April 30, 2018

Queensland’s Naturally Refreshing Sunshine Coast came alive as the elite of Australia’s Off Road Racing fraternity descended on the spectacular hinterland terrain to tackle a weekend of action packed off road events including Cross Triathlon, Trail Running and Mountain Biking.

The newly branded Sunshine Coast MultiSport Festival has combined some of the very best off road events in Australia into one action packed weekend which this year included TreX, Australia’s home grown national cross triathlon series which offered a standard distance, sprint, junior, teaser and dirt kids events; the newly launched Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival which in 2018 included an all new Half Marathon, 11k and 5k events; and the re-invigoration of the  Sunshine Coast XC MTB Festival offering 50k, 25k and 8k courses.

The festival has been brought to the Sunshine Coast with the support of Tourism Events Queensland and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council by event managers In2Adventure, who in 2016 hosted the ITU World Championships in Australia.  Event Director, Robyn Lazenby, told us

We were so excited to relaunch the Sunshine Coast event with so many new additions, and a sell out on both days demonstrated what a love there is for MultiSport in Australia which just continues to grow.  The Sunshine Coast is one of those very rare places that can offer everything our athletes look for in one exciting destination. From the spectacular backdrop of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland to the expansive swim in beautiful Ewen Maddock Dam, to the custom built MTB trails which twist and turn amongst picturesque fern filled rain forests to the running trails with the most amazing vistas at every turn.  Landsborough and the Sunshine Coast has got the lot!

 

TreX Sunshine Coast | CHAMPIONS Ben Allen & Penny Slater

TreX Sunshine Coast was the finale of a seven race national series and it was reigning Australian Champion Ben Allen (B&J Racing) 2:09:50 who won a hard fought battle in the elite men’s race with Brodie Gardner (Intune Sports) 2:11:56 in 2nd and Dean Cane 2:13:20 in 3rd, racing elite/open for the first time after ten years of racing in the TreX Series, starting as a Junior.

In the women it was current U23 world champion Penny Slater (B&J Racing) 2:30:09 who put in a memorable performance to take the win for the elite women with Cass Percival (Harvey Bay Tri Club) 2:41:36 in 2nd.

 

2017/18 TreX National Series Champions | ELITE CHAMPIONS Jacob Storey & Penny Slater

A huge congratulations goes out to athletes racing the national TreX Series who were awarded 2018 Series Championship Titles on the weekend.

STANDARD SPRINTJUNIOR 
Jacob StoreyRory NicolJoey Milgate 
Penny SlaterCallum Kingston 
Josh CamptonAmy Mitchell 
Simon NendickJoel Hillier 
Cathy MilgateShaye Giess 
Amanda Richards 
Annakatherin Franzman

Stephen Duffield

Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival | CHAMPIONS Chris White & Penny Slater

The newly launched Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival included a Half Marathon, 11k & 5k and it was Chris White from Tolga in North Qld 1:35:53 taking line honours in the half marathon for the men and Penny Slater  after winning the elite womens race in the cross triathlon in the morning backing up in the afternoon and taking line honours for the women in a time of 1:54:48.

 

Sunshine Coast XC MTB Festival | CHAMPIONS Brodie Gardner & Sarah White

The revamped Sunshine Coast XC MTB Festival included 50k, 25k & 8k courses and it was Brodie Gardner (Intune Sports)  2:30:45 claiming first place in the Elite Male category with Darren Rolfe 2:30:54 in second and Clinton Hayward (TMBC) 2:32:37 in third.

In the female elite race it was Sarah White 2:46:43 in first, Penny Slater (B&J Racing) 2:48:10 in second and Rebecca Stone 2:59:19 in third.

 

Qld Dirt Master Championship | DIRT MASTER CHAMPION Brodie Gardner | DIRT MISTRESS CHAMPION Penny Slater

Across the weekend there were a few… call them mad… call them crazy.. call them insane.. we just call them BLOODY AWESOME, Dirt Master and Dirt Mistress contenders who took on three long course events across the weekend with the aim to complete all three and claim the title of Dirt Master or Dirt Mistress 2018.

