The sun sets over the team for a second night at GeoQuest

A look back at 2019

Looking back over the 2019 racing season, it’s been a real mixed bag of results for myself and team Rogue.  I know we are only just now reaching the end of October, but given that I’ve effectively run my last race for the year, I thought it would be nice to get in early with […]

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Midway through the bike rogaine (Photo: Ben Cirulis).

Back-to-Back Wins at Wildside

As one of only a couple of teams to race every event in the Mountain Designs Adventure1 series this year, it had already been a big season for team Rogue.  However, with how the points system was shaping up, there was still plenty to race for at the Wildside 36 hour race: while the Alpine […]

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Team Rogue hitting the lead at Wildside in 2018

A1 Predictions Blog: Wildside 2019

After a massive year of adventure racing, we are just about to hit the fifth and final race of the Mountain Designs Adventure1 Australian series, and of course, that means it’s time for the A1 predictions blog. What looks apparent is that we are set to crown a new national champion down at Wildside: the […]

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Hells Bells Course Planning.

A1 Predictions Blog: Hells Bells 2019

With Adventure1 races across three different countries running on the same weekend, it’s officially an A1 SUPER WEEKEND. Across the ditch in New Zealand it’s the Bivouac 12 hour AR with possibly the strongest competitive field in an NZ A1 race to date including teams such as Tiki Tour, Tiger Adventure NZ, the Sneaky Weasel […]

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Yamba: race HQ for the 2019 edition of GeoQuest.

A Competitive GeoQuest

GeoQuest is set to be one of the most competitive adventure races in Australia since world champions Seagate crossed the ditch to take out the title five years ago. Since the inception of the A1 series in 2017 there have been 11 Adventure1 races with 5 different winning teams: Thunderbolt (4 wins), Thought Sports (3 […]

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Ali looking as strong as ever.

Dealing With a DNF

This has been a hard race report to write, for the obvious reason that the net result of our foray into Alpine Quest in 2019 was a DNF. The team entered the race with high hopes for a good start to the Adventure 1 series and instead we are left ruing a missed opportunity. Personally, […]

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Looking Back at 2018

It’s that time again to reflect back on the adventure racing year that was. 2018 was a big year for the team. After going back and forward for a number of years with Chris and Michelle Delaney from Port Macquarie to do a race together, we finally hatched a plan to tackle the Adventure 1 […]

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The Return of Eco Challenge

Perhaps the biggest story to come out of Adventure Racing in 2018 is the return of Eco Challenge. Undoubtedly the race that put AR on the sporting map, Eco Challenge ran for a total of 10 editions from 1995 to 2002 through locations such as Patagonia, Borneo, Fiji, Morocco and the New Zealand Alps.  With […]

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Take a Run on the Wildside

As a self-confessed AR tragic, it’s amazing that it has taken me five editions of Wildside to finally make it down to this event.  The Wildside format has jumped from anywhere between a 24 hour race to an expedition race.  This year’s race finally settled on a 50 hour version and doubled as the final […]

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Full Circle at Hells Bells

Hells Bells in 2007 was my first taste of 24 hour adventure racing. I’d still rate it as one of the harder 24 hour courses I’ve done and have since raced 9 Hells Bells in a row.  Unfortunately, I had missed the last two years due to injury, so this year’s race was to be […]

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