Rid­ers im­press at mad dash

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MOUN­TAIN BIKES

THE Whit­sun­day Moun­tain Bike Club (WMTBC) was well rep­re­sented at the Mackay and Dis­trict Moun­tain Bike Club (MAD MTBC)’s an­nual MAD Rush on Sun­day.

Over 60 com­peti­tors from Mackay and neigh­bour­ing clubs en­joyed the fast and flow­ing pur­pose-built sin­gle track at Rowal­lan Park in the gru­elling six hour en­duro.

The na­ture of an en­duro style race com­bined with the creative trail de­sign tested men­tal agility as much as phys­i­cal abil­ity.

Com­peti­tors of all ages com­peted in teams of two, three and four mem­bers and there were even some crazy solo rid­ers tack­ling the six hours on their own. The top male com­peti­tor was Jeff Rubach (Townsville), com­plet­ing 16 laps and the top fe­male was Chris Labes (Whit­sun­day) who clocked up 11 laps. Other out­stand­ing podi­umfin­ish­ers from the Whit­sun­day MTBC in­cluded a third place fin­ish for Leigh Smith (womens) and sec­ond place for Rod­ney Mills (masters men).

MAD RUSH: Chris Labes and Rod­ney Mills from the Whit­sun­day Moun­tain Bike Club com­peted in the Mackay and Dis­trict Moun­tain Bike Club (MAD MTBC)’s an­nual MAD Rush on Sun­day.

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