These amazing guys and girls took on the challenge of the TreX Standard Distance Triathlon (1500|25|10.5), 21.5k Half Marathon Trail Run and 50k XC MTB totalling over 108 extreme kilometres across two days.  At the end of this there are only 13 elite few who can claim the title of Dirt Master and Dirt Mistress and add their names to the Dirt Master Hall of Fame:

  1. Brodie Gardner | 6:23:22 | Intune Sport 2018 QLD DIRT MASTER CHAMPION
  2. Penny Slater | 7:13:09 | B&J Racing 2018 QLD DIRT MISTRESS CHAMPION
  3. Simon Nendick | 7:20:39 | Team Infinit
  4. Connie Silvestri | 7:53:10 | QORTS
  5. John Bourne | 8:14:49
  6. Sean Lever | 8:24:21 | Caloundra Tri Club
  7. Amie Munson | 8:37:07 | Harvey Bay Tri Club
  8. Lawrence Clark | 9:08:14 | Caloundra Tri Club
  9. Paul Foster | 9:08:48 | Caloundra Tri Club
  10. Paul Gleeson | 9:16:01 | Caloundra Tri Club
  11. Andrew ‘Hubcap’ Handyside | 9:16:33 | Infinit MTB Team
  12. Jamie Hagan | 9:43:11 | Caloundra Tri Club
  13. Adam Daniec | 10:03:17 | Caloundra Tri Club

 

All in all it was a tremendous weekend of off road racing for all comers from the littlest Mud Rats and Dirt Kids, to Australia’s world class best and now it’s time to look forward to the 2018/19 season where In2Adventure have some very special surprises in store.  To stay up to date and find out more go to www.in2adventure.com.au  and stay tuned to enews and social media for some very special announcements coming very soon.

2018|19 Event Dates (more coming soon)

DATEEVENTLOCATION 
22 Sept 2018TreX Port StephensPort Stephens, NSW 
23 Sept 2018Tomaree Trail Run FestivalPort Stephens, NSW 
24 Nov 2018TreX GoldfieldsBendigo, VIC 
25 Nov 2018Bendigo Trail Run FestivalBendigo, VIC 
23 Feb 2018TreX Snowy MountainsSnowy Mountains, NSW 
24 Feb 2018Snowies Ultra Trail Run FestivalSnowy Mountains, NSW 
8-10 Feb 2018Snowies MTB FestivalSnowy Mountains, NSW

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About TreX

For twelve years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross – or off-road – triathlon racing series in Asia-Pacific inclusing the hosting of the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in 2016. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a swim, mountain bike and trail run as well as teams, duathlon and aquabike formats. While each TreX event features an Elite/Open category the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels. For more information visit TreX here

About In2Adventure

In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud host of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including adventure races, cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels. For more information visit In2Adventure here

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May 5th, 2018 / Media Release

April 15, 2018

In2Adventure have announced a $4,000 cash prize pool for the Sunshine Coast MultiSport Festival hosted on Queensland’s Naturally Refreshing Sunshine Coast on 28/29 April.

The festival will be hosted by In2Adventure, the team who brought the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships to Australia in 2016 and have been hosting specialist off road and adventure events throughout Australia for over twelve years.

The prize pool will be attributed to the three major events including:

  • TreX Australian Series Championship | 28 April | $2,000 Cash Prize Pool
  • Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival | 28 April | $1,000 Cash Prize Pool
  • Sunshine Coast XC MTB Festival | 29 April | $1,000 Cash Prize Pool

The Sunshine Coast is set to come alive with off road enthusiasts in April and challenge athletes with some of the world’s most spectacular rainforest terrain.

As well as playing host to the 2018 TreX Cross Triathlon season finale, 2018 also sees the launch of the all new Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival which includes a Half Marathon, 11k and 5k events, plus the Sunshine Coast XC MTB Festival challenging riders with the choice of 50k, 25k or 8k courses.  There’s something for all ages and skill levels including the FREE kids mud rats run and bike events.

Entries are open until Wednesday 25 April but be quick as numbers for each event are limited and have sold out in previous years.

