Last weekend thousands of athletes took over the beautiful Numinbah Valley on Australia's Gold Coast for some muddy action on the Raw Challenge GC course. Raw GC is a fixed location obstacle facility, it is open for private bookings all year round and runs 2 x large events annually where elite and casual competitors hit the 9km 60+ obstacle course. There is also a 4km short course and they run youth waves, along with working with local groups like the Kokoda Youth Foundation The One Moore Rep crew were out in force and I jumped on the back of a quad to film the action across both days!
The Elite Report
Conditions were perfect in the valley for a morning of quick racing and a week of good rainfall on the Gold Coast had left the grass looking fantastic, the mud thick and the obstacles treacherous.
With pandemic concerns shutting down most of the racing in Australia for the year and border restrictions still in force for QLD, the field was missing a few of the names we have recently seen on the top of the podiums at Raw GC, most notably Joanna Hills and her sisters who usually dominate the female top spots.
Liam McKenzie turned up looking strong and ready and he would have given any of the top racers in the Asia Pacific region a go on the day, he took out a comfortable win, his long time mate and competitive rival Quinton Gill absent from the event. Adrian Jannenga also didn't make the event who usually keeps the boys on their toes in third.
Liam crossed the line at around the 48 minute mark, check my finish line interview with Liam HERE We had super star Ninja Warrior and Australia gymnast Olivia Vivian take out the female win and I had a chat to her after the race
As usual, I filmed the complete event on my socials, you can catch the replay on Youtube below
The Pink Army kicked ass
We were out in force over the weekend, with over 25 clients hitting the course and our 5 athletes landing in the top ten finishers across both the men and the ladies. Special shoutout to Dominika and Matt Day who both picked up 4th position
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