2012 Extreme 5 Challenge

We are winding off 2011 by launching the 2012 Extreme 5 Challenge event and I am pleased to say that entries are now open and can be submitted via our website www.extreme5challenge.co.uk. There is an early bird special on any entry fee paid before 31st Jan which may be of interest to the BQA members.

The format of the 2012 event is the same as for 2011. The key difference is a change of venue. Willen lake has served our purposes very well over the past couple of years and we now have an event which is well positioned with great growth prospects. For 2012 we have moved the event to Ham near Richmond in Surrey. The Thames Young Mariners have a facility there with inland water (also has access to the Thames though we don’t plan to use it) and a similar network of roads and paths as found in Milton Keynes which we can use for the run and the cycle. We’re very excited about it and hope that the London venue will boost the number of people participating in both the individual and team events. We have exclusive use of the facility for the day and cost wise it will save us a considerable amount of money which from a charity perspective is great.

The Extreme5 is a BQA National Trophy Race, so plenty of points to collect for the Trophy Series. Race date is Saturday 7th July 2012. Start time will be about 09h15. Enter early …… a discount on entry fees paid before 31st Jan 2012!

Visit the website www.extreme5challenge.co.uk.

Simon Grint

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