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Can you feel the Sun .. promise you its out there somewhere :-) you can be sure it will be out for the next Haglöfs Open5 so pack your bags and head to the Lakes for April 7th. More news on this and more below.

Coast to Coast Adventure Race

What a way to see the country this August, a classic route taking in the 3 National Parks that span England by boat / bike and on foot.

Video Short by Dave Macfarlane

Episode 1 and Episode 2 by Dreamteam TV

To help budding racers our own safety advisor Andy Sallabank is putting on a BCU 2 star paddling course here in the Lakes on 22/23 June - self catering with camping £125. You can book online using our entry system.

In true BBC style other courses from other providers are available.. not least from James Stevenson, speak to this fella if you want to get your 3 Star Sea or your 2 star.


Coast to Coast Adventure Race

Haglöfs Open5 Series

Only 2 events to go in the Haglöfs Open5 series, the next is in the Lake District on 7th April, in the shadow of Whinlatter Forest and the last is in Shropshire, arguably one of the most popular venues in the previous series.

So if you want a top 5 hours out on your bike/foot enter online and join the smiles that are guaranteed as part of this adventure.


Haglöfs Open5 Series

Two Day Open Events

These went down very well last year, and this years are already looking exciting. 2 days of running, cycling and paddling but broken up in to manageable chunks so you can chill out in between each stage. BUT just a heads up the price for these events goes up on 1st of April by 15%

Lake District :: 1/2nd June 2013 :: Wales :: 6/7th July 2013


Two Day Open Event

Overground Trail Race

There is no man who gets more excited about the scenery around Ingleton than Adventure Racer Mick Kenyon. Its with that enthusiasm he has put together a 12 mile trail run on the 26th May as part of the Overground Underground Festival. With nearly £1000 worth of prizes from Haglöfs this looks like it will be a top day out. Find out more.



Overground Trail Race

Not enough?

A full calendar not enough from Open Adventure? Bit close but if you are free next weekend and want a tour of Grizedale Forest check out the Cumbrian Commotion from Trailplus.

Want to explore overseas with your Adventure Racing habit, we know of 4 UK teams going out to the World Champs in Costa Rica. Perhaps too far, what about one of the events from the Euro Champs or the AR World Series.


Not enough?

Not enough?


For those who know Open Adventure we have found ourselves in the business of live tracking events and have recently just set up a new website www.opentracking.co.uk if you have an event that you think would merit from Trackers, or perhaps you have a big challenge that you would like people to know where you are on, give us a shout.

For those at the TERREX event last summer in Scotland, check out this chinky little link to see what happened during the race (click on teams to hide / unhide). Just one of the little web tools we are developing in Open Tracking.


Tracking & Kit Hire

And Finally..

Have a good weekend.. it's a cheesy quote but one worth remembering "no such thing as bad weather for racing just the wrong clothing".

No worries
James Thurlow




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