Collins Hume Partner Christopher Atkinson and his race partner, Peter Boyce, got on the podium for the very first time in an adventure race last Saturday, in a 6-hour event. Fair to say they are as proud as peacocks.
"We nailed the strategy, were good with navigation and had a solid training and fitness base under us," said Chris. "Could barely walk when we finished, being 40 something years old does that I suppose."
You can see the official results post here.
The Raid Adventures were born from the original Rogue Adventuregaine back in 2010. The brainchild of Liam St Pierre, "The Rogue" (as it was known back then) set 50 teams on a course that was part Rogaine and part Adventure Race. That first race was a true test of outback navigation and physical determination and proved popular with both the state's elite adventure racers looking to test themselves over a true 24-hour course as well as novice competitors looking for a challenge on path of their own choice.
Since then the race has grown in popularity to become not only one of the longest running 24-hour races in the country but also now the largest in terms of competitor numbers. Off the back of the success of the Rogue Raid, a number of smaller Raid events have spawned through the organisation of the Queensland Rogaine Association. Most notable among these is the Mojo Raid – now Queensland only genuine 12 hour adventure racing option – as well as the Urban Raid which is a frantic, fun, family-friendly romp through the Friday night lights of Brisbane city on a summer's evening.
Read more at http://raidadventures.com/ or go here to read more about why Chris races.