Tri-Adventure August Newsletter 2015
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Tri-Adventure August Newsletter

Dear <<First Name>>

Wow!  It seems like it was only yesterday that I was putting together the July Newsletter, and we’re into August already!  Where does the time go?  Soon, the nights will start drawing in, and the temperatures will start to drop.  Never mind; Autumn is a beautiful time of the year in the Surrey Hills, and so this is a good moment to confirm that we now have our Autumn and Winter Tri-Adventure Series arranged.
Autumn Series: 4 hr Experience, 2 hr Sprint, and 2 hr Trail

Autumn Series Trophies (*Experience only shown)

  • Sunday 27 September - Cranleigh Cricket Club
  • Sunday 11 October - Tilford Institute
  • Sunday 22 November - Albury Cricket Club
We’re continuing with the Early Bird discount scheme if you book early, on an Event by Event basis.  I'm affraid there is no magic "Enter Series" button, but if you enter all 3 before 14th Sept you will save even more, because the extra discount will be triggered when you enter the November event.  For example, if you book for all 3 Experience Events before 14 September, you’ll pay £100, instead of  £105 (based on the Early Bird individual event discount).

There will be prizes for leading pair, male and female in Experience and Sprint catagories, and male and female in the Trail. The series winners will be those Tri-Adventurers who have scored the most number of points in the series. 
Hot on the heels of the Autumn Series will be the Winter Series:
Winter Series:  4 hr Experience, 2 hr Sprint, and 2 hr Trail
  • Sunday 13 December - Peaslake Village Hall
  • Sunday 10 January - Effingham Village Hall Club
  • Sunday 21 February - Shere Village Hall
Dates and, hopefully, some new venues for the Spring Series (March – May) will be confirmed in the near future.
The Hurtleberry
Sunday 13 September.  This off-road Duathlon in the Surrey Hills, known to be a bit of a challenge, will direct participants along stunning trails and single tracks in the beautiful Hurtwood.  Known for its hills and mountain biking trails, this event is certain to thrill and inspire.  We're also putting on a 10km Trail Run, which you can enter with your four legged friends. It’s a bit different from the normal Tri-Adventure events, as it will be signed all the way.

For more details, visit our event page.

Quick flash back to the July Events

London 2 Brighton
Event Report * Event Results * Photos 
On 12 July, Tri-Adventure organised a very successful London 2 Brighton Cycle Challenge – to support Emily and James in their efforts to raise money for World Bicycle Relief.  This was the first leg of their 20,000km cycle ride to Cape Town, and 100 riders turned out to accompany them on their way.  They’d already raised over £10,000 before their first pedal stroke, and they expect contributions to flow as they continue on their way to South Africa. You can continue to track Emily and James on their journey through their website
A few Individual achievements from the day to mention are:
  • There were some serious ascents of Ditchling Beacon, with the fastest ascent going to Tom Drogman in 6m 47s for the boys, and to Nelia Townsend from London Fields Triathlon Club for the girls in 13m 27s.
  • Paul Munson completed the full distance on his Brompton bike!
  • Tim Farr hand cycled the route on a recumbent cycle.
Peaslake Adventure Race
Event Report * Event Results * Photos 
We also ran a Tri-Adventure Event at Peaslake on 26 July.  It’s a great venue, which we’ll use again, and the feedback was that we’d set a really interesting and challenging course.  And yes, it rained again!  Special mention needs to be made of Tom Davies, who collected all the Check Points within the permitted time, thereby scoring maximum points.  It’s just a pity that  the turnout was quite poor, but maybe it was the holidays that kept people away.  I do also appreciate the importance of giving as much notice as possible regarding dates for Events, and I’ll do that, now that I’ve had a couple of months to sort out things.

