New AR Blogger – Zac Poulton

December 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

If you’re interested in the big outdoors, mountaineering and pushing yourself then follow Zac’s adventures on his blog:

UK Adventure Racing Club newsletter July 12

July 6, 2012 in Newsletter, Newsletters

Rat Race DiscountsNew discounts for members!

Rat Race are giving all members of UK Adventure Racing Club 15% off all their events and kit, including bikes and sale items, wohoo!

You can access this discount code at the members only page on the UKAR website

Watch this space for more discounts, we’re working with adventure racing events and brands to offer you more for your membership to UKAR.

UKARJoin the club

Becoming a UK Adventure Racing Club member only costs a tenner and you’ll benefit from some fab discounts on races, kit and training. The membership will help shape and develop UK Adventure Racing including the UK Ranking system, Brit Championships, AR Ball and AR awards. To join the club follow this link:

Latest race reports

A fab time was had by all (especially once it was completed!) on the adidas Terrex Swift last month. This 48hour multi-sport race including running, trekking, mountain biking, canoeing, caving and abseiling around the Yorkshire Dales Sat 2 – Mon 4 June. Feel the pain and elation of the competitors through their uncensored blog reports on the Open Adventure facebook page.

Other recently completed events in the AR calendar include:

  • Tri Adventure Experience – Swinley forest
  • Questars – Purbecks
  • For race reports see SleepMonsters

Upcoming races

Teams are gearing up for the adidas Terrex Sting in Stirling this August, and the elites are preparing for the World Champs race, Raid in France this September.

For the latest worldwide adventure racing news see SleepMonsters

Tri Adventure Challenge – New Forest 8 July

Questars Chilterns 14 July and then Brecon Beacons 1 Sept.

Stay tuned…

…for the next newsletter and further updates. We’ll be starting work on the AR ball and awards shortly. For your opportunity to attend the ball and nominate + vote in the awards join UKAR club now.

Got a story?

We want to spread the adventure racing love to everyone in UKAR Club, so if you have a story, event to promo, or link to your blog with a recent race/training report, send them to Claire Maxted and I’ll do my best to include it in the next newsletter.

NB: 30-100 words plus pic is best. If you write it like the above (title, story, link) so I just have to copy and paste it into the newsletter it will definitely go in, if you just send me a jumbled list of stuff I might not have time to re-jig it so it might not go in. Hope that makes sense. Thank you, CM

UK Adventure Racers Bloggers

January 23, 2012 in Bloggers

There are currently a number of Adventure Racer bloggers out there, but we’re looking for more, so drop us an email through the contacts page if you’d like your blog added.

Joe Faulkner:  He’s been racing in the mountains since before Adventure Racing began!  This year Joe has established and is the Chairman of the UK Adventure Racing Club. As he says; ‘It’s a great honour to be it’s first Chair but also a challenge and opportunity.’

Bruce Duncan: He races for the top UK adventure race team and competes in all manner of events, from short running or mountain bike races to full blown multi-day adventure.

George Neville-Jones: he races for Tri-Adventure and blogs about Adventure Racing, Sailing and the World Outside…

Tri-Adventure:  Race provider of 2 hour, 3.5 and 5 hour adventure races as well as sponsoring a squad of athletes.

Average Joes: An adventure racing blog and a bit more…….

Total XC Racing: West Yorkshire based adventure racing team targeting the adidas Terrex Stirling race this summer.

Mapdec: Another great blog featuring Adventure Racing news, race reports and updates on the Mapdec.

Dawn Westrum: A new convert to Adventure Racing, with stories about AR, running, paragliding, and any trail that take her fancy. A novice AR team, principally to compete at the adidas TERREX Sting and maybe beyond……

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