Race Calendar 2014 September (2)
9 November 2014
23 November 2014
Jetts adventure race
X-Marathon adventure race
Victorian High Country
31 January 2015
Adventure Racing clinic
21 February 2015
Women only Adventure race
Lilydale lake park
28 March 2015
3 hour adventure race
More details coming up
Newsletter Nov-14: Bendigo braces for adventure race!
Late date for Jetts Bendigo is coming Monday!
Hi Adventure Racer!!!
Three weeks to go to Jetts race and we're super excited to bring on the last 2014 edition of the event! Some additional details are revealed in this newsletter!
- If you did not register you still have a chance to do it here>> be very quick to jump in!
- Location of the event center is published here>>
- NEW!!! Social night Saturday 6 PM, location to be confirmed. Bendigo city.
- Scheme of the distance is published here>>
10 typical mistakes navigators keep making
#1 IGNORE CONTOUR INTERVALS.
Seems like an obvious thing, but quite often we take a map and focus on route planning without paying enough attention to the legend of the map. Mountainous areas might have 20 (even 50) meter contour intervals which makes it a whole different story, as steep climbing as well as steep descending slows you down dramatically and ultimately leads to a different route choice strategy.
#2 FORGETTING MAGNETIC DECLINATION.
How far are you going to be from where you were aiming at if your direction is 10-20-30 degrees off what you thought you were following? Lets just say that for a distance of about 1 km with 10 degrees declination you will be off approximately 200 meters. If we’re talking about 30 degrees it’s already 350 meters or so.
Wenzhou Adventure Challenge, April-14, China
Brief facts about a race - Wengzhou Adventure Challenge, one of the most prestigious adventure races in China, 4-day stage event, with daily distances around 70-90km. Prize money $150000, distributed among first 12 teams of four. 30 teams, about 22-23 foreign ones and quite strong local Chinese teams is the rest.
Some facts about the team Adventure Junkie - Serge Kurov & Maria Plyshechko, Adventure Junkie full-time crew from Melbourne, VIC; Alex Hunt from Hobart, TAS; Sam Stedman from Townsville, QLD. We have been racing together before for a few times, we working great as a team and our mind is set on the result. It is easy, when goals are clear and the same for everyone in the team.
Alex: Day 1 began with an 8k Inline skate, which was definitely one of the strangest starts to a race I have ever experienced.
I am an Adventure Junkie now! - by Scott Knabel
It’s 07:00 on a cold and wet Sunday morning in November 2013 and I found myself sitting in my car at Brimbank Park in Keilor, a north western suburb of Melbourne. I am feeling overwhelmed and nervous thinking, as I take in my surroundings, that I am in way over my head, that I am out of my depth, I am outclassed, out equipped and I’m about to be exposed as the fraud and pretender that I really am.
I am fighting that voice inside my head that is screaming at me that I don’t belong, that I’m not good enough, don’t know what I am doing and that I don’t have the right or what it takes to be a part of that which lies before me this day.
Adventure Racing, in particular Mark Burnett’s Eco Challenge is the reason I run today.
When I first saw Eco Challenge Australia on TV sometime in the late 90′s or early 2000s, something stirred within me, something raw and natural came to life, emotions were awakened and life seemed to take on new meaning, it’s purpose made clear.
Adventure! Life was to be an adventure, it was to be lived, enjoyed, explored and conquered!