Athlete team storms to victory in March

porsche outward bound adv. race -elite championsIts been a big 2 weeks for our Athlete team with several wins. Racing as team The North Face, Stuart, Ryan and new team members Hoi Ho To and Jeanette Holmes-Thomson stormed to victory not only in the mixed elite division but also taking the Overall Elite team win in the Porsche Outward Bound Adventure Race. The North Face team took the lead in the mid-race orienteering section and never looked back, going on to hammer the last two paddling sections and win by a full 18 minutes over the first place all Men’s team made up of several local adventure racing champions. It was a big win and this may well be the first time in Asia that a mixed team takes the overall win for an adventure race of this scale.


lamma enduro.action.2007The same day team member Gary Mandy took on a field of over 100 riders in Hong Kong’s largest cross country endurance mountain bike race. He won with a record 12 laps in the 5 hour race -edging out HK’s top local rider and previous Asian Downhill champion, Jor.



ryan in action.powerbarchampionThe winning momentum continued into the following weekend’s Powerbar Bonaqua Adventure sprint race. The course, the most technical of the series, was torn up by team members Ryan S. Blair and Jeanette Holmes-Thomson who won the overall Men’s and Women’s titles respectively.


 and womens champions.2007Both Ryan and Jeanette won by 3 minutes over the 2nd place finishers in the Men’s and Women’s divisions. Special mention goes to rookie Geordie Yip who was taking part in his first adventure sprint race. The North Face athlete team member who is expedition and rock climbing focused took a step out of his normal training to give the speed race a go and still came 5th in his age division.


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