That’s a wrap on the first Queensland event in the 2021 Maximum Adventure Race Series, held at Enoggera, Brisbane on Saturday 20th March.
Despite the testing conditions which meant everyone was thoroughly soaked by the end of the event, there were plenty of smiles as teams crossed the finish line. A truly fantastic effort by all the Classic and Novice teams, trail running, mountain biking and kayaking. We think everyone should consider themselves a winner for conquering the course considering the elements and the tough climbs that had to be tackled.
The category winners were as follows:
In the Premier Mixed category the winners on the day were MyGCPhysio.com.au (Britt Carling & Gary Sutherland), who used their experience to come home in just over 2hrs 10mins once the bonus checkpoints were accounted for, and they claimed to be ‘ill-prepared’. Following them home in 2nd place were the Froggies (Maxence & Melanie Bugnot) and Tiger Art 2.0 (Pablo Martino & Leia Gall) rounded out the podium.
Lucky Kiwi (Mel Watson & Clare Conroy) crushed it in the Female category while it was tight for 2nd and 3rd with Team Team (Annelies Taske & Jessica Smith) coming home after Fluid Motion (Clare Rushby & Alison Daniel) but securing 2nd spot due to the time bonuses from the bonus checkpoints.
The fastest team on the day and winners of the Male category was Rogue Adventure (Liam St Pierre & Thor Harrison) in an incredible time of 2hrs & 44seconds. Another team of experienced adventure racers using all their skills to take the win. Looking 4 the Finish Line (Darran Wallace & Michael Spence) were 2nd, beating home TBAR Adventurers (Richard Macavoy & Trent West).
A big congratulations to all teams but also all the newcomers to the sport, we had plenty of first timers in the Classic course and heaps more in the Novice course. It wasn’t the easiest conditions for those new to the sport (or for the more experienced).
A special shout out to our hard working volunteers who lent a hand despite the rain and helped make this event happen either out on course as a marshal or at the event centre.
Full results and race pictures are now available on the buttons below.
Looking for your next adventure race?
Entries are open for the final QLD adventure race in the series at Wild Horse Mountain on the beautiful Sunshine Coast on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July. Proudly sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council, this years event is being held across the whole weekend with different courses on offer (including a Kids Course) and discounted multi-day booking options. Now there’s even more reason for you to book a weekend away racing in the hinterland and playing along the pristine beaches with your family or friends.
Organise the road trip, book your accommodation in some of the hottest places like Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore or Coolum Beach and sign up your teams for a weekend adventure in paradise! Don’t delay as these spots will get snapped up quickly! Find out more and enter HERE.