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Effingham January Adventure Event –
*Currently in Tier 4 – Stay at home*

Event Cancelled

Sunday 3rd January

January will see your favourite Adventure Event return to Effingham KGV with Social Distance measures in place! Effingham has been very supportive to host our events during these restricted times.

27th December: TIER 4 and High Risk Evaluation – Cancellation
I have made the decision to cancel this event on the 3rd January. There is widespread covid with no sign of reducing and the event is in the highest Tier 4. Rules indicate that outdoor sports such as golf and tennis can continue in Tier 4, but I can’t quite justify my event, which is socially distanced and spread out to take place on this occasion. I am therefore going to refund all those who are entered and close entries to everyone else. I am going to hold off organising our next Adventure Event. Thanks and I hope you will understand.

23rd December: I can’t keep up with these daily adjustments. With the widening of the Tier 4 area to all of the South East today, it is looking highly likely that this event is not going to be able to go ahead on 3rd January.  If you don’t mind, I will hold fire at the moment and leave entries open until after Christmas, once I can be sure. If I can’t I will refund all those entered on the 31st December. I’m sorry.

22nd December: Effingham is in Tier 4 ‘Stay at Home’ where events are non-essential. Tiers are being adjusted on 30th December, 4 days before the event and after the Christmas period. Since I am offering 100% refund on entries. I am going to hold off until I can be sure this event is not allowed to go ahead. I know how much you need your early January events after the Christmas period. Let’s wait and see. I may have to cap numbers if everyone holds off entering to the last minute. Stay safe and have a nice Christmas and New Year, we look forward to seeing you in the New Year! Adam

19th December Update 22:00: I also watched what Boris had to say! I will have to review this new situation. I don’t think anyone saw a Tier 4 coming into play of a 3 Tier system so soon after Wednesday’s announcement. I’m going to hold fire, but to say I am aware.

18th December Update: Following the 16th December national Government update on the Tier system, Effingham, part of Guildford is now up in Tier 3. In Tier 3, outdoor social distanced events are still able to take place and Tri-Adventure has exclusive use of the KGV field and will operate HQ from the new gazebo with access to toilets. Being in Tier 3, a requirement is that the event can only accept participants who also reside in Tier 3, ie we can’t allow Tier 2. I will be dropping an email to all those currently signed up with this development and my Covid-19 Policy, which I have made clear throughout. We look forward to seeing many of you getting your 2021s to a fab start! See you there, Adam

There is 100% Entry Fee Refund should Covid-19 be the cause of a Cancellation or someone not be able to take part.

Event Date: Sunday 3rd January.

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, this event will be similar to the July and August Event.
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 by no means are 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.
  • We can’t allow cross Tier travel. Therefore, participants must reside in Tier 3 to take part in this event.
  • Toilets may only be accessed one person at a time as per NEW arrangements.  Door locks and ‘occupied’ signage will be used. We have been allocated a reduced amount of toilet access, different from July and August, these will be accessed from the front of the building.
  • As like last time, please don’t park on Brown’s Lane as we know this can create congestion for road users and residents. It is unlikely we will have access to Brown’s Field for parking due to Autumn weather. So, please park sensibly in and around the village. I am enquiring about some parking availability at the school. There is also the estate opposite.
  • I have chosen this venue due to the space it offers with the ability to respect social distancing which at the moment is 1m+. So, 2m if possible
  • 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 guys be off by 9am.
  • The plan is to have HQ set up entirely outdoors.
  • There will be a hand sanitizing station available as well as rubber gloves.
  • Any map planning/studying can be done wherever!  On the lovely sunny pitches or away in your car if wet!
  • There will be access to the toilets and NO access to the changing rooms. 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 well in advance of the event and quarantined during the days before. They will then be pegged up on the ‘line’ with a clean, gloved set of hands ready for you to collect once you know your number.
  • 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 access to the hall. Only toilet access that are accessed through the changing rooms.
  • Crew will wear rubber protective gloves.
  • We advise our competitors to wear hand covering gloves during the event. ie, not fingerless.
  • Event closck will display time of day, so make a note of the time and seconds to be back by. 
  • Please bring your own supply of water for the duration of the event. There will be no water tub by the transition.
  • The usual catering will not be selling tea/coffee or the usual yummy cakes as before. Food (Oat and chocolate bars) items will be for sale, but will be pre-packaged and drinks will be in cartons to purchase. There is a village shop very nearby where you can source some additional supplies. Payments can be on card.
  • The KGV Hall car park has actually been closed off and highly likely to be the same on the day. Parking, I have arranged a PLAN A, as it is going to be dry, to park people in the school field opposite the Hall entrance, see signage on the day and map image below. PLAN B is arranged for the Howard of Effingham School Car Park (KT24 5JR) around the corner to be open. There is going to be plenty of parking and HQ will be found along a signed route.
  • 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 for latest results.
  • Please respect the 1m+ 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 January event page. Why not say that you are going?

Weather: Link to Effingham forecast


Why are we returning to Effingham again in September? It has been a challenge to secure venues that first of all have enough space to deliver a socially distanced event, suitable area for transition and then also has enough parking capacity. Parking becomes a challenge as we approach the Autumn months with the risk of now saturated ground being damaged by vehicle use. Venues are not responding to the inquiries I am making or are not accepting any external hires at this moment in time. So, to continue to deliver our monthly events, I have booked another event at Effingham and will again have a different map to previous months.

Email: Sent out to competitors will be linked here.

Below is a clickable map of the venue and Parking. It looks as though Plan A will not be possible, Plan B may be in play, alternative is to park on the surrounding streets, but on on Brown’s Lane please.

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.

Yoga Workout by Jenni @ There will be post-run, socially distanced Yoga stretch to ease those tired legs.


 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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