The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

Chilterns Adventure Race

 

 

Participant Information

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

 

Team Numbers & Start Times

Your team number, start time window and kayak timeslot can all be found on the Team List. Do make a note of these. You can start anytime within your allocated start window.

 

Entry Amendments

Any last-minute entry amendments should now be made on the day itself, at the front desk before the Race Briefing.

 

Timings

The event base will open at 0815. Please give us sufficient time to set-up by not arriving before 0815.

MASTERS (6 hrs)

0815-0845 Recommended Arrival Time
0845-0915 Team Pack Collection
0915-0930 Race Briefing
1000-1030 Teams Start
Time Limit – 6 hours from when you start
1600-1630 Teams Finish
1700-1715 Results & Prize Giving

 

NOVICES & DUO (5 hrs)

0915-0945 Recommended Arrival Time
1000-1015 Team Pack Collection
1015-1035 Race Briefing
1100-1130 Teams Start
Time Limit – 5 hours from when you start
1600-1630 Teams Finish
1700-1715 Results & Prize Giving

 

Facilities

Facilities at the event base include:

  • Male changing rooms, showers and toilets in Tring Rugby Club building
  • Female changing rooms, showers and toilets in the neighbouring Tring Football Club building
  • Food and drinks available including pre race bacon butties and post race pasta meal - see menu
  • An indoor area for collection of team packs, the race briefing and the prize giving
  • Map pens, map boards & Mulebars all available to buy from the Front Desk
  • A medic on standby to provide first aid

 

Directions & Car Parking

The event base for this adventure race is Tring Rugby Union Football Club, Cow Lane, Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 5NS

The Rugby Club is on the east side of Cow Lane (grid reference SP 938 117). Parking is in a field to the south of the Rugby Club which is accessed via a separate gate (also on the east side of Cow Lane). Please do not use the Rugby Club entrance as no participant or spectator vehicles are allowed here. Look out for and follow the event signage on Cow Lane into the car parking field and then follow signs / marshals instructions on where to park.

View map showing event base location here

All parking is on grass next to the rugby pitches. The ground is firm and is well drained but please note if the grass is damp or wet, there is a real risk of skidding so do take extra care. There is no parking allowed on the gravel just inside the entrance to the car parking field i.e. on the north side of the bowling green (this is bowls club car park). This area is likely to be empty when you arrive but please don't park in there as it is needed by club members later in the day.

The rugby pitches are currently under repair so please keep off these at all times. Absolutely no driving on the pitches in any circumstances. When making your way from the car park to the clubhouse please make sure you go around the rugby pitches and do not cut across them.

 

On Arrival

Take your bike to the bike transition area - see map

Make your way to the Rugby clubhouse. No registration is required.

Grab a bite to eat and drink from The Quest Kitchen

At the appropriate time, collect your team pack from around the edge of the room. 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 with all the checkpoints marked on it (printed on waterproof paper)
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; take care of this and do not lose it!)
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.

All team members must attend the race briefing where further information about the course will be given (leave your bike in / on your vehicle until after the race briefing, or you bring a lock so you can lock it up during the race briefing)

Bring your bike to the start and put it in the designated area for bikes when you are ready to begin.

 

After the Race

Proceed immediately to the download station (in the sports hall) 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 points. Results 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 The Quest Kitchen.

Changing rooms, showers and toilets will also be available.

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.

The bike transition will be marshalled up until 1645. So please ensure you remove all your belongings from the transition area before the prize giving.

Prizes are awarded to those in the top team in each of the ten different race categories. There are up to £1000 worth of prizes up for grabs, thanks to support from Likeys, MuleBar, Muc-Off & Mapdec.

 

Final Word

Remember to:

•    Respect the area and the local community
•    Be great ambassadors for adventure racing
•    Give way to members of the public
•    Give all animals and boats a wide berth

 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday,

The Quest Team

 

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