The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

Exmoor Q2 Adventure Race


Race Day Information

Final details for those taking part in the 2016 Exmoor Q2 adventure race.


Race Numbers & Kayak Times

Your race number, kayak timeslot (on Saturday) and start time for Stage 3 & Stage 4 can all be found on the Start List - do make a note of these details - you'll need your race number at registration.

All Masters have a maximum of 100 minutes for the kayaking and all Novices have a maximum of 90 minutes for the kayaking, irrespective of the timings of your allocated kayak slot (a few Novice teams are in a 100 minute slot because they are kayaking with the Masters but they can still only spend a maximum of 90 minutes on the water).

To work out your start time for Stage 3 & Stage 4, add the number of minutes shown on the Start List to the time that the first team in your category starts.

Stage 3 - The first Novice teams start at 19:45 & the first Masters teams start at 20:00

Stage 4 - The first Masters teams start at 09:00 & the first Novice teams start at 09:15

So for example, if you are a Novice team and your start time is +10 mins, you will start Stage 3 at 19:55 and Stage 4 at 09:25


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.


Event Timings

Friday 14 October

1800 Event Base, car park and camp field opens. Please give us the time we need to set up by not arriving before 1800. The event caterers will be onsite serving hot food and drinks from 1830 until 2130 in the Moorland Hall

2000 - 2130 Registration open. Come to the Moorland Hall to register and collect your team pack. If you arrive after 2130 you will need to register on Saturday morning.

Saturday 15 October

If arriving on Saturday morning we recommend you aim to arrive before 0830.

0800 – 0845 Registration re-opens. Come to the Moorland Hall to register and collect your team pack.

0900 – 0920 Race Briefing in the Moorland Hall

1000 – 1730 Stage 1 & 2 (300-360 minutes maximum plus a break) - kayaking, trail running and mountain biking

2000 – 2200 Stage 3 (105 minutes maximum) - nighttime trail running

Sunday 16 October

0900 – 1315 Masters Stage 4 (240 minutes maximum) - mountain biking & trail running

0915 – 1300 Novices Stage 4 (210 minutes maximum) - mountain biking & trail running

1345 – 1400 Prize Giving


Directions & Event Base

This adventure race is based at the The Moorland Hall, Wheddon Cross, Somerset, TA24 7DU

The Moorland Hall is on the south east side of the A396, to the south east of the cross roads in the centre of Wheddon Cross (where the A396 crosses the B3224). The event field is opposite the Moorland Hall on the other side of the road (north west side of the A396). Vehicular access to the event field is through the gate by toilet block at the back of the pub / public car park.

Please note: there is no tap in the event field so we recommend you bring as much drinking water with you as you can.

Friday Evening Arrival

Go straight to the event field if you are camping on site overnight. If you are staying offsite, you can park briefly outside the hall on Friday night just to register.

Late arrivals - please make sure you don't park or camp on or near the football pitch - there is a match on Saturday!

Saturday Morning Arrival

Make your way directly to the event field and park there. Once on site follow event signage and/or marshals directions.



Facilities & Services

Facilities at the event base include:

 - Toilets in the Moorland Hall and a public toilet block next to the event field

 - Food and drinks available - see event catering section below

 - A hall with plenty of space to sit down in the dry between stages, for registration, the race briefings, download (after each stage), the results (after each stage) and the prize giving.

 - A medic on standby to provide first aid


Available to purchase on the day (cash only):

 - Map Pens - Staedtler Lumocolor fine permanent pens for marking you map - £1.80 each

 - Energy Bars & Gels - £1 each or 4 for £3

 - Bike Map Boards - with reusable cable ties for mounting on your handlebars; bulldog clips & rubber bands for holding the map - £5 for A5, £8 for A4

 - Questars 2016 T-Shirt - technical wicking t-shirt, made from 100% polyester - £15 each (SRP £18)


Accommodation / Camping

Those wishing to camp can do so at the event base on both Friday and Saturday night. You will need to bring your own camping equipment i.e. tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat etc. There will be caterers onsite throughout the weekend so you don’t need to bring cooking equipment unless you want to.


Event Catering

The event caterers will also be in the Moorland Hall, serving a range of hot and cold, food and drink throughout the weekend from around 1830 on Friday evening onwards. The sort of things that you can expect at certain times (subject to availability) are:

  • Pasta Bolognaise / Vegetarian Pasta (Fri Evening)
  • Bacon / Sausage / Egg Baps (Breakfast)
  • Porridge with a choice of toppings (Breakfast)
  • Jacket Potatoes with a selection of fillings (Saturday)
  • Mild chicken curry (Saturday)
  • Chilli con Carne with rice / Mixed Bean Vegetarian Chilli (Sunday)
  • Apple crumble with custard (Saturday)
  • Soup of the Day with a bread roll
  • Filled Rolls - choice of fillings available (made to order)
  • Cakes, Pastries & Chocolate Bars
  • Teas, Coffees, Soft Drinks etc.

Check the menu boards or have a word with the caterers on the day to find out what is available & when.


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