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Beat The Price Rise!

1st June 2018  

Raffertys Coastal Run

Saturday, 7th July 2018
Lake Macquarie, NSW

Is your motivation to train waning now that winter has arrived? Sounds like you need a goal, something to look forward to and make those chilly morning runs worthwhile. If that’s the case then we have something for you, Raffertys Coastal Run! Now is a great time to enter as well, with a price rise happening on Thursday this week you can get in early and save yourself some dollars.

You won’t want to miss Raffertys Coastal Run, featuring stunning scenery with incredible vistas over both Lake Macquarie and the Pacific Ocean. With a great mix of fire trails, technical single tracks, low tide beach running and the signature rock platforms alongside the crashing waves, you’ll be grinning from ear to ear along the whole course. Brought to you by the same crew behind the popular Coastal Classic, Jabulani Challenge and Bouddi Coastal Run, this is a trail running event guaranteed to deliver.

Hosted from the beautiful Raffertys Resort on the shores of Lake Macquarie and featuring 12km, 22km and 36km options there really is something for everyone. Raffertys Resort is only a short hop north from Sydney and is right on the doorstep of both Newcastle and the Central Coast. With family friendly additions like the Kids Fun Run and Kids Club this is one event you can certainly bring the whole family too. We recommend making a weekend of it, stay at Raffertys Resort, bring the family, run the event on Saturday and spend Sunday relaxing and enjoying the local sights.

What more could you ask for, don’t delay…

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Entries Open

Maximum Adventure Race Series
Saturday 22nd September, 2018
Blue Mountains, NSW

Are you ready for a real adventure? A day out running (or walking), riding and kayaking in a beautiful corner of the world, only a short trip from the heart of Sydney? Then you are in luck as entries to the Maximum Adventure Race Series in the Blue Mountains are now open!

Hosted in Glenbrook, home to exciting trails and pristine creeklines along with areas of cultural significance. The purpose built single track sections will have you whooping with delight as you swoop around the bends while the flat waters of the Nepean River are perfect for kayaking.

With both Classic and Novice courses on offer this event continues to attract adventure seekers while being a perfect launching point for new teams to tackle the Novice course and find out what Adventure Racing is all about. Kayaks are provided, you can hire a mountain bike if required. All you need is a team mate, a pair of shoes and a sense of adventure. It couldn’t be easier!

Secure your place in the final event in NSW for 2018…

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Event Wrap Up

Maximum Adventure Race Series
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May, 2018
Royal National Park, NSW

That’s a wrap on the third event in the 2018 Maximum Adventure Race Series! What a fantastic weekend for all the Classic and Novice teams, trail running, mountain biking and kayaking in stunning weather conditions.

The racing was fast and furious at the front of the Classic field with teams pushing each other with small errors making all the difference in final positions on the podium. The Classic course explored some new areas not previously covered in many a year with teams excited to be navigating along unfamiliar trails and tracks.

Quickest team on Saturday and 1st Male team was The Test Eagles (Tim Rose & Neil Smith) in just over 2hrs, mother and daughter team Jody & Connor Mielke (The Mielkes) won the Female category while first in the Premier Mixed category was Team Zodiac (Chris & Caroline Fay).

Overall winners and 1st Mixed team home on Sunday were the Gingerbread Runners (Jody Mielke & Josh Allingham) in 1.58.13, a smashing time. Not Fast, Just Furious (Katherine Cameron & Allie Blackwell) took out the Female category (and had a smashing team name) while Aussie Grit won the Male category with father and son team of Hugh & Sam Stodart. It was great to see some of our younger competitors pushing up onto the podium (and the top step in a number of cases no less).

A real highlight this year was the large number of Novice teams participating in their first adventure race. The Novice teams embraced the course run through beforehand to gain all the information they needed to complete the course and locate all the checkpoints, an outstanding effort from all those teams. There was a plethora of newcomers to the sport in the Novice teams, all enjoying themselves and talking about taking the step up to the Classic course next time around.

Full Race Results are available HERE.

Photos from our friends at Outer Image Collective are available HERE.

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