Adventure Racing Tidbits January 16, 2009Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Adventure Racing, Adventure Recreation, extreme sports, Just Stuff.
Tags: adventure race, Adventure Racing, Adventure Recreation, AR, fitness, Gilmore Adventure Race, multisport, orienteering, Outdoor Adventure, Primal Quest
Here is a quick overview of the History of Adventure Racing, that I found just tag surfing this today. While it only really covers the big expedition events, it is a decent primmer.
Wikipedia has a much more extensive article about AR, and it even has a link to a race that I am the director of, the Gilmore Adventure Race. Speaking of Wiki, we all know not to trust it as a reliable source right? That is because anyone can go onto it and change info at any time…so reading from it is more like saying, “Someon told me……” Lots of good info in Wiki, just use other sources to verify it!
Also found this article called Why I love Adventure Racing, and You Should Too! This is a re-publication of an article that world class adventure racer and all around AR stud Ian Adamson wrote a while back.
Is PQ back pedaling? June 18, 2008Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Adventure Racing, Adventure Recreation.
Tags: Adventure Racing, AR, Jason Quinn, PQ, Primal Quest, Scarabs, Silly Rabbits, Team Bones
It seems that there has been enough outrage over the aforementioned decision by PQ to allow GPS receivers that they are backpedaling it. See the PQ blog here.
Take (and view) a poll on this subject HERE.
There have been lots of rants and dissension among the ranks in the AR community over this. One of my favorites is one written by a member of Scarabs named Jason Quinn. Jason is formerly of the Silly Rabbits, and will be racing PQ with Team Bones this year. In it he says what many racers and race directors across the world are feeling. His comments are HERE.
It looks as if PQ management is feeling the pressure of the AR community.
A Couple of Good Adventure Racing Blogs March 16, 2008Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Adventure Racing.
Tags: Adventure Racing, Primal Quest, Racing With Giants
I have a couple of new Adventure Racing entries on my blogroll from blogs I found interesting. The first is from a team that I have watched on several multiday races like Primal Quest, it is Team Racing With Giants. The second is called the Weekend Warriors Guide to Adventure Racing, and it has got all kinds of cool tidbits in it.
There are many, many good sources of info about Adventure Racing out there, and I am sure that some of you know of great ones that I have yet to see, so if you do, please let me know!
Primal Quest 2008 and more… March 2, 2008Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Adventure Racing.
Tags: Adventure Racing, Primal Quest
I have just added the PQ blog to my blogroll. They just announced that Primal Quest has also decided to put on a PQ Sprint Series. They will host two races in 2008 and 8 races in 2009. The most exciting aspect of it from my point of view is that it will undoubtedly bring more attention to the sport of Adventure Racing. As a racer and a race promoter, this is good news all around!