Meteor Multisport Helmets - METEOR III +

Well that's all folks - we hope to see you at Bakewell, if not do get outdoors, we will be back next month as we keep things moving in the world of Adventure Racing.

No worries
James Thurlow

PS we have now moved our website news feed over to twitter. If your that way inclined to you can find us on Twitter here.


New Meteor Multisport Helmets - METEOR III +

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