Race Calendar 2015 May (2)
Newsletter# 15: New Year, new challenges! Women Only Adventure Race, registration is open
New Year, New Challenges!
Hi Adventure Racer!!!
We hope your year is off for a flying start! AJ team spent couple of weeks in the High Country with lots of adventures: mountain and road biking, hiking and running, paddling, occasional wine drinking and 2015 planning!
Here what we have prepared for you:
- Women Only Adventure Race is on 14th of March in Lilydale, registration is open, event details>>
- Sprint Series Adventure Race is on 26th of April in famous Lysterfield park, event details>>
- Navigation training, 28th of February, introduction to map reading>>
- Adventure Racing clinic, 22nd of February, all what you need to know about adventure racing specifics>>
- Advanced Navigation training, one day course, 18th of April>>
- Winter Challenge 2015 updates!
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.