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6 Pieces of Essential Gear for Cosy Winter Adventures

6 Pieces of Essential Gear for Cosy Winter Adventures

Is the snuggly doona and a movie on the couch more enticing than getting outdoors this time of year? I made plenty of gear mistakes and consequently spent hours freezing my butt off - as seen from my beaming smile in the picture below. But I've finally nailed (most of...

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How to Prevent Injuries

How to Prevent Injuries

Is there anything more frustrating to athletes than the dreaded strike of injury - dowsing cold water on your hard training and well-earned progress?  …Well, there might be, but I don’t want to hear about it! For endurance sports including adventure racing, the...

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7 Steps to Your First Adventure Race

7 Steps to Your First Adventure Race

You’re thinking of doing an adventure race, that’s awesome!  If you’re wondering what an adventure race is, it’s a team event where you navigate through the bush to find checkpoints usually on foot, mountain bike and kayak. Your very first adventure race can be...

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Spring Out of Bed and Kick Winter’s Arse

Spring Out of Bed and Kick Winter’s Arse

It’s a rare person who isn’t tempted by the snuggly warmth of the doona and a luxurious extra hour of pillow time, especially in winter when it's dark outside!  But, if you want to get the best out of your body and your training, consistency is everything.  Not only...

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Am I Fit Enough to do an Adventure Race?

Am I Fit Enough to do an Adventure Race?

You don't need to be able to do a human flag!  In fact, a better question is, ‘Who isn’t fit enough to do an adventure race?’.  Almost everyone, male or female, young or old, can do an adventure race. You just need some training, enthusiasm, and to be ready to make...

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How to Plan Your Next Incredible Adventure

How to Plan Your Next Incredible Adventure

Organised trips or adventure races are fantastic fun, but what happens if there’s not one coming up, or you’ve only got limited time to spare (or even better, have extra time to spare!).  What better way to get out there than to create your own adventure!? Your own...

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What Gear do I REALLY Need for an Adventure Race?

What Gear do I REALLY Need for an Adventure Race?

How many times have I heard it:  “Adventure racing sounds fun, but don’t you need heaps of gear!?  It’s so expensive!”  Outdoor gear prices can be daylight robbery but you don’t need to fork out for a lot of gear up front.  I’ve been trekking in India at over 5000m in...

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