Adventure racing with Helly Hansen

Last week a team of three Stuffers ventured out into the Surrey wilderness to take on nature, and hundreds of adventure-loving competitors.The Helly H

Last week a team of three Stuffers ventured out into the Surrey wilderness to take on nature, and hundreds of adventure-loving competitors.The Helly Hansen Adventure Challenge series sees teams competing across a number of different disciplines including cross-country running, mountain biking and kayaking. And it certainly comes as a bit of a shock if you're a little out of shape.Thankfully the sun shone that day, but there was still plenty of mud to splash around in, especially on the bike stages. But never fear – we managed to get through it and came out covered, but grinning like maniacs.While the winning team came in at a blistering 2hrs 10mins, we did it at a more leisurely pace, taking more than twice that time to finish the course.The race series continues with more events in December, February and March. If it sounds like your sort of challenge, navigate your way to the Trailplus website where you'll find full details and entry forms for the rest of the series.Thanks to Helly Hansen for sorting out our entry and keeping us warm with their base layer tops, and to CycleActive for letting us ride their lovely Trek bikes.