Mountain Designs Great Southern Adventure Race - The Aftermarth

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2008 at 10:39

TriathlonOz - David

What a weekend, what an event, what crappy weather, what the hell happened!

Well it was a great race (mind you it was a little difficult) however in the wash up there was actually only one team of the 50 teams that actually finished the full course. The winning team compete with WA Triathlete of the year and Olympic rower completed the event in 25:11:02.

Team ExplorOz failed on the first day during the 60km bike leg as we missed a critical intersection and left turn at around 11pm on Saturday night. We were stuffed our heads were pounding and all we wanted to do was to be tucked up in bed not out on the course with about 20km to go at 11:30pm. We were actually running very well before our mishap and it was a real shame however when day 2 was scheduled to start (4AM race briefing and 5AM start) we were still in bed and heard to roof of our accommodation almost come off as the rain was hitting the windows sideways. I am sure the rest of the team were happy to be still in bed and not out on the 9km paddle leg (this wiped out a number of teams).

Anyway 1 team finished the full event and 16 teams finished various parts of the event using the short course options. If you want more information or to see the results visit the event pages at Mountain Designs Great Southern Adventure Race 2008 - Overall Results. You can also see the photos of our team during the event Team 44 Photos


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David Martin
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