From a central
campsite next to the little ouse, there was a lot of forest to use
both north and south. The paddling was of course limited to up and
down the river, although it did present some challenges with a significant
current flowing and penalties for being late back off of the water
making timing calculations tricky.
Unfortunately they used an out dated 1:25 000 OS map, although
this was the same for everyone and perhaps did make the block forest
of Thetford slightly harder to navigate. It was a really hot weekend.
Great for camping but tough on everyone to remain hydrated.
Russ managed to hang on to around 3rd place in the male category
for most of the stages going into the night time stage 3 neck and
neck with our friends the Tri-adventure team but they nailed the
run and pulled ahead before the final Sunday stage. Questars have
a corporate background so the challenges were a little different
than the normal adventures. Think Thetford forest and it brings
up ideas of Go-ape, paintballing and single track mountain bike
trails, but none of these were used instead opting for a geometric
puzzle and moving water with a cup from the river to fill a container.
The heat finally got to Russ on the Sunday and a navigational error
cost him dearly both on a high valued checkpoint and being late
back which saw him finish 6th overall. A plenty tough enough course
with some good track riding and running (off track wasn't allowed).
People went away suitably tired and happy. Sleepmonsters
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