To find out more & enter online go to www.in2adventure.com.au 

2018|19 Confirmed Events

DATEEVENTLOCATION 
22 Sept 2018TreX Port StephensPort Stephens, NSW 
23 Sept 2018Tomaree Trail Run FestivalPort Stephens, NSW 
24 Nov 2018TreX GoldfieldsBendigo, VIC 
25 Nov 2018Bendigo Trail Run FestivalBendigo, VIC 
23 Feb 2018TreX Snowy MountainsSnowy Mountains, NSW 
24 Feb 2018Snowies Ultra Trail Run FestivalSnowy Mountains, NSW 
8-10 Feb 2018Snowies MTB FestivalSnowy Mountains, NSW 

Find Out More

About TreX

For ten years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross – or off-road – triathlon racing series in Asia-Pacific inclusing the hosting of the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in 2016. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a swim, mountain bike and trail run as well as duathlon and aquabike formats. While each TreX event features an open category the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels. For more information visit TreX here

About In2Adventure

In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud host of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including adventure races, cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels. For more information visit In2Adventure here

Join the In2Adventure Conversation

  • Visit> our website
  • Follow> us on Twitter @In2Adventure  #TreXTri | #GetDirtyDownUnder
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April 15th, 2018 / Media Release

March 25, 2018

MORETON BAY REGION QLD | Brodie Gardner and Leela Hancox claim victory at In2Adventure’s revolutionary two day Enduro Cross Triathlon.

The TreX Back2Back Enduro marked race 6 of the In2Adventure National Australian TreX XTri series. The B2B Enduro saw the revival of the ever popular Enduro format for the Standard Distance course coupled with 2 days of Back Back Racing.  All competitors (except for Dirt Kids) raced on Saturday and Sunday and results are determined by the cumulative times across two days.

Day 1 of the standard distance includes a 350m swim, 10k mountain bike, 4k run, 350 swim, 10k mountain bike and 4k run in the enduro format.

Day 2 saw athletes back up (back2back) for another 350m swim, 10k mountain bike, and 4k run.

The event is hosted at Murrenbong Scout camp, just 40 mins north of Brisbane offering some of the best mountain biking and trail running in south east Queensland.  The Back2Back Enduro also doubled as Race 15 of the 2017/18 Nissan State Series and the Queensland Cross Triathlon Championships.

Day 1 at theBack 2 Back Enduro saw a bit of rain, a lot of mud and it was one hell of a race. Local star Brodie Gardner, fresh off a silver medal performance at the recent national championships hosted in the Snowy Mountains NSW took line honours in the men’s race in a time of 2:01:26:53 with Andy Handyside, back for his first race after a serious fall in the Snowies in February taking second in 2:40:45:41 and newcomer Tim Alexander after a bike mechanical ran back to take third in 3:01:35:25.  Notable performances in the Age Group race saw Simon Nendick from Infinit MTB team, who won his age group National Championship last month, taking second place across the line in 2:07:30:08 and Max McGovern from Ballina Tri Club third across the line in 2:07:52:14.

In the women’s race is was a hard fought battle between top contenders Kate Schultz, Leela Hancox and Nina Wright with the lead changing several times throughout the race as Hancox and Wright stamped their dominance on the mountain bike leg as Schultz dominated the wet and muddy run conditions.  Schultz took out the elite womens race on day 1 in a time of 2:14:37 with Hancox in second 2:17:32:15 and Wright 2:20:49:19 in third heading into day two.

Day 2 saw athletes rise to a totally new day as mother nature turned on the very best conditions for off road racing with trails that had dried overnight to become grippy and fast and what champion Brodie Gardiner referred to as “Hero Dirt” for day 2.  The sun was out and the field was ready to race!

Day 2 saw little change in the elite men’s race with Gardiner 1st, Handyside 2nd and Alexander 3rd.  After an unfortunate ankle injury Schultz was devastated not to be able to take her place on the start line which left a battle of the mountain bikes with Hancox taking first and Wright in 2nd.

Overall there were some tremendous performances across all age groups as we celebrated our Queensland State Champions for those members of Triathlon Queensland including Joel Meddings (25-29yrs), Max Mcgovern (30-34yrs), Simon Nendick (40-44yrs), Natalie Myatt (40-44yrs), Glen Thompson (45-49yrs), Cathy Milgate (45-49yrs), Phillip Cook (50-54yrs), Amanda Richards (50-54yrs), Annkathrin Franzmann (55+yrs), Mitchall Yard (14-15yrs), Emma Callaghan (14-15yrs), Jackson Medway (12-13yrs), Ella Lane (12-13yrs).

And the TreX Dirt Kids was certainly the feature event of the day with our young off-road champions of tomorrow aged 7-10 years tackling a 50m swim, 1.5km mountain bike  and a 500m run.

The TreX series continues on its national tour with round 7, TreX Sunshine Coast  which also doubles as the National TreX Championships hosted in the Queensland’s naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast and is also coupled with the Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival and Sunshine Coast XC MTB Festival.

