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Sunday, 27 September 2015

5 things to do right now to prepare for the Apex Challenge

It's almost upon us, but there are things you can be doing right now to prepare for this weekend's Apex Challenge.

Put up your tent

Yes, do it now. We always enjoying seeing bemused-looking people struggling to work out which pole goes where, but you could save yourself a lot of time, and a lot of red faces by trying it out now. Put it up in your Scout hut, in your garden or even in your bedroom - then you'll look like a camping pro when you get to Harewood on Friday.

Start stashing sweets

Go around your house and rifle through the cupboards to see what chocolate bars and sweets you can start stashing in your bag. You'll be grateful you did this by the time you're on hour five of the Main Event on Saturday.

Know one end of a map from the other

Yes, you do need some basic map-reading skills at the Apex Challenge. You don't need to be Ranulph Fiennes or Chris Bonnington, but knowing which way is north, and the difference between a river and a motorway on an OS map will certainly help!

Get your kit together

Best to start early with this. Make sure you've got everything on the kit list. Be aware you're likely to get wet at some point so a couple of changes of clothes will be very welcome. Bring some spare trainers too. And crucially bring a few pounds with you so you can enjoy some drinks, snacks and sweets from the Apex tuck shop on Saturday night.

Get social

There will be loads of pictures and information about the event sent out via Facebook and Twitter. Make sure you like our page and follow us on Twitter before you set off to Harewood.
See you on Friday!

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Saturday, 5 September 2015

Be part of team Apex!

Are you coming along to the Apex Challenge with a team? Fancy being part of the friendly and dynamic team delivering the event?

We're looking for extra help with several aspects of the event, so if you're willing to lend a hand at any point in the weekend, please do get in touch.

We could do with assistance with helping to run some of activities, marshalling, building some obstacles, logistics and various other lively and interesting tasks.

If you're over 18 and up for being part of the Apex Challenge yourself, please do get in touch as soon as possible. There's free food for all helpers, and you may even get an event t-shirt!

We can't wait to see you and welcome you into the team!

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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Another sell-out!

All of the available spaces for the next Apex Challenge have now been snapped-up as excitement builds ahead of the next event.

Four hundred adventurers from across the UK have now signed up for the event, taking place on the exclusive Harewood House estate in October.

Teams from Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Cumbria are joining those from more local areas to take part in the challenging weekend of adventures.

If you've signed up, makes sure the details on your team page are fully up to date with the names and contact details of all your members.

If you weren't fortunate to secure a place, don't panic just yet! It's still possible to register your team on the waiting list and we will let you know if any other teams have to withdraw.

This is set to be an amazing weekend of adventure and excitement. Bring it on!

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