Strong field set for challenge
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.
Sandi Hobbs and Chantelle Smith take part in last year’s Paddy Pallin Adventure Series’ novice course.