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AROC 50 hours Edge of Reality 2008

Posted on 30 Jan 2008 | 0 comments

Blackfellows Point, NSW South Coast, 25-28 January 2008

Luther joins Marcus and Jude for a 50hr race from AROC on the east coast and flies in from the US for it! He arrives before we do, so we pick him up and drive to the campground. It’s a hot weekend and a great course!

  • Leg 1 – coasteering 5km (58 min)
  • leg 2 – sea kayak 8km (2hr 15 min)
  • leg 3 – coasteering 3km, including 7m cliff jump into the ocean (48 min)
  • leg 4 – mountainbike 20km (1hr 56 min)
  • leg 5 – trek 13km (6hr 4 min)
  • leg 6 – mountain bike + ropes 33km (6 hr 48 min)
  • leg 7 – trek 6km (7hr 32 min)
  • leg 8 – river kayak 12km, extremely low water turns this kayak into a hike-a-kayak instead and due to the hot weather we have to submerge ourselves regularly to cool down (3hr 38 min)
  • leg 9 – mountain bike 25km (9hr 10 min), at the end of this leg we had to leave Luther at the top of the hill with the first-aid crew as he had become too dehydrated to continue. Marcus and Jude continue to the finish line on the bikes loving the 12km or so downhill, narrowly missing the raccoons and wallabies sitting on the road…. (sleepmonsters after not having slept more than 40hrs)
  • leg 10 – trek 15km
  • stage 11 – mountain bike 32km
  • stage 12 – lake kayak 6km
course planning

course planning

Jude, Luther & Marcus

Jude, Luther & Marcus

at the start on the beach

at the start on the beach

we opt to carry the kayak for a section

we opt to carry the kayak for a section, because the waves are too big…

concentration for the 7m jump

concentration for the 7m jump

aaaaaaahhhhhhhh

aaaaaaahhhhhhhh

survived...

survived…

heading up for another trek

heading up for another trek

end of stage 3 coasteering

end of stage 3 coasteering

Marcus swimming across to pick up a raft to ferry the 3 bikes across to the other side

Marcus swimming across to pick up a raft to ferry the 3 bikes across to the other side

dripping with sweat

dripping with sweat

 

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