Bumper field laps up terrain

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The Albany Adventurethon has again proved a success as more than 250 competitors ran, cycled and kayaked through Albany’s iconic terrain in the endurance event last weekend.

The event has been running for four years in Albany and is the first leg of a four-part event that also travels to Kalbarri, Magnetic Island and Townsville.

Course director Joel Savage said he had received good feedback.

“The event went really great; we have had many positive reports about the course,” he said.

“Competitors loved the paddle around the whale chaser and the history of the Forts and Desert Mounted Corp Memorial.”

Keiron Benson is a picture of concentration.
Camera IconKeiron Benson is a picture of concentration. Credit: Albany Advertiser

The Ultra Adventurethon, which was the main event and comprised a gruelling 53km course, was taken out by Kris Plain in 3hr.53min.14sec. He was followed by Tom Chadbourne and Douglas Lewin.

In the Enduro event, Bart Hollemans claimed victory in a time of 3:34.15, ahead of Jason Wallington (3:42.14) and Dave Allan (3:49.48).

Jason Wallington.
Camera IconJason Wallington. Credit: Malcolm Heberle
Jason Wallington.
Camera IconJason Wallington. Credit: Malcolm Heberle

In the Junior Adventurethon, Jacques Swarts was the overall winner in a time of 1:00.57, Xavier Wood (1:03.01) was second and Sophie Adeline (1:06.14) won the female 13-17 years division.

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