The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

Q2 Adventure Race

Central England (East) - Thetford Forest

 

 

Participant Information

Final details for those taking part in the 2014 Thetford Forest Questars adventure race.

 

Team List

Your team number, kayak timeslot and kayak group can all be found on the team list here. Do make a note of these. If you have any last-minute entry amendments just let us know on the day at registration.

Important Notes:

Although the Stage 1 kayak slots are different lengths, everyone has the same maximum amount of time on the water which is 90 minutes (the first kayak slot is longer to accommodate the staggered starts as not everyone can get on the water at the same time).

The staggered start time shown only applies to those stages which have staggered starts (see the stage summary) and is shown as a + and then a number. This number is the approximate number of minutes after the stage start time given on the stage summary that you will start. So if your staggered start time is +5  then you will start stage 3 at approximately 2035 (5 minutes after the staggered starts begin at 2030). This is only a guide, hence it's important you arrive at the start at least 5 minutes before your predicted start time.

 

Event Timings

Friday 25 April

1800 Event Base, car park and camp field opens. Please give us the time we need to set up by not arriving on site before 1800. Event caterers will be onsite serving hot food and drinks.

2000 - 2130 Registration open. Come to the marquee to register and collect your team pack.

If travelling on Friday evening do aim to arrive before 2130 if at all possible. If you arrive after 2130 follow event signage and register on Saturday morning.

Saturday 26 April

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

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

0900 – 0920 Race Briefing

1000 – 1730 Stage 1 & 2 (300-360 minutes maximum plus minimum 60 minute break) - mountain biking, trail running and kayaking

2030 – 2230 Stage 3 (100 minutes maximum) - nighttime trail running & kayaking

Sunday 27 April

0900 – 1345 Masters Stage 4 (270 minutes maximum) - mountain biking, trail running and kayaking

0945 – 1315 Novices Stage 4 (210 minutes maximum) - mountain biking, trail running and kayaking

1415 – 1430 Prize Giving

 

Directions & Event Base

This adventure race is based at Little Lodge Farm, Santon Downham, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0TX.

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Once on site follow event signage and/or Quest marshals directions.

There is no tap in the event field so please bring as much drinking water with you as you can. Portable toilets will be situated near the entrance to the event field.

Registration, the race briefing, download (after each stage), the results (after each stage) and the prize giving will all be in the marquee. Map pens, cheap correx map boards for bikes and energy bars will all be for sale at the front desk.

The event caterers will be based adjacent to the marquee, serving a range of hot and cold, food and drink throughout the weekend.

 

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.

Supporters / spectators / those that have just entered the 'Saturday only' option are welcome to camp at the event base too, at the special rate of £4 per person per night (payable in cash at registration).

 

Event Catering

The event caterers will be on site in the marquee throughout the weekend, providing a range of hot meals and refreshments from around 1900 on Friday evening onwards. The sorts of things that you can expect at certain times are:

  • Sausage / Sausage & Egg / Bacon / Bacon & Egg baps
  • Beef Burgers / Cheese Burgers
  • Jacket Potatoes with a selection of fillings
  • Chilli with Rice / Vegetarian Options
  • Soup of the Day served with a Bread Roll
  • Porridge served with your choice of topping
  • Chocolate Bars & Cakes
  • Teas, Coffees, Soft Drinks etc.

Check the boards or have a word with the caterers on the day to find out what will be available and when.

 

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