A Challenge of a Different Kind
2017 will see a changing of the guard as Hobart’s Tim Saul passes over the reins of the Freycinet Challenge after 16 years. A quartet that is very familiar with the event has stepped up to take on the event in a different mode. Rowena Fry, Ben Mather, Louise and Mark Padgett will this year be organising this iconic race that uses the spectacular scenery of the Freycinet National Park as a back drop. The quartet are no strangers to the Challenge having all competed multiple times. Mark, Ben and Rowena are all previous winners of the Individual category. While they will be seeing the Freycinet Challenge from the other side of the fence, this is definitely not their first time hosting an event for competitors. Mark and Louise have been involved with delivering the Coles Bay Half Triathlon and The Icebreaker Multisport Challenge. Ben and Rowena for the past ten years have been running the popular Blue Dragon Mountain Bike Challenge.
“We have reviewed the survey feedback from competitors and made adjustments to the courses accordingly.” stated Mark Padgett. “Once we have approval, the new courses will be revealed and we are aiming to regain the competitor’s support of this unique event”.
RACE DATE: 14th – 15th October 2017