WildMan gallery

The Off-Road Series has always had a reputation for being tough, but the 2015 WildMan was looking to be extra wild when, at around 8am on Saturday, the sleet suddenly transformed into thick snow ahead of the race.


Over 600 athletes made their way to the army testing ground of Ash Ranges, ready to take on either a 10km or 15km trail run, or the duathlon where the hardy off-roaders would take on first a 10km run, then an 18km bike and a final 5km run tackling hills, mud, sand, bogs and pretty much every surface known to man.

The duathlon at the Off-Road Series is always a highly competitive affair, with many familiar faces returning to battle it out year after year. Tom Elwood came out top with a stunning time of 2:00:21, pulling out a superior bike leg after a run that was neck and neck. Rick Fetherston (Specialized Concept Store) was close behind in 2:01:44 and Ross Smith came in third in 2:03:55.