- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 22 October 2009
The second Paddy Pallin Adventure Race of the 2009/10 Series – and the first in the ACT – is planned for Saturday 28 November 2009.
The Paddy Pallin Adventure Race Series involves teams of 3 travelling the course together by mountain bike, kayak and on foot. Competitors maps before the start and make their way from checkpoint to checkpoint. The aim is fun and you will find our adventure courses will bring you the ultimate way to have a blast with your friends. The teams of 3 can be mixed, male or all female categories.
Kayaks, paddles and PFDs are provided and competitors require their own mountain bike and helmet.
Novice Course (short course)
Within each event you can choose to do the Novice Course (short course). This is a shortened version of the Classic Course taking only 1-2 hours to complete. If you choose this course you are also entitled to attend a special novice briefing the night before the event. Here you will learn the basics of map reading and navigation as well as tips and hints to ensure your day is as enjoyable as possible. You don’t have to choose this option if you are a novice adventure racer – you can go straight to the Classic Course if you like to jump in the deep end.
The AROC course you have all come to know and love. 3-5.5 hours in length – enough to give you a good workout!
Any team that completes the Classic Course in a given time period may move on to the Advanced Course and complete the additional bonus section. This provides those experienced teams with an additional 1-2 hours of racing and some extra challenging navigation. The details of the Advanced Course criteria for each event will be on the specific event web page within the 2 weeks prior to the actual event.
You can compete in the Corporate Challenge category and contend with other corporate teams for the Corporate Challenge and the well-deserved bragging rights on Monday morning (leaving you Sunday to take care of these muscle aches!). To enter this category you must satisfy the following 2 criteria: at least 2 out of 3 of the team members must be from the same company and your team name must integrate your company’s name.
On the 28th of November, the second race of the 4 event series takes place in Canberra with the third race on February 13, also in Canberra and on March 13 the final race is in Newcastle.
Paddy Pallin have an info night in Canberra and more info is available online over the website of the event organiser ArocSport (www.arocsport.com.au)