EVERYONE'S FAVOURITE AUNTY LEADS HER TEAM TO FIRST FEMALE AND AN INCREDIBLE 4TH OVERALL AT THE IADVENTURE 8-HOUR
With the bike drop at 5.30am….it was a very early start….especially for my race partner Kelsey who had to come from Boonah for the event….she was on the go from 2.30am!! We dropped our bikes and gear in the dark and headed around to the north side of Ewen Maddock Dam to race HQ at Maddock Park. It was quite chilly…and I had noted on my car thermometer a reading of 4.5 degrees as I was driving through Yandina on the way there! The usual suspects were at the event….and we had five Tri Adventure teams competing….
Steve and Rowdy (Lost in Space), the Kromes (For better or worse..), Julie and Petra (Trihards), Cass & Darryn (Team Kimlin) and Kelsey and myself (Tri Adventure Girls)….unfortunately the team of John and Julia didn’t eventuate due to John getting a last minute flu bug.
Map handout was 6.15am….and we took a while to digest the instructions…..before getting into the maps. An 8 hour event with cut-offs, bonus CPs, a mystery leg, codes to crack and boxes to unlock….it was all too much to think about….and we only had 1.5hrs!! Kelsey and I did our best to plan a course and opted to get the bonus paddle CPs which were worth 25 points…. We thought we would sacrifice a few of the foot rogaine CPs (had to get 6 out of 13) and hopefully make it back in time for the cut-off at 3.45pm without losing our hard-earned points!