The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

Poole Adventure Race



Participant Information

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


Team Numbers & Kayak 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. Come to the front desk before the Race Briefing to inform us of any changes to your team.



The event base will open at 0745. Please give us sufficient time to set-up by not arriving before 0745.

MASTERS (6 hrs)

0800-0830 Recommended Arrival Time
0830-0900 Team Pack Collection
0900-0915 Race Briefing
0930-1000 Teams Start
Time Limit – 6 hours from when you start
1530-1630 Teams Finish
1700-1715 Results & Prize Giving


NOVICES & DUO (5 hrs)

0915-0945 Recommended Arrival Time
0945-1015 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 at the event base include:

  • Changing rooms, showers and toilets
  • Map pens, map boards & Mulebars all available to buy from the Front Desk in the Sports Hall
  • Food and drinks available upon arrival upstairs at All Stars Bar & Cafe. As well as sausage / bacon baps and the 'Full English' they have cereals, toast, fruit juices, freshly ground coffee and the morning papers. So do arrive early and make the most of these facilities. See the menu.
  • Energy drinks and chocolate bars from vending machines in the Sports Centre
  • Post race Hog Roast, soft drinks and ice creams outside near the finish (or upstairs in the cafe if wet). Vegetarian options available upstairs in the cafe.
  • A large indoor area for collection of team packs, the race briefing and the prize giving
  • A medic on standby to provide first aid

If you are accompanied by spectators (young or old), there are a number of other facilities at Purbeck Sports Centre that might be of interest to them. These include a swimming pool, tennis courts and squash courts amongst other things - find out more here. Please see staff at reception if you want to use any of these facilities.


Directions & Car Parking

The event base for this adventure race is Purbeck Sports Centre, Worgret Road, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4PH

The Sports Centre is behind The Purbeck School, on the east side of the A351 where the A352 joins the A351 at a large roundabout (grid reference SY 914 870). Access is off the B3070 and The Purbeck School is clearly visible and sign posted from this road.

From the B3070: Turn into the school / sports centre entrance and follow the event signage / marshals instructions to the car parking area in front of the school. Follow signs and marshals instructions on where to park.

View map showing event base location here

Please do share transport if possible. If each team comes in one vehicle it’ll be much kinder to the environment and you’ll also be able to talk team tactics on the way!


On Arrival

Take your bike to the bike transition area - see map

Make your way round the back to the Sports Hall. No registration is required.

Grab a bite to eat and drink from All Stars Bar & Cafe upstairs - see the menu.

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.

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. A Hog Roast, cold drinks and ice creams will be available outside if the weather's nice (or upstairs in All Stars Bar & Cafe if it's not).

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. Series prizes will also be awarded as this is the last race in the 2014 Questars adventure race series.


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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