Mini Burn Adventure Race - Penllyn Estate Farm

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Experience adventure racing on a small scale. Perfect for beginners looking to try something new, the Mini Burn Adventure Race caters for all. Make sure to pack a pair of running shoes and a bike - kayaks will be provided for all entrants. Embrace the atmosphere of the day and earn your medal.
Participants
12k
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Calendar
Sat, 30 Apr 2022
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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Penllyn Estate Farm, Estate Office The Lodge, Llwynhelig, Cowbridge CF71 7FF, UK
Start times
Sat, 30 Apr 2022
12k:
10:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Mini Burn Adventure Race - Penllyn Estate Farm
12k
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12km
£15.00 - £45.00
Route information
This adventure race is the perfect introduction to the sport as no experience is required. Bring along family, friends and your bike, and you'll be good to go, your kayak will be provided.
Distance & phases are as follows:
  • 2.5k Run
  • 8k Mountain Bike
  • 1k Kayak
  • 1.5k Foot Navigation
1.5k Foot Navigation Phase
This phase takes entrants on a short and undulating run around the Truffle field & chicken farm at Penllyn Estate. With a little bit of pavement but a mostly grass route, you'll be well-warmed up for the rest of the event. There will be a checkpoint at the end of the run.
8k Cycling Phase
With a mix of hard and soft-packed trails, a small section of road, some ascents and descents, and plenty of mud, this phase of the course really is an adventure!
There will also be a short course option of approximately 5k which also avoids the big hill. There will be one checkpoint at the top of the hill on the long course and a second one at the end of the bike phase.
Helmets must be worn at all times. If you do not own a bike you will need to borrow one from a friend.
1k Kayaking Phase
This 1k Kayak will take entrants around 4 buoys in the lake. With plenty of water safety and support, you can focus on enjoying the water and racing around.
The kayak phase will take place midway around the bike course, giving you a reprieve. There'll be a small transition area to leave your bike, and it's recommended that entrants bring some waterproof trousers in your bag as you will get a wet bottom.
Also if you are wearing bike shoes you may want to carry your trainers as the foot orienteering phase will also take place here. There will be a checkpoint at the end of the kayak.
Orienteering Phase
Following the kayak, entrants will be given a map of all 5 checkpoints, and from here you just need to find them all, before back onto your bike to finish off the rest of the course. There will be time penalties for any checkpoints not found. There will be a finish checkpoint at the end of the course.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Finisher's nutrition
  • Kayaks included
  • Water safety
  • Event atmosphere with music and commentary
  • Beautiful scenery
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How to get there
Penllyn Estate Farm, Estate Office The Lodge, Llwynhelig, Cowbridge CF71 7FF, UK
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Parking
There will be an onsite car park available for entrants. The directions of how to get there will be given in the competitor's information prior to the race. Please do not park in the Forage Farm Shop & Cafe car park.
Event day logistics
10:00 Staggered start begins Staggered starts from 10.00 am until midday.
Start Times
Staggered starts from 10am until midday. Your start time will be posted on the event page a week prior to the event along with more detailed race information. The trophy giving will be at approximately 3pm.
Please make sure to arrive no more than 30 minutes before your race start time.
Age Requirements
Teams can be set out as follows Categories:
  • Family Team (2- 4 participants with at least one junior under 10yrs old and one adult)
  • Family Team (2-4 participants with at least one junior 10yrs old or over and one adult)
  • Team (2-4 participants over 18 yrs)
Kayaks
Kayak hire is included in the entrant's entry fee.
Catering
There will be hot and cold food and drink available to purchase.
Timing
You will be given a Sport Ident timing chip to wear around your wrist. (One per team) You will be required to present the timing chip at checkpoints around the course. This will give you a time for each of the phases.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are more than welcome at our event centre to cheer on the competitors. Please ensure that you do not get in the way of the competitors and please do not enter competitor-only areas or race routes. We look forward to seeing you there!
Backpack
What to bring
Mandatory kit list
  • Bike
  • Bike Helmet
  • Bike tool kit
  • Running shoes
  • Suitable clothing for running, cycling & kayaking
  • You may wish to bring a pair of waterproof trousers for the kayaking
FAQ's
When does the Mini Burn Adventure race start?
The race will start at 10am, please make sure to arrive in plenty of time to set up and get prepared for the race.
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Do I have to pay to hire the Kayak at the Mini Burn Adventure race?
No, the kayak hire is included in your entry.
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Is there parking available at the Mini Burn adventure race?
Yes there will be an onsite car park available for entrants to use.
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