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Effingham April Adventure Event

Sunday 25th April

We are making a return of your favorite Adventure Events again at Effingham with the usual Social Distance measures in place we had last year! Why are we heading back to Effingham in April? See below…

Update Friday 23rd April:
We are all good for Sunday! See you there… It is lambing season, so please keep your distance from sheep with lambs. Dogs should be kept on a lead in sheep fields! There is parking at the Hall as well as at the school around the corner. NO PARKING ON BROWNS LANE please.

Update Wednesday 3rd March:
We are very excited to say that we are returning with our Adventure Events at the end of April. Entries will be opening soon! Some of you may have detected that I have relocated myself further North, don’t worry, Tri-Adventure will continue to deliver its events in the Surrey Hills on a monthly basis.

There is 100% Entry Fee Refund should Covid-19 be the cause of a Cancellation. We are all GO!

Event Date: Sunday 25th April.

HQ Location: Effingham Village Hall, Browns Lane, Effingham Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 5ND

Registration open from 07:30am for all events. Start window for individuals/pairs from 08:30am to 10am. Please can the Long Course be off earlier. There will be no mass start!

Expect updates as we approach the event day.
Below are the measure/changes I will be putting in place for this event to protect the health of competitors and the Tri-Adventure staff, and not there to impact on the enjoyment of the event.

  • If you feel unwell on the event day, or have recently tested positive for covid, be sensible and stay away.
  • Toilets will be available and may only be accessed one person at a time.
  • There will be a hand sanitizing station available as well as rubber gloves.
  • The Event HQ will be located out of a gazebo outside in the playing field.
  • I have chosen this venue due to the space it has to offer with the ability to respect social distancing.
  • There will be NO MASS START. Instead, there will be a ‘window of opportunity’ start for individuals/pairs for when they are ready between 08:30am-10:00am. Please don’t leave it too late to start. Please can 4-hour event guys be off by 9am.
  • Any map planning/studying can be done wherever!  On the lovely sunny pitches or away in your car if wet!
  • There is the Transition area. Please leave valuables at home or safely locked away out of sight in your cars.
  • Transition will have no racking and will instead be a large area of the rugby field where you will lay your bikes down. There will be an in and way out so that your bikes and kit can be watched over by my crew during the event.
  • To minimise any risk of contamination, Maps, Event Numbers, pins and Dibbers will be pre-packed and sealed in advance of the event. These will be collected on the day and will be found pegged up on the ‘line’ ready for you to collect once you have been ticked off.
  • My plan is to email everyone their number before so that you are ready prepared. 
  • There will be bins outside for any rubbish.
  • Baggage, and Hall access. There will be no use of the hall. Only toilet access, these will be accessed through the hall.
  • We advise our competitors to wear hand covering gloves during the event. ie, not fingerless.
  • The event clock will display time of day, so make a note of the time with seconds to calculate when you need to be back by. 
  • Please bring your own supply of water for the duration of the event. 
  • There is a small van permanently on site that will provide light catering.
  • The KGV Hall car park has actually been closed off and highly likely to be the same on the day.
  • We will not offer to hold on to your keys.
  • Download desk for your results will be outside and close to the finish flags. You will need to dib the download as soon after you finish and return your dibber to us. There may be a screen available displaying the latest results.
  • Please respect the social distancing rule currently in place for everybody’s enjoyment on the day. There is plenty of room for us all.
  • There will be no prize giving on the day. Instead, prizes will be emailed out once all results have been collected.
  • If there are Entries on the day, payment should be paid by card.

Questions can be emailed:

Facebook: Effingham April event page. Why not say that you are going?

Parking: I am still finalising details, please don’t park on Browns Lane. The Effingham KGV Hall car park is open and there is plenty south of Guildford Road when this becomes full. I can confirm there is also parking at the School, see map.

Weather: Link to Effingham forecast

4-10 degrees on Sunday so come prepared

The link above will give you the week’s forecast ahead.

Email: Sent out to competitors will be linked here.

Below is a clickable map of the venue and Parking, parking plan still to be confirmed. There is also parking South of Guildford road, but please don’t park on Brown’s Lane.

HQ Location: Effingham Village Hall, Browns Lane, Effingham Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 5ND

Arriving by Train: Effingham Junction is closest, 2 miles or so North of the venue‎.

 The Long 4h, and The Short 2h Adventure Events, enter as Solo or Pair. The Trail event is Solo entry and there is also a 2 hour solo MTBO Category. There will also be the 1h Mini Trail ideal for the Family or as an introduction to the sport.

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The Long Event £40, £45 OTD – 4 hours, navigate to as many checkpoints as possible within the time. Enter more than 2 weeks before and pay £35. Starting on foot, there will be one transition allowed. The maps given out at Registration will have 15 Checkpoints marked on each side with descriptions for each checkpoint. There are no dummies.

The Short Event – £25, £30 OTD – 2 hours, navigate to as many checkpoints as possible within the time.  Starting on foot, there will be one transition to Mountain Bikes. The maps given out at Registration will have 10 Checkpoints marked on each side with descriptions for each checkpoint. There are no dummies. Enter more than 2 weeks before and pay  £22.

Trail Adventure Event – £25, £30 OTD – 2h Trail Run only, navigate to as many checkpoints as possible within the time. Enter more than 2 weeks before and pay  £21.

Mini-Trail Adventure Event – £14, £18 OTD – 1h Trail Run only, navigate to as many clip checkpoints as possible within the time. Enter more than 2 weeks before and pay  £10.

MTBO Adventure Event – £25, £30 OTD – 2 hours, ride your mountain bike and navigate to as many checkpoints as possible within the time.   Enter more than 2 weeks before and pay  £20.

We look forward to seeing you there. We would also like to hear what you like about Tri-Adventure events and any suggestions you may have for future events. I, Adam, can be contacted through

Bike Hire: At the moment we are not offering bike hire for events.

These events are designed to test your navigation and strategy on an off-road adventure. You must stick to the public rights of way and use your 1:25,000 OS waterproof map which we provide, to navigate the trails and hills on foot and bike to collect as many checkpoints as you can within the set time.  New to Adventure Racing? Watch this short informative clip.

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The event

  • Visit the registration area to be directed to your race pack and SPORTident dibber.
  • Ensure you allow enough time to register.
  • Have a read through event rules here.
  • Multi-discipline competitors must start on foot and there is only one transition to the mountain bike allowed.
  • All competitors must start between 08:30am and 10:00am. Allowing social distanced gaps between Starts.
  • Using your map to navigate to as many checkpoints and cover as much distance as you can within the time limit.
  • There will be a number of checkpoints to collect in any order set over a course.
  • Long and Short competitors must collect a minimum of one run and one bike checkpoint to qualify.
  • Checkpoint values will each be worth 10 points.
  • Dogs are allowed to join you on the foot stages.
  • Competitors will incur a penalty of 1 point per 30 seconds they are late back.

Having completed the event, download your dibber and check the instant results.

There will be the Tri-Adventure shop on the day for any forgotten essential items. The catering will now be prepackaged bars. Card payments please.

A list of our other events here

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