2018 Team Roster

Liam St Pierre

2013 Godzone 237Liam is the founding member of Rogue Adventure and all round AR tragic. Race director for the Raid Adventures series, resident dot watcher for the ARWS, guest blogger for the Adventure1 series with ties to sleep deprivation research, Liam actually also finds time to do the occasional bit of racing.

Race History

  • GodZone, Fiordlands – 2018 (16th, 2nd international)
  • XPD World Champs, Shoalhaven – 2016
  • Expedition Alaska – 2015 (3rd)
  • GodZone, Kaikoura, NZ – 2014
  • GodZone, Mount Cook, NZ – 2013
  • GodZone, Milford Sound, NZ – 2012
  • XPD World Champs, Tasmania – 2011
  • Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge – 2010
  • GeoQuest – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Hells Bells – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2018
  • Wildside – 2018 (1st)
  • X-Marathon – 2013 and 2018
  • Darkside Champs – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016
  • QLD 24hr Rogaine Champion – 2016
  • Max24 – 2008 and 2009
  • Edge of Reality 50hr – 2008
  • Mojo Raid – 2016, 2017 (1st) and 2018 (1st)
  • Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane – 2017 (1st)
  • UTA100 – 2017
  • Rogue Raid Race Director – 2010 to 2018
  • QLD Rogainer of the Year – 2017 and 2018
  • plus a whole bunch of rogaining, orienteering, MTBO, sprint ARs, multisport and trail running races

Chris Delaney

Chris is arguably the best 6’7” Adventure Racer in Australia. This makes finding a boat that fits a real challenge and nobody ever asks to borrow his bike!

Quick Fire Questions

  • Most essential bit of AR kit: Arm warmers and No Doze tablets
  • Worst AR experience ever: The feeling of letting the team down when I realised we didn’t have our race maps
  • One bit of advice to the AR novice: Trust your compass.
  • Strongest AR discipline: Bike
  • Favourite AR discipline: Ocean paddle, but that rarely happens!
  • Proudest Sporting Moment: 1994 – U18 Ironman Champion at the North Australian Surf Life Saving Titles!
  • Typical training week consists of: Ideally 10 hours a week of training, mostly bike and run with a paddle or two leading up to races.
  • Occupation that pays for the AR gear: High School PE Teacher

Race History

  • Wildside AR – 2017 (3rd), 2015 (1st)
  • Geoquest – 2007, 2008, 2016 (1st Male, 3rd Overall), 2017 (5th) and 2018 (3rd)
  • Rogue Raid – 2014 (3rd Mixed), 2015 (1st Mixed), 2016 (2nd), 2017 (3rd Mixed) and 2018 (2nd overall)
  • Hells Bells – 2018
  • Plus a range of rogaines, sprint AR’s and multisport events.

Michelle Delaney

This little South African is like a diesel engine, the longer the race goes… the stronger she gets. After a few years of triathlon, Mish (and her husband Chris) jumped across to multisport and AR events in 2006/07. For several years, Chris and Michelle raced together as team Husband and Wife, and they’re excited to be lining up with Team Rogue for 2018.

Quick Fire Questions

  • Favourite race food: Chocolate brownies on the side of the Murrumbidgee river (Wildside 2017)
  • Most essential bit of AR kit: Tow rope attached to Chris’ bike
  • Worst AR experience: Steep, rocky, wet, bike descent in 2007 Geo with no working brakes!
  • Strongest AR discipline: I’m average at everything
  • Favourite AR discipline: Packrafting downriver, on a warm day!
  • Occupation: Full time mother of 3, part time Occupational Therapist.

Race History

  • Wildside AR – 2017 (3rd), 2015 (1st)
  • Geoquest – 2007, 2008, 2017 (5th) and 2018 (3rd)
  • Rogue Raid – 2014 (3rd Mixed) 2015 (1st Mixed) 2017 (3rd Mixed) and 2018 (2nd)
  • Hells Bells – 2018
  • 2015 Bottlebutt 100k MTB (1st Female)
  • Plus a range of rogaines, sprint AR’s and multisport events.

Ali McLachlan

After getting a taste for adventure racing and then a few years off having a family, Ali returned to the sport of adventure racing two years ago. She’s looking forward to the challenge of racing the 2018 A1 series with Team Rogue and what she lacks in experience she makes up for with enthusiasm.

