Training and Preparation

Training and Preparation for the Lorne Adventure Fest

Lorne MiniFor many people, the idea of doing an Adventure Race is a bit extreme, its a bit outside their comfort zone and going to involve some time in the hurt box. Now this may or may not be true because depending on the training and preparation you do leading into the race you can could just was easily find yourself smiling from ear to ear before, during and after the race as you find that YOU CAN DO IT with a little bit of preparation.

We at Rapid Ascent are all about encouraging people to get into adventure racing and keep fit whilst enjoying the great outdoors. That’s why we’ve compiled the list of training tips, equipment advice, course recommendations and race nutrition links and information below. We hope that this becomes a significant resource for both newcomers to the sport as well as the old hands who have done this event and others numerous occasions before, because we can all continue to learn and improve.

So have a read of the resources below and if you have any additional links, tips or information you learn along the way then let us know by emailing [email protected] and we’ll share it with others as well.


Other sessions and networks for new comers

Our friends at Melbourne Adventure are always happy and willing to provide advise and ideas for those new (or experienced) to the sport. Melbourne Adventure is a triathlon, adventure racing and multisport club set up to make it easy to get into these great sports. Whether you are an elite athlete seeking professional training and support, a new comer to adventure racing wanting to meet other like minded people or an active person looking for group training and a bit of fitness, Melbourne Adventure has plenty of sessions, links and contacts for you. Click here for more information.

Lead up events

There are several great events you can do as part of your training in the lead up to the Lorne Adventure Fest. Some suggested events are:

Upper Murry Challenge

What: 38km MTB, 26km Paddle and 25km Run
When: Saturday 4 October 2014
Where: Corryong, Victoria

Download the Upper Murray Challenge event flyer

Augusta Adventure Fest

What: Same format as the Lorne Adventure Fest with the Adventure Race, Mini and Junior Survivor
When: Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 November 2014
Where: Augusta, South West, Western Australia

Find out more

Sports Massage

Sports massage is commonly regarded as an essential component within any training program and can play a major role in:
• Recovery from training and competition
• Prevention of injury
• Rehabilitation of injury
• Preparation for competition
• Relaxation and repair
Whether at a professional or amateur level, sports massage is used to help reduce the demands that training and competition has on the body and assist the athlete to achieve and maintain peak performance.

Prime Progression Geelong specialises in remedial and sports massage and exercise prescription for injury prevention.

Visit for more information, contact details, or to request an appointment.