RAPID ASCENT NEWS
Keen are Run Leg Naming Rights Sponsor for national seriesContinuing their support of the inaugural Anaconda Adventure Race at Lorne last year, Keen are now confirmed Major Sponsors and Run Leg Naming Rights Sponsors for the entire Anaconda Adventure Race National Series. With some of the most comfortable, rugged and funky outdoor shoes on the market, Keen are now a big supporter of Australian adventure racing, so if you're in the market for a new pair of off-road runners, hiking shoes/boots or sandals, check out the range at www.keenfootwear.com
Athlete Profile - Nicole Davies
Last year at Lorne, Nicole Davies proved that beginners can conquer the challenges of the Anaconda Adventure races too. "My first adventure race was the Lorne race. Actually, it was my first race of any kind." Entering initially because of links to the area, she was initially "a bit blasť", but after checking out the website and chatting to fellow competitors, "I realised I would have to do more training than running the Tan (3.8km loop near Melbourne). I went to the course familiarisation days, Torquay and Port Melbourne paddle sessions, joined Ivanhoe Northcote Canoe Club, rode to work, took some swim lessons and started running in the Dandenongs."
It's no surprise with this effort level that come race day she made it. "Finishing the Lorne race was my biggest achievement last year and it has been the start of an obsession with racing and training. Prior to training for the Lorne race, I was lucky to jog around the Tan once a month ... I train most days and am building a growing to-do list of adventure races and triathlons. I have loads of goals for this year," she adds. "I really want to finish the Lorne race this year knowing I spent more time on the bike leg riding than pushing. Yep I want to conquer THAT hill..."
$20 Anaconda voucher for every early-bird entry, plus a chance to win one of 6x $500 vouchers
Entries to all 3 Anaconda Adventure Races (Qld, WA and Vic) have opened and entries are rolling in, if you enter early you automatically get a $20 Anaconda voucher, and go into the draw for one of 6x $500 shopping sprees (2x for each race).
If you're interested in participating in a race (or even thinking about it) but don't have a full team, post your details on the Team-mate Finder section of the website and we guarantee you'll find someone with goals similar to yours to match up with.
Kayak Training Days - Gold Coast
Surf ironman star turned Adventure Racer Guy Andrews is leading some surf kayaking tuition sessions on the Gold Coast based at Tugun Surf Life Saving Club. If you'd like to get technical advice and personal tuition in a small group setting, contact Guy direct via email. For further details on the sessions click here. Stay tuned for details of kayak training days in WA and Vic.