“I flew down to Tasmania straight after the F1 season finished. I love being present for the event and the 2012 Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge was the best yet. The depth of athletes we had was amazing as was the weather which was the icing on the cake in terms of us being able to capture the very best Tasmania has to offer. We had some un-seasonally hot days out on the course which added to the mental and physical challenge for everyone.
“I always derive a lot of satisfaction from seeing people complete the event and the emotions that run through them having successfully conquer something they were so intimidated by earlier in the week.”
“Last year the ‘two per team’ rule came into effect and the winning duo were Jarad Kohlar and James Pretto from team Swisse Active. They beat off the more experienced team of Richard Ussher and Braden Currie to take home the $20,000AUD prize – another first for the Challenge.
“Although the Challenge has grown a lot from its humble beginnings in 2003, it is first and foremost a charity event and once again we raised a good amount of money for the two Australian charities chosen for 2012 – the White Lion Foundation and the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal.
“We’ll be back again at the end of the year [2013 event information coming soon] – it’s going to be tough to beat last year’s event, but we’ll give it our best shot!”