The countdown is on to the second event of the 2023 Questars Winter Adventure Race Series!
For those who have not raced with us before, we have put together this short video to give you a bit more information on what to expect (if viewing on a mobile device it works best when opened to full screen mode).
The weather is looking a bit iffy so we would recommend packing a waterproof layer and checking the weather for Sunday on Saturday evening. With the nights continuing to close in we would also recommend a small rear light, particularly if you are planning to bike last (which data tells us around 80% of you will be!).
We look forward to seeing you at Chieveley Village Hall on Sunday for a day of adventure.
Please also read all the accompanying notes below which provide further important details.
BERKSHIRE RACE DAY INFORMATION
All the information you need for a successful race can be found here:
Regular race information
All our regular race information can be found here:
Your race number can be found on the start list. Do make a note of this as you will need it on race day!
Your start time is based on which course you are doing, see below. You can start at any time within your suggested start time window just make your way to the big blue start arch when you’re ready to start. Your race time (2/3/5 hour time limit) begins when you dib the start control and receive your checkpoint descriptions.
The layout of the course is such that…
- the transition point for the run and bike is located at the event base
- You can only bike once
- You can only run once
How long you spend running and biking is up to you. But if you’ve never done a Questars Adventure Race, it can be difficult to know how long to run / bike for.
As a rough rule, we would recommend the following (this can obviously be tailored depending on your preferred discipline):
Duo Full: 2 to 2.5 hours running; 2.5 to 3 hours mountain biking (within the 5 hour time limit)
Duo Taster: 1 to 1.5 hours running; 1.5 to 2 hours mountain biking (within the 3 hour time limit)
The above is a guide, the great thing about Questars races is that what you do is up to you! If you like running, you can spend more time running and less time biking (and vice versa).
Equally, you do not need to use all of your time limit. If you have had your fill of adventure after a couple of hours then you can join us back at HQ for food, drink and to share stories of your navigation successes and failures!