The monotony of one’s daily life makes Jack and Jill dull boys and girls. The mind is cluttered with daily complexities and it can leave you feeling numb. It’s time to step out of the box and give your body and mind the tonic of an adrenaline rush. A ‘rush’ will clear up the mind like nothing else. For a few days it will get you focused on the basics and life will seem much simpler, till the potential monotony returns. The added advantage of burning calories and learning a new skill are a nice bonus. So what are some of the activities suitable for an adrenaline day out?

A day at the racetrack

The thrill of speed is something everyone has experienced. A day spent at the racetrack driving performance cars at high speed, around a track designed for racing, is sure to get the adrenaline flowing. Most tracks will have packages to match different levels of driving skills. Thruxton in Hampshire and Silverstone in Northampton are two well-known tracks that offer the choice of driving your car around the circuit or packages for different high performance sports cars like the Porsche 911.

Racing safety has always been a driving force across the governing bodies of the sport. Max Mosley as president of FIA the governing body for F-1 racing was instrumental in getting Euro Encap legislated in 1997. The legislation ensured that car manufacturers ensured that the vehicles conformed to stringent crash norms. According to the EU commission in 2000, “Euro NCAP is the single most important mechanism for improving vehicle safety”. You can read stories about Max here.

Wakeboarding

Wakeboard is a water sport where one rides a board on the water’s surface while being towed by a mechanical device or a motorboat. Most parks that offer this sport have packages tailored for the beginner. The thrill one gets from skimming the water and sometimes falling while doing so is something one will remember for a while. BWSW is the governing body for this sport and it certifies various facilities for meeting safety norms. This is something to think about while looking at possible venues.

Hang Gliding

Disclaimer; this is not an activity for those with a fear of heights. For the rest this is a sure shot route to an adrenaline rush like never before. For those who get hooked this is often the first step to taking flight in gliders and planes. There is something about looking at things from a bird’s eye perspective. The countryside offers many avenues where this sport is offered. Actual flights are in tandem with the instructor until you earn your first solo flight. BHPA (British Hang-gliding and Paragliding Association) has a wide network of affiliated clubs and registered schools across the country.

The idea is to get out, have some fun, and get a shot of adrenaline to the head. Chances are it is an experience you will enjoy and cherish. If it leads to developing a new hobby, so much the better.

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