iROC Arrives with a New Event Format


The very first iROC™ will take place on the 18th & 19th of April 2009. iROC™ will be an innovative and exciting adventure racing weekend in the Durham Dales featuring five different races that will include mountain biking, running and orienteering. Points will be awarded for places and there will be a HUGE prize pot for the overall winners across all five races!

Uniquely each of the races will have a mass start and will pass back through the event village at least once before finishing. This will ensure that iROC offers the best adventure race spectating ever seen in the UK. Each race will be between one and four hours long. They will be as hard as you make them… intense, or just challenging experiences that will contrast hugely with the relaxed, chilled-out atmosphere of the event village.

Race   Type                                                   Start Time                       Duration / Distance*

1          The inov-8 '8' - Fell and Trail Race       Saturday 18th April at 1100      13km / 900m

2          Orienteering                                          Saturday 18th April at 1500      9 km / 500m

3          Night Orienteering – Score Format       Saturday 18th April at 1930      1h:30m

4          Night MTB Time Trial                          Saturday 18th April at 2200      1h:00m

5          MTB Trail Quest                                  Sunday 19th April at 1030        4h:00m

* Times and distances approximate.


There will also be five mini races that will share the start and excitement of the main races, but they will be much shorter and designed for maximum fun and ideal for your friends and family, who may wish to do more than just spectate! The social focus for the weekend will be the Saturday night activities, which will include two night races (bring your headtorch!), live music and a late bar.

There will be a simple charging structure that will include race entry, camping, parking and access to the Saturday night entertainment. You can choose to race as an individual or as a team of 3. If you enter as a team your highest scoring team member will count towards your teams points in each race.

Whether you choose to compete in one or all five of the races, we guarantee an ‘a la carte menu’ of extremely well organised, high quality adventure racing.

The Race Director is Shane Ohly and there will be an early bird discount for all entries received before the 31st December 2008, find out more on the race website where entries open on 1st December.

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