Rogue AR

Team Name: Rogue AR
Country: Australia
Captain: Liam St Pierre
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Name: Liam St Pierre
Age: 34
Where were you born: Cairns, Australia
Hometown now: Brisbane, Australia
Emergency Contact: Sally Staton
Occupation: Scientist
Other hobbies: AR event organisation (the Rogue24!)

Years racing: 9 years
Racing achievements:

  • 3 x GODZone, NZ (2012-2014)
  • XPD World Champs, Australia (2011)
  • Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge (2010)
  • 9 x 48hr Adventure Races in Australia
  • 16 x 24hr Adventure Races in Australia
  • Full details on the team are here.

Personal motto: Ask me how long I’ll be out then add 30% – I’ll be home then.

Strengths as a racer: Trawling the internet for information about races.

Married/Single: Married.

Children: Yes, a 2 y.o. girl called Lyla.

Thoughts about, and goals for racing ExpAk: Number one goal is to not get eaten by a bear.  As for thoughts on the race, I’m looking forward to a technical course in a bucket-list racing location.

Name: Dave Schloss
Age: 37
Where were you born: Australia
Hometown now: Sunshine Coast, Australia
Occupation: Construction Estimator
Other hobbies: Anything sport
Years racing: 6 years
Racing achievements: 

  • 3 x XPD, Australia (2010, 2011, 2013 – winner)
  • 1 x GODZone, NZ (2012)
  • Wulong Mount Quest, China (2014)
  • Baise Outdoor Challenge, China (2015)
  • 7 x 48hr Adventure Races in Australia
  • 8 x 24hr Adventure Races in Australia
  • National Outrigging Canoe Paddling title

Personal motto: Race fast, but have fun as we are not getting paid to do this.

Strengths as a racer: All round solid.

Married/Single: Married.

Children: Yes, 3.

Thoughts about, and goals for racing ExpAk: Once in a lifetime opportunity.  Finish fully ranked is the number one goal and have fun along the way.

Name: Kathryn Preston
Age: 34
Where were you born: Melbourne, Australia
Hometown now: Traralgon South, Australia
Occupation: Forest Planner
Other hobbies: Running

Years racing: 6 years

Racing achievements:

  • XPD World Champs, Australia (2011 – 10th)
  • 2 x GODZone, NZ (2012 – 4th, 2013 – 3rd)
  • Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge (2010)
  • Zunyi Adventure Race, China (2010)
  • 3 x 48hr Adventure Races in Australia
  • 6 x World Orienteering Championships
  • 2 x World Rogaine Championships

Personal motto: Live, love, laugh.

Strengths as a racer: Female that can navigate.

Married/Single: Married.

Children: Yes, 1.

Thoughts about, and goals for racing ExpAk: To enjoy the race.

Name: Rob Gowland
Age: 53
Where were you born: Emerald, Australia
Hometown now: Sunshine Coast, Australia
Occupation: Property Developer
Other hobbies: Racing outriggers, Breeding cattle

Years racing: 12 years

Racing achievements: 

  • 4 x XPD, Australia (2006, 2007, 2010, 2011)
  • Quoll Adventure Race (2007 – winner)
  • Keen Adventure Race (2007)
  • 8 x 48hr Adventure Races in Australia
  • 15 x 24hr Adventure Races in Australia & NZ
  • 16 x Molokai Outrigging World Championships, Hawaii
  • National Outrigging Canoe Paddle title

Personal motto: Fastest average speed.

Strengths as a racer: Paddling, back country trekking, navigation.

Married/Single: Married.

Children: Yes – 4, plus 2 grandchildren.

Thoughts about, and goals for racing ExpAk: This race has pulled me out of retirement. A technical and demanding race where it will be as much an expedition as a race. Teams will need to race smart. Goal is to complete as much of the full course as we can, have fun, and finish ranked.