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Thanes Bane

QLD 24Hr Rogaine Champs

Over the past few years of adventure racing, there have been a number of boxes I’ve been able to tick off: expedition races, stage races, ultras, travelling overseas to compete and competitive results in a few events.  However, one race format still left on the bucket list was a 24 hour rogaine (apart from a […]

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2014 GodZone: Chapter 3

(Note, for those playing along at home, a full collection of photos can be found here, and maps here). In the lead up to GODZone Chapter 3, all the pre-event information was indicating a tough race ahead: more elevation, a longer course and more technical paddling.  Having toed the start line of all three editions […]

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Team Rogue setting off on the first trek leg of GODZone in 2012.

A Nightmare of a Leg

In 2012, Darren, Deb, Craig and myself travelled to Queenstown for the highly anticipated return of expedition racing to New Zealand in the form of the GODZone Adventure Race.  We had expectations of doing well – the team had previously done close to a dozen expedtion races between us and had raced numerous times together in the past. […]

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X-Marathon Lives Up To The Hype

Every year I like to fit an interstate race into the calendar.  In the past, this has generally been Max24, but with the Adventure Junkies organising a 24hr race during what is otherwise a relatively quiet time on the racing calendar, X-Marathon was to be it in 2013.  I’d heard a lot of good things […]

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Race briefing in style at the Novotel Twin Waters.

Darkside Report

It’s going to take a while for me to fully digest my experience from the 2013 Darkside race.  In the end we ran a close 4th place in the mixed (5th overall) being beaten out by Infinite and Tiger Adventure by 2 and 5 minutes respectively after over 12 hours of racing.  Ultimately the result […]

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The Finish.

GeoQuest 2013

Just a quick report from GeoQuest on the weekend.  The team met our goals, racing to fourth place overall (and first mens team) in a time of 31hrs 27min.  On a personal level, I struggled with my health, both in the lead up and in the race itself, and I was a definite anchor on […]

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Rogue 8hr Winners Report

Below is the race report from Gary Sutherland of Team Mountain Designs who won the 8hr adventuregaine course.  If you enjoyed the rogaine format adventure race, make sure you check out Ridgeline Adventure’s Culminator Race in July! With the Rogue Adventuregaine being a 3hr drive from home, I headed up Friday arvo.  Saturday morning was […]

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2013 Godzone: Chapter 2

So Godzone 2013 has come and gone, and all I can say is that this was the race that I came to New Zealand for.  The course was perfectly constructed – each stage unique and epic in its scope and terrain.  As a team, we entered with the simple goal of finishing the full course […]

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2012 Nerang Route Choice

Nerang 5hr Rogaine

Team Rogue’s current Godzone line up (Bec, Leo and myself) were able to get out for the first time together for a training race hit out on the weekend: a 5hr foot rogaine through the hills of Nerang behind the Gold Coast. Experienced adventure racers Ray Deetlefs and Gary Sutherland were responsible for the event’s organisation […]

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The Rogue Squad Tackle GeoQuest 2012

The GeoQuest adventure race probably represents one of the greatest tests of an AR team’s skills and ability on the regular Australian calendar.  The location (on the NSW mid-coast), length (up to 50 hours) and incorporation of support crew (allowing a linear race format) give this race a real adventurous feel, and I look forward […]

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