Exciting Challenge at Adventurethon Coffs Harbour
An exciting challenge looks set to take place among the elite competitors at Adventurethon Coffs Harbour this October with athletes coming from all over Australia to challenge the top spot.
Guy Andrews, having just returned from a successful trip in China, coming 5th in an international field at the Suqian Multisport race, is leading the Queensland contingent. Guy is in peak form and fitness and looking great to take out a win. A seasoned Adventurethon competitor, 44 year old Guy is looking forward to the challenge of Adventurethon. He says “I’m the fittest I’ve been this century and looking forward to racing hard, particularly after losing my sister 3 days before last years’ event”.
James Pretto is heading up from Victoria, having recently competed in the Hazelwood Hardman Triathlon and placing 3rd in the Gloucester Mountain Man Challenge. After a third place in Adventurethon in Townsville, he will be keen to challenge himself and improve his result.
And just confirmed, Kris Plain, multiple winner of Adventurethon in Western Australia (both Albany & Kalbarri) will be making the trip east to test out his Adventurous side in Adventurethon Coffs Harbour.
We love seeing women tough it out at the top end also. The women competitors at Adventurethon Coffs harbour will also be great to watch with Karen Masson (Multiple female Ultra Adventurethon Winner), Su Pretto (recently came 2nd at Gloucester Mountain Man), Andrea Peebles (from New Zealand, now living in Queensland) and Darleen Cheney.
As always there will be the unknown entries who surprise and thrill us with their ability to step outside their comfort zone, be the fastest over the distance and steal podium spots from the expected competitors.
Whales surfacing during your paddle leg is not the only thrill you will experience at Coffs Harbour as they migrate back to the cooler waters. Thrilled competitors during the 2013 Adventurethon in Coffs harbour were surprised when whales joined their paddle leg. With no sight of them in 2014, we are hoping this is the year they are back.
With Coffs Harbour located along where the East Australian current and the Continental shelf meet (think Finding Nemo), and the location of the turning buoy placed just right, we provide the perfect downwind paddle back to the mainland. The mountain bike heads over part of the Great Dividing Range that will test even the most confident mountain biker’s skill, but with some very rewarding downhill sections. With over 1200metres in elevation over a 35km mountain bike course, your legs will be screaming at you to stop. But you won’t want to because the final run along trail and beach will reward you with spectacular views out over the Coffs Harbour coastline. You will be grateful for the cool temperatures and beautiful breezes, that make Coffs harbour Adventurethon different from Adventurethons’ other coastal events, enabling you to push just that little bit more.
Adventurethon provides an opportunity for all fitness levels and ability to challenge themselves at their own pace, while enjoying the thrills and many highs that the outdoors offers by offering five courses, including a Junior specific course. It is the ultimate “family friendly” dirty weekend with many of our competitors choosing to stay for the weekend and be involved in the whole family competing.
Lock in the date, register now and get yourself to Adventurethon Coffs Harbour October 10 & 11, 2015.
While in Coffs Harbour make sure you check out all the other activities to do (from sky diving, white water rafting, dolphin marine magic and more – lots of info on our website).