Enjoyed driving her today.
Half of Queanbeyan came down and were seated in the main grandstand directly opposite the Minardi garage. Although it was great having such support, once I was in the car it was good for me to pretend the grandstands were empty and to treat this new scenario as a test session. How we got the result we did was nothing short of a miracle. It was a race of attrition and we managed to hang on in there and grabbed fifth place at the flag.
Afterwards was all a bit of a blur and slightly crazy! The team had a bit of a party and after that we met up with some of the Queanbeyan crowd and wandered around the Crown Towers/Casino complex looking for somewhere to go to celebrate. I remember we queued to get into a nightclub but we got rejected so we headed off. Word quickly reached the bouncers just who they had turned away and they came running after us saying it was okay for us to go in.
I told them where to go! In the end, we found an ice cream parlour that was open and then called it a day at 3am! So much for a big celebration!
From there the competitors transitioned into a 10km mountain bike leg, another run leg followed by another 28km mountain bike leg around the North West Bay River in lush bushland that feels like it is miles away from the capital city.
The competitors continued on their mountain bikes to Blackmans Bay for the only kayak leg of the day. The 12km distance leg, with various check points, weaved through several beaches including Kingston Beach, Taroona Beach and ending at Long Beach.
From Long Beach, competitors transitioned into the final leg run at Battery Point and straight through to the finish line at the Henry Jones Art Hotel in the heart of Hobart.
Competitors covered a distance of over 71kms.
The Adventure Run also took place on day 5, a 6.5km fun run that gives the community a chance to be a part of the Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge. The run is open to everyone, regardless of fitness levels, and is all about âgetting out there and giving it a goâ. The course started and ended at the Henry Jones Art Hotel and weaves through the streets and parklands of Hobart.