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THE MARCH NAVIGATOR
Hi everyone,
 
Our new style monthly Newsletter 'The Navigator' has been very warmly received with its quick scroll format.
Coming Up …
 
Effingham and Mickleham Adventure Races
Our next event is at Effingham on Sunday 17 April, and we finish off the Spring Series at Mickleham on Saturday 21 May.  Entries are now open for the Experience, Sprint and Trail events, with the early bird ending on Sunday for Effingham.
 
We were at Effingham in January and, although the venue is the same, I can promise you a very different course this time!
 
Enter Effingham Adventure Race
Information Effingham Adventure Race
Enter Mickleham Adventure Race
Information Mickleham Adventure Race
Looking Back …

Monthly Round Up …
Nature is slowly waking up, the daffodils are out, and our SPRING SERIES kicked off on 12 March at Thursley Cricket Club under a blanket of fog!

 
Thursley CC is set well back from the road, and couldn’t be seen from the main Car Park, so we quickly had to improvise and put out banners, arrows, and flags to direct people to the venue.  The eerie fog did eventually lift, to reveal a beautiful Spring day, and very good conditions for a challenging event.
 
Whether it was the fog, the new venue, or the fact that it was a Saturday (more on that later), we don’t know, but the turnout was unusually low.  They were rewarded with some of the best weather we’ve had recently with some of the categories being contested very fiercely.  Race Report, Full Results and Photos are all available on the Results Page. It’s a great location, and hope to go back.
Thursley Results:

4h Experience Male: Ross Remnant
4h Experience Female: Laura Ashfield

4h Experience Pairs: Rob Burridge/Katie Burridgeson
2h Sprint Male: Nigel Davison
2h Sprint Female: Carys Holloways
2h Trail Male: Jeremy Wormington
2h Trail Female: Kimberly Krupansky
TRI-RACING
Last week I took part in the 5 Hour Questars Duo Event on the Isle of Purbeck.  My first Adventure Race in over 2 years and first in Tri-Adventure colours.  I still had it in me to take the win by just 37 seconds, having levelled on points with Richard Wilkes.  Richard was unfortunate enough to miss out on the win behind Ross at the Thursley Experience above by 8 seconds!
Tri-Adventure at the National Triathlon Show!
 


We’re at the National Triathlon Show at the Lea Valley Velodrome (the one used in the London Olympics) during 8-10 April.  If you’d like a free entry ticket, just let me know, and I’ll see what I can do.  We hope to see as many of you there as possible. 2 for 1 ticket code 'NT21'.
Tickets bought through here
Interested, but no MTB?

No problem!  We’ve teamed up with B1KE, who will deliver good quality Mountain Bikes to the venue for £30.  So, no excuses …  If you need a bike for one of our events, just let me know.  CONTACT US.
Bike Hire Information
Fancy pushing your limits?

Then why not enter our Night & Day event on 16/17 July?  Event and entry details.  ENTER NOW
 
It’s 12 hours of tough endurance racing on foot and MTB, all around the Surrey Hills.  You’ll cover about 140k, and will be more than ready for the Breakfast BBQ which we’ll have ready at 10am.

STOP PRESS
Based on feedback, we’ve decided to open the Event up to SOLO entries, as well as PAIRS.  On line Entry is already open.
Enter 12h Night & Day
Night & Day Information
Whiteley Village and The Hurtleberry – Charities
We all enjoy many happy hours in the Surrey Hills, so it’s good to be able to team up with a couple of Charities, to help them raise money for very worthwhile causes.  It’s a real pleasure for Tri-Adventure to be asked back to run these events again this year.
 
Whiteley Village Races raises money for people of very limited means who live in sheltered accommodation in the Village.  We are organising a 5k and 10k run, 5k walk, and obstacle events on Sunday 5 June, and on line entry is already open.  There’ll be signed routes, and lots of fun can be guaranteed for everyone, so bring your family and friends along.
 
Enter Whiteley Village Races
Information about Whiteley Village Races
Similarly with the Hurtleberry, which raises money to provide for the upkeep of the stunning Hurtwood Estate.  Taking place on Sunday 4 September, there are off-road Sprint and Full Duathlons, a 10k Trail Run, and a CaniX option as well.  Unlike our usual Tri-Adventure events (which require navigation skills), these events are fully signed and marshalled, so there’s no chance of anyone getting lost!
Enter Hurtleberry
Information about Hurtleberry
Navigation Skills Training
Improve your Navigation skills and start collecting even more Check Points by attending one of my one day Navigation Courses.  I usually run them the day before a Tri-Adventure event, and the next course is on Saturday 2 April near Shere and 16 April in Effingham.  Just email me if you want to come along.  CONTACT US.
Navigation Courses Information
Bring Tri-Adventure into your Company
  • Staff feeling jaded and working too hard? 
  • Fancy a Social Event?
  • Want to reward people and have some fun?
  • Need to strengthen your Teams?
  • As featured in BBC’s Countryfile in late 2015
Let Tri-Adventure bring the challenge, exhilaration, goodness and fun of Adventure Racing right into your workplace. After all, an adventurous body is an adventurous mind!
 
Catering for 10 to 2000 participants; from mini sprint events to weekend adventures; from small budgets to the grand - our friendly and experienced team will deliver an event you'll remember long after you're back in the office.
 
Are you starting to feel the adrenaline rush yet? Just get in touch and let the exhilarating Adventure Event for your organisation begin.  CONTACT US.
Group and Corporate Days
Saturday or Sunday? That is the question!
A number of our Adventurers suggested we try out Saturdays as an alternative to Sundays, so we trialled this at Thursley for the first time.  The results, quite frankly, were not very promising, with only 33 people making it to the Start Line. 
 
We’re going to trial another Saturday in May, at Mickleham, and then we’ll let you know the results in the May issue of The Navigator.
 
Calling all Teachers!
The principles of Tri-Adventure are closely aligned with Education and the School Curriculum – map reading and navigation (Geography); trail running (PE and Outdoor Pursuits); MTB maintenance (Engineering). 
 
We’d love to partner with Schools to bring the thrills and pleasures of Adventure Racing in the outdoors to our youngsters (and next generation of Adventure Racers), so let’s hear from you!  CONTACT US.
And finally …
 
Our first year in operation is drawing to a close, and it’s been brilliant to see so many regulars and “newbies” coming along to our Events.  I am delighted to have taken on the challenge of running Tri-Adventure full time, and I’m full of optimism and inspiration for the future.  I’ve loads of ideas regarding new products – midweek events, activities around London, adding new disciplines to the format, and so on. 
 
With Spring already here, set yourselves a challenge to get your AR kit on, and out into the open air in the beautiful Surrey Hills.  We look forward to seeing you there.
 
Well, that’s it for this month.
 
Yours in Adventuring
 
 Adam
 
March 2016
 
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