Adventure Racing News Round Up

Rat Races Another Rat Race season comes to a close with over 2000 people having enjoyed the races this year. Team Aberdeen Asset Management scooped the silverware and won themselves an all expenses trip to Trinidad and Tobago for the Series prize.In London over 700 folk let rip onto the streets of Old Smoke as the capital was transformed into the biggest Rat Race playground to date; some say the biggest adventure race in the World. Feedback has been great on this inaugural London event so a 2008 London Rat Race seems inevitable.  Alongside this, there will be the classic Edinburgh and Bristol events and we understand that more Rat Races will be announced very shortly. More info about London here: Rat Race website here with 2008 dates. ACE Race FeedbackAfter another successful season for UK?s most established adventure race series, the ACE Race organisers, are looking for some comments and suggestions as to how they can improve the events. There is a simple questionnaire on the homepage of the ACE website and your comments would be appreciated. ACE RACE 2008 The 2008 Season promises to bring a broader spread of dates and venues than ever before, ranging from South England or South Wales, probably in the Spring, to a summer Scottish Borders encounter and an autumn culmination event in North West England. The 1 day Series will continue in their heartland of the South East. These dates and venues will be finalised and announced in early November, when there will also be significant news on the 2008 events. More info here. Mountain Hardwear Open5 SeriesHere is a brief report from the Open Adventure website about the The Grassington event held on the 30th September: Grassington proved a real treat, the sky was blue and to be honest we were a little overdue one of those on an Open5 events – I think most competitors were shocked just how hot it was after such a chilly fresh morning. The local area did it´s utmost to show off the great MTBing and the views that peppered the trials of navigation. As ever results were up on the internet that evening and they can be inspected here. Judith Hughes still recovering from injury put pen to paper and told the story of the day which can be found on Sleepmonsters here. And James Kirby also nursing a knee injury was hopping around taking photos also now on sale on Sleepmonsters here. All of which should keep the armchair racer in you amused for a while.