Coastal Classic 2017

Once again it was time for the trail runners favourite, the Coastal Classic. It’s one of Sydney’s highest rated trail runs, taking runners along a beautiful stretch of coastline going through the Royal National Park. Being in a national park though the organisers, Maximum Adventure, have to cap the numbers and so it can be hard to get an entry as they sell out so quickly. The Coastal Classic brings to a close the Thermatech Triple Challenge series which also included the Jabulani in Ku-ring-gai Chase and Raffertys Coastal Run at Lake Macquarie.

Although the Coastal Classic may not be the longest of races it certainly presents a good challenge to those who take it on. The trail takes runners up and down the park’s headlands and onto the numerous sandy beaches along the coast of the Royal National Park . Unlike last year at this time, when there was torrential rain forcing the postponement of the race, we had a beautiful spring day, chilly in the morning but warming up nicely as the day progressed. Out on course we had 5 photographers positioned to capture the beautiful coastal scenics and the runners enjoying the trails. There was around 1000 runners on course from all different skill levels, some there to run fast and put in the best time they can while others were taking their time and enjoy the day out.

The Triple Challenge has been a great series to cover. Next up for us in the trail running category will be the Bouddi challenge in October. A new race on the running circuit running through the Bouddi National Park on the Central Coast.

You can find the full gallery of Coastal Classic images on our website here If you want to see the images from the other races of the triple challenge you can find the Jabulani images here and Raffertys Coastal Run images here

See you on the trails.

Paddy Pallin’s Adventure Race, Cam’s Wharf

Paddy Pallin’s Adventure Race, round 1, Cam’s Wharf, 2017

What a scorcher. The summer heat continues. This time the sun beat down on the first round of Maximum Adventure’s Paddy Pallin Adventure race at Cam’s Wharf. We took a small team up with us to cover the action.

With a heatwave in full swing the thought on everyone’s mind was how hot it might get through the day, so in order to try and avoid the worst of the heat the event was brought forward an hour.

With a change of course it was mostly an all new track and for us all new angles with which to shoot from. We had scouted part of the track for the Great Adventure Challenge previously. Instead of heading out towards the coast near Catherine Hill Bay the race headed south around the southern end of Lake Macquarie to Gwandalan. This time there were 2 kayak legs this time which offered a chance to get out into the breeze that was blowing across the water.

The full gallery of images can be found on our site here. Full results can be found on Maximum Adventure’s site here. While you are there sign up for the next race in Sydney at the Royal National Park and we shall see you there

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Paddy Pallin’s Urban Adventure

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One of the more unique events on the Outer Image calendar is Paddy Pallin’s Urban Adventure race. It’s an adventure race that takes place through the heart of Sydney. Competitors race around the CBD and surrounding suburbs doing various events and challenges. collecting points.

The events and challenges vary greatly and are most unlike what you would expect to find at an adventure race. They included Lego Building,  indoor climbing at Sydney University, slot car racing where competitors had to complete 3 laps of a circuit in under 25 seconds, Painting a portrait with your foot, frisbee golf at Centenial Park, a short sack race, dance lessons where it was all about the style and even price check shopping in the Paddy Pallin store in the city. A little bit of something for everyone.

The race attracts all types of people from some serious racers out for a day of fun to families with small children taking on their first adventure race. It’s definitely one to keep an eye out for next year especially if you would like to dip your toes into the world of adventure racing even if it is an adventure race with a difference.

Check out the full gallery of urban adventure images here.

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Coastal Classic Trail Run

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A couple of weekends ago, after a previous delay due to heavy rain, the trails of the Royal National Park played host to Maximum Adventure’s trail run the Coastal Classic. Around 750 people strode out from Otford under the blue skies and set off for Bundeena. As always the event drew in everyone from serious racers covering the 29km course in just under 2.5hrs to social striders taking their time and making a day of it.

Being such a big event and a point A to Point B style event rather than a continuous loop we decided to put a fielda team of photographers on course to make sure we caught all the action. In total we had 6 of us out on course spread out and placed at some of the most idyllic and different settings we could find.

Although not one of the longest courses it does provide a great challenge as you are constantly going up and over the headlands running on soft sand beaches. What makes it particularily special though is its stunning views along the coast with its steep dramatic headlands and beautiful beaches. From one location that I shot i got to watch pod after pod of whales frolicking in the ocean.

A big congratulations to all who competed on the day. If you haven’t seen your results yet you can find them over on the Maximum Adventure website here and of course be sure and grab your photos from our gallery here. Here is a small selection of the shots the team caught on the day.