Racing has never been busier in the UK with events happening almost
every weekend, not least with some pretty special surprises up North
- read on to find out more.
The second event of the endurance series is the Open12 on the
weekend of 23/24 June in the Yorkshire Dales. For those in the
know they will realise that the Dales has plenty to offer the
adrenaline seeking racer.
Expect to see our trademark
"trouser fillers", excellent mountain biking, plus spectacular
views on foot. www.openadventure.com/open12.htm
We will keep this speal short, suffice to say permissions are in
the bag for the Open24 and we promise to take you to places you
would never go on your average day in the lakes.
will offer the most spectacular location for a start/finish, with a
handy bar, food and accomodation - it would be a great place to
bring friends and family to see what a nutty sport you do. www.openadventure.com/open24.htm
nervous, and potential racers - we want you. Yep this is a
great way to get your feet under the table of Adventure Racing.
Speak to any of the top racers in the UK and most will have done an
event or two as event support. Its a great way to find out
what all the fuss is about and have some fun. Get the
diaries out and pop the Open12 / 24 in the diaries and wing us an
email, be great to see you.
Hardwear Open5 series
- May 13th
Sunday 13th May provided its own source of
surprises with many racers taken aback by the great MTBing and
running in the area. For news on this just check out Anna
Gracies report on Sleepmonsters here.
time out for the Open5 series over the summer, it will return at the
end of September when we take competitors to Grassington in the
centre of the Yorkshire Dales. www.openadventure.com/open5.htm
Open Adventure does pretty well with sponsors we hope it has
something to do with the quality of events we put on and the rising
number of competitors, needless to say they are keen to help both
you and us out with special deals to make racing much more
Anquet are pulling one out of the bag for the endurance series,
with special offers on mapping products for the Open12 and
Open24. For those competing you can find out more on this
offer on our website here, in the meantime if you want to know what the
fuss is about check out the Anquet Map Server website where you
can download free mapping of the UK. www.anquetmapserver.co.uk
At the last Open5 in Keswick EAS
provided racers with energy gels and handy packets of iso-drive.
What took racers completely by surprise was the delicious chocolate
race recovery bars we had chopped up on the results download desk -
it was like feeding time at the zoo, turn your back and a hand would
sneak through the crowd to grab a cheeky second chunk. Want
some more, well EAS have provided racers with a mighty 25% discount
off their products, check out their website www.eas-uk.com and call 0870-350-3270
OK so these guys don't sponsor us, but hey we like what they
do. Its rare we pick up a magazine or a book of MTB routes and
think these guys really do know their onions. The MTB guide
books for the lakes and dales are full of quality routes that avoid
pushing up singletrack and cycling down roads. The enduro
routes are a great test for those training for the longer racers -
take a look and see if they publish anything in your area.
Well thats all from us see you at the next race.