Feel the Burn in Margam Park

Park hosts Burn challenge for Year of Adventure

To celebrate the 2016 Year of Adventure in Wales, Margam Park's throwing open its doors to welcome the Burn series event.

It's taking place on April 2 and is open to all ages and abilities.

There are two distances to choose from. The Mini Burn - a 3km run, 1km kayak, 10km mountain bike has the unique advantage of allowing adults and juniors to compete together as a team. It's the only event of it's kind in the UK and consequently has gained many fans.

Among the Burn supporters is previous World Champion adventure racer Nick Gracie, who has competed in the Mini Burn many times before with his nine year old son, George.

"It's been a great father and son bonding experience. George has loved the races and can't wait for the next one. It has also encouraged him to do more running and cycling as he wants to go a little faster next time."

The second distance, the Burn, the ultimate fitness challenge is a 10km run, 1km kayak and 40km mountain bike orienteer. 

The day is part funded by the Welsh Government and as it is the Year of Adventure in Wales, there will also be some additional adventure challenges to test both competitors and inquisitive spectators.

Organiser Maria Leijerstam who holds two world first records said: "I have designed these races to ensure competitors will be able sample the excitement of adventure racing in a fun and friendly way and share the buzz that I feel about the sport"

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