Quick Fire Questions

  • Favouite race food: mini mars bars never disappoint.
  • Most essential bit of AR kit: good lights and maps (see below)!!
  • Worst AR experience ever: two events quickly come to mind- 1) the realisation that the team did not have all the maps to get to the next transition at the wet 2011 GeoQuest and 2) the moment we discovered our boat was rapidly sinking at the wet 2017 GeoQuest.
  • Best AR experience- in response to the worst AR experience they are 1) finding a team with maps to transition but no idea how to use them so we did a trade and 2) realising that when turned upside down a sinking ocean ski will float ok in rather rough waters and can thus be used like a kickboard to get it back to shore
  • One bit of advice to the AR novice- pick team mates who you enjoy spending time with and who have similar goals
  • Strongest AR discipline- none or all depending on your point of view
  • Typical training week consists of…. As a racing couple with young kids we alternate morning training sessions, some afternoon paddles and then try and fit any extra sessions in when we can (darkness is no excuse for adventure racers).
  • AR Goals for 2018- for the team to complete (and hopefully do well) in all races of the A1 adventure racing series, but also to do more rogaines to practice navigation as there is nothing more satisfying than following a ridgeline or compass bearing to find an orange and white flag just where you expect it to be.
  • Occupation: GP

Race History

  • GeoQuest – 2011, 2012, 2017 (5th) and 2018 (3rd)
  • Rogue Raid – 2017 and 2018 (2nd)
  • Wildside – 2018 (1st)
  • X-Marathon – 2018
  • Northern Rivers Raid – 2017 (1st mixed)
  • Adventurethon Coffs Harbour – 2016 (1st team)
  • Beach to Brother Half Marathon – 2016 (1st)
  • 3 Rivers Marathon Paddle – 2016 (1st, CR) and 2017 (1st)
  • Plus a range of rogaines, trail runs, multisport races and kayak races.

Dan McLachlan

Dan was born in the mountains with adventure always close at hand. The gnarlier it gets the more it suits him. An explorer at heart, maps optional. Dan’s journey in adventure racing started by signing up with his wife, Ali, for Geoquest in 2011. As it happened it was a tough race that was cancelled after 33hrs due to severe flooding with the team still plugging away at the very tail end of the field. Even though they had a tough time of it; getting sea sick, forgetting maps, freezing and many other rookie errors, the stories from this race are ones still told today and Dan was hooked.

Quick Fire Questions

  • Favourite race food: Probably Gatorade. You can drink it till it starts burning the skin off your tongue, then you know you’ve probably had a bit too much of the sweet stuff.
  • Most essential bit of AR kit: Shoe and sock combo that fit and work for long hours on your feet. Still a work in progress.
  • Worst AR experience ever: Getting sea sick in my first ocean paddle. Feeling that terrible in the first hour of a 48hr race is a little deflating. Luckily I came good once off the water.
  • One bit of advice to the AR novice: It doesn’t matter how fast you are as long as you keep going in the right direction. In some ways it’s actually more fun at the back of the field.
  • Strongest AR discipline: fairly evenly spread across the disciplines but paddling, as most AR races are ordinary paddlers. I love the gnarly stuff the rougher and more off trail it gets the better.
  • Proudest Sporting Moment… Come back Geoquest race in 2016 coming 3rd on the back of a night nav with no maps.
  • Typical training week consists of…. A bit of everything but the highlight is usually my thursday afternoon ocean paddle. Waves, wildlife and a setting sun. Ali and I run a fortnight cycle training every second morning. No swaps, no rain checks, if you don’t go you miss out. The life of a racing couple.
  • AR Goals for 2018 – 2018 is all about the A1 series and racing with team Rogue. This journey begins with X-Marathon in January.
  • Occupation: High School Maths Teacher

Race History

  • GeoQuest – 2011, 2012, 2016 (3rd), 2017 (5th) and 2018 (3rd)
  • Rogue Raid – 2018 (2nd)
  • Wildside – 2018 (1st)
  • X-marathon – 2018
  • Northern Rivers Raid – 2017 (1st mixed)
  • Adventurethon Coffs Harbour – 2016 (1st team)
  • Head 2 Head Ocean Paddle – 2016 (1st)
  • Plus a range of rogaines, sprint AR’s, multisport races, kayak races and MTB races.

Darren Smith

  • XPD World Champs, Shoalhaven – 2016
  • Godzone Adventure Race, NZ – 2012
  • XPD Whitsundays – 2007
  • Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge – 2007 and 2010
  • GeoQuest 48hr – 2007, 2009 and 2010
  • Vanuatu Adventure Race – 2010
  • Keen Adventure Race – 2008
  • X-Marathon 48hr – 2018
  • Hells Bells 24hr – 2007, 2009 and 2011
  • Rogue 24hr Adventuregaine – 2010, 2015 and 2016
  • Max24 Solo – 2009
  • Darkside Champs – 2010
  • North Face 100km – 2010 and 2013
  • Oxfam Trailwalker 100km – 2011 (3rd)
  • Ironman Australia – 2010
  • NZ Coast to Coast – 2010
  • Unsupported kayak crossing of Bass Strat – 2009
  • Unsupported kayak crossing of Torres Strait – 2013
  • 404km Murray Marathon Kayak Race (Solo) – 2001
  • 111km Hawkesbury Classic Kayak Race 1996 (Solo), 2017 (Team)
  • World Rogaine Champs 2006 (15th overall) and 2016
  • Mont 24hr MTB Enduro – 2000
  • plus a whole bunch of 24hr rogaines, sprint ARs, triathlons and multisport races

