XPD 3rd Edition - Whitsunday Coast

XPD 3rd Edition Results – PDF

XPD 3rd Edition Course

Location – Whitsunday Coast
Date – August 2007
Distance – approx 800km
Winners – Orionhealth.com
Winners time – 5 days 7 hours 16 minutes
Last Team – Home Brew
Last Time – 9 days 5 hours 50 minutes
Disciplines – trek, mountain bike, kayak, snorkel, sail, navigation
Started – 56 teams
Finished – 35 teams
Unranked Finish – 17 teams
Did Not Finish – 4 teams

Green = Trek, Orange = Mountain Bike, Blue = Kayak.

XPD Edition 3 – Images

Images from XPD 3nd Edition taken by Wouter Kingma.

Race Reports and Articles

Race Report by Orion Health
Race Report by Its All Good
Race Report by Keen Torqers
Race Report by Mexican Stingers

Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASE – 19 May 07 – XPD The Largest Expedition Race of 2007…
MEDIA RELEASE – 6 Nov 06 – Entries Take Organisers by Surprise…
MEDIA RELEASE – 13 Oct 06 – Entries Open 5 Nov…
MEDIA RELEASE – 20 Jul 06 – Expedition to a Wonder of the Natural World

Course Information

Course Map – Overview

Stage 1 Overview

Leg Discipline Distance Description
1 Kayak 30-50km Starting from Tancred Island near Shute Harbour, teams paddle through the iconic Whitsunday islands – snorkeling and improvised sailing will also be involved. Finish: Airlie Beach.
2 Trek 30km The Great Whitsunday Walk through the rainforest hinterland. Destination: Brandy Creek
3 Mountain Bike 47km Straight forward cycle through the night to Northern Whitsunday Group. Destination: Dingo Beach

 Stage 2 Overview

Leg Discipline Distance Description
4 Kayak 43km Paddling in the Northern Whitsunday group. Starting from Dingo Beach, where the maps for Stage 2 are handed out, and finishing at the Yacht Club in Bowen
5 Mountain Bike 105km Teams enter the outback and will have to overcome some tricky navigation through cattle country. From Bowen this leg takes in some rough tracks and a ubiquitous “power line road” to finish at Sonoma State Forest
6 Trekking/
35km Starting and finishing at Sonoma, the orienteering section involves testing terrain and navigation through a rocky landscape.
7 Mountain Bike 145km The longest leg of the race will take teams deeper into the outback. Passing through red messa to finish at the Mid-Camp oasis at Eungella.

Stage 3 Overview

Leg Discipline Distance Description
8 Trek 43km Fast trek on the Mackay Highlands, great walk through rainforrest
9 Mountain Bike 76km Exciting and extensive downhill ride
10 Kayak 22km Paddle on the Pioneer River
11 Mountain Bike 91km Country roads and cane fields
12 Trek 90km Remote and difficult trek through outback properties and pockets of rain forrest with challenging navigation
13 Mountain Bike 60km Final ride back to Airlie Beach