Monday, August 27, 2012

Latest News - August

Kim & Deanna....all smiles at the finish of a great day out!
The month of August provided brilliant winter weather for us here in Noosa....and we were out and about training up a storm for the Noosa Anaconda.  The inaugural event was a huge success....with many Tri Adventure members taking part in the Mini event and the Full event as individuals or in teams.  The mountain bike course was dry and brilliant....and the weather perfect! We had some great results including Aunty Kim taking out 2nd overall female on a challenging 62km course from Noosa beach, out to the hinterland, and back to the beach to finish.  Well done to everyone who took part!
We all had some fun at the MTBO Champs, this year held at Woodford.  Gail & Susie contested the 2-day event in the Open Women's category and ended up 2nd & 3rd respectively....only beaten by a NSW are the Qld champions in our eyes.  Good work you two!  Aunty Kim, competing only on the Sunday, won the Women's Open Long course.....and was 2nd outright (including all the Open Men).....she had a blinder!  Meanwhile, in the Social Long category, Aunty Jan was going brilliantly until arriving at CP11 without a 'zinger'.....and when back-tracking, found it in pieces on the ground still managed to finish the course with no 'zing'....but with the punch stuffed up the leg of her knicks... Persistence and ingenuity.... ."No stupid zinger is going to beat me this time!"...
Aunty Jan checking in at TA3
It was warm and dry at Mt Joyce for the iAdventure race on 25th August.  Kim  & Gary teamed up and took MD's to victory in the premier mixed category.  Tri Adventure Vintage (Suse & Aunty Jan) took out the women's category with Gina & Kelsey (on the Rt Track!) coming in 2nd... We had a fantastic day on the awesome Mtb trails out there....and the paddling on Wyralong Dam was very nice for a cooling down as the last leg of the event.....Aunty Jan even managed a swim to the Bonus CP F on the paddle....and then with a tricky manoeuvre punched the CP by hoisting herself up the dead tree to reach the (very high) old Aunty can still do some tricky manoeuvres.....!!

So....spring is in the air....and we are looking forward to some great adventures next month including the 6hr rogaine out near Esk, Dark Side & Dawn Attack AR events and Hells Bells at the end of September....
See you out there!
:) Jan & Kim