Competing in the ACE Races first 2-day event of 2006 with Team SleepMonsters
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Competing in the ACE Races first 2-day event of 2006 with Team SleepMonsters
Competing in the ACE Races first 2-day event of 2006 with Team SleepMonsters
Competing in the Three Peaks Tacht Race 2006 with Team Abbeydale Moonshine
Competing in the Three Peaks Tacht Race 2006 with Team Abbeydale Moonshine
Competing in the ACE Races final 2-day event of 2004 with Team SleepMonsters
Competing in the ACE Races final 2-day event of 2004 with Team SleepMonsters
Competing in the ACE Races final 2-day event of 2004 with Team SleepMonsters
Competing in the ACE Races final 2-day event of 2004 with Team SleepMonsters
Prizegiving after the ACE Races final 2-day event of 2004 with Team SleepMonsters
Prizegiving after the ACE Races final 2-day event of 2004 with Team SleepMonsters

My association with outdoor pursuits combined with competitive instincts has led me into the world of adventure racing (AR). For those who don't know, these are essentially a triathlon for the outdoors enthusiast. Generally, they will comprise of fell and trail running, mountain biking and canoeing, possibly with some other challenges or ropework sections included also. Navigation is essential in every stage. Some events may be continuous while in others there are breaks between stages. Most events are for teams (normally of four) although pairs and solo events also exist.

The world of adventure racing in the UK is thoroughly covered online by SleepMonsters.

Here are a few results:

2008

03.07.08. Dark & White Summer League Trailquest, Teggs Nose/Macclesfield Forest - 3rd - 217pts
28-29.06.08. Open Adventure Open12 - Peak District - 10th with Colin Taylor - 1450pts
14-15.06.08. Dark & White SKINS '6 in the Peak' 2008 Adventure Race Series - Round 4 - Dark Peak/North Derbyshire - 3rd - 549pts
18.05.08. Open Adventure Open5 - Broughton - 6th - 480pts
20.04.08. Dark & White SKINS '6 in the Peak' 2008 Adventure Race Series - Round 3 - Carsington Water/White Peak - 5th - 471pts
16.03.08. Dark & White SKINS '6 in the Peak' 2008 Adventure Race Series - Round 2 - North Eastern Peak District - 13th - 246pts
03.02.08. Dark & White SKINS '6 in the Peak' 2008 Adventure Race Series - Round 1 - Macclesfield Forest/Teggs Nose - 7th - 407pts

2007

17.06.07. Dark & White/PlanetFear Adventure Race Series 2007 Round 2: Hope Valley/High Peak - 5th - 357pts
14.06.07. Dark & White Summer League Trailquest, Castleton/Hope Valley - 5th - 176pts
15.04.07. Dark & White/PlanetFear Adventure Race Series 2007 Round 1: Carsington Water - 3rd - 427pts

2006

ACE Races Two Day Series Winners (6920pts):
23-24.09.06. ACE Races Two Day Event, South Scotland - 4th with Team SleepMonsters - 2220pts
24-25.06.06. ACE Races Two Day Event, North England - 2nd with Team SleepMonsters - 2670pts
17-20.06.06. Three Peaks Yacht Race - 3rd with Team Abbeydale Moonshine - 3:02:10:00; winners of the King of the Mountains Damart Cup
04-05.02.06. ACE Races Full Monty - with Team Backpackinglight.co.uk - 27:11:00

2005

17.07.05. Dark & White Summer League Trailquest, Linacre - 6th - 190pts
31.05.05. Dark & White Summer League Trailquest, Calver - 2nd - 223pts

2004

ACE Races Two Day Series Runners Up (5411pts):
02-03.10.04. ACE Races Two Day Event, Galloway Forest - 3rd with Team SleepMonsters - 1911pts
04-05.09.04. SAAB Salomon X-Adventure, Mid Wales - 4th with Team SleepMonsters - 17:46:39
07-08.08.04. ACE Races Two Day Event, Lake District - 1st with Team SleepMonsters - 1756pts
24.06.04. Dark & White Summer League Trailquest, Matlock - 5th - 171pts
05-06.06.04. ACE Races Two Day Event, North Wales - 3rd with Team SleepMonsters - 2093pts
24-25.05.04. ACE Races Two Day Event, Mid Wales - 4th with Team SleepMonsters - 1852pts

2003

13-14.09.03. ACE Races Tripe X Challenge, Galloway Forest - 15th with Team The North Face - 53:17:49