The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

New Forest Adventure Race


Race Day Information

Final details for those taking part in the 2015 New Forest Questars adventure race


Race Numbers & Kayak Times

Your race 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 entry amendments should now be made on the day itself - just let the Quest staff know at the front desk before the Race Briefing.



The event base will open at 0800. Please give us sufficient time to set-up by not arriving before 8am.

MASTERS (6 hrs)

0800-0845 Recommended Arrival Time
0830-0900 Team Pack Collection
0900-0915 Race Briefing
0945-1040 Teams Start
Time Limit – 6 hours from when you start
1545-1640 Teams Finish
1715-1730 Results & Prize Giving


NOVICES & DUO (5 hrs)

0900-0930 Recommended Arrival Time
0930-1000 Team Pack Collection
1000-1020 Race Briefing
1045-1130 Teams Start
Time Limit – 5 hours from when you start
1545-1630 Teams Finish
1715-1730 Results & Prize Giving


Facilities & Services

Facilities at the event base include:

 - Changing rooms, showers and toilets

 - 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


There will also be:

 - A medic on standby to provide first aid

 - Two professional photographers from Charles Whitton Photography attending

 - Bike wash - students from the school will be washing bikes after the race to raise funds for community projects in Cambodia. Please bring a couple of quid to support them.


The following will be available to purchase from the Front Desk:

 - Map Pens - fine permanent Staedtler Lumocolor pens for marking you map - £1.50 each

 -  - Choc Orange / Summer Pudding - £1.50 each or 4 for £5

 - Questars Map Boards - for mounting on your handlebars, comes with 3 reusable cable ties, 2 bulldog clips and 2 rubber bands - £5 for A5, £8 for A4

 - Questars 2015 T-Shirt - technical wicking T-shirt, made from 100% polyester - £15 each


Spot Prize Draw

New for 2015 !

At each event this year we will be giving away a selection of goodies from our event partners.

Enter the prize draw now to be in with the chance of winning a spot prize on the day.


Directions & Car Parking

The event base for this adventure race is The Burgate School and Sixth Form Centre, Salisbury Road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1EZ -

The school is on the west side of the A338 at grid reference SU 150 153

Once on site, follow signage and marshals directions. Car parking will be very tight so please do share transport if possible. Park close to the vehicle next to you otherwise there won't be enough room for everyone - you should be close enough so that you can't fully open the door to your vehicle. Please do not block any access routes or drive on the grass - only pull onto the grass to park if directed to do so by a marshal.

Although there is a fair amount of parking space on site, there are a lot of you taking part (the event is full having sold out weeks ago), so please do share transport if possible. There should be sufficient parking for one vehicle for pairs and solo participants and two vehicles for teams of 3/4 people, but there is not enough space for every team member to bring their own vehicle so if you were going to do this please arrange to meet up off site (somewhere closer to home) and travel to the venue in one vehicle - it’ll be much kinder to the environment and you’ll also be able to talk team tactics on the way!

If all the car parking spaces on site become full, then a marshal will advise you accordingly at the entrance to the school and you will need to find somewhere to park in the surrounding area - Waverley Road is just round the corner and has room for parking all along it. Please park considerately so as not to cause an obstruction or upset the local residents.



On Arrival

Make your way to the event HQ in the Sports Hall (see map above). 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 (printed on waterproof paper and pre marked with all the available checkpoints)
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)
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.

At the appropriate time, attend the race briefing.

Before you start, put your bike in the transition area along with anything else you may want during the race.


After the Race

Proceed immediately to the download station (in the sports hall). Remove the cord 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.

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 our event partners: , MuleBar, Muc-OffStique & MapDec


Final Word

Remember to:

• Respect the area and the local community
• Be great ambassadors for adventure racing
• Stay on existing paths and tracks at all times
• Give way to members of the public
• Give all animals a wide berth


We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 28 March,

The Quest Team


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