(Posted - 04 Aug 2007)
Close to 500 enthusiastic children aged between 7 and 13 years old jostled for position on the start line at the Tugun Surf Life Saving Club for this year’s Keen Junior Survivor Challenge.
The inaugural event in 2006 attracted over 250 ‘Survivors’ all of whom successfully made their way through parts of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. This year’s event brought an improved course with an array of new challenges and twice as many competitors.
Children participating from local schools around the region and as far away as Coffs Harbour, clambered, scampered and faced up to such obstacles appropriately named ‘Devils Diner’, ‘Monster mind field’ and the ‘Subterranean Scramble’.
Overall winner of the event 12 year old Joshua Foote from Jimboomba said “I love running up hills and that probably made the difference." No slouch when it comes to cross country running, Joshua has been selected in the Queensland team and is headed to Perth Western Australia to compete against the best in country.
The junior event is a lead in to the first leg of the National Anaconda Adventure Race Series held on Sunday the 5th of August at Tugun Surf Life Saving Club.