Team ozwinereview at Geoquest – the results
|4 happy campers. From l-r: Chris Schulz, Andrew O’Brien, Andrew Renwick and Andrew Graham (me)|
After what was one of the toughest races in recent years, I’m happy to report that over the Queens Birthday long weekend Team ozwinereview.com officially finished the 2012 Geoquest adventure race in 49 hours and 3 minutes, crossing the line in 14th place after time penalties were allocated (we missed a few checkpoints), in front of two other teams and leaving 10 other teams (almost half the field!) that failed to finish.
Given the brutal nature of this years course, and with the last 7 hours of the race taking place in pouring rain whilst the whole team struggled with sleep deprivation (I personally slept just 2 minutes over the 49 hours), it was a plain delight just to finish.
I’d like to thank everyone who sent messages of support before and during the race for we loved receiving them. Massive hugs. The biggest hugs though are reserved for our unwavering support crew who followed us around for the 49 hours literally picking us up and keeping us going. Couldn’t of done it without you.
With the race now done for another year the last remaining thing to do is for the sponsor (me) to deliver on the promised sponsorship goodies (ie free wine). Yes, the team didn’t let me forget…
Congratulations on completeing such an epic event! I can only imagine how physically overwhelming it was. And for now… I'm happy just to imagine 🙂