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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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GODZone Fiordlands with CBRAR

So it’s taken me a while to decompress and digest the experience that was GODZone Fiordlands.  This was my fourth attempt at the race, with my first attempt being the original edition of GODZone that started from the edge of Fiordland National Park in Milford Sound in 2012. That race smashed me and taught me […]

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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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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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GeoQuest Report

Just a quick update back from GeoQuest.  If there were any doubts that this race is the premier AR on the Australian calendar, they were resoundingly quashed with the 2016 event.  Geocentric Outdoors have their event organisation dialed to a tee.  Two sets of maps, new control flags that reflected in the dark, a genuine […]

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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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Coastal High 50 Report

Despite regularly run training for years, I still don’t think of myself as a runner, but just something I do as a by-product of rogaining and adventure racing.  I’ve tried my hand at a few trail running races up to 50km in length in the past (never a road race though) and sit comfortably in […]

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Team Rogue at Check Point 3, Day 2.

Team Rogue Podium at Expedition Alaska

If I had to sum up my experience at Expedition Alaska in a single word, it would be Raw.  Alaska is certainly a spectacular canvas for an adventure race with a vast expanse of trackless mountains, roaring rivers and wilderness terrain, all waiting to be explored.  All the pre-race information released by the event organizers […]

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As usual, I was racing for the shirt.

Nudity Optional

GeoQuest is my favourite weekend of racing every year.  With the Expedition Alaska start line just around the corner, a lot of my energy has been put towards preparing the gear and travel for this race, and I didn’t have much time to focus on GeoQuest.  I knew I didn’t want to miss the race […]

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