News

Technology Challenge tests competitors to their limits

THE screams of encouragement was deafening as the chequered flag waved down to mark the end of the 2015 RACQ Technology Challenge.

As if it were a scene from a movie, the anthem 'We are the Champions' was on full blast as peddlers and pit crew members became instant heroes.

Congratulatory hand-slaps and school victory cries peppered the air in the minutes afterwards.

The excitement could not be contained.

Albany Creek State High School's Hamish Winch said he did about 35 laps yesterday.

"My quads are dead (and) it's been really exciting, really pumped (with) lots of fast bikes out there," he said.

"Rules aren't rules really, you just hit whatever you want and just keep going. It's been great fun."

Ormeau Woods State High School technology head of department Glen Armstrong said it was team spirit which made the hard effort worth while.

"What they get out of it by coming here is the satisfaction of finishing a 24 hour race," he said.

"(Also) working together as a team and overcoming adversity and the challenges that come their way."

Awards for the best support crew, uniform and encouragement were handed out.

Team 'Rochdale Rhinos' from Rochedale State High School had the race's fastest overall lap recorded as two minutes and 13.6 seconds - about a second shy of the Maryborough Tech Challenge HPV lap record. The track, which measured about 1.2 kilometres, went around Maryborough State High School and took up parts of Kent, John, Sussex and Ferry Sts.

Open boys' team 'Ormeau Eagles' from Ormeau Woods State High School were first overall with 522 laps completed in the 24 hour period.

Topics:  maryborough racq technology challenge



Foodies' scavenger hunt: are you up for it?

IF YOU want to give your tastebuds the flavour sensations of a lifetime, here is the ultimate foodie’s scavenger hunt through Brisbane.

5 minutes with Israel Folau on footy, life and love

Israel Folau and Silver Fern netballer Maria Tutaia announced their engagement last last year.

WE CAUGHT up with football star and Brisbane ex-pat Israel Folau.

10 reasons to head to South Bank this summer

Head to the only inner-city beach in Australia!

South Bank has a ridiculous amount of fun things to do.

Five mammoth events you need in your life

No Caption

BRISBANE isn’t known for doing things by halves…

How to make your child's every dream come true...

Take a dip at South Bank in the inner-city beach.

‘I DON’T want to do fun things, Mum and Dad’… said no child ever!

How to do Eat Street the right way

Know where to start and where to end to avoid a huge food coma before you get to experience all the goodies!

EVERY Friday and Saturday night, Hamilton comes alive.

You can do WHAT in Brisbane?!

Talk about arriving in style! Take your pub crawl to the next level with a helicopter!

BET you didn't know you could do these things in Brisbane...

CLOSED: Massive clothing chain shuts down for good

Sixty-eight stores employing 560 people will close by January 31

Fraser Coast fuel prices low compared to south

Hervey Bay motorists were paying 130.9 cents a litre for unleaded petrol on Monday.

Sunshine Coast had the most expensive fuel.

Sentimental items still missing after Christmas break-in

STOLEN: Jacqui Stewart stands beside a ransacked cabinet, where her father's Air Force pins and commemorative statue should be.

Some property found, but most valuable items feared lost forever.

Local Partners

Kylie Minogue will take husband's name

Kylie Minogue will take her fiancé Joshua Sasse's surname

Nicole reveals her biggest parenting challenges

Actress Nicole Kidman.

Nicole Kidman says her kids are ‘deeply attuned' to her moods.

Suicide Squad director reveals his regrets about the film

Margot Robbie in a scene from the movie Suicide Squad.

DIRECTOR of superhero flick on what he’d change about ‘flawed’ film.

Meet the new Marco on MasterChef Australia: Yotam Ottolenghi

Israeli-born, London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi will be a guest chef for a week on the 2017 season of MasterChef Australia.

AFTER Marco’s defection to Seven, MasterChef signs a true food hero.

Big Bang spin-off to be about kid Sheldon

Jim Parsons in a scene from the TV series The Big Bang Theory.

Actor Jim Parsons has dished on an upcoming Big Bang Theory spin-off

How Adam Brand’s Nashville dream fell apart

Country music singer Adam Brand talks about how heartbreak stopped him chasing his Nashville dream.

SINGER reveals how heartbreak stopped him from chasing his dream.

Stockland's $150m pitch: Build it and they will come

Gladstone Marina. The Gladstone Regional Council offers a range of exciting job opportunities. Photo Contributed: Murray Ware.

Here's why we need to see Stockland upgrade start soon.

First home buyers the "lifeblood” of Fraser Coast market

CoreLogic property statistics reveal the region's median house price of $300,000 did not change in the September quarter.

Median house price of $300,000 remains steady in September quarter

By the water's edge

Secure your seachange

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!