Paluma Push 2013 “Done & Dusted”

Club members enjoyed another great weekend away at the 2013 Paluma Push run by Rockwheelers Townsville. The Push is always a favourite event for North Queensland and this year boasted 550 starters. 12 MAD Members made the annual pilgrimage north enjoying sweet Singletrack, deep water crossings, dense rainforest and the great company that make mountain biking the attraction it is.

World Solo 24hr Champion Jason English and honorary member of our Club was the first to cross the finish line in 2hrs 38mins and Subaru-Marathon Rider Naomi Hansen was the first woman to cross the line in 3hrs 10mins. Peter Lister was the fastest male from Mackay completing the Competition Course in 3hrs 3mins.

Special mention to Nicole taking out the Solo Female category 23-29, Lesley enjoying a PD after taking 40 mins off last years time and a huge effort to finish from 2 young MCC students doing their first even serious mountain bike race. It was great to see the new Bikes that Mackay Christian College have purchased for their students being put to good use. Tom even picked up a $200 Athletes Foot participation voucher.

It was also great to have the Bailey family doing their first "Push", not to mention 1st serious mountain bike race as well. It was great to see you out their enjoying what Mountain Biking has to offer. Welcome to the club!

If you are considering entering the PUSH next year, why not come and camp with our club at the cricket ground across the road from Hidden Valley Cabins and enjoy hot showers, an open fire and lots of fun with a great group of people.

2hrs 28mins Thomas Howlett
2hrs 36mins Wesley Bailey

2hrs 30m Lesley Rafferty (39th Female)
2hrs 36m Stephen Bailey (183rd Male)
2hrs 39m Tanya Bailey (48th Female)

3hrs 03m Peter Lister (8th 30-39 Male)
3hrs 29m Craig Tomkinson (8th 40-49 Male)
3hrs 39m Fowke Frisby (13th 23-29 Male)
3hrs 40m Roman Mosshammer (6th 50-59 Male)
3hrs 50 Mark Mollenhagen (19th 40-49 Male)
3hrs 59m Jeff Rafferty (26th 40-49 Male)
4hrs 00m Colin Martin (29th 40-49 Male)

4hrs 42m Nicole McMillan (1st 23-29 Female)

Full results can be found at …

Reppin the Mackay Mountain Marathon!

Guess who’s had a few too many gels!

Jason English smashing the buffet World Champion Style!

The Happy Campers at Hidden Valley

Cane Fire in front of the setting sun near Proserpine on the way home.

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