Events are open to all comers and there are courses and distances to suit all ages and abilities which makes it a fantastic weekend away for the entire family.

For more information about how you can be a part of Australia’s ultimate off-road triathlon visit the website at www.trextriathlon.com.au

The TreX Back 2 Back Enduro is proudly supported by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

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 UPCOMING EVENTS | 2018/19

 

ABOUT IN2ADVENTURE

In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including  cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs, adventure races and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels. For more information visit In2Adventure here.

 

JOIN THE #IN2ADVENTURE CONVERSATION

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Jeff Kingston & Brian Matthews

For event information, high resolution images and HD Video contact:

Robyn Lazenby: Event Director

M: 0414 282 084

E: [email protected]

March 30th, 2018 / Media Release

February 27 2018

SNOWY MOUNTAINS, NSW—It was a hard fought race which came down to a battle of wills on the final run leg as international greats Sam Osborne (NZL), Ben Allen (AUS), Jacqui Allen (GBR) and Penny Slater (AUS) jostled for position in Saturday’s Australian Cross Triathlon National Championships

The Australian Cross Triathlon National Championships hosted at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa in the iconic Snowy Mountains of New South Wales challenged contenders with a course which has rapidly become renowned as the one of the toughest, challenging, and most rewarding courses on the international circuit, after playing host to the ITU World Championships in 2016.

It was team Allen who dominated the swim with Ben (NSW) leading out in a time of 17:27 with Gerard Wild (NSW) just two seconds off the pace and Osborne (NZL) right on their heels for the full distance of the 1,500m swim.  Jacqui Allen (GBR) led the female race finishing the swim in 19:16, 1 minute and 33 secs ahead of closest rival, Penny Slater (NSW) with Leela Hancox in third.

With a blisteringly fast T1 transition from Osborne it was Allen and Osborne wheel to wheel heading into the 30km mountain bike leg which encompasses two alpine lakes, the Thredbo River, Kosciuszko National Park and spectacular views of the Thredbo Valley.  And that was how these two great athletes continued for the full 30km of the heart pumping flowing single track before heading into T2 recording a time of 1:20:54 and 1:20:56 respectively.  Brodie Gardner (Qld) made a big comeback on the mountain bike to pull into third in a time of 1:23:57.

In the women’s race, Slater started to make up ground on Allen who finished the leg in a time of 1:34:16. Slater managed to pull back 20 seconds on her mentor to record a time of 1:33:56, while Hancox also put in a strong performance in a time of 1:36:20

Into T2 and this was where Osborne made his move on Allen gaining a full 15 seconds in transition heading into the run leg and from this point he never looked back taking line honours in 2:23:38. Allen, who lost all his nutrition in an unfortunate collision on the bike finished a fighting second in 2:27:44 and as first Australian across the line regained his national title.  Brodie Gardiner finished across the line in third in 2:37:52 and Jacob Storey (Vic) finished fourth overall and taking the silver in the Australian Title.

In the women’s race Jacqui Allen demonstrated her domination on the run leg with a 57:14 split to hold onto the lead from Slater who recorded a 58:06 run time.  Overall Allen took the line honours in a time of 2:52:13 with Slater finishing second across the line and claiming the Australian National Title with Hancox in third and Maeve Kennedy (NSW) taking the bronze in the Australian Title.

The TreX Series serves up a tough challenge for racers in the standard distance course, however, with Sprint, Junior, Teaser and Dirt Kids courses it’s also about participation.  The TreX series offers an opportunity for athletes of any age or ability to come along and enjoy the off-road experience.

In the sprint event which included a 400m swim, 15km XC MTB and 3.3km trail run there were also some amazing performances, especially from Queensland young gun Callum Kingston taking overall line honours in an amazing time of 1:08:53.

In the Junior course Joseph Milgate (Qld) took line honours for the males in a time of 27:14 and local  Catherine Stynes-Garratty from Snowy Mountains Grammar School for the females in a time of 32:26.

And the TreX Dirt Kids was certainly the feature event of the day with our young off-road champions of tomorrow aged 7-10 years tackling a 50m swim, 1.5km mountain bike around Lake Crackenback and a 500m run.  After learning all the skills at a free tri clinic with international superstars Ben and Jacqui Allen from B&J Racing, the Dirt Kids raced hard and finished with big smiles at the finish line.

