Teams get Wild for Paddy Pallin
LOCAL teams dominated the fast and furious racing at the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series this month.
Staged at Wild Horse Mountain, the short-course event attracted strong entries in both the competitive and novice sections.
In the women’s event, the combination of Noosa’s Kim Beckinsale and Maryborough’s Cass Kimlin proved too strong for Jan Leverton and Shan McGrath, while in the men’s division the Gold Coast combination of Gary Sutherland and Mark Rose won over Andrew and Ben Gillespie.
The weather was warm and clear despite rain leading up to the event, which attracted more than 170 teams.
The Novice category again proved to be a hit with many families and first-time adventure racers enjoying the day.
Gary and Mark were comfortable overall victors courtesy of strong navigation, but had to work hard for the win. Mark had done little preparation, apart from an eight-week Muay Thai course, so he did well to maintain a quick pace.
“I have done that race every year. It’s one I have always enjoyed doing for the past 13 or 14 years,” Gary said.
“We were on the same course as the mixed teams but in a different order. The course only came back together with three controls to go.
“You are always trying to beat everyone, although you didn’t know until that last one if you were in front.
“We had lots of rain in the week leading up, but the race directors had a good course away from the low-lying areas so you could stay out of the mud.” Women
1st Mountain Designs Wild Women (Kim Beckinsale, Cass Kimlin) 2:57:17
2nd Tri Adventure Vintage (Jan Leverton, Shan McGrath) 3:14:44
3rd Azers (Meriel Ianna, Sharyn Smith) 3:47:39
4th Beta L8 than Neva (Renee McCall, Jaime Green) 4:03:58
5th KNT (Tammy Werner, Kristy Lovejoy) 4:08:05
6th Tiger Chicks (Kelly Ransome, Christine Perry) 4:24:48
7th Burn Baby Burn! (Tanya Wehl, Margaret Bhugon) 4:57:31
8th Team Wombat (Sonja Wilson, Fiona Thomme) 4:59:02
9th North Rangers (Karen O'Connor, Annie Cusack) 4:59:48
10th Here for Beer (Renee Lightfoot, Claire Pegler) 5:17:18
1st Tiger Adventure (Gary Sutherland, Mark Rose) 2:31:39
2nd Empire Strikes Back (Andrew Gillespie, Ben Gillespie) 3:06:02
3rd Happy Ending (Brad Wirth, David Billing) 3:15:50
4th Tiger Keep Calm and Cramp On (Michael Gardiner, Tim Williams) 3:27:53 5th Pink Socks (Josh McCall, Craig Allom) 3:30:02
6th Finding Space (Stephen Porter, Damien Andrew) 3:40:17
7th Wide Open Warriors (Rick Dennis, Beau Tanton) 3:49:38
8th The Continual Cramps (Matthew Armstrong, Dominic Barnes) 3:54:42 9th Insta-Selfie (Samuel Blackadder, Jason Hicks) 3:55:29
10th A Side of Bacon (Ben Callard, Donald Piggott-Mckellar) 3:55:32
1st FOMO (Amie Munson, Peter Abra) 3:08:57
2nd Di Hard (Diana Slack, Scott Bennett) 3:23:00
3rd Tri Adventure AR (Abbey Anderson, Rick Anderson) 3:24:52
4th Giddy Up (Mandy Caldwell, Michael Page) 3:36:08
5th Cause We Can (Nigel Moore, Lisa Scott-Irving) 3:44:39
6th Team Lantana (Janelle Schafer, Michael Schafer) 3:52:40
7th Brownies (Clayton Brown, Kirstin Brown) 3:53:29
8th If found please return to start (Tom Hopper, Fridja Ernens) 3:53:31
9th The Weirdos (Jared Weir, Eleri Weir) 3:54:08
10th Just Met (Patrick Sherwood, Dianne Brown) 3:55:23
1st C-Kat (Kate Miguel, Claire Neylon) 2:46:03
2nd Bush Buddies (Mila Erens, Sonia Muller) 2:58:17
3rd Mel & Nadien (Nadien Vermeulen, Melanie Coghill) 3:01:05
4th Thing 3 n Thing 4 (Angelika Hannon, Karyn Lees) 3:10:13
5th Alpha Wolf Squadron (Felicity Slack-Smith, Tamasin Roeger) 3:11:48 6th Dayboro Damsels in Distress (Emily Field, Patricia Cook) 3:15:52
7th Abfab (Penny Cumines, Catherine Shepherd) 3:25:18
8th Team Branita (Anita Magee, Bree Habner) 3:34:45
9th Renegades (Kelly Waddell, Sara Banks) 3:35:46
10th Fossil Fuelled (Janet Southern, Rachel Mecham) 03:37:11
1st Rob & Sean (Robert Dunsmuir, Sean Bell) 2:21:07
2nd Cumines (James Cumines, Joseph Cumines) 2:28:55
3rd Pride of Pumicestone (Jeremy Couch, Ryan Haggerty) 2:35:52
4th Mike Nolan (Matthew Low, Sunil Ranu) 2:40:38
5th The Chiefs (Matthew Mooyman, Jonathan Mayall) 2:43:51
6th Um, it's me and him (Paul Stanley, Damien Stokes) 2:44:31
7th Storm Troopers (Paul Ellis, James Watt) 2:51:26
8th WabJab (Wade Bain, Jacob Bain) 2:53:03
9th The Old and the Restless (Lindsay Wootten, Tobi Edwards) 2:55:07
10th Kokoda2018 (Tim Fleming, Nathan Dean) 3:10:01
1st Liddy (Gerie Liddy, David Liddy) 2:05:20
2nd Sparkle Pony (Saara Brough, Carrick Brough) 2:18:34
3rd Norfolk and Chance (Christopher Dodd, Taylor Prowse-Cooper) 2:29:29 4th Team JnT (Natasha Reid, Jake Whiteoak) 2:34:26
5th Chafing the Dream (Claudia Pippia, Tyson Whitten) 2:43:27
6th The A&A Show (Arna Love, Alex Hodgson) 2:49:48
7th CK Fitness (Conrad Leisemann, Katie Stevens) 2:50:52
8th Is it happyhour yet? (Brett Wellauer, Marianne Wellauer) 2:53:52
9th Team Armara (Mark Armstrong, Jasmine Armstrong) 2:56:49
10th Roped-In (Micah Bernoff, Claire Naughtin) 3:00:51
Emily Field and Patricia Cook loving the Paddy Palin Adventure Series at Wild Horse Mountain.
Heather MacLeod in action at the Paddy Palin Adventure Series.