We look forward to seeing you on Saturday for the final instalment of our Winter Adventure Race Series! We had a final recce of the course last week and it’s looking in great condition – there has been a bit of rain in the area this week which will no doubt please the mud-lovers amongst you.
For those who have not raced with us before (or not raced with us for a while), 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 forecast seems to have changed every day we have looked at it this week! At the moment, the weather is looking dry but cold on Saturday so it is certainly a day to pack a few extra layers, a buff and some gloves. It is also worth a final check of the forecast on the morning of the event. We would also recommend a small rear light, particularly if you are planning to bike last.
We look forward to seeing you at Lifford Memorial Hall on Saturday for a day of adventure.
Please also read all the accompanying notes below which provide further important details especially with regards to parking.
event day parking
Please note, parking for the event is a short walk away from the event HQ. The parking is at Broadway Milestone Ground Car Park, Broadway, WR12 7HA. Please follow instructions from our marshals when entering the car park and collect a ticket from them to be displayed in your windscreen for the duration of the event. As ever, if you are able to share travel to the venue, it will be a great help.
Cotswolds 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!
event base & timings
The event base is: Lifford Memorial Hall, Broadway, WR12 7BU and this opens at 07:30 (see below for full timings).
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 or 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!