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The February 2017 Navigator, a monthly Newsletter from Tri-Adventure.
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THE FEBRUARY 2017 NAVIGATOR

Hi everyone,
 
We've had a busy month so far, mainly dominated by our last event of the Winter Series at Thursley on 5 February (Race Report), and the London Triathlon Show (see below), which took place at the London Excel on 16-19 February.

This month, we welcome over 200 new subscribers, all of whom we met at the Triathlon Show.

We are delighted to share with you our Tri-Adventure Youtube Channel with the Snapchat videos we have been capturing at the finish line.  We plan to gather plenty more content, so please subscribe to keep up to date. Over the coming months, I'll be putting together some short videos of helpful tips for Adventure Racers - the first one is already available, and makes the sticking on and removing of the seat post number as easy as anything, so make sure you click on the link below..

The link to the playlist of Snapchats is below:
Youtube Channel with Snapchats
COMING UP …
 
Cranleigh Adventure Race 
Cranleigh is the first event in our SPRING/SUMMER SERIES of 5 events. It's on 12 March and the planning for a brand new course is almost complete. We're hoping for a great day, with loads of sunshine, and online entry is already open and entries are looking good (read more...). We're in the Bandroom, right next to a large public car park by the leisure centre.
Enter Cranleigh Adventure Race
Cranleigh Adventure Race Information
Bentley Copse Adventure Race 
Bentley Copse will be the second event in our SPRING/SUMMER SERIES of 5 events. It's a fabulous venue, based in a Scout Camp, and online entry is already open (read more...). .
Enter Bentley Copse Adventure Race
Bentley Copse Adventure Race Information
New Mugs have arrived

I am pleased to say that the new mugs have now arrived and are available to purchase in our online shop.  These new map design mugs will  be available to purchase on our event days, as well as in our on-line shop.
Tri-Adventure Shop
 
Triathlon Show, London: 16-19 February

   

We had a great show earlier this month. We were kept busy on all four days, and quite a few Tri-Adventurers dropped by, including Sean Kelly and Glenn Stevens. Sean was there just as the video of him at one of our events was playing in the background, which gave us a great photo opportunity.

We had over 200 people register an interest in our events, and we've been following up all these leads in the last few days. 

Some exciting possibilities also emerged during the Show. We're hoping to announce one partnership in the near future, and we've also agreed to promote SIS nutrition products www.scienceinsport.com at all our events. So you will be receiving a gel at Registration.
 
       
 
Congratulations to Claire Walker who was our lucky prize winner! Claire's "goody bundle" included Free Entry to one of our events, so we're looking forward to welcoming you soon, Claire.
 

Who wants to be a Volunteer?
 
  
Tri-Adventure is now well into its second year of operation, and we're gradually increasing our numbers. So, I'm calling out to anyone who would like to volunteer at the events. Your contribution will be valued enormously, and can be exchanged for an entry into an event at this stage.  Maybe you are injured and still want to meet the other Tri-Adventurers, or maybe you know someone who would like to get involved? 

So, I'm looking for anyone to help with event registration, course marshalling, managing transition, race photography, setting out a course and then collecting in the arrows or CPs, etc.  It is an opportunity to share the passion with other enthusiastic members to increase participation in the sport of Adventure Racing. If anyone is interested, or if you know someone, or if you think your son or daughter would enjoy this kind of challenge, please get in touch email me.
RECENT EVENTS UPDATE
  

Thursley Adventure Race - 5 February

We had another good turnout at Thursley, with the weather holding out well. (read more..). We used the Village Hall for registration for the first time (rather than the much smaller Cricket Ground Club House), and this seemed to work really well.  With so many route options in the area, Thursley is a great place to hold an event, and we'll be back there again in the future.

This being the last of our AUTUMN/WINTER SERIES, we were delighted to announce our Series Winners:
  
Category Winner
 Experience Male
 Experience Female
 
 Sprint Male
 Sprint Female
 Sprint Pairs
 
 MTBO Male
 MTBO Female
 
 Trail Male
 Trail Female
 Ross Remnant
 Laura Ashfield
 
 Andy Jones
 Chrissie Glew
 Michelle Baeten/Iva Kalášková
 
 Mark Henrick
 Rachel Clay
 
 Simon Holroyd
 Ashley Mayr

Congratulations to all our Winners
 
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.  More information about the hire details can be found here.
Bike Hire Information
Navigation Skills Training
Improve your Navigation skills and start collecting even more Check Points by attending one of my one day Navigation Courses.  As a result of the interest shown in these courses at the recent Triathlon Show, I have allocated the following days for the next few courses:
 
 Sat 11th March 2017  Box Hill area – Intro Event - more info..
 Sun 2nd April 2017  Shere – Surrey Hills
 Sat 29th April  Shere – Surrey Hills
 Sun 30th April  Shere – Surrey Hills


I am also happy to run these courses for groups of 1-8, on a day to suit you, so just email me if you are interested. The feedback from those attending is excellent, and the application of the new knowledge is clearly evident the next time they enter an event, as the participants tackle their maps with skill and confidence  CONTACT US.
Here is a quote from Tom O'Halleran, who attended a Navigation course in December:
 
"My wife organised for me to go on the Tri-Adventure Academy Navigation Training day as I wanted to learn about how I take my day-to-day running and learn the navigational skills needed for Adventure Racing. Adam was a great teacher, being able to tailor the day to concentrate on the skills I struggled with and taught me how to approach a race. He also taught me the core navigational skills everyone should have been taught at school. If you love the outdoors and want to know how to properly read a map you should take the course, even if you don't want to race, anyone who likes to walk should do the course to improve their map skills."
 
Navigation Courses Information
Why not make an Adventure Race part of your Stag or Hen do?

Are you, or any of your friends, planning a Stag or a Hen do?  Why not build a day in the Surrey Hills/London/South East into your programme of activities, whilst still leaving plenty of time for evening celebrations?  I can tailor a day to suit all tastes, whether it's off road running, MTB, navigation, climbing, abseiling, kayaking, obstacles, and so on.  The list is endless...    Just get in touch Contact us.
Shop 'til you drop!'
We've got some great items in our Shop. So, why not treat yourself to a hoodie, high quality cycling top or T-Shirt?
 
Or what about a water bottle, a newly designed mug, a neck warmer, or a map board?  

I also have a BikeBoxAlan for hire.

 
 
Link to Tri-Adventure Shop

Well, that's it for this month.  I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at  Cranleigh on 12 March.
 
Yours in Adventuring
 
 Adam
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