The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

 

Final Details for the Wiltshire Downs 18 July 2009

Team List & Start Times

A team list is now available for viewing here. Do take a look and note down your team number, start time and kayak slot time. Team packs will all be laid out around the edge of the event base hall in numerical order. There is no need for you to queue up at the Enquiries Desk – simply collect your numbered team pack on or after the time specified below.

Timings

Timings for collection of team packs and for the race briefings are:

  • Masters: Team Pack Collection opens at 0915, Briefing at 0945 and Starts from 1030
  • Novices and Duo: Team Pack Collection opens at 1030, Briefing at 1100 and Starts from 1145
  • Race Finish times: between 1630 and 1720
  • Prize Giving: 1800

Extra Maps

Each team pack contains a course map printed on A3 waterproof paper pre marked with all the available checkpoints. If a team would like an additional map then these need to be pre-purchased from the questars online entry system before Sunday 12th July. Extra maps can be purchased here by clicking on the ‘buy now’ button for the item called ‘Extra Map' and then following the instructions.

Directions & Car Parking

The questars event base is at St. Francis School, Marlborough Road, Wiltshire, SN9 5NT. Note: the school has a separate entrance and exit and a one way system operates between them within the school grounds. So when you leave after the race please do not attempt to exit the same way as you entered the school.

View regional map showing event base location here

There will be event signage to direct you to the school entrance from the A345 and Quest marshals will show you where to park once on site. Please do share transport. If each team comes in one vehicle it’ll be much kinder to the environment and you’ll also be able to talk team tactics on the way!

Transition Points

Transition between the trail run and bike stages will be in the tennis courts next to the big yellow Start/Finish arch near the hall. Upon arrival in the morning take your bikes and any transition kit (in a waterproof box / bag) and place them directly into the tennis courts. The transition are will be marshalled by Quest throughout the day. The kayaking stage will take place on the Kennett and Avon canal. The transition point onto the water is at Pewsey Wharf which is accessed from St Francis School by going on the canal towpath under the A345 road bridge.

Download PDF of the event base showing the location of all these points here

Facilities

Facilities at questars event base include:

  • a large indoor hall for the Race Briefings and Prize Giving plus showers and toilets
  • hot food and drinks available throughout the day (including at transition) - refreshments available include sausage baps upon arrival and a hot dish after the race
  • sports massage provided by coastmassage
  • map pens available to buy from the enquiries desk
  • Likeys shop with adventure racing clothing and equipment

Likeys are the title sponsors of the 2009 questars series. They have a wealth of experience when it comes to adventure racing and what kit is best for you. Do visit their new-look website and check out their great range of adventure race clothing and equipment at www.likeys.com or call them on 01874 711850

Equipment List

A list of things you need to bring and a list of things we advise you to bring can be found midway down this webpage here. In addition to this you may like to wear or carry with you full leg cover as the vegetation is high in one or two places.

Race Photos

A race photographer from Sleepmonsters will be out and about around the course taking photos of you. These will be available to view and purchase from the Sleepmonsters website here after the race. Please ensure your race number is clearly visible from the front - this will make it easier for you to find photos of your team.

Energy Drink Deal

INFINITnutrition have put together a special deal for questars competitors, find out more here.

Bike Hire & Accommodation

Information about hiring a bike or local accommodation can be found towards the bottom of the event page here

Other Useful Info

Do review the Race Structure & Format page of the questars website. It’s full of useful information including hints and tips and ‘what to do on the day’.

And do make a note of the timings for your race briefing (see above) along with your team number, start time and kayak slot time (available here).

 

Have a great race,

The questars team

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