The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

New Forest, Hampshire

This event is the most popular Questars of the series. In previous years all available places have sold out many weeks ahead of the closing date for entries. So its recommended that you enter online early to secure a place. 

Event Details :

The first event of the 2011 Questars adventure race series is in the western part of the New Forest. The area offers a great variety of terrain including classic New Forest woodlands, open heathland, grassy forest lawns and the wonderfully scenic Avon valley.

We are returning to a venue not used since 2005 to give you a new area to explore. The course includes a great deal of route choice using the network of lanes, cycleways and footpaths. Whilst the area is relatively flat, the variety of terrain offers a good challenge for experienced adventure racers and novices alike. The area is though not without a few hills as the western ridge of the New Forest plateau may well be crossed a few times during the day.

The New Forest Questars is always the most popular adventure race in the series. So again in 2011 Masters (ie those that have competed in three or more adventure races) and Questars Duo (ie mountain biking and trail running without the kayaking stage) will be on Saturday 26 March. Novices will be on Sunday 27 March.

Event Base :

The Burgate School and Sixth Form Centre, Salisbury Road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 1EZ

Facilities Available :

Car parking area and indoor hall for briefing and prize giving, plus refreshments, sports massage, toilets, changing rooms and showers. On Sunday a mountain bike expert will be available prior to the race to advise Novices.

Provisional Event Timings :

SATURDAY

Masters & Duo : Team Pack Collection opens 0815, Event Briefing 0845-0900, Starts from 0930

Finishing times between 1500 and 1620

Results and Prize Giving : 1700

SUNDAY

Novices : Team Pack Collection opens 0815, Event Briefing 0845-0900, Starts from 0930

Finishing times between 1430 and 1530

Results and Prize Giving : 1600

 

Further information on the event format is available here

 

Final details of this event including Team Lists, Start Times and other specific information will be posted onto the Questars website noticeboard and sent to teams by email in the week prior to the event.

Enter Online :

Enter the Questars Trio Masters & Questars Duo New Forest adventure races online here.

Enter the Questars Trio Novice New Forest adventure race online here.

The deadline for all entries is Sunday 20 March 2011. The New Forest Questars is always the most popular of the series and often kayak places sell out many weeks earlier. So make sure you enter early if you don't want to miss out.

Extra Maps :

Each team pack contains a course map printed on A3 waterproof paper pre marked with checkpoints. If your team would like extra maps these need to be purchased when you enter online.

Bike Hire :

Bikes for this event can be hired locally. Cyclexperience are offering a special package for Questars competitors which includes bike, delivery, onsite support, post-ride maintenance and cleaning costs. Bikes can be booked online here by scrolling down the page to find the appropriate Questars race and then clicking on the relevant link to book a bike. 

Accommodation :

Are you looking for accommodation before and / or after the event? The New Forest has a range of different accommodation options. You can search here, or contact the local tourist information office for more details.

 

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