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Kayak options for Adventurethon East Gippsland

The paddle course for Adventurethon East Gippsland this March 30/31 is suitable for many types of paddle craft. Rudders- Either surf rudders or trailing rudders will be fine, the water is deep and there are no shallow rocky sections meaning an Ocean Ski, k1, outrigger or...

Australians Invade Coast to Coast

Australian multi-sport athletes James Pretto and Alex Hunt are returning over the ditch to take on the previously NZ dominated Coast to Coast (C2C). C2C is a monumental exercise in endurance that takes a special athlete to win. The last international athlete to win this...

Do you hibernate during the warmer months?

Here are some useful thoughts about the athletic off season, delivered for the northern hemisphere winter which coincides sweetly with our summer off season here in north Queensland. Do you take a break, remain indoors but continue training, or is your off season really your pre-season for...

Vegemite to the rescue?

or Is Vegemite the new super food? Ross Johnston   A preliminary study on recovery of competitors after completing the Western States 100 mile (161 km) run (Hoffman et al. 2017) provides some interesting ideas about how diet, specifically riboflavin (vitamin B2), affects post-race recovery. To keep it simple,...

Stability issues resolved for paddlers

Stability issues resolved for paddlers  or please help me stay on top of my ski! Previously we posted some valuable paddling tips from four time world surfski champion Dawid Mocke (https://adventurethon.com.au/paddling-tips-from-a-surfski-guru/) and here we follow those with his SINGLE MOST USEFUL SKI PADDLING TIP. If you want...

Advanced techniques for the trails

Here's a great skills video for the more advanced rider. This video takes trials skills across to mountain bikes to improve your trails riding. Beginners will appreciate the skills demonstrated here and have something to aim for as their skill level improves, and they might...

5 Skills every mountain biker should have

Another really instructive video from Global Mountain Bike Network. These guys do some fantastic training videos and we thank them for publishing them so you can improve your skills. This is a good video for the beginners and a simple refresher for the more advanced rider....

Rudder me this…

With the Birth of the Demolish event in the Clarence Valley,  NSW and the introduction of some easy rapids on the paddle stage at Clarence river rush, we have been inundated by surf ski paddlers who are itching to give it a go but want...