Saturday, 24 November 2012

Mountain Designs & The Swisse Mark Webber Challenge

Gary and Kim will be rewarded with some excitement and adventure at the Swisse Mark Webber Challenge in Tasmania this week.

Mountain Designs is sponsoring Team Tri Adventure Aunties with some fantastic gear and equipment for the event, where we will see Kim racing with fellow Tri Adventure co-founder Jan Leverton.  Kim and Jan are teaming up for this event as the finale of our ‘focus on women in Adventure Racing' year.  Jan was the inaugural winner of the Mountain Designs sponsored Wild Women Adventure Race with Susie Williams. Susie will also be at the Mark Webber Challenge as team host for Tri Adventure Aunties! 

Gary has landed a spot in Team Rexona where he will race with Australian Olympians Courtney Atkinson and Ken Wallace. This year at the Swisse Mark Webber Challenge the three person team will allow one of the three to sit out an activity which will allow athletes to focus on their strengths. Gary being the expert navigator and with a wealth of adventure racing experience is going to be the linchpin of the team, as he is likely to complete all legs without taking a break.

The Swisse Mark Webber Challenge is a charity 5 day stage Adventure Race which commences in Launceston on Wednesday 28th November and finishes in Hobart the following Sunday. The disciplines include 10-20k of paddling, 30-50k of mountain biking and 15-20k of trekking per day with some other adventure activities such as snorkelling, white water rafting and abseiling. As per any adventure race, teams will be required to use a map and compass to navigate their way around the course each day, without the assistance of GPS or mobile phones.

John Jacoby and Sam Maffett from Rapid Ascent are the event directors so we are sure the event will be very challenging yet still full of fun, excitement and adventure! You can follow the event via live tracking on the event website

1 comment:

  1. Hey, that's exciting news guys. Will follow your progress closely. Looks like a fantastic race! Liam