The TreX series continues on its national tour with round 6, TreX Back 2 Back Enduro and the Queensland Cross Triathlon Championships hosted in the beautiful Moreton Bay Region in South East Queensland.

Events are open to all comers and there are courses and distances to suit all ages and abilities which makes it a fantastic weekend away for the entire family.

The Snowies MultiSport Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.

For more information about how you can be a part of Australia’s ultimate off-road triathlon visit the website at www.trextriathlon.com.au

 

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AUSTRALIAN XTRI CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS

Open | Elite Men
  1. Sam Osborne, NZL | 2:23:38
  2. Ben Allen, AUS       | 2:27:44  AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION
  1. Brodie Gardner, AUS | 2:37:52
Open | Elite Women
  1. Jacqui Allen, GBR | 2:52:13
  2. Penny Slater, AUS | 2:54:10 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION
  1. Leela Hancox, AUS | 3:01:03

 

 UPCOMING EVENTS | 2018

 

ABOUT IN2ADVENTURE

In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including  cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs, adventure races and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels. For more information visit In2Adventure here.

 

JOIN THE #IN2ADVENTURE CONVERSATION

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Shiobhan Downing & Michael Angrove | Photography By Shiobhan

For event information, high resolution images and HD Video contact:

Robyn Lazenby: Event Director

M: 0414 282 084

E: [email protected]

February 27th, 2018 / Media Release

December 21 2017

In breaking news In2Adventure have announced a $15,000 cash prize pool for the Snowies MultiSport Festival hosted in Australia’s home of adventure, the Snowy Mountains NSW in February 2018.

The festival will be hosted by In2Adventure, the team who brought the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships to the Snowy Mountains Region in 2016 and have been hosting specialist off road and adventure events throughout Australia for over ten years.

We are very excited to announce the cash prizes for the festival which already boasts a strong field of elite racers from across Australia and overseas.  It is great to be able to offer another strong incentive to be a part of these amazing events in one of the best adventure destinations in the world,” Event Director Robyn Lazenby told us.

The prize pool will be attributed to the three major events including:

  • Snowies MTB Festival | 9-11 Feb 2018 | $5,000 Cash Prize Pool
  • Australian Cross Triathlon Championships | 24 Feb 2018 | $5,000 Cash Prize Pool
  • Snowies Ultra Trail Run Festival | 25 Feb 2018 | $2000 Cash Prize Pool
  • NSW Dirt Master Championships | 24-25 Feb 2018 | $3,000 Cash Prize Pool

The Snowy Mountains is set to come alive with off road enthusiasts in the month of February and as well as offering some of the world’s most challenging mountain terrain for elite racers, the festival also includes courses for all ages and skill levels with Standard, Sprint, Junior, Teaser and Dirt Kids courses as well as fun runs, short MTB events and Free Kids Mud Rats events throughout the two weekends of the festival.

Entries are open now and some events are close to sold out, so be quick to be a part of one of Australia’s most iconic MultiSport Festivals and claim your share of the $15,000 prize pool on offer.

To find out more go to www.in2adventure.com.au 

2017|18 Events

DATEEVENTLOCATIONSTATUS
20 Aug 2017Race 1: TreX DuathlonKurwongbah, QldGold
16 | 17 Sept 2017Race 2: TreX Port StephensPort Stephens, NSWPlatinum
28 Oct 2017Race 3: TreX RedlandsMt Cotton, QldGold
25 | 26 Nov 2017Race 4: TreX GoldfieldsBendigo, VICPlatinum
24 | 25 Feb 2018Race 5: TreX Snowy MountainsSnowy Mountains, NSWPlatinum
24 | 25 Mar 2018Race 6: TreX Back 2 Back EnduroKurwongbah, QldGold
28 | 29 April 2018Race 7: TreX ChampsSunshine Coast, QldPlatinum

Find Out More

About TreX

For ten years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross – or off-road – triathlon racing series in Asia-Pacific inclusing the hosting of the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in 2016. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a swim, mountain bike and trail run as well as duathlon and aquabike formats. While each TreX event features an open category the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels. For more information visit TreX here

About In2Adventure

In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud host of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including adventure races, cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels. For more information visit In2Adventure here

Join the In2Adventure Conversation

  • Visit> our website
  • Follow> us on Twitter @In2Adventure  #TreXTri | #GetDirtyDownUnder
  • Like> us on Facebook @In2Adventure  #TreXTri |  #GetDirtyDownUnder
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December 21st, 2017 / Media Release

November 27 2017

Bendigo Goldfields turned out a spectacular course this weekend for round four of the National TreX Cross Triathlon Series which also doubled as the Triathlon Victoria State Championships.  Ultimately it was the international power couple of cross triathlon Jacqui and Ben Allen who beat out strong competition from series leaders Jacob Storey and Anne Alford and reigning U23 world champion Penny Slater to take out the state titles.

