A glorious sunny and warm day greeted a record number of teams at last weekends Paddy Pallin Adventure Series round at the Lower Blue Mountains just west of Sydney. An exciting course for both the Classic and Novice courses consisted of a short rogaine around the hub, kayaking on the Nepean River, trail running and some perfect single track for the mountain bike.

Maximum Adventure's Paddy Pallin Adventure Series at Glenbroook in the Lower Blue Mountains

With temperatures pushing into the 30’s hydration was high on everyone’s plan with plenty of people stocking up on equipment, Marmot and Icebreaker clothing at the Paddy Pallin stand before the race started.


The Classic course was a tight affair with five teams completing the bonus bike leg before the cutoff. The Armstrong brothers of Belrose Bicycles where back on top of the podium with a very close race & only 4 seconds splitting them and That’s a Paddlin (Tim Doman and Andrew Lloyd).


The Novice race continues to grow with 40 teams enjoying their 1st adventure race, with a highlight being the high number of family’s competing. Team BGSH (Sam Hudson and Ben Graham) flew through the course in 1hr 26mins with Father and Son team of Stark & Son (Andrew & Samuel Huxley) on 3 minutes behind them.


For those who are still keen to join the fun there are two races left in the 2016 Paddy Pallin Adventure Series, the ever popular “Amazing Race” held in Sydney’s CBD on 5/11/16 and the last of the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series in Melbourne on the 12th of November.


Special thanks to Maximum Adventure the volunteers, Paddy Pallin and cosupporters Marmot Australia & Icebreaker.

Maximum Adventure's Paddy Pallin Adventure Series at Glenbroook in the Lower Blue Mountains

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Classic Winners:

Female Teams:

  1. Tri-Angels – Phoebe Savage, Rebecca Taylor
  2. Happy Hornman’s – Fiona Hornman, Kristen Brace
  3. The Two Pink Ladies – Vicki Humpherson, Lynette Brigden

Male Team:

  1. Belrose Bicycles – Chad Armstrong, Ryan Armstrong
  2. That’s a paddlin – Tim Doman, Andrew Lloyd
  3. Sir Hype Alot and the Fresh Prince – Llew Scott, David Corbett

Mixed Team:

  1. Mixed Up – Shane Field, Neroli Field
  2. Di hard – Diana Slack, Scott Bennett
  3. How hard can it be to MTB? – Andrew Brown, Nicole Mealing

Novice Winners:

Womens Team:

  1. Cool Cats – Clare O’Dwyer, Catherine Suggate
  2. Dos Chicas – Clara Galdon, Jacqueline Black
  3. Hoppyfly – Lauren Wilkinson, Kristy Lyons

Mens Team:

  1. BGSH – Sam Hudson, Ben Graham
  2. Stark & son – Andrew Huxley, Samuel Huxley
  3. The Blues Brothers – Daniel Hogan, Justin Richardson

Mixed Team:

  1. NODIS – Kellie Finlay, Rob Cook
  2. Poms go Bush – Abbie Hughes, Andy Mellor
  3. Silent Blasters – Emma Lambourne, Joshua Batchelor


About The Author

Dave Casey

Dave has worked as an International Expedition Leader and in Outdoor Education for over 15 years. He has extensive travel and guiding experience in Australia, NZ, Asia, South/North America and Europe. In his spare time Dave is a keen bushwalker, mountain biker and climber while also dabbling in some mountaineering and sea kayaking. He is currently working at Paddys as the National Account Manager, to fund all of the above.

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