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Tag: Competitive sport


The magic of Adventurethon

Thinking of signing up to your first Adventurethon or upping the ante with your distance? Read this inspiring first-hand account by Lyndell Punshon who remains ever-changed by the experience of doing her first Ultra and …

Meet Caroline ‘Caro’ Tahana

With the finale of The Block 2015 drawing nearer, we caught up with Townsville’s own ‘Caro’ (AKA Caroline Tahana) — master budgeter, renovator and Ironman athlete — to get to know this time-maximising chocolate-devotee better. …

Meet Kyle Bridgwood

Kyle Bridgwood was on an early-morning ride four years ago in Townsville when the Army private was hit by a car, severing the then 22-year-old’s patella tendon, fracturing his kneecap, and resulting in an acquired …

Meet Ian Wright

He’s been involved in surf life saving, swimming and paddling for as long as he can remember, but earlier this year 56-year-old Ian Wright took it up a notch and set-off for Hawaii to compete …

Paluma Push 2015 Wrap Up

NEARLY 700 riders from Townsville, Mackay, Cairns and even further afield negotiated dusty hills, gravelly downhill sections, logs, creek crossings and many more obstacles to power, or limp, over the finish line at the 2015 …

Meet Borys Zagrocki

You may have seen two-time Australian Elite Trials Bike Champion bouncing off all sorts of obstacles around town, attracting a respectful audience as he hops over rocks, seats, walls and cars. We caught up with …

Ironman Cairns 2015 Wrap Up

Free Radicals Tri Club’s Graham Pemberton did Cairns Half Ironman (70.3) yesterday, forming part of the strong Townsville contingent that travelled north for the iconic annual event. Here he reflects on the race, examining what …
HotRock24 2015

HotRock24 Wrap-Up 2015

Mountain bikers from all over North Queensland tested their skill and endurance at the first ever HotRock24 at the weekend – the region’s only 24-hour mountain bike race. With the action stationed at Ross Dam; …
Alyssa Koenen

Meet Alyssa Koenen

She represented Australia as an U19 in the Lifesaving World Championships last year and has just returned from the national competition on the Gold Coast with a gold, silver and bronze medal: We caught up …