As day dawned across beautiful Crusoe Reservoir in the heart of the Bendigo goldfields, it was clear that the tranquillity of the morning would soon be smashed as the best of Australia’s off-road athletes braced themselves to tackle a brutal 1500m swim, followed by a 30km XC MTB in Bendigo Regional Park and finish up with one of the most technically challenging 10km trail run courses in the country.

Into the water and it was Ben Allen who once again demonstrated his dominance on the swim, exiting the water with a 3:33min lead over his closest rivals Declan Jefferey and Rodney Bell, Lead female Catherine Sterling from Mornington Peninsula finished the swim in second place overall with an 8sec lead on Jacqui Allen and national series leader Anne Alford 20 sec behind.

Onto the mountain bike and a fast, dry course awaited athletes with a few rocky, pinchy climbs and descents ready to challenge riders at every turn.

For the men Allen continued his dominance on the bike finishing up a tough 30km in a time of 1:14:35 now over 9mins ahead of closest rival Jacob Storey and Declan JefferyJacqui Allen proved her strength on the bike leg regaining the lead from Sterling with Penny Slater putting in a strong ride for second and Anne Alford in third.

The trail run hosted in Crusoe is one of the most diverse and technically challenging courses on the national circuit.  80% of the run is off trail and runners are challenged with a nice little section the race organisers have named ‘Log In… Log Out’ where runners must traverse a 150m section of 1m high logs, all with the lactic acid burning in the legs from the mountain bike. This is followed by a water section before tackling the beautiful but challenging downhill rocky gully back to Race HQ.

In the previous three series races, the run leg is where series leader Jacob Storey has asserted his dominance and this race was no exception.  Storey pulled back 1:37mins on the leaders but ultimately Allen was not going to give up his lead easily and with a strong performance on the run went on to claim the title as the champion of Victoria in a time of 2:11:43, with Storey taking silver in 2:18:34, and Declan Jefferey in third in a time of 2:26:25.

Jacqui Allen and Penny Slater battled it out on the run but Allen with her typical grit and determination crossed the line to take the title in 2:27:43 with Slater in second place in 2:29:35 and Anne Alford in 3rd in 2:35:09.

Race Director, Simon Lazenby, from In2Adventure who hosted the ITU World Championships in the Snowy Mountains in November 2016 told us,

“It is so great to be back in Bendigo after the ITU World Champs.  Every course in the National TreX Series is very unique and brings its own charm that creates a very special challenge at each race for our athletes.  This round of the series adds that dirty, dusty rough and rugged course that our TreX Tri family love.” 

The TreX Series serves up a tough challenge for racers in the standard distance course, however, with Sprint, Junior, Teaser and Dirt Kids courses it’s also about participation.  The TreX series offers an opportunity for athletes of any age or ability to come along and enjoy the off-road experience.

In the sprint event which included a 400m swim, 10km XC MTB and 5km trail run there were also some amazing performances, especially from Queensland young gun Callum Kingston taking overall line honours in an amazing time of 50:50:04 with local star Ruben de Silva-Smith from the Bendigo tri club in 2nd and Russell Weekley also a Bendigo local in 3rd.

For the females it was Julie Clark from Berwick taking line honours with Alison Cartner from Bendigo Tri Club in 2nd and Catherine Cunningham from Knox Tri Club in 3rd.

In the Junior course Olly Sanderson also from Bendigo Tri Club took line honours in a time of 26:26:55.

And the TreX Dirt Kids was certainly the feature event of the day with our young off-road champions of tomorrow aged 7-10 years tackling a 50m swim, 3km mountain bike around Crusoe Reservoir and a 500m run.  After learning all the skills at a free tri clinic with international superstars Ben and Jacqui Allen from B&J Racing, the Dirt Kids raced hard and finished with big smiles at the finish line.

The TreX series continues on its national tour with round 5, TreX Snowy Mountains and the Australia Cross Triathlon Championships hosted at the home of the 2016 ITU World Champs at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa in the spectacular Snowy Mountains.

The weekend also includes the Australia Aquathlon Championships, world champs qualification rounds and the inaugural Snowies Ultra Trail Run Festival including 50k ultra, half marathon, 10k and 5k trail run events.

Events are open to all comers and there are courses and distances to suit all ages and abilities which makes it a fantastic weekend away for the entire family, but be quick, this event is close to sell out.

For more information about how you can be a part of Australia’s ultimate off-road triathlon visit the website at https://trextriathlon.com.au/

 

2017|18 Events

DATEEVENTLOCATIONSTATUS
20 Aug 2017Race 1: TreX DuathlonKurwongbah, QldGold
16 | 17 Sept 2017Race 2: TreX Port StephensPort Stephens, NSWPlatinum
28 Oct 2017Race 3: TreX RedlandsMt Cotton, QldGold
25 | 26 Nov 2017Race 4: TreX GoldfieldsBendigo, VICPlatinum
24 | 25 Feb 2018Race 5: TreX Snowy MountainsSnowy Mountains, NSWPlatinum
24 | 25 Mar 2018Race 6: TreX Back 2 Back EnduroKurwongbah, QldGold
28 | 29 April 2018Race 7: TreX ChampsSunshine Coast, QldPlatinum

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About TreX

For ten years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross – or off-road – triathlon racing series in Asia-Pacific inclusing the hosting of the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in 2016. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a swim, mountain bike and trail run as well as duathlon and aquabike formats. While each TreX event features an open category the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels. For more information visit TreX here

About In2Adventure

In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud host of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including adventure races, cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels. For more information visit In2Adventure here

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November 27th, 2017 / Media Release

November 7 2017

In breaking news TreX, Australia’s National XTri Series, has announced that internationally renowned athletes Ben and Jacqui Allen will launch a free kids Triathlon Clinic at TreX Goldfields this November.

BENDIGO – In2Adventure are proud to announce that ambassadors Ben and Jacqui Allen will be hosting a free triathlon training clinic for TreX Dirt Kids aged 7-10 years at TreX Goldfields on the 25th of November.

Ben Allen (AUS) and Jacqui Allen (GBR), often referred to as the ‘First Couple of cross triathlon, are two of the most prolific athletes in the sport, travelling extensively around the world and boasting many titles to their name.  They also run B&J Racing mentoring up and coming athletes in the sport.  Now they’re back in Australia and set to share that wealth of knowledge and experience with our young Australian champions of the future at the ‘B&J Racing Kids Clinic’.

The B&J Racing kids clinic will be offered free to all entrants in the TreX Dirt Kids event at TreX Goldfields hosted in Bendigo on the 25th of November.  The Dirt Kids event is just one of the many courses hosted by In2Adventure as part of the TreX Cross Triathlon which also includes a standard, sprint, junior, teaser, aquabike and duathlon options. Dirt Kids is a fun, non-competitive event for youngsters aged 7-10 years and includes a 50m swim, 3km easy mountain bike and a 500m trail run.  Like all TreX events it does offer Dirt Kids the opportunity to get a bit dirty and muddy in this fun and exciting version of the sport.

Both Ben and Jacqui are excited to announce the B&J Racing Kids clinic and Ben told us that,

The focus is on PARTICIPATION rather than competition. The clinic is designed to expose kids to Cross Triathlon and the exciting world of multisport!  Jacqui and I want to educate kids about the multisport lifestyle, all while being involved in a fun, exciting, and safe atmosphere! It will really help the kids to ‘get their feet wet’.

We see this as an opportunity for kids to meet friends, learn fundamental skills in triathlon, all while getting down and dirty of course!  We can’t wait to meet all the enthusiastic boys and girls ready to live on the wild side of triathlon.”

Race Director, Simon Lazenby, from In2Adventure the organisation that hosts the National TreX XTri Series told us

;“We are so excited to launch this new initiative from Ben and Jacqui.  They are not only amazing athletes, but also wonderful people who give so much of their time back to the sport, event organisers and other athletes.  This is just another example of their commitment to the sport and will be such a positive experience for our young Dirt Kids who will now have the opportunity to come along and have a go at off road racing and learn some new skills from the best in the business.”

The clinic is designed to introduce young athletes aged 7-10 yrs+ to the sport of triathlon and help them improve triathlon specific skills in a safe and fun environment. The clinic is hosted by qualified coaches and is an ideal opportunity for parents racing TreX XTri to involve their entire family during the race weekend.  It will be hosted just before the TreX XTri Dirt Kids event on race day. Numbers are limited, and registration is included with every Dirt Kids entry.

To find out more about TreX Goldfields and the B&J Racing Kids Clinic visit the website at https://trextriathlon.com.au/events/trex-goldfields/#course#tab-DirtKids

2017|18 Events

DATEEVENTLOCATIONSTATUS
20 Aug 2017Race 1: TreX DuathlonKurwongbah, QldGold
16 | 17 Sept 2017Race 2: TreX Port StephensPort Stephens, NSWPlatinum
28 Oct 2017Race 3: TreX RedlandsMt Cotton, QldGold
25 | 26 Nov 2017Race 4: TreX GoldfieldsBendigo, VICPlatinum
24 | 25 Feb 2018Race 5: TreX Snowy MountainsSnowy Mountains, NSWPlatinum
24 | 25 Mar 2018Race 6: TreX Back 2 Back EnduroKurwongbah, QldGold
28 | 29 April 2018Race 7: TreX ChampsSunshine Coast, QldPlatinum

Find Out More

About TreX

For ten years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross – or off-road – triathlon racing series in Asia-Pacific inclusing the hosting of the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in 2016. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a swim, mountain bike and trail run as well as duathlon and aquabike formats. While each TreX event features an open category the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels. For more information visit TreX here

About In2Adventure

In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud host of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including adventure races, cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels. For more information visit In2Adventure here

Join the In2Adventure Conversation

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November 7th, 2017 / Media Release

October 10, 2017

In breaking news TreX, Australia’s National XTri Series, have announced the launch of an all new event for TreX Goldfields and TreX Snowy Mountains with the introduction of the TreX Aquathlon.

In2Adventure have announced the launch of an all new event for the TreX series with an Aquathlon to be hosted at the Bendigo and Snowy Mountains MultiSport Festivals this season.  These events also double as world championship qualification rounds as well as the Australian National Championship in the Snowy Mountains.

The move sees the series aligning with the strategic direction of the International Triathlon Union, the governing body for triathlon world wide which this year hosted the MultiSport World Championship Festival in Canada combining the cross triathlon world championships with its multisport counterparts including duathlon, aquathlon, long distance and aquabike.

The event is hosted by In2Adventure, the team who brought the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships to Australia in 2016 and have been hosting specialist off road and adventure events throughout Australia for over ten years, however, if our readers are anything like us they question they’re asking is, ‘What is an Aquathlon?’  We put this to Race Director Simon Lazenby.

“Quite simply it’s a Run, Swim, Run.  Aquathlon is a great way to get into the sport of triathlon.  It doesn’t require a road or mountain bike, all you need are a pair of togs and a pair of running shoes, so it’s a great way for anyone to come along and try sport, especially our young champions of tomorrow.”

The aquathlon events in both Bendigo and Snowy Mountains include a Standard, Sprint, Junior, Teaser and Dirt Kids Courses which offer an opportunity for all ages and all abilities to be a part of the action.

The organisers also added that the addition of the TreX Aquathlon adds a new dimension to the ever popular Dirt Master Challenge that is an integral part of the Bendigo and Snowy Mountains MultiSport Weekend.

Dirt Master contenders tackle three hardcore multisport events across two days with the aim to take out the ultimate title of Dirt Master or Dirt Mistress.   This year that will include the TreX Cross Triathlon on Saturday morning, the Aquathlon on Saturday afternoon and Trail Run Festival on Sunday.

Proudly supported by the City of Greater Bendigo, the Goldfields MultiSport Festival will take place on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November. Event Director Robyn Lazenby told us that

 “Bendigo is often seen as a contemporary regional centre, however, what most people don’t realise is that it is a real hidden treasure when it comes to action packed multisport events. Crusoe Reservoir provides the perfect backdrop for a challenging off road swim, mountain bike and trail run for the TreX cross tri, plus the on road trails for an aquathlon; and then a spectacular trail run festival course, all in the one stunning location.

The same can be said of Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa in the Snowy Mountains.  Not only does it offer world class mountain biking and trail running facilities it also has the capacity to host a great on road aquathlon course as well.”

Entries for the TreX Aquathlon