Questions and Answers
You’ll see from the various changes I’ve introduced into our programme – have a Series, offer prizes to Series winners, and so on – that I have already responded to some of the questions/suggestions I’ve received.  So, keep these coming!
I’ve also had a few questions asked about various other aspects concerning Tri-Adventure since the last Newsletter, so here they are:

Q. Why do you provide a 4 hour Experience Event as well as a 2 hour Sprint Event?

A. When I took over Tri-Adventure earlier this year, my first aim was to get the events up and running as soon as possible.  I saw that we had this format in place, so I have continued with it.  It seems that people do enjoy having a choice between the 2 hour and 4 hour events.  However, it may make sense to just run a 2 hour Sprint during the Winter, because of the shorter days.  I haven’t ruled out the possibility of just having a Sprint and a Trial in the Winter Series.  I want to make sure I give you what you want, so please do let me know whether you’d be happy to do without the Experience Event during November to January.  Just email me by clicking here.  It certainly makes it easier for me, as I will have fewer CPs to collect after the event!  

Q. Why do you use a different venue for each event?

A. I noticed that the previous owners ran a series from the same location in 2013.  I wanted to make sure that participants have variety and challenge when they turn up at our Events.  As I get to know the various areas, I’ll have a better idea whether it is possible to offer the challenge and variety of routes we need from the same departure point.  If that works, and feedback from past participants would be very helpful in helping me make a decision on this point, I’ll consider running the Spring Series from the same location.  Maybe Peaslake, or Effingham?  Any other suggestions?  Just email me by clicking here.  

Q. Have you thought about organising some mid-week “Mini-Events”?

A. In a word – YES!  I love the idea of putting on a “quick-fix, clear the head” activity, say on a Wednesday evening after work, say a 90 minute Sprint or Trail.  I’m also looking at launching some activities around London next year, combining various activities involving Abseiling, Canoeing,  and  Obstacles, as well as running and biking.  Maybe a Halloween Event in the dark?  Just email me your thoughts by clicking here.  My first objective has been to get Tri-Adventure off the ground and running.  I’ve got a few ideas for next year already, which I’ll run by people over the next few months.
Tri-Adventure Shop
I’d just like to bring our online Shop to everyone’s attention.  We sell various items, such as cycling and running tops, compasses, map boards, and so on, at very competitive prices.  Why not have a look and join our AR community by proudly promoting our brand?
I’ve rattled along enough for now!  Do keep the comments and suggestions coming, and keep supporting our various Events.
Yours in Adventuring

The Hurtleberry 

Sunday 13th September -
The Hurtwood, Surrey
Off-Road Full Duathlon
Off-Road Sprint Duathlon
10km Trail Run
Canicross 10k - Run with your dog!
Give the navigation a rest to follow way markers around these undulating woodland routes with hills, trails and some single track mountain biking.  Well known for its mountain biking  the Hurtleberry will be raising funds for the Friends of the Hurtwood Charity.

Full Duathlon
10km Run/20km Bike/5k Run.
Take on the ultimate Hurtleberry Course, tough, testing and back by popular demand. There will be hills, sweat and single track which will leave you buzzing for more!  

Sprint Duathlon
5km Run/10km Bike/1.5k Run
For those who can't take the pain for as long!  An idea option for those new to the sport of off-road Duathlons and suitable for all abilities.

10km Trail and Canicross
For those who love trail running or competing with your dogs known as Canicross.  This stunning undulating route will take you through the beautiful woodland of the Hurtwood. 

Enter now to take advantage of early bird entry.  Registration starts from 7.30am with the events getting underway from 9am.
Enter The Hurtleberry

Cranleigh Adventure Race

Sunday 27th September - Cranleigh, Surrey.
(1st of 3 in the Autumn Series)

2 hour Sprint Event £25,
4 hour Experience £40 
2 hour Trail Event £15 (Extended time)

2 hour Sprint Adventure Race
The Tri-Adventure Sprint combines off road running, mountain biking, and navigation over a 2 hour course. These events are perfect for beginners new to Adventure Racing and experienced racers.
4 hour Experience Adventure Race
Test your stamina and strategy with this off road adventure. Navigate trails and hills on foot and bike collecting as many check points as you can in 4 hours.
2 hour Trail Event
This introductory event, now extended to 2 hours to reduce the time pressure is for you to try out the navigation and trail running element of Adventure Racing. Find as many of the 15 controls points marked on the map in any order within the time.  
Registration opens at 8.30am with all events off at 10am.  Great facilities include; expert help pre-race, warm changing and toilet facilities, tea and coffee, and a great community spirit!
Enter Cranleigh Adventure Event
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