Putting the Adventure into Racing!

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Adventure Addicts

Its all go here at Open Adventure with the Endurance series kicking off in style - for news and ideas on how to feed your adventure habit read on.

Endurance Series

Wow what an event, we jammed as much in to five hours as we dare. Yep the Open5+ in Keswick set off with a real bang to the series. Rob Howard has put together a report on Sleepmonsters here. And you can find photos from James and Rob also on the sleepmonsters website here.

5+ Photos

Photos by James Kirby and Rob Howard more online at Sleepmonsters.co.uk

For those that missed out on this spectacular event - don't worry there's two more still to go. The Open12 has definitely been designed to be accessable for all. If you are up for some real adventure take a look at the New Balance website.

Open12 | 27/28th June - Out West www.openadventure.com/open12

Open24 | 25/26th July - Up North www.openadventure.com/open24

Coast to Coast

Update on the route will be available by the end of the month. Remember entries close for this event on 1st July, that's less than 6 weeks away.

28-31st August | Coast to Coast Adventure Race - www.openadventure.com/c2c


It took sometime for us to make the step on to the social networking site facebook - but now we have - we will post links to competitor reports on online and keep fans updated with the goings on at Open Adventure. You can find us here.


Couple of events we thought we would mention. The first is on 21st June and run by our good friends at Windermere Canoe and Kayak - its a straight forward kayak race down windermere. Don't have a boat then give them a shout and they supply you one to hire. Short and long course - all for the outrageous fee of £5 each. Details here

Secondly the old school Polaris MTB event is back on the block in its home patch of the peaks - its the weekend before the Open12 so save some beans for fun out west. You can find out more info here.

And Finally

We want to wish Steve Birkinshaw well this weekend. He is off to try and break Mark Hartell's record for the highest number of Lake District peaks bagged in 24 hours. Steve and Heather Dawe won the Endurance Series in 2007. You can find more details of his exploits here.

No worries
James Thurlow

PS prices for the New Balance Open24 go up on 10th June.

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