Event Race Report

11th November 2016

Paddy Pallin Urban
Saturday 5th November, 2016
Sydney CBD, NSW

The ever popular Paddy Pallin Urban was held on the weekend of the 5th of November in Sydney’s CBD. A great mix of social and racing competitors of all ages gathered near Central train station under sunny skies with a buzz of anticipation.

The Paddy Pallin Urban differs significantly to the usual adventure race by having a more family fun feeling and focusing on cryptic clues to find your way around the city. With most modes of transport allowed there was plenty of time to be made up with the smart use of public transport or route selection.

Once at one of the 20 check point there were a number of fun challenges ranging from Indoor Climbing, Frisbee Golf or Hip Hop Dancing.

The social class saw the biggest turnout of teams. With the largest percentage being Women and 1st timers racing around the CBD for 6 hours. There was a strong focus on team work and enjoying the day with congratulations to all competitors. Social results can be found HERE.

A great turn out of  close to 100 teams competed in the Racing category with the mixed category proving the largest class. Over the 6 hours many teams covered close to 40km around the city with some tired legs but plenty of smiles to be seen. Special mention must be made of the Armstrong brothers of the Belrose Bicycles team who took all but 1 of the NSW based races this year, congrats lads.

While the strong gusts of wind caused havoc at the Race Centre and made for some exciting time sea kayaking everyone enjoyed their fresh fruit after crossing the finishing line and plenty of people were seen heading to the nearest pub to recall the stories of the day. Full Racing results can be found HERE.

The last of the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series will be held in Melbourne on the 12th November. So get in quick if you want to join the fun.

Once again special thanks to all the volunteers, Paddy Pallin and cosupporters Marmot Australia & Icebreaker.