Past Members

Dave Schloss

Sloshy

  • XPD Tasmania – 2018 (1st)
  • Wildside Expedition Race – 2017 (1st)
  • Raid in France – 2017
  • XPD World Champs, Shoalhaven – 2016 (7th)
  • XPD Tropics – 2015 (Winner)
  • Expedition Alaska – 2015 (3rd)
  • Wenzou Stage Race, China – 2015
  • Wulong Mountain Quest, China – 2014
  • XPD Flinders Ranges – 2013 (1st)
  • GodZone, Milford Sound, NZ – 2012
  • XPD World Champs, Tasmania – 2011
  • XPD Cairns – 2010
  • GeoQuest 48hr AR – 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • X-Marathon – 2016 (1st) and 2018
  • Rogue Raid- 2010, 2013, 2017 and 2018 (4 x winner)
  • Hells Bells 24hr AR – 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. (2012 – 2018 as race director)
  • Darkside Champs 18hr AR – 2010, 2011 and 2013
  • QLD 24hr Rogaine Champion – 2016
  • Bribie Island Multisport Winner
  • Outrigger Canoe Paddling – 1998 to 2010 including a national title
  • plus a whole bunch of rogaining, sprint ARs and trail running races

Rob Gowland

  • XPD World Champs, Tasmania – 2011Rob Gowland1
  • Expedition Alaska – 2015 (3rd)
  • XPD Cairns – 2010
  • XPD Whitsudays – 2007
  • XPD Tasmania – 2006
  • Keen Adventure Race – 2007
  • GeoQuest 48hr AR – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • Edge of Reality 50hr – 2008
  • Quoll Adventure Race – 2007 (Winner)
  • Southern Traverse 24hr  – 2004 and 2005
  • Arrow 24hr AR – 2005
  • Darkside Champs 18hr AR – 2011
  • Rogue Adventuregaine – 2010 (Winner)
  • Hells Bells 24hr AR – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014
  • QLD Rogaining Championship – 2007 (Winner)
  • Molokai Outrigging World Champs – 15 times (Division winners 11 times)
  • Gold Coast Cup, Hamilton Cup and National Championship Outrigger Titles (multiple winner)
  • plus a whole bunch of rogaining, sprint ARs, orienteering and paddling races

Kathryn Preston

  • X-Marathon 36hr – 2016 (Winner)Heading to CP5+
  • Expedition Alaska – 2015 (3rd)
  • XPD Tropics – 2015 (Winner)
  • GodZone, Mount Cook, NZ – 2013 (3rd)
  • GodZone, Milford Sound, NZ – 2012 (4th)
  • XPD World Champs, Tasmania – 2011 (10th)
  • Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge – 2010
  • Zunyi Adventure Race, China – 2010
  • GeoQuest 48hr AR – 2012, 2013 (Dual winner), 2015 and 2016
  • World Orienteering Championship – 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • World Orienteering Games – 2000 and 2013
  • World Rogaine Championship – 2006 and 2010
  • World Mountain Running Championship – 2009
  • plus a whole bunch of rogaining, sprint ARs and trail running races

Leo Theoharis

  • X-Marathon 36hr – 2016
  • Wulong Mountain Quest, China – 2014
  • Godzone Adventure Race, NZ – 2013 and 2016
  • XPD Flinders Ranges – 2013 (Winner)
  • GeoQuest 48hr AR – 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016
  • Rogue Adventuregaine – 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Darkside Champs 18hr AR – 2012 and 2013
  • Hells Bells 24hr AR – 2013 and 2014
  • X-Marathon 24hr AR – 2013 and 2014
  • plus a whole bunch of climbing, rogaining, orienteering, sprint ARs, downhill and cross country MTB races

Rebecca Wilson

  • XPD Tropics – 2015
  • Wildside Expedition Race – 2014
  • Godzone Adventure Race, NZ – 2013
  • XPD Flinders Ranges – 2013
  • Coast to Coast, NZ – 2012 and 2013
  • GeoQuest 48hr AR – 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Rogue Adventuregaine – 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Hells Bells 24hr AR- 2013 and 2014
  • Darkside 18hr AR – 2013
  • Washpool and Lamington Classic Trail Runs – 2011
  • Spring Challenge, NZ – 2012
  • Avalanche Peak Challenge – 2012
  • plus a whole bunch of rogaining, sprint ARs, triathlons and road running races

Ray Deetlefs

  • Godzone Adventure Race, NZ – 2013
  • GeoQuest 48hr AR – 2009 and 2013
  • Rogue Adventuregaine – 2012 (Winner)
  • Darkside Champs 18hr AR – 2012
  • Competitive triathlon
  • plus a whole bunch of rogaining, sprint ARs, triathlons and road running races

Craig Edwards

  • Godzone Adventure Race, NZ – 2012
  • XPD Tasmania – 2006
  • XPD Whitsundays – 2007
  • Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge – 2010
  • GeoQuest 48hr – 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • ARC 24hr, NZ – 2013
  • Hells Bells 24hr – 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • Darkside Champs 18hr – 2010 and 2011
  • Edge of Reality 50hr – 2008
  • plus a whole bunch of rogaines, multisport races, mountain biking and sprint ARs