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Sled Action
Casey Tonkin, July 05th, 2018

Sled Action

Dog-sled racing might seem as out of place in Australia as a Jamaican bob-sled team. However, you might be delighted to learn that Australian dog-sledding is a popular sport for our four-legged friends and their minders. The Australian Sled dog Sports Association holds races all over the country throughout winter and is having its national championships in the Mount Crawford forest this month. For the last nine years Renee Hennessy has been participating in the canine friendly sport. Her team of... Read Article

Ride Dirty
Samantha Smith, June 28th, 2018

Ride Dirty

Over three glorious days you could take in all the natural beauty Adelaide Hills has to offer while getting your fitness levels up. Bicycle SA and Forestry SA have teamed up to create the Dirty Days Mountain Bike Series. The inaugural series will be held across three locations: Mount Crawford on Sunday, July 1, Kuitpo Forest on Sunday, August 12 and Cudlee Creek Forest on Sunday, September 16. “This is the first event working with Forestry SA –... Read Article

Have a Ball
Samantha Smith, June 21st, 2018

Have a Ball

It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get digging through the countless items in your nearest op shop to find the perfect outfit to tear up the dance floor for the Harrogate Hall Op Shop Ball. The Hall will be host to a night of eclectic outfits and music for all ages and from various eras. The Op Shop ball is a social event as well as a fundraiser. The original Harrogate Hall was built in... Read Article

Marathon Man
Anna Christian, June 14th, 2018

Marathon Man

Head coach and co-owner of Hilltop Crossfit in Mount Barker Russ Jarvis is undertaking a humongous challenge to fundraise for charity Bravehearts. Russ will be one of a group of 15 people across Australia to run seven 42.2 km marathons in seven different states, in seven days. Although already an experienced marathon runner, Russ said he has been training for three months in the lead up to the challenge. “The longest I've ever done is 100km in one stint,” he... Read Article

Kicking It
Rebecca Chave and Samantha Smith, June 07th, 2018

Kicking It

Futsal, or five-a-side indoor soccer, in the Adelaide Hills is ramping up in readiness for the international championships held in the US in five weeks. David Nye and his academy state level futsal team will be competing in Florida against teams from Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona and South America. David said it’s the perfect opportunity for kids from South Australia to get exposure competing against these teams of the highest calibre. He’s also offering juniors and seniors the opportunity to... Read Article

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