Individual and Team equipment briefing and instructions
- Compulsory individual equipment list
This MUST be carried at all times by each team member and will be checked before your team departs. There will also be random spot checks:
- Helmet (see note below *)
- Waterproof Jacket
- Water Proof Trousers
- Upper body Long Sleeve base layer or Thermal (warm) top
- Warm Hat
- Footwear with adequate grip for slippery off-road conditions (see point 4)
- Water Bottle 500ml minimum
- Appropriate food for the 2 day race (see www.managementchallenge.co.uk for advice on what to drink and eat at an Adventure Race)
(*) IN ADDITION – Personal Protective Equipment
A Canoe stage – for the canoe stage the provided helmet and buoyancy aid MUST be worn as directed at ALL TIMES when team members are in the craft / on the water.
B Cycle stages – For the cycle stages team members who are riding a bike MUST wear the cycling helmet provided with the bike hire at ALL TIMES.
Any team member found to be in breach of this important safety rule will forfeit the stage and will be given a time penalty (see point 1f in Rules)
- Compulsory team kit list
This MUST be carried at all times by each team and will be checked before your team departs. There will also be random spot checks.
- Compass (which can take a bearing)
- First Aid Kit to include as a minimum: blister plasters, sterile dressing, triangular bandage, wound dressings
- Survival bag (not Foil Blanket)
- Mobile phone (No guaranteed signal in parts of Brecon Beacons, Race Marshals and Mountain Rescue will be equipped with radio comms)
- Map and instructions (provided)
- Puncture repair kit and pump (provided with the bike hire package).
- Thermal and or fleece top (in addition to compulsory long sleeve top)
- One Laptop per team will be required to fulfil the Management Task case study. See rules document on how to submit case study.
- Advisory Kit
- Cycling shorts – unless you are a regular cyclist we would suggest that you consider padded shorts
- Small Backpack/Camelpak ideally with room for water reservoir to carry on your back.
- Sunhat and sunblock – weather dependent!
- Footwear and clothing for all participants
- Suitable footwear. The terrain will be a mix of tarmac, forest trail, and mountain tracks; trail running shoes or strong running shoes with good grip recommended
- For the mountain hike/fell run on Day 1, our insurers recommend that you wear Walking Boots. However, you may choose to wear fell running shoes for speed
- Quick drying clothing with layers (e.g. base layers) to adapt to the changeable conditions (no jeans or thick cotton).
- NB – Clothing is required for 2 days
There will be a kit check at the start line on both days and teams will not be allowed to start unless the items above are checked.
ALSO there will be kit checks at transition start lines during both days, especially if there is a change in weather conditions. If individuals and teams do not possess the aforementioned equipment they will be withdrawn from that particular stage for their own safety.