Welcome to the Adventure Network blog. This site is intended so that people can share their adventures, big or small, with other like-minded people.

It is my intention to post topics on this site in order to provide people with ideas and inspiration to plan and undertake their own adventures.

I'm rather new at this so please bear with me. I hope you enjoy the site.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

The sleeping dragon is awakening

The long awaited 2012 Dragons Back Race will soon begin. On Monday 3rd September the sleeping dragon will wake from it's 20 year slumber when teams of the worlds most elite ultra runners will do battle with the Welsh Dragon over five days of exhausting running, over some of the toughest ground in the UK.

For further info on what is being billed as the toughest race in the world and up-to-date race news visit http://www.dragonsbackrace.com

Richard Askwith, author of 'Feet In The Clouds', as written an interesting article for the Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/athletics/is-the-dragons-back-the-toughest-race-in-the-world-8073419.html?origin=internalSearch

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Bicycle Traveler Magazine

For the cycle tourer's out there here is a link to the bicycle traveler website. You can sign up for the regular online magazine which is always crammed with interesting articles about peoples cycle adventures from around the globe.


Monday, 16 April 2012

The Wall Run

Here's a new endurance race for 2012. The wall Run starts at carlisle Castle and ends at Gateshead Millenium Bridge. The 69 mile route follows the course of Hadrian's Wall, which marked the Northern-most boundry of the ancient Roman empire.

The race is held over two days 23rd & 24th June, although those wanting a more serious challenge can run the route in one continous outing.

for further details go to http://www.thewallrun.com/index.html

Rowing solo across the Pacific Ocean

Picture courtesy opf Sarah Outen
British adventurer, Sarah Outen, is prepairing to embark on the next stage of her epic round the world journey.

Sarah, who left Tower Bridge London on 1st April 2011 as already covered over 11,000 miles by sea kayak and bike to reach Japan and is now prepairing to row solo across the northern Pacific Ocean from Coshi, Japan to Canada.

The weather in Japan has not been favourable over the past few weeks so Sarah is busying herself with last minute preperations and adjustments as she waits for a suitable weather window to, begin her mamouth solo row across the Pacific Ocean.

Friday, 20 January 2012

One Hundred Year Anniversary of Captain Scott's South Pole Expedition

One hundred years ago, on 17 January 1912, Captain Robert Falcon Scott and four other intrepid explorers arrived at the South Pole. They had hoped to make history by being the first people ever to reach the South Pole. However, upon arriving they discovered that they had been beaten by a Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen.

The journey back to their base camp was to become a battle for survival which ended in the whole team tragically perishing in the Polar ice, only a few short miles from a resupply base.

Follow the link below to see some fantastic images of Scott's heroic but ultimately fatal quest.


In March there will be various events up and down the country to mark the heroic but fatal Scott Polar Expedition.