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Testimonials from Tri-Adventurers

“As a female competitor, I find it can be a bit daunting to take on a Tri-Adventure event – but with these friendly, exceptionally well organised events – you’re never far from friendly advice from the organisers or other competitors – I keep coming back for more as no two events are ever the same – always challenging but great fun!”

Pat Daas – Bishops Waltham  (26+ Events)

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.’

Tom O’Halleran

“I’ve always loved the challenge of Tri-Adventure events.  I’m not the fastest, so I have to plan very well and get the navigation spot on.  I especially like the 4-hour Experience category, which is always a tough personal challenge in beautiful countryside – can’t wait until the next one!”

Kim Z Travis – Binfield, Bracknell, Berkshire  (15+ Events)

“I love adventure racing! For me, it’s about getting outdoors and being active (and often muddy!), having to navigate, and get your strategy right. It’s much more than just running and biking, and I don’t mind that I’m not the fastest. Tri-Adventure gets the combination of these things just right and always provide a quality event.”

Nigel Davison – Farnham, Surrey (16+ Events)

“its great to come back to Tri-Adventure it works your body and your mind.  That’s why I really enjoy it compared to just running flat out … you have to use your brain and keep checking where you are against where you think you are! and if you are not where you are supposed to be quickly find another route!”

Matt Zalewski

“more fun than we expected, we put ourselves under a lot of pressure to get as many checkpoints as we could, so we were delighted to find out we had come first and score more than some of the men!”  We will definitely be back, bringing some of our orienteering friends with us!”

New competitors, Clare Howes and Katy Howes

“this was only my second race and after losing most of my points first time round for being back late I set myself a target of 6 checkpoints and being home in time …. I was delighted I managed to get 8 checkpoints and have time to spare. I can’t wait for my next race and increasing my target again!”

Annette McInnes

“I have attended a number of Tri-Adventure races and they are well placed near the top of my favourite events.  They are always very well organised and supported by a welcoming crew.  I love the combination of the run and bike format, with the extra element of having to plan your route to get maximum points within the allotted time.  It is never as easy as you might think, as a sudden loss of concentration can cost you dear, and you are then right up against the clock.

These are events with a difference…..the thinking person’s event.  I look forward to taking part in many more events over the winter and spring.

Thanks for bringing them back!!

Jeremy Wormington – Wimbledon (18+ Events)

“I have always loved Tri-Adventure races – friendly and welcoming from the start, a great selection of race options and the ability to challenge yourself whatever your level.”

Stuart Stevens – Reigate (26+ Events)

Navigation Courses

The practical nature of course was exactly what I was after. Through Adam’s expert guidance, I came away feeling much more competent in my navigation abilities and I now have the confidence to enter events that require navigation. I recently put my new skills to the test and was really pleased with how it went and how much of the course content I was able to use. Would definitely recommend.

Tim Copley – November 2018


I’ve participated in a number of Tri-Adventure events over the last few years.  On one occasion I even got up near the top of the scoreboard, though the event in question was pretty much in my back garden.    Having yet again spent 20 minutes hunting for a checkpoint during the Mickleham event in January, I decided it was about time I got some proper navigation instruction.  I joined Adam’s full-day navigation course in Cranleigh, on the day before the event in February.  An hour or two in the café going through the theory, followed by a few hours out on the trails putting our newly-acquired skills into practice.  A very informative and thoroughly enjoyable day, if a little chilly!  Adam is an engaging and patient instructor, and his passion for tri-adventuring is contagious.  And the result?  My first Tri-Adventure event win the following day…

Adam Crocker – February 2018

‘I would strongly recommend the navigation course! As a newcomer, I loved participating in adventure races but were so bad at them and had no idea how to improve. The navigation course showed us the basic principles that we can hopefully put into practice to get some more of those check points!!! (and Adam was very patient!!)’

Jodie Bance

‘My wife and I recently had the great pleasure of attending a Tri-Adventure Navigation course deep in the Surrey Hills. Being navigation novices we started the day full of trepidation, however Adam soon made us feel comfortable with his easy to understand explanations, great manner and obvious passion for the subject. 

Following a couple of hours of theory we were then taken into the outside world where Adam took us through a number of exercises and challenges designed to both practice and reinforce our new found knowledge. To our utter amazement we soon, thanks to some excellent teaching on Adams part found ourselves navigating our way through the stunning landscape map and compass in hand.

We finished the day tired but thoroughly enthused with our new navigation skills and wanting to rush back outside to put them into practice. We would recommend this course to everyone and look forward to returning for our first adventure race’

David Johnson