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Blaise Battleships 2007 Race Report

Mental Racing  =  Physical Ability  + Mental Agility

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Hard, Hilly and Wet, but definitely Fun at the Battle of Trafalgar!

The incessant rain didn’t manage to dampen the fun at the first ever running of Blaise Battleships. This inaugural Mental Race, set around the picturesque Blaise Castle estate in Bristol had competitors trying to solve puzzles which would help them sink ships in a game of Battleships, with the theme “Battle of Trafalgar” cropping up throughout the race.

EventHead’s managing director Andy Kempson set the runners off at 10am, after giving a briefing to the expectant competitors. First off was a 2.5km run to the answer sheet give-out point. Each solo or pair received their personal answer sheet, which included an empty 10x10 Battleships grid, details of the ships they were trying to find, and the time bonuses available. On the back of the sheet they would find some puzzles to solve on the move, and a very useful clue.

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Solving each puzzle during the race would give the runners grid references - combination of letter (indicating the row) and number (indicating the column) - which should be used on their answer grid to give a “hit” on a ship.

Click here to download all the puzzles (PowerPoint file)

Click here to download the Answer sheet (PowerPoint File)

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