UMC-19 by Rob Savage

Anyone who has ever completed any race, of any description, knows how much the mind goes into overdrive in the immediate 24 hours post-event. A time where you relive every stage of the race, consolidate the good memories and supress the bad ones. It’s a time you seemingly forget all the pain of the race and start planning the next one.

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Upper Murray Challenge train like a Champion

For those who have done UMC before, you will know the awesome climbing and descending on the MTB leg, swift flowing clean water of the paddle and approximate half marathon run defined by the Mt Elliot climb. For newcomers you’re might be a bit worried about the climbing, and rightly so. This is no beach road course but it’s also not a 3-peaks equivalent.

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Event wrap for 2018

The exciting first race of the Adventure Cup Series Upper Murray Challenge was greeted by a beautiful Spring day as participants set off in Khancoban last weekend. The sun was shining, the breeze was cool and the beautiful blue sky and surrounding mountains made for an ideal background for the event. Much like the weather, the Upper Murray Challenge was challenging, brutal and spectacular in all of its glory.

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