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Tri-Adventure 4hr ‘Long’ Adventure Race (aka Experience)

A 4 hour time limit to navigate to as many of the 30 checkpoints as possible – £40 online (£45 on the day)

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The Tri-Adventure 4hr ‘Long’ combines off-road trail running, mountain biking, and navigation over a 4 hour course. You will receive a waterproof marked map, race number and dibber. These events will appeal to experienced Adventure Racers, looking for an endurance experience.

Date: Next event – 9th December – Mickleham Adventure Race

Time: Registration opens at 07:30am; event starts at 10am, with an option to start earlier, from 08:30am; Solo and Pairs entry.

  • Minimum age for individual entry is 16.
  • Visit the registration desk to collect your Race Pack which includes your marked map, race number and dibber.
  • The event has a mass start on foot at 10:00am for those not starting earlier, and finishes at 14:00pm.
  • For those starting before 10:00am, you have a choice of starting either on foot or on bike.
  • You may only transition once from foot to bike or vice versa.
  • Using the waterproof map provided, navigate to as many checkpoints as you can within the 4 hour limit.
  • There is a maximum of 30 checkpoints, split evenly between the run and mountain bike. You decide how long you spend on each discipline.
  • Competitors must collect a minimum of one run checkpoint and one bike checkpoint to qualify. Each checkpoint is worth 10 points.
  • Competitors will incur a penalty of 1 point for every 30 seconds they are late back.
  • After the event, download your dibber in the event HQ, where you will receive your results instantly before enjoying a cup of tea/coffee and a cake.

Pre-Event Briefing Notes can be found here: Briefing Points

Example of a Long map – Long Side 1 Run Map, Side 2 Bike Map

Series Calculations – When the event is part of a series, each competitor’s score is calculated as a percentage of the winning score at the same event. The resulting percentage from each event is then aggregated across the Series.  Enter a minimum of 3 events in a series to qualify, and the winner is the one with the highest totalled percentages over his/her 3 highest scoring events.

Why is it done in this way?  Well, if one event is a wash out with really sticky mud, the winner may only visit 10CPs and therefore be awarded 100%.  Someone who collects 5CPs at the same event will achieve 50%, etc.  If the next event is dry and fast, the winner may visit all 15CPs and be awarded 100%.  Someone who only visits 10CPs will be awarded 66%.  10CPs at a dry event could be far easier that on a wet day.  This makes for a fair calculation over all the events in the series.  Entering all the events will be a significant advantage over someone who misses one as all events count in the total.

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