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2017 Mojo Raid

Despite having spent close to a decade organising rogaine format adventure racers, opportunities to race them myself have been few and far between.  In fact, the recent Mojo Raid represents only my second time as a competitor, the first being the Mojo event last year.  Taking on a leadership role in the Raid Adventures series […]

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Rogue Adventure State of Play

As anyone who has been stuck in a confined space with me for any period of time could attest, I’m an adventure racing tragic – someone not short of opinions and ideas on the sport.  I love every element about racing whether it be competing, tracking races or organising them myself.  I’ve filled my life […]

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An AR bike box in action.

A Bike Box Build

One of the small innovations introduced by Geocentric Outdoors when they took over management of the Adventure Racing World Series was to standardise the mandatory equipment list across all constituent races.  One gear item that is normally regulated across races are competitor’s bike boxes, requiring them to be of a size typically transported by an airline carrier: 140cm […]

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Dawn on day 2 of the 2013 GeoQuest - short knicks and arm warmers were enough to get us through the night.

Keeping Warm on the Go

As winter finally arrives on our doorsteps, there is no denying that those early morning training sessions have gotten just a fraction harder with a distinct chill in the air.  Adventure racers from around the country are in the final throws or preparing their gear for the 16th edition of GeoQuest, a race which is traditionally […]

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The 16th edition of GeoQuest is upon us.

Next Stop in the A1 Series: GeoQuest

In less than a week, the annual pilgrimage of adventure racers, surf skis, mountain bikes and support crew promised an “adventurous holiday” will be making their way to the NSW north coast for the 48 hour GeoQuest Adventure Race.  GeoQuest has cemented itself as the premier adventure race in Australia, attracting all of the top […]

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Justin Whitley at the UTA100.

UTA100 View From the Pointy End

Past Rogue Adventure team mate Justin Whitley joined myself and a motley crew of other Brioche trail runners from Brisbane for an assault on the UTA100 course.  Below is his race report from his unique view towards the front of the field, finishing an incredible 16th place in a field of over 1300 runners in […]

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Second place team RUSH paddle out onto the final leg of the Rogue24.

The Rogue Raid Wrap

In what has grown to become one of Australia’s largest adventure races, a total of 188 competitors from as far away as Western Australia, Victoria and Singapore descended on the picturesque shores of Lake Wivenhoe for the 2017 edition of the Rogue Raid.  Now in its eighth year, teams were faced with the option of […]

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Rogue Raid Preview

We’ve come to that time again when we preview the Rogue Raid – what to expect from the course and which teams to watch out for at the pointy end. The name Adventure Racing covers an eclectic version of events from 2 hour “sprint” races through to multiday stage and expedition races.  The courses themselves […]

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Team Thunderbolt AR's Leo Theoharris at the 2013 X-Marathon

X-Marathon Preview

As part of the new Adventure1 series, I’ve been asked to come on board and take a look at the contenders for each of the races in the series – below is the transcript of my blog post for the first race in the series, X-Marathon. X-marathon makes a return in 2017 with an official expansion […]

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The Rogue Raid Has A Green Light

So with a set of very successful meetings with land owners over the weekend and provisional approval of the final public access permits, the 2017 Rogue Raid course is shaping up to be another varied and fantastic challenge.  As always, strategy and precise navigation will always play a key role in a team’s success at […]

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