Month: February 2012

Adventure Racing Training Courses

FULL DAY TRAINING –  A must do course!

“It’s crazy – we are not a fast team – but after taking the training course we would go by teams that should have been way ahead of us – we learned how to work as a team and use the tips we learned in the course – it was awesome!”  (Full training course attendee)

Want to learn how to use your map and compass? Tired of getting lost? Want to do better as a team on race day? Well then maybe it’s time to take some adventure racing training. Trainers Mark and Heather  are experienced adventure racers and have raced in short and long races around the world with top finishes. Learn the tips and tricks that will help you get the results that you desire! Come take the 4 hour navigation course, or the full day crash course that will get you through your first adventure race.

If you have 5 or more people that would like a course, you can select your own date and time and we will do our best to accommodate you.   Call Mark or Heather @ 705.888.2375 Sunday April 29th, 2012

  • Sunday May 27th, 2012

Crash Course! – Navigation 101 / Paddling 101 / Mountain Biking for AR 101

START of NAV section: 8am        START of Paddling / mountain biking 1pm

Where: The starting point for the full day courses will be Reebok CrossFit Firepower in Milton

Click here for a map. 509 Main Street East, Milton Ontario. Check out more at Reebok CrossFit Firepower 


The full day crash courses starts at 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. This session is a full day crash course in adventure racing that is meant to teach you how to finish your first adventure race. Save time, money and effort by doing this course!

Cost: If you would like to do the full day crash course then the cost is $110. If you have already taken the Navigation 101 class this year, then the cost of joining in for the mountain biking and paddling is an extra $50.

How do I sign up? Click here to register. Call us and book your time as spots are limited. We try to keep the instructor to racer ratio small so that you gain the maximum benefit of the course and time.

705.888.2375 Heather or Mark or via email

See description of training below.



Navigation 101

Reading a 1:50 000 topographical map

Using an orienteering map

Using your compass

Taking a bearing

Teamwork on your feet

Eating and Drinking on the go!

Trekking transition areas

Team Goals

Towlines, weight sharing

Getting to the finish line!

The below course material is included in the full day AR crash course

Paddling 101:

Even if you have done adventure races before this is a must take course! This will be part of the full day crash course.

Three people in a canoe

Middle seat designs

Using your compass and map on the water

Paddling transitions

Portaging and water reentry

Eating while paddling

Hydration on the water

Paddle strokes

Team communication

Canoe paddles versus kayak paddles

Some much needed paddling practice!

AR / Mountain biking 101

This will be offered as part of the full day crash course

Reading your map while biking

Actually using your odometer!


Technical riding

Eating and drinking on your bike


Biking transitions

Bike shoes vs cages vs flat pedals

Bike safety

Time in the saddle!

If you have 5 or more people that would like a course you can select your own date and we will do our best to accommodate you.  Please let us know if you are interested in a certain date and we will send out the info to see if it works with others schedules.