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Ultimate Challenge blog: Tri-Adventure Sprint

February 6, 2012

To kick off my challenges in the New ‘Olympic’ Year, I shall be taking on the Tri-Adventure Sprint for my eighth challenge on 19 February.

Adventure Racing is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK and is quickly gaining momentum as more and more people discover it. The Tri-Adventure Sprint combines trail running, mountain biking and navigation over a 2 hour course. You have to use your provided map to navigate yourself around as many checkpoints and cover as much distance as you can within the 2 hour limit. There is a maximum of 20 checkpoints set over the course of approximately 12km trail run and 18km mountain bike.

These events are perfect for beginners new to adventure racing like myself. So far in my year of ultimate challenges, I have taken part in two obstacle adventure events, the London Spartan Race and the London Urban Rat Race Adventure. The Rat Race involved a fair amount of navigation, so hopefully that little bit of experience should help me through. However the navigation was around the urban streets of London, not involving two hours worth of trail running and mountain biking! I do have some experience of mountain biking, but very little experience in trail running, so this will be a very new and exciting experience for me.

Tri-Adventure run a number of different adventure races to get stuck into. All the events are held an hour from London, catering for beginners through to elites and perfect for adventure racers, trail runners, orienteers and mountain bikers:

– The Trail is an exhilarating 1 hour trail run with navigation.
– The Sprint is a fast paced adventure race incorporating three disciplines, off road running, navigation and mountain biking over a 2 hour course.
– The Tri-Experience and Tri-Challenge events are held in the summer months of June and July, combining off road running, mountain biking and navigation over 3.5 hours and 5 hours.
– The MTBO will test your stamina, navigation and mountain biking over 3 hours. Events are run in June and July of each year.

If you are interested in taking part in the Sprint event with me, or any other Tri-Adventure events, visit www.tri-adventure.co.uk

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Follow me as I attempt to take on a different challenge every month for the next year from cycling, running, swimming to dancing, abseiling challenges….with as much variety as possible! I’m taking part in these challenges in the memory of my father who inspired and made me the sport fanatic I am; and raising money for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in his honour. Follow my journey through the highs and lows of my training, reviews of the events I partake in, and be part of what I am sure will prove to be a tough, yet exciting and fulfilling year!


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