April 22, 2008

Warwickshire challenge weekend

I’ve had a thought for a while about organising a weekend competition comprising of a series of challenges for teams to complete – something similar to the kind of thing offered by http://www.ratraceadventure.com/ – but more suited to a rural/urban mix.

Considering the mix of people around Warwick Uni who are into this sort of thing I reckon we could come up with an interesting set of events:

Cycling – Hill Climb (to the top of Ilmington hill coming out of Ilmington is what I had in mind – ouch)
Running – cross country if poss
Swimming
Rowing – Leamington or Stratford
Horse riding – perhaps up at Moreton in Marsh – might be a bit too specialised
Disc Golf
Field Archery – or perhaps clay pigeon shooting
Climbing (warwick climbing wall would be good for this)

And probably a load of others. You’d have a team of 3 people to balance expertise and strengths and have to complete the challenges over a weekend. Points would be scored on either the time it took to complete a challenge or in the case of archery or disc golf on some other basis.

Would probably take quite some organisation but could be fun.


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  1. Chris May

    Iiiinteresting… I’d suggest canoes (possibly inflatable ones?) rather than rowing; rowing a ‘proper’ pair is pretty difficult to do, and there aren’t many ‘tub’ pairs (i.e. the big wide ones that don’t capsize) around – Stratford only have 1 AFAIK.

    For a proper ‘Warwickshire’ feel, the run should be 5 laps of a ploughed field, on a steep hill, and there should be stinging nettles involved somewhere :-)

    Might be fun to include grass-track go-kart racing (those ones with the roll-cages), or something like that. And some off-road biking, obviously :-)

    22 Apr 2008, 13:08

  2. canoes would be sweet – and as you say, more accessible.

    run + mud + nettles = excellent!

    The off road go kart stuff – do you have anything in mind? As for off road biking, perhaps you can suggest a course?

    Maybe there are a group of people who’d like to see this happen?

    22 Apr 2008, 13:15


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