The Sting in Stirling - All Adventure

Report by planetFear
Thursday 26th July 2012

The adidas TERREX Sting is a 5 day non stop adventure race, starting and finishing in Stirling. This exciting race will test teams as they navigate their way round this dramatic 500km course taking in some of Stirling's most spectacular scenery. Teams will be expecting to enjoy and endure fell running, mountain biking, canoeing, orienteering, and will encounter some surprises along the way.

With a beautiful landscape filled with mountains, hills, lochs and rivers, Stirling is a perfect destination for such an event. The race will take participants to all those hidden gems, it might even offer them a chance to marvel at the stunning views. Participants will be prepared for anything and everything.
"What a great opportunity to showcase some of our hidden secrets as well as the better known landmarks. It's going to be a tough race, and I wish all the teams well." Stirling's Provost, Councillor Mike Robbins. 


36 teams mixed teams of four, with 7 teams competing from outside of the UK.

Hopes for Sting? "A good challenging and sporting race with a satisfying outcome for all teams having travelled through some tremendous scenery". Joe Faulkner, team NAV4.

Not only is this a big event in its own right it is also the qualifier for the Adventure Racing (AR) World Series. This unites the best endurance athletes from around the globe.

"We have big ambitions for the race, and we make no bones of that, we are there to win!" Bruce Duncan, from team adidas Terrex.

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