The Race | Kit List
Listed below is the mandatory kit list for the adidas TERREX swift 2012 adventure race.
This list may change during the following months as we finalise the special stages.
There will be no kit check prior to the event. There will be points during the event where we will ask you to show us some of the items below (which may involve you unpacking your bag just after you have packed it!) The penalties for not carrying the right kit or the use of unsuitable items (e.g. waterproofs which are not) will be harsh.
Mandatory Personal Kit – All sections
- Waterproof top with taped seams
- Head torch
- Spare torch or spare batteries for the above
- Waterproof trousers with taped seams (to be carried on specified sections)
- Full length tights and long sleeved top
- SPORTIdent SI card – From Organisation
Mandatory Team Kit
- 2 compasses
- 2 Mobile phones
- Should either be on Orange or Vodafone network
- Fully charged and switched off
- Will be sealed at the start (updated 21 May)
- No other mobile phones should be carried by the team.
- Money for phone
- Permanent marker pen
- Emergency food
- Survival bag/Blizzard Bag x2
- First Aid Kit x2
- Minimum of crepe bandage, triangular bandage, wound dressing, 2 safety pins and 6 adhesive dressings (added 4 August)
- Please see notes below.
- Emergency shelter (bothy bag suitable for team of 4)
- Race Maps – From Organisation
- These will be A3 paper maps in grip seal bags (not on waterproof paper.
- The foot sections will be on 1:25k
- Paddle and MTB sections on 1:50k
- We will also supply an overview map of the event 1:250k
- Race book – From Organisation
- This will be an A5 booklet not on waterproof paper.
- Tracker – From Organisation
Mountain Bike Section
- Mountain bike (must have 2 working brakes)
- Cycling Helmet
- Front and rear lights (enough to last 20 hours)
- We will provide one 13amp (numbered) socket per team at each of the overnight transitions. Don't plug your lights in to another teams socket and then disappear off for a sleep - you may come back to find it unplugged. (updated 21/5)
- Tube Repair Kit
- 2 Spare tubes
- Certified Helmet
- Certified Harness
- Abseil device (stitch plate or ATC only)
- 4 Karabiners (2 must be screwgate - updated 15/5)
- 1 Sling 120cm
To help you enjoy the event and help us establish a consistent level of competence, we require you to complete a short assessment and return this rope certificate to Open Adventure at least one month prior to the event. If you have SPA, MIA, MIC or International Guiding qualifications then a rope certificate is not required, but please send a copy to Open Adventure.
Any international teams having problems with this certification process please contact us.
Competitors are required to wear / carry
- Personal Floatation Device (PFD) to be worn before entering the water
- Watersport helmet (not cycling or climbing helmet).
- Whistle attached to PFD and accessible
- Each competitor to have a full set of spare clothing in a dry bag in the boat (Thermal / leggings / fleece / hat)
- To have a particpant with a mobile phone in a waterproof case that is attached to PFD and accessible
- Bailing device
- First aid kit (not over and above the kits in mandatory list above)
- Survival bag / Blizzard bag (updated 10th Feb) (not over and above the mandatory list above)
- Spare paddle
- Portage trolley [added 1st Feb] There will be a 2km portage along a gravel track.
Transition (added 21/5)
As mentioned in the FAQ you can not sleep in any shelter we provide at Transitions however there will be space for you to pitch a tent. Ideally this tent would go in one of your kit bags, however we recognise that the size of these tents packed may not fit in a kit bag. Thinking of the Decathlon 60 second tents.. if this is you we can take one tent per team seperate to the bag but must weigh no more than 6kg. Please ensure this is clearly labelled with your team name / number. Any sleeping bags / mats would need to be in your kit bag.
In addition to the mandatory kit listed above we recommend you consider as a team what other items you may require during the event (pain killers, antihistamines, etc). We recommend that you take time to consider what you will need to look after your feet as this is arguably one of the most common reasons why a team will not make the finish.
In terms of treatment please assume that as a team you will look after yourselves. We do have first aiders at the event, however their role will not be to tape you together.
With a number of teams only coming together just before the event it is important to remind you to talk together about any medical issues you may have however personal.
For those of you who have personal medication e.g. inhalers please carry a spare with you when out on the event (not just in transition bag).