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Fun for all the Family with Maximum Adventure

Press Release / 21.07.2021See All Event Posts Follow Event
On the finish line at the Maximum Adventure Sunshine Coast Race
On the finish line at the Maximum Adventure Sunshine Coast Race / © Maximum Adventure

A strong field of Classic and Novice teams trail ran, mountain biked and kayaked on both days including the legendary kids teams who battled it out on Sunday riding and running on their own special course, some with parents in tow. Smiles were seen all round with teams crossing that finish line, both from achievement and no doubt relief. Perfect weather across the weekend, meant that all teams had to do was worry about their route choice and finding the fastest (or most enjoyable) way home.

Congratulations to all Classic team podium finishers on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, in the Mixed category ‘A Gaggle of Giess’ (Shaye & Michael Giess) were the first team home with ‘Precisely When we Mean To’ (Courtney Goodacre & Sam Barrow) and ‘Adkat Xcite’ (Katina & Adam Woods) rounding out the podium. ‘Awesome Adventurers’ (Melanie Lightbody & Jenny Knight)  showed off their skills to come home more than 30minutes in front of ‘Girl Torque’ (Maree Price & Wezel Sarah Van) and ‘WTF – Where’s the Finish’ (Bree Habner & Anita Magee) in the Female category. While for the Male teams ‘Ramrod’ (Luke Johnston & Kieran McAuliffe) and ‘BWAR’ (Everett Putney & Glenn Wilkinson) followed home the winning Male team, and quickest time overall on the day, ‘Empire Strikes Back’ (Andrew & Ben Gillespie) who completed the course in a staggering 3hrs, 17minutes & 46seconds once bonus checkpoints were factored in.

On Sunday, it was once again ‘Empire Strikes Back’ who took out the win amongst the Male teams, and with the overall quickest time, an outstanding achievement! ‘Trick’ (Trent Raddatz & Michael Clauson) were second with ’99 Tigers’ (Rick Wenck & Lucas Bolton) finishing third. ‘Adventurous Nutrs’ (Cathy Hunt & Penny Butler) were the quickest Female team, beating home ‘Two Crazy Chicks (Tara Hassan & Alison Poot) and ‘Wild Mums’ (Ros Cradden & Michelle Reardon). In the Mixed category only 4 seconds separated ‘Moxie Tiger’s’ (Scott Poad & Laura Newton) in 2nd and ‘Freedom Adventure’ (Ron McCartney & Kylie Alderson) in 3rd. Taking out the win in the Mixed category however was ‘Wrong Direction’ (Carl Perkins & Scout Hinchcliffe) who were obviously going in the right direction most of the day!

These teams might have been at the pointy end of the Classic courses but there were plenty of other teams both Classic & Novice, who got out there on both days, many for the first time, gave it their all and enjoyed a real adventure in the forest, so we congratulate all these teams. Let’s not forget the Kids racing on Sunday either, some serious talent in there and the future of adventure racing!

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