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Haglöfs Open5 Series 2012/13

2013/14 is the seventh series of Open5 Adventure Races. Mountain Biking, Running, Navigation and ADVENTURE!


Pentlands :: November 4th 2012

This will be the first time that the Haglöfs Open5 event has journeyed north of the border. Veteran Open Adventure competitor Rosemary Byde has a great event in store to attract event regulars to this stunning location.

The Pentlands is not a stranger to hosting adventure races though. In the past many events have visited this place. It is also a regular escape for Edinburgh's outdoor community as its within easy travelling distance of Scotland's capital city.


South Downs :: December 2nd 2012

As the North Downs event in the last series proved so popular we thought we would venture down south again. This time to the South Downs.

Alex Davies has seen both sides of the fence with Open Adventure both as marshall and racer, so he knows a thing or two about what racers want out of an event.

The South Downs is a beautiful area to visit and we feel that anyone making the journey won't be disappointed.


North York Moors :: January 6th 2013

2013 sees the return of the Haglöfs Open5 to the North York Moors. Anyone who can recall the last trip out east to Sutton Bank will recall a very icy encounter.

We are hoping for a different weather system this time, but perhaps get the spiky shoes and tyres on order just in case.

Simon Walker knows the place like the back of his hand and is sure you won't be disappointed with another trip out east!


South West (Mendip Hills) :: February 3rd 2013

We return to the land of cider and clotted cream again for this series.

Racers really appreciated that Open Adventure travelled to the South West of the country in the last series. So we are back to see what the Mendip Hills has to offer.

Eddie Winthorpe is on the case this time and is looking forward to putting his own stamp on this event.


Yorkshire Dales :: March 3rd 2013

We are back in the Yorkshire Dales again to sample the delights of limestone country. It's a favourite among our regular competitors and has been a feature for many past series.

We have experienced racer, Tom Needham, in charge of finding the best locations this place has to offer. Tom is passionate about the sport and is confident you'll leave the event with a smile on your face.


Lake District :: April 7th 2013

Anthony Cooper seems to have got the monopoly on planning events in this part of the country. That's because he does it so well. His Grizedale and Staveley events from the last two series proved really popular and a hit with racers. So he is back and tasked with another Haglöfs Open5.

This time we are looking at a new area within the Lakes, and somewhere away from the regular places which attract the masses.


Shropshire Hills :: May 5th 2013

The Shropshire Hills were another surprise location last series which many racers admitted they'd never visited before. We were so impressed with this little gem that we just had to return.

We think it will make a fitting location for the final event in the series too.

Again regular marshall Jim Rounsley is at the helm. With his attention to detail he is sure to organise another Haglöfs Open5 to remember.


Previous Events

Check out the results from previous Open5 series events here. Information about past Open5 events can be viewed here: