Horan & Bird joined forces with world leading air conditioning company Daikin to compete in the Adventurethon National Challenge in Townsville on June 21st. The Horan & Bird – Daikin team took part in the 61.4 km Ultra – Marathon event. Jamie Smith (bike) and John Horan (paddler) represented Horan & Bird and Daikin was represented by Alan Elsdon – Bell (run).
The Paddle leg was a 16km round trip from Cape Pallarenda to Magnetic Island and back. The mountain bike stage was 29km through wet lands, over the rocky mountain with a long beach leg. The run leg was a hard 16.4km dirt, rocky and beach trail run.
With more than 400 competitors involved in the Adventurethon the Horan & Bird – Daikin team was thrilled to win the Silver medal in the team event, and to be placed 5th overall behind national champions such as Sam Stedman. Horan & Bird’s Jamie Smith was also rewarded for posting the fastest mountain bike leg of the day.
Founder & Manager of Horan & Bird Energy. Director of Master Electricians Australia. John has played a key entrepreneurial role in the transformation of the Energy Landscape in Queensland having founded Horan & Bird in 2004 and building it to a $35 Million Business. The business was then sold, repurchased and merged with Juice Capital in 2020. Juice Capital own one of the largest renewable energy funds in Australia and allow customers to go solar and batteries for no up front capital through Power Purchase Agreements.