The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

South Downs Adventure Race


Race Day Information

Final details for those taking part in the 2015 South Downs adventure race.


Race Numbers & Kayak Times

Your race number, start time window and kayak timeslot can all be found on the Team List - do note down these details. You can start anytime within your allocated start window.

If you are kayaking first or last you have been given a more specific start time window based upon your kayak timeslot. This is to ensure you have enough time to cycle to / from the kayak transition before / after your kayak timeslot.


Entry Amendments

Any entry amendments should now be made on the day itself - just let the Quest staff know at the front desk before the Race Briefing.



The event base will open at 0800. Please give us sufficient time to set-up by not arriving before 8am.

MASTERS (6 hrs)

0815-0845 Recommended Arrival Time
0845-0915 Team Pack Collection
0915-0930 Race Briefing
1000-1040 Teams Start
Time Limit – 6 hours from when you start
1600-1640 Teams Finish
1720-1730 Results & Prize Giving


NOVICES & DUO (5 hrs)

0915-0945 Recommended Arrival Time
0945-1010 Team Pack Collection
1010-1030 Race Briefing
1050-1130 Teams Start
Time Limit – 5 hours from when you start
1550-1630 Teams Finish
1720-1730 Results & Prize Giving


Facilities & Services

Facilities at the event base include:

 - Toilets

 - Food and drinks available including pre race bacon butties and post race hot meal - see menu

 - An indoor hall for collection of team packs, the race briefing and the prize giving

 - A medic on standby to provide first aid


Available to purchase on the day:

 - Map Pens - fine permanent Staedtler Lumocolor pens for marking you map - £1.50 each

 - Questars Map Boards - for mounting on your handlebars, comes with 3 reusable cable ties, 2 bulldog clips and 2 rubber bands - £5 for A5, £8 for A4

 - Questars 2015 T-Shirt - technical wicking T-shirt, made from 100% polyester - £15 each


Directions & Car Parking

This adventure race is based from Duncton Hall & Recreation Ground, Duncton, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 OJY.

The Hall & Recreation Ground is on the east side of the A285, just north of the village of Duncton itself. It is not very clear where you turn off the A285 (it's a small track nestled between a house and a field) so approach slowly and look out for the event signs - view on Google Maps

Once on site follow the event signage and/or marshals directions. Parking is on the recreation ground. Please drive carefully when on the grass. Do not do anything to damage the ground / cut up the grass.



On Arrival

Make your way to the event HQ in Duncton Hall. Grab a bite to eat and drink from The Quest Kitchen

There is no registration - just collect your team pack from around the edge of the hall at the appropriate time. These will be laid out in numerical order. If your team pack is not there, come to the Front Desk to collect it.

Each team pack contains:
1 course map (printed on waterproof paper and pre marked with all the available checkpoints)
1 race number (to be worn by one member of each team - must be clearly visible)
4 safety pins (for attaching your race number)
1 EMIT card (electronic scoring device)
1 piece of cord (to secure your EMIT card)
1 plastic wallet (to protect your map)

You will be given the checkpoint descriptions and values (printed on waterproof paper) as you start.

At the appropriate time, attend the race briefing.

Before you start, put your bike in the designated transition area along with anything else you may need during the race.


After the Race

Proceed immediately to the download station (in the hall). Remove the cord and hand in your EMIT card. You’ll receive a printout showing your total time and the checkpoints you visited. Check this carefully and let us know before the prize giving if any checkpoints you visited don't appear on your print out.

This print out will not show your score - these will be announced at the prize giving in the sports hall and put up on display afterwards.

Eating within 20-30 minutes of the finish significantly aids recovery. Food and drinks will be available from The Quest Kitchen

Sorry but there are no changing rooms or showers available at the venue.

A medic will be on standby throughout the day. If you pick up any minor injuries do see them afterwards as prompt attention can aid rapid recovery.

Prizes are awarded to those in the winning team in each of the ten different race classes. There are up to £1000 worth of prizes up for grabs, thanks to support from our event partners: , MuleBar, Muc-OffStique & MapDec. In addition, series prizes will also be awarded as this is the final race of the 2015 Questars adventure race series.


Final Word

Remember to:

• Respect the area and the local community
• Be great ambassadors for adventure racing
• Stay on existing paths and tracks at all times
• Give way to members of the public
• Give all animals a wide berth


We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 5 September,

The Quest Team

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