Race Retro Training Academy 2023
HERO-ERA is recognised as being innovative and professional – everything we do is aimed to give you, the competitor, a first-class experience on our events, this also extends to our famous training days. Whether you’re a newcomer, novice or want to brush up on your skills, our structured series of training days will equip you to compete with confidence or refresh your knowledge as you look to take part in Historic Regularity rallying.
Our February training day was held at Race Retro and consisted of three seminars. Each session was an hour in length and gave a basic grounding on navigating HERO-ERA and similar type events. You can read what the seminars contained below.
Seminar One - The Basics
11:00 – 12:00
Introduction to classic rallying and Green & Blue Events.
The importance of reading everything, noticeboard and synchronising watches.
Within this there will be a brief introduction to the three elements of link sections, tests and regularities. Understand Tulip instructions and measured distance.
Outcome: Would be able to attend a Green or Blue rally, understanding the important elements.
Seminar Two - Timing
13:00 – 14:00
Timing on Jogularities and accumulative speed tables, introduction and many examples of each.
Showing that maps are used with accumulative but no plotting in this seminar.
Timing would include marshal starts and self-starts, knowing to write the next minute in.
Outcome: Just from this seminar you would have a good understanding of timing for regularity rallies, concentrating on the Green & Blue Events.
Seminar Three - Advanced Events
14:30 – 15:30
Introduction to Red & Black Events
Understanding that sometimes it is better to cut and run
Different types of plotting & navigation techniques
Introduction to more complex Timing, Speed Changes & Speed Tables
Outcome: Be confident in stepping up to the next level of rallying