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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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A Social World Champs

In less than a week the biggest and arguably most competitive field to tow the start line of an adventure race will take on the 2016 AR World Champs.  There will be a lot of media interest in the race with live tracking website, youtube Adventure Centre channel and other media outlets such as Sleep […]

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The Raid Series and More

So a couple of big announcements for those looking towards the 2017 Adventure Racing calendar. Rogue24 Location Announcement The Rogue24 is set to visit the Lake Wivenhoe region in 2017.  Race HQ will be staged out of the Lumley Hill campground on the shores of Wivenhoe Dam on 22-23 April  next year.  There will be […]

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Urban Rogue 2016

The Urban Rogue is set to return: a 3 hour metrogaine in the heart of the Brisbane CBD! Come experience the city Friday night lights, where you and up to four other team mates will navigate to collect as many check points as possible in a 3 hour time limit. Set at a time to […]

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Packrafting at its best: team Rouge at Expedition Alaska.

Packrafting in Racing

Packrafts.  Spend any time in adventure sports and you are probably familiar with these back country toys.  For those who are just having their eyes opened to the possibilities of packrafts, take a crash course in their history here. Geocentric Outdoors have put the cat among the pigeons with the announcement that a packrafting leg […]

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Team mates make the sport.

Dark(side) Rumminations

I sat on the fence for a little while about whether to pull a race report together for the Darkside 18hr race this year.  The reality is it would be easy to churn out another standard report about what happened during the race.  A stage by stage account of how Ray nearly slept through the […]

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Bribie Island

The Tides are Turning (Again)

In mid-2015 a group of us took on the challenge of paddling 82km from the mouth of the Brisbane River up to Colleges Crossing.  A trip report can be found here.  To keep the tradition alive, we are set to tackle another long paddle mission this year: a circumnavigation of Bribie Island.  The idea of […]

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ARWC (fantasy) Win!

So for a “race” report with a bit of a difference.  If you are an adventure racer, you would have to be living under a rock to not know that the 2015 Adventure Racing World Champs has just drawn to a close, with NZ’s team Seagate convincing repeat winners.  Hosted from the inaccessible wetlands of the […]

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