Sunday, September 22, 2013

Adventure Race 2013

A few of pictures from the 2013 Isle of Man Adventure Race
This year the race was held all on one day and attracted competitors from on and off the island.
Teams of 4 completed the fun but challenging 'Event' category where each team member would compete in a choice of 2 out of the following disciplines; a 700m sea swim, 9km sea kayak, 15km mountain bike, 10km run and finishing off with one team member completing a 25 metre rope climb up a crane!
New for 2013 was a new race category the 'Elite' for teams of 2 completing a mix of disciplines in a non-stop race. 
The 'Event' and 'Elite' races both started the kayak category with a mass start at 10am from Fenella Beach, Peel
The 'Event' teams took on a sea kayak to Niarbyl, whereas the 'Elite' teams stopped at Glen Maye, carried their kayaks up the glen taking a dip in the waterfall as part of a mystery challenge before jumping on their mountain bikes for a 20km bike ride, followed by a hill run before a final abseil into Fenella beach carpark to finish the race.
The 'Event' team with the best overall score was a visiting team from the UK - 'Steve UK' captained by Steve Parry, other team members being Leo Scheldinga, Stuart Evans and David Wormald. View Results

The winning 'Elite' team went to local racers Stephen Caley and Stephen Quirk of team 'Hardly Athletic' who completed the Elite course in a time of 4hrs and 32 minutes.View Results

The race is only possible thanks to the support from our official sponsors  PwC who have supported the event since its inception together with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, Sea Kayaking UK, Green Mann Spring, Mychreests Motors. Also thanks must go to DEFA, the DOI and various landowners for their support together with all the marshals and helpers that make the event happen.

Next year the race takes place on Saturday 20th September 2014 and the plan is to open the Elite category to solo entrants also

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