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Adventure Racing World Championship 2016

The Quest for Tricks and Hats

The Quest for Tricks and Hats
After a couple of months of training we were off to Ulladulla, Australia, the venue for the 2016 AR World Championship. Traveling to race Read More


The End of a Record Breaking Race

The End of a Record Breaking Race
The 2016 AR World Champs in Ulladulla wrapped up with the final closing ceremony and prize giving last night at the Civic Centre that has Read More


The Last Tigers

The Last Tigers
The last team to cross the ARWC 2016 finish line in Ulladulla just after 11.30 on a blisteringly hot day were Intrepid Tiger Adventures Read More


Thumbs Up For The Shoalhaven Course

Thumbs Up For The Shoalhaven Course
Designing any adventure race course is a tough and sometimes thankless job, and a World Championship course is under much greater Read More


Goldfish Finish Again

Goldfish Finish Again
This World Championships is the 9th XPD race (and the races’ 2nd hosting of the World Champs), and this morning two racers who have Read More


The Final Stages of the Course

The Final Stages of the Course
We are now into the final stages of ARWC 2016 in Shoalhaven, and there are still 27 teams battling their way to the finish line, with the Read More


Merrell: Giving Up Was Never a Valid Option

Merrell: Giving Up Was Never a Valid Option
At the end of another exhausting Adventure Racing World Championship where watching the dots track over the 650km course is an all Read More


Tales at Tallowa Dam

Tales at Tallowa Dam
I caught with some teams today at Tallowa Dam, the point on the Shoalhaven River where teams transition from pack-rafting to kayaking to Read More


A Mass Sprint Finish to the Line

A Mass Sprint Finish to the Line
There was great excitement on the finish line of the AR World Championships in Ulladulla this evening as 5 teams raced along the coastline Read More


Columbia Vidaraid Claim Third

Columbia Vidaraid Claim Third
The 3rd team across the finish line of the AR World Championships today were the U.S. team, Columbia Vidaraid.  The former world #1 Read More


AMK - Second But Ambitious To Go One Better

AMK - Second But Ambitious To Go One Better
Team Adventure Medical Kits has chased Seagate for the whole race, and they never quite managed to catch them.  The US team finished Read More


No Chink in the Seagate Armour

No Chink in the Seagate Armour
Team Seagate are the winners of the 2016 AR World Championships in Australia.   They led from start to finish, had an almost Read More


Race to the Finish Line

Race to the Finish Line
It’s going to be a close finish, in adventure racing terms anyway! (There can’t be many sports where two teams 12km apart are Read More


Caving at Bungonia

Caving at Bungonia
It’s fair to say the caving stages at many races are a soft discipline, and they are sometimes just a quick in-and-out of a tourist Read More


Mind, Body and Spirit

Mind, Body and Spirit
The pace and dynamic of the race has changed in the last 24 hours.  The first 7 stages were raced at a fast and non-stop pace for the Read More


Chasing Seagate

Chasing Seagate
The two teams who followed Seagate into the Nerriga transition were having a tough time.  Columbia Vidaraid arrived in second place Read More


Adventure or Racing?

Adventure or Racing?
Some of us watched, or participated in, the Costa Rican world champs in 2013. It featured a little bit of mud, a little bit of paddling, a Read More


Seagate Stop off at the Pub

Seagate Stop off at the Pub
Seagate were the first team to finish the stage 8 trek in the Budawang mountains and arrive at the Nerriga Bar, which has TA7 set up beside Read More


Decisions , Tactics and Making Your Own Luck

Decisions , Tactics and Making Your Own Luck
Somewhere on an expedition course there is always a tough trekking leg, and more often than not it is a deciding factor at the sharp end of Read More


Trekking in Murramarang

Trekking in Murramarang
While the leaders continued their rapid progress around the course, many the teams in the middle and back half of the race were still on Read More


News from Batemans Bay

News from Batemans Bay
The transition from stage 5 to 6 is at the town of Bateman’s Bay, at the mouth of the Clyde River, and the leading teams in the race Read More


Hike-a-Bike in the Hills

Hike-a-Bike in the Hills
Overnight a few teams were no doubt wishing they were back on the coast as they tackled the first long ride of the race, with some steep Read More


Round Jervis Bay

Round Jervis Bay
The race began on the beach at Huskisson, a small marina and resort on the shore of Jervis Bay, which was to be the location for the first Read More


The lowdown on Lock Down

The lowdown on Lock Down
What’s the image of Adventure Racing, usually it’s the action shot of course; white water, abseils, bike drop offs, beach Read More


Lock Down  Teams Have The Course

Lock Down Teams Have The Course
The World Championship teams went into ‘Lock Down’ this morning, their phones were sealed and all outside communications Read More


An Irresistible Challenge For Team Painted Wolf

An Irresistible Challenge For Team Painted Wolf
There are a few racers and teams here at Ulladulla who have not raced at ARWC for some years, but none have a history going back quite as Read More


Referee Referee!

Referee Referee!
A new innovation for this year’s AR World Championship is to have Race Referees. It might not be obvious what exactly they are Read More


All in Ulladulla

All in Ulladulla
Like a juggernaut moving through low gears the 2016 AR World Championships is gaining momentum. With 94 teams racing this is a huge Read More


Merrell Adventure Addicts Ready For ARWC

Merrell Adventure Addicts Ready For ARWC
Adventure Racing is always touted as the toughest endurance sport, where teams pit themselves against everything that is uncomfortable and Read More


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