Race Preparation Day
Sherwood Pines
3rd May

03/05/2020 Sherwood Pines, East Midlands


  • Club Member
  • Non Club Member

Race Off Road Club Members – £75 pp

Non Members – £100 pp

Purchase your Race Off Road club membership here

RACE OFF ROAD presents their Preperations days!

A day of technical and physical training for Cross triathletes and duathletes aimed at those wishing to improve their ability to race faster and more efficiently.

Based in the middle of Sherwood Pines forest, this training day includes practical mountain bike and trail run sessions and some classroom time covering Open Water swimming and other racing specific topics.

This course is suitable for all levels of ability and is perfect for anyone racing Cross Triathlon or XTERRA.

Full Information


09:00 – Arrive at venue
09:30 – MTB session
12:30 – Lunch & QA session
14:00 – Trail Run session
15:30 – Depart

Skills Covered

Mountain biking

Going fast when off road is more than developing a big engine. During this session we’ll look at the skills required to get around a technical course;

  • Identifying and adpating line choice
  • Pumping for speed
  • Generating grip
  • Linking trail obstacles together
  • Maintaining momentum
  • Overtaking and ‘creating space’


Trail Running

Trail running is all about maintaining good running economy over various terrain by constantly adjusting your technique. We’ll cover the following;

  • Center of gravity and foot placement
  • Posture
  • Technical climbing and descending
  • Racing strategy
  • Ankle stability
  • Arm swing and balance



We’ll use this time to cover a wide range of topics surrounding Cross Triathlon and Duathlon; Open Water swimming, race preparation, nutrition, training plans, travel and a general Q&A.

Location & Facilities

We’ll be based out of the Forest Event Room within the Sherwood Pines Forest Park. There is plenty of pay and display parking, and an excellent cafe with toilets. We’ll provide tea and coffee but please bring some money or your own lunch and snacks for throughout the day.

Sherwood Pines has plenty to do for everyone if you want to bring the family – full details here