Putting the Adventure into Racing!

Open5 in Staveley

Its only 12 days to the next Mountain Hardwear Open5 Adventure Race in the Lake District - the event is nestled in the Kentmere Valley beside the outdoor mecca of Staveley. Should be a great day out - entries will close on the Thursday night before the race (entries on the day still available).

BlanchlandThe guys from NAV4 will be at registration offering advice - so if you are new to the game, say hello to these guys.

If you were at the last open5 in Blanchland - take a nosey at Pete Wells photos on Sleepmonsters here and the race reports online here.

More on the Mountain Hardwear Open5 events here www.openadventure.com/open5

New Balance Endurance SeriesNew Balance Endurance Series

Not only have we been busy on the Open5 series, we are also getting ready for 2009 - with Saturday 1st December seeing entries open for the New Balance Endurance Series.

Yep for the observant of you there's a new sponsor for Open Adventure, we are looking forward to working with New Balance on these exciting events in 2009.

More on the New Balance Endurance Series here www.openadventure.com/endurance

Coast to CoastCoast to Coast

Saturday the 1st also sees entries open for the Open Coast to Coast Adventure Race.. We have been mumouring about this since the inception of Open Adventure and 2009 will see a dream come true.

We have wrestled with the categories and have really wanted to make this workable for all of the Open5 competitors, as well as those use to longer races. Hence in addition to solos we also have a team category of three with only 2 people racing at any one time. The event is a 4 day stage event, which means stopping each night to get some kip.

Coast to Coast

Check the website out here. www.openadventure.com/c2c

New WebsiteWebsite

Website - we have got the broom out and had a bit of a sweep, redecorated and moved the furniture around - its the same house but we like the new look.

Take a browse you will find new pages on the Endurance series and the Coast to Coast events. Once again big thankyou to James Kirby.

This way to have a look www.openadventure.com

Adventure Racing Ball

Top racer Tom Gibbs is behind the legendary Adventure Racing Ball at Wilfs Cafe and Hawkshead Brewery next January. Be a cracking night out with options to make more of a weekend in the Lake District.

Check out Toms email to Open Adventure competitors here. www.openadventure.com/ar_ball.htm


And Finally

Look forward to seeing you on the 7th December in the Lake District, dust off your kit and get ready for a tour of delights with Open Adventure in 2009.

Hope to see you at an event soon.

No worries
James Thurlow

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