MEDIA RELEASE 01 September 2008
Forster Anaconda Adventure Race Results
Melbourne adventure racing athlete Jarad Kohlar took the gold at the weekend's
Anaconda Adventure Race in Forster.
Kohlar lined up with over 400 competitors for the Anaconda Adventure Race which
kicked off at Main Beach on Saturday, 30 August.
The Forster race ran over two days and included ocean swimming, ocean kayaking,
mountain biking as well as running.
Kohlar finished in an overall time of 8 hours, 44 minutes and 2 seconds in front
of former surf ironman Guy Andrews and Ben Allen from Wollongong.
Sydney-based athlete Christie Sym took the women's title for a second year in a
row finishing in 10 hours, 24 minutes and 27 seconds. She was followed by
national adventure racers Deanna Blegg from Melbourne and Wendy Wilson from
In the teams category, Queenslanders from Team Epic Kayaks maintained their lead
through the race to cross the finish line after 8 hours, 5 minutes and 5
In addition to the main race, the Kids Junior Spirit, held at Forster Main Beach
on Saturday, 30 August, attracted over 500 children aged between seven and 13
The next round of the 2008 Anaconda Adventure Race National Series will be held
in Geographe Bay, WA, on Sunday, 2 November, before concluding in Lorne,
Victoria on 7 December.
Adventure racing, a combination of off-road triathlon and surf life saving, has
emerged as the big brother to marathons, road races and triathlons, and has seen
a significant increase in popularity all around the world over the past 10
Outdoor adventure retailer Anaconda is the principal sponsor of the race series
which is run by Rapid Ascent headed up by former world champion kayaker John
Jacoby who has won many adventure races around the world. Anaconda currently has
12 stores with expansion plans throughout Australia in the near future.
More information on the National Series is available at
Anaconda can be contacted on 1300 669 137 or by visiting
Released for Anaconda by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au)
For further information please call Kim Larochelle or Nicola Rutzou on (02) 9413
* High res action shots available on request or at
(Password: rapidascent). Photos credited to Rapid Ascent.
* Full race report available on request.