The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

Cotswolds Adventure Race


Race Day Information

Final details for those people taking part in the 2016 Cotwolds adventure race.


Race Numbers & Kayak Times

The maximum time allowed for the kayaking is 60 minutes. Those kayaking first have a kayak timeslot which is more than an hour (as you can't all get on the water at the same time) but you still only have a maximum of 60 minutes for the kayaking. Go over 60 minutes (even by 1 second) and a 50 point penalty will automatically be applied to your score. So to be on the safe side you shouldn't spend more than 50-55 minutes on the water. Similarly you must be off the water before the end of your kayak timeslot otherwise you will also get a 50 point penalty.

Those kayaking first have a set start time. These are staggered to ensure everyone can get on the water safely. Everyone else has been given a start time window. You can start anytime within this window. Remember, if you are kayaking last you may need to start towards the end of your start time window otherwise you will have to finish before the end of your kayak timeslot.

Your race number, start time and kayak timeslot can all be found on the Start List - do make a note of these details.


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)

0800-0830 Recommended Arrival Time
0830-0900 Race Pack Collection
0900-0915 Race Briefing
0940-1020 Teams Start
Time Limit – 6 hours from when you start
1540-1620 Teams Finish
1700-1715 Results & Prize Giving


NOVICES & DUO (5 hrs)

0900-0930 Recommended Arrival Time
0930-1015 Race Pack Collection
1015-1030 Race Briefing
1100-1145 Teams Start
Time Limit – 5 hours from when you start
1600-1645 Teams Finish
1700-1715 Results & Prize Giving


Facilities & Services

Facilities at the event base include:

 - Toilets, Changing Rooms & Showers

 - Food & drinks available including pre race bacon butties and post race hot meal - see menu

 - Indoor Hall for collection of team packs, the race briefing and the prize giving

 - 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

 - Bike Map Boards - comes 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)


Directions & Car Parking

This adventure race is based from Pershore College, Avonbank, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 3JP.

The college is on the south side of the B4084. The entrance is well signed from the B4084 (grid reference SO 958 449).

Turn into the college entrance from the B4084. Follow the event signage to the car parking area and marshals instructions on where to park.

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

Make your way to the Event HQ in the Frank Parkinson Center.

Grab a bite to eat and drink from The Quest Kitchen

There is no registration - collect your team pack from around the edge of the hall at the appropriate time. These will be laid out in numerical order. If your team pack is not there, come to the Front Desk.

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 bike transition along with anything else you need during the race.


After the Race

Proceed immediately to the download station (in the 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 score - these will be announced at the prize giving in the sports hall and put up on display afterwards.

The Quest Kitchen team will be serving hot food & drinks near the finish.

Changing rooms and showers will be available if you wish to use them.

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 each person in the winning team, in each of the ten different race classes. There are up to £1000 worth of prizes up for grabs, thanks to the support from our event partners: Clif Bar, Muc-OffStiqueBCH Camping & 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


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