Strong field set for chal­lenge

Multisport Mecca - - News -

EX­PECT a big crowd for the 10th cel­e­bra­tion of the Paddy Pallin Ad­ven­ture Se­ries at Wild Horse Moun­tain on March 18.

The event, which started on the Sun­shine Coast in 2008, is fore­cast to draw a large field.

Or­gan­is­ers said en­tries were more than 20% up on the same time last year, with numbers set to in­crease sharply be­fore reg­is­tra­tions close on March 15.

Off-road races are be­com­ing more pop­u­lar, with com­peti­tors em­brac­ing dif­fer­ent skills re­quired for ac­tiv­i­ties like

kayak­ing and moun­tain bik­ing while oth­ers en­joy be­ing able to get the fam­ily in­volved and par­tic­i­pate in a team.

Paddy Pallin in­tro­duced a novice course last year, which en­ables par­tic­i­pants to get a taste of what ad­ven­ture rac­ing is all about be­fore ven­tur­ing into the full clas­sic course dis­tance.

This event is one of four in the Paddy Pallin Ad­ven­ture Se­ries and the only one held in Queens­land, with the oth­ers staged in New South Wales, in­clud­ing an ur­ban se­ries.

PHOTO: SCOTT VEITCH/EL­E­MENT

Sandi Hobbs and Chantelle Smith take part in last year’s Paddy Pallin Ad­ven­ture Se­ries’ novice course.

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