That’s a wrap on the second New South Wales event in the 2021 Maximum Adventure Race Series, held in the Royal National Park, Sydney on Saturday 29th May.
A strong field of Classic and Novice teams trail ran, mountain biked and kayaked through the Royal National Park, flying down the single track mountain bike legs, enjoying the scenic run up Karloo Creek and paddling on the upper reaches of Port Hacking. Even the cool and gusty conditions couldn’t put a dent in the smiles as teams streamed across the finish line.
Congratulations to all Classic team podium finishers. In the Premier Mixed category ‘Team Thule’ (Damien & Jennifer Enderby) were the first team home with their experience and speed showing out in the end. ‘PPM Extreme Coastal Alpine Deluxe Fusion Woofie’ (Michael Vanos & Kirsty Lowe), don’t ask about the team name but a great result nevertheless, and ‘Married Just’ (Brooke & Bohdan LaForest) rounding out the podium.
’Missing Monkey′ (Fiona Hornman & Alicia McCulloch) were the leading Female team in front of ’Shredded Wheat′ (Eleanor Dalton & Josie Barlow) and ‘Here for the Views’ (Emma Inglis & Sandi Strickland), all these teams finishing in under 3 hours once bonus checkpoints were accounted for, a tremendous effort.
While for the Male teams ‘MHMBC’ (Jeff Patterson & Scott Maynard) and ‘M&M Masters’ (Michael Ridley-Smith & Greg Barbour) followed home ‘Belrose Bicycles’ (Chad & Ryan Armstrong) who had the quickest time overall on the day of 1hrs, 51minutes & 59seconds.
Congratulations to all those teams!
These teams might have been at the pointy end of the Classic course but there were plenty of other teams (Classic & Novice) who got out there, many for the first time, gave it their all and enjoyed a real adventure in the bush so congratulations to those teams as well! There were plenty of new comers to the sport who gave it their all and finished on a high.
A big thank you to event sponsor Thule, Springwood Lions Club and National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) for their support of this leg of the adventure race series. A special shout out also to our hard working volunteers who lent a hand and helped make this event happen either out on course as a marshal or at the event centre and to CREST who provided the radio coverage across the course.
Full results and race pictures are now available on the links below.
Looking for your next adventure race?
Entries are open for the final NSW adventure race in the series at Glenbrook in the Blue Mountains on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September. Certainly the most adventurous race on offer with a purpose built single track section for the mountain bike legs. This is one event that will not disappoint. Find out more and enter HERE.