Tuesday 18 July, Chepstow Park Wood, from Devauden Village Hall


Results here

Photos by Tosh here


Fees: Seniors £8 (or £7 if you have your own Sportident timing chip). Juniors (under 21, or full time students) £4
Fees include map, timing chip hire (if required), and tea/coffee, a roll and cake after your run/ride.
Any queries about the event, please email the organiser - pat_macleod@btinternet.com
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This is the first of 3 new events being organised by the R2T2 team in 2017. Each event is based at a hall or leisure centre with tea/coffee/cake included in entry fee.

There will be a choice of a bike event and a running event.  More details about the event are here

R2T2 events are fun events for people looking for something slightly different from the normal training round. We'll give you a timing chip which you insert into a special box at each checkpoint to record that you've got there and at what time. You don't need a compass. You can run/ride alone, or with your friends, and for runners, the standard route is way-marked at every track and path junction, so you won’t get lost.

   


Trails: Running event. An approximately 10k way-marked route all on forest tracks and paths with no road crossings. The objective is to visit all checkpoints in the correct order in the shortest time. As you progress around the route, there may be opportunities to deviate from the marked route and cut corners - but you must visit and 'punch' all checkpoints (controls) in the correct order. The map you are given is very basic and shows the way-marked route (but you don't have to use it to find your way).

As with the bike event, the event will be SI timed: you are given a 'dibber' that when you arrive at a checkpoint you insert into the box to record your time electronically. At the finish the information is downloaded from your 'dibber'.

The print out you receive will show the time it took for you to get from one timing point to another. This means you'll be able to compare your times with others over a drink and snack in the venue after. A full list of results will also be printed and displayed on the night.

You can treat the event as a normal run and simply follow the way-marked route. Or for those who want to take their first steps with navigation, you can keep an eye on the map as you go round (and potentially improve on the way marked route).

   


Tracks: Bike event. A 60 minute mountain biking course with about 20 checkpoints to go for. You will ride on forest tracks, roads and bridleways to each checkpoint, which are set out on easily recognisable locations such as road junctions, or prominent roadside features.

Some checkpoints (controls) are further afield and some are nearer. You decide which to go for and in what order in the time you are allowed - but don't forget there are point penalties for being late back.

The event is SI timed: you are given a 'dibber' that when you arrive at a checkpoint you insert into the box to record your time electronically. At the finish the information is downloaded from your 'dibber'. For those familiar with it, the event is broadly the same format as Sion James' Black Mountains MTBO Score events.

The bike event also suits those wishing to take their first steps with navigation. You will be given a standard OS map printed up with all the checkpoints and any additional route information. Simply decide which checkpoints to go for and using the map follow the road, track or bridleway to get there turning left or right at the junctions you encounter. This event, unlike the run route is not way-marked.

 
  More details about the events are here