If you have never done an adventure race before it can be daunting and a little scary. Often people have the misconception that only the super elite take part in these races.
This is not true, people with all levels of fitness take part in the adventure racing. It’s not just the super fit grizzly adventurer.
Follow these tips and you will survive the day:
Know whats involved in the race and review route maps. Ensure you know your wave time and start location.
All this information can be found on our website.
Regardless of how fit you are when doing your first adventure race it is important to pace yourself. Adventure races are all about endurance and mental strength more than speed. Focus on finishing the race and having fun rather than time.
It’s important to have tried and tested a food plan during training. Start with a health breakfast such as porridge and fruit. Never try unfamiliar food or gels on race day. The last think you want is an upset tummy on the side of a mountain. Always keep hydrated before, during and after the race. Know your wave start time so that you can time when to have breakfast.
Know your gear
Never try out new gear on race day as it may cause discomfort, blisters and chafing. Be familiar with mandatory kit. Full mandatory kit list here>>
The run stages are on uneven terrain, when training practice some off road running. If you’re not a runner its ok to walk the run stage, you won’t be the only one.
Include some hills into your cycle training plan. Be comfortable with your bike and know how to fix a flat tyre. If the hills are getting too much for you get off and push your bike. You will save energy by doing this. Service your bike before race to ensure its in good working order.
Don’t get too hung up on the kayak stage as it’s the shortest part of the race. We provide the double sit on kayak with all the safe equipment. If you can’t don’t worry check out our simple kayak tips blog >>>