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Sat 7th – Sun 8th September 2019

12 hour Adventure 

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Starting and Finishing at —TBC— which will be in the Surrey Hills

12 hours non-stop racing. Starting 22:00 on Saturday 7th September,

Finishing at 10:00 Sunday 8th September

Race through the night and enjoy a brunch with your fellow competitors the following morning.

Disciplines include trail running, mountain biking, navigation and micro navigation, and some special stages, covering a maximum distance of 140k or as little as 80k for those who choose a more direct route between transitions.  The event will be score based which will allow for competitors to take shorter routes between transitions and therefore keeping Adventurers on each stage at the same time.

Based on feedback from last year, and if goes to plan, I intend to include a longer SUP stage for you to enjoy this year.

Test your navigation in the dark and into dawn, a challenge suitable for any abilities.

Photos from 2018 Night & Day event.
Photos from 2017 Night & Day event.
Photos from 2016 Night & Day event.

Pairs or Solo Entry, Price £110 per person. OTD will be £125 per person.

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Chat and Socialise and find event pairings on the Facebook Events page (to be created soon).

New to 14 hour racing? For some hints and tips, read a blog by Tom Davies here.

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2019 TBC… Map below is not a clue.

Arriving by Car: There will be parking on site, please follow the signage

Arriving by train:

This will be a score event, the highest number of points will be the winner. Starting on a foot stage checkpoints will be worth different values throughout the event.   There will be some mandatory Checkpoints along the most direct route between transitions. Once you receive your maps at registration, you will see the most direct route to complete the event will be approximately 80k, manageable by all.  The faster and fitter will cover a greater distance by collecting additional satellite checkpoints, located off this most direct route.  Teams/Solos should progress between the Transitions of the course at a similar rate due to set time windows.  This will enable us to keep track of your progress and ensure you feel looked after throughout the 12 hour period.  You can expect to contend with approximately 6 hours of darkness from the start of the event but, hopefully, it will not be too cold as we will be in July and the UK Summer months!  You will need to plan your strategy carefully once you collect your maps on race day.  The control/checkpoint will be located at easy to identify features/junctions. The checkpoint boxes will not be hidden at their locations, glow-sticks may be positioned to aid locating the boxes at the controls.

Sunset on 7th September – 19:36
Sunrise 8th September – 06:25

Registration will be open from 7pm.

Below is a taste of one of the stages, maybe! SUP!

All competitors start on foot at 22:00.
All should finish back at the Start location by 10:00am the following day.
Finisher’s Brunch included will be available from 09:30.

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A guide based on last year’s event setup (which was over 14 hours)

All will start at 22:00 on foot having studied their maps and come up with a plan beforehand.
A 1.5 hour navigation challenge will bring competitors back to the venue to transition on to mountain bikes.
Mountain bike to a remote transition collecting as many CPs as possible in approx 4 hours.
We will transport a small bag of kit to this transition location to include running shoes and spare socks, personal food.
Transition on to foot for an approx 2 hours.
Just getting light, Return to bikes, and bike back to start venue collecting as many CPs on the way, approx 5.5 hours. A special stage of activities will be on the bike route back.
Transition to foot to collect as many CPs in the remaining time.
All to finish by noon.

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Bike hire is available from B1KE for the event at a cost of £45.  The bike will be delivered and collected from the Start Finish of the event. More details and to book, visit Mountain Bike Hire.

Mandatory kit list

  • Waterproof jacket (windproof jackets not accepted)
  • Bike lights front and back (min 5 hours battery life)
  • Bike Helmet
  • Spare base layer (long sleeve top)
  • Compass
  • Small first aid kit
  • Survival blanket/bag
  • Phone
  • Head torch (min 5 hours battery life)
  • Bike repair kit including spare inner tubes, tyre levers, multi-tool and pump
  • Bottles or bladder of water to sustain you for 3-5 hours
  • Food
  • Money in case your phone doesn’t work or you fancy a stop in a café.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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