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Race Day Schedule 

Saturday 14th February 2015


Registration will open from 08:00hrs please try to arrive as early as you can. 


• 08:00 - 09:30 Teams arrive, registration & kit check
• 08:00 - 09:30 Issue of race  bibs, route instructions & timing chip per team member

• 09:30 - 09:45 Final race briefing inside hall

• 10:00 - 10:00 Starts & map issue a short distance away
• 15:00 - 15:00 Teams finish

• 15:00 - 16:30 Post race refreshments


Event Centre
Whitehead Primary School

Directions

To find us, take the A2 Belfast to Larne road and turn right onto Cable Road, Turn left onto Kings Road, Turn left onto Chester Avenue, Bear left onto Islandmagee Road.


Address for those with Sat Nav.


3 Islandmagee Road

Whitehead

Co. Antrim

BT38 9NE


And route planner links below for those without Sat Nav.

AA Route Planner


RAC Route Planner


Parking, Registration & Kit check


Parking

Car Parking for the event will be in the school grounds.


Registration
Registration will take place in the hall, toilets will be available inside. You will also have to sign on for the event so please come

together with your team mate. We will then issue you with your SI card (timing chip) and race bibs, both these need to be returned after the event. We will also give you your route details for the day, this will give you you're first sneek preview of the route ahead.

Kit Check
There will be a spot kit check on some of your safety items.

 

Free Bike Safety Inspection
 
Once again this year Life Cycles NI have agreed to come along to each event and provide a free Bike Safety Check, often used to check bike prior to sportive, charity event or in this case Adventure Race. Regular maintenance and periodical checks will keep your bicycle working better, last longer and increase the pleasure of your cycling.
 
What’s included:
  • Brake & gear adjustment
  • Tyres check
  • Safety check
  • Diagnosis of any current or potential issues

 

They can be found at the start or bike transition of each event this year, they’ll have a gazebo with a workshop set up in it, they’ll also have a few last minute supplies such as energy bars, electrolyte tablets, gels and if you need a kick start in the morning they’ll gladly sell you a coffee.


Transition Area

The main transtion area will be in the school grounds.


Start Area
The start will be a short distance away, more details in the final brief.

 

Sportident Timing System

Many of you will of used this timing system before but some may not of used it, if you're not sure about it make sure you let us know when you arrive and we'll give you a quick demo, it's really simple to use so there's nothing to worry about.

The timing chips are expensive so if you loose yours you will have to pay for a replacement which depending on the type we use will cost between £30-£60.

At certain stages of the race you may also have to use the old orienteering punches, details of when you need to use these will be on your route instruction sheet which you will get before the start of the event.


Finish & Download

The finish will be back at the hall, once you've finished you will need to make your way to the event HQ and head to the download point where you have to download and return your Sportident timing chip plus both of your race bibs. It's very important that you return here even if you do retire from the event, do not remove your timing chip, we will do this for you.

Showers

Sorry but no showers will be available after the event, best to make sure to bring a dry set of kit to change in to.


Post Race Food
We will have soup, sandwiches and the normal spread after the race, so join us for a bite to eat and a cup of tea.

Prizes

We'll have the prize giving ASAP after the last team crosses the finish line. Thanks to the help from Jackson Sports the winning teams will get shopping vouchers.

Mandatory Kit List

For this event each team will need to download a QR Code Reader onto your phone, you can get free from your app store.
Team Kit

• 2 X Map (supplied at or near start)
• 1 X Indelible felt tip pen (you will need this for marking up your map)
• 1 X Mobile phone (make sure you bring a means to keep it dry, as part of the mandatory kit you will need to carry it at all times, this includes kayaking and tasks which may involve water)
• 1 X First aid kit (1 crepe bandage, 1 triangle bandage, 2 safety pins, 1 wound dressing & 6 adhesive dressings as a minimum)
• 1 X Bike repair kit (at least sufficient to repair puncture)
• 1 X Compass (Recommended not Mandatory)
Individual
• 1 X Mountain bike
• 1 X Cycle helmet
• 1 X Rear light for bike
• 1 X Bell for bike
• 1 X Space blanket/bag (foil type or orange bag)
• 1 X Whistle
• 1 X Waterproof coat and waterproof trousers. *
• 1 X Spare base layer top
• 1 X Small rucksack (Recommended not Mandatory)
• 1 X Full change of clothes for after the event (Recommended not Mandatory)
• Drink (Recommended to bring enough to last 5-6 hours)
• Suitable food / energy source (Recommended to bring enough to last 5-6 hours)
Unless it is otherwise stated all the above kit is Mandatory. Mandatory means you must come to the race with it and carry it at all times.
* Depending on the weather we might make everyone wear waterproof coat & waterproof trousers for the kayak stage make sure you don't forget them.

FAQ's

Which shoes and tyres should I use?
A large part of the route will be on sealed surfaces but we will be taking advantage of as much off road as we can in the area. It's your call what type of tyre you use. Again the run section/s will be mixed although a trail shoe may the best option here.

Do I need to carry my running shoes during the bike sections?
Yes.

Can you tell me more about the route?
More details to follow but in the meantime it may be useful to read the following Highway Code.

What's the weather like in Whitehead?
At this time of the year it's likely to be cold, check this link for Current Whitehead Weather forecast, wrap up warm, bring extra layers and think about what you plan to wear, shorts might not be the best option.

Where can we get accommodation?

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