Bike hire for Burn Series

Date: September, 21 2017

You can now hire bikes directly from Margam Park Adventure  for the upcoming Burn Series Adventure Race. Please contact them directly.

Physical Literacy of your family

Date: 31 August, 2017

Assess each member of your family, using the table below, to find out your level of Physical Literacy.

If each member of the family has over 10 high scores then, congratulations you are a physically literate family!

Either way the Burn Series Adventure Race could help you improve your score or keep it high!

Charity Partner – Burn Series Adventure Race July 1

Date: 20 January, 2017

One way to take advantage of the fabulous discount rate of £15 per junior and £25 per adult for a Mini Burn and £45 per adult for a Burn is to team up with our Charity partner, Barnardo’s!

Contact or ring 029 2049 3387 for a Barnardo’s discount code. You can check out the great work they do here.



Closing date for October 8 Burn Series Adventure Race

Date: 1 October, 2016

The Mini Burn has been more popular than we expected and we only have 27 places remaining so if you or your family want to sign up then do so now before it’s too late. Entries will close when full, which we expect to be in the next few days.

There is still space in the Burn, so you have until midday on October 6, to sign up. If you’re brave enough to tackle the challenging Burn course, where you will most definitely feel the BURN, then you can enter here now.

E-mail to Mini Burn Competitors – October 8, 2016

Date: 25 September, 2017

Dear All,

Just a quick update for you.

Your individual start times are now online (see link below). As you will see, you have been put into waves with a corresponding briefing time and starting time at 1 minute intervals. Please make sure you have a look at this so that you arrive on time. When you follow the link below please also look at the Competitors Information.

To help speed up the registration process please quote your race number to us so we can quickly find your race pack and allocate you your race number and timing chip.

Even though the weather looks “fabulous”, please be aware that it is still cold in the wind and after a few hours of exercise coupled with a spray of water (from those of you doing the Mini Burn TRIO), you will get cold after the race so please bring plenty of warm and dry clothing to change into.

We have organised for a Hog Roast to be at our event centre (with veggie options) as well as a coffee supplier serving hot and cold drinks. We also have some energy bars and drinks from our sponsors which you can collect before and after the race.

When you complete the race, please ensure you come back into the registration marquee to download your results and return your timing chip. Once you have done this you will be given an event t-shirt and medal.

A few people have asked about bike security. We will have secure fencing (anti-climb fence panels) around the transition area which is only accessible for competitors and will be manned by a marshal all day. I’d like to remind you that your bikes are not insured by us and so if you want extra security you might like to bring a lock.

You will have the opportunity to ask more questions about the race itself at the briefing where a full run down of the race will be given. It’s very important to us that you have a great race so we’ll do everything we can to make sure this happens.

I look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, 8 at Margam Country Park.

Happy Training!


(Race Director)

Over 500 people have experienced a Mini Burn Multisport Event – Have you?

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With our summer already coming to an end, it’s definitely time to set yourself a final goal for the year.

Have you every experienced multiple sports in one day with your whole family or with a group of friends or work colleagues?

You can enter Mini Burn in pairs or in a team. You will run, cycle and kayak and during the final phase of foot navigation you will climb as well as take on some exhilarating team challenges.

It’s totally unique and the only event of its kind in the UK where an entire family can compete in together.

To make it even better, everyone receives a medal and goody bag on the finish line and if you’re in it, to win it, then you’re in with a chance of receiving the Mini Burn trophy for first, second and third place.

“I’ve never kayaked” we hear you say. That is no problem at all. We provide all the kayaks and equipment and have Neal and Chris, our experienced and very friendly kayak team, on hand to help you out. In the past they has pushed, pulled and helped steer the kayaks for you if asked to do so, so fear not. In fact the majority of our competitors have not kayaked previously!

“I can’t read a map as I rely on my GPS” might be the second thing you are thinking. The foot navigation phase is super easy and we have never lost anyone! We will help you as we hand the map to you. Just ask!

Mini Burn was created in 2010 when Maria Leijerstam, the founder, returned from New Zealand having seen sport as being a way of life for most families there. She wanted to bring this culture back to Wales and hence Mini Burn was created. You’ll only really know what it’s all about if you take part and we can assure you that you won’t be disappointed.

Do something incredible that you can tell your friends about, sign up today.

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Definition of Adventure

What is yours? Post your answer to one of our social media sites (facebook or twitter) to be in with a chance of winning a free entry to our Day of Adventure on April 2.

All entries will be collated and assessed and the best 5 answers will be shortlisted on the 1st Feb and put to the public vote on our website.

Voting will then be open until the end of Feb when the winner will be announced.

2016 Year of Adventure for Wales

World record holder Maria Leijerstam to promote Wales as part of the Year of Adventure 2016

A world record holder who cycled to the South Pole has been chosen to promote Wales as the world’s capital of adventure tourism.Maria Leijerstam, from the Vale of Glamorgan, will be joining Bear Grylls to become an Ambassador for Wales as part of the Year of Adventure 2016.The 37-year-old has competed worldwide in adventure races and became the first person to cycle to the South Pole in just 10 days in 2013.She said: “Adventure sport is about pushing boundaries and Wales has the perfect environment for exciting one-day competitions.”Maria will help to promote the Welsh Government tourism campaign launched in April.

At the time of the launch Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, said: “For the year of adventure in 2016 we’re going to work with partners to make sure that anyone who wants to can experience adventure in our fantastic landscapes and environment.

“We’re looking forward to opening a discussion with the industry after the Easter holidays on how we can work together to make 2016 a success.”

The Year of Adventure 2016 is launched at London’s Hyde Park on Tuesday.


Grylls, a worldwide icon for the great outdoors and the ultimate in adventure, said: “I’ve had amazing experiences in Wales with my Survival Academy; the beautiful, rugged and wild terrain of Wales lends itself so well to so many activities and adventures.

“I’m delighted to be an ambassador for next year – Wales is where the adventure starts in 2016.”

Mini Burn Experience Day

On the 23rd May we will be running a Mini Burn Experience Day as part of the launch of the National Trusts campaign of ’50 things to do’.

It’s completely free. All you need to bring is some good sports clothing and a bike (if you have one). You can experience some running, cycling, kayaking, climbing and orienteering.

When you arrive (open between 11am-4pm) please come to the Mini Burn area and register your attendance. You will then be give a coloured wrist band to show which sports you plan to do.

That’s not all, everyone who takes part will receive a goody bag!

Suitable for all the family.

Register your interest here today.
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