The 5th annual Teva Lea Extreme Race was again, the highlight of the winter white water calendar in Tasmania and another memorable weekend for competitors, spectators and sponsors alike. 2007 boasted the largest field of local, interstate and international competitors in the raceÕs short but colourful history and the standard of creek and extreme boating demonstrated by the competitors was a testimony to the increasing depth and popularity of extreme kayaking in Tasmania and Australia.
The Lea River is a steep and beautiful natural flow river nestled on the edge of the Tasmanian highlands, not far from Cradle Mountain. The river level on Saturday was low-medium flow which was absolutely perfect for the race in regards to participation and safety. There were 25 teams entered and also a reasonable spectator and rescue fleet of boaters also.
HobartÕs Dan Hall and Justin Boocock won this yearÕs main event, collecting the infamous ÒBullÓ trophy; 2006 champions Andrew Maynard and Stewart Bennett finished 2nd, followed by Ben Maynard and Tanya Faux in 3rd. Carol Hurst and Kate Mollison dominated the womenÕs division, and also recorded a top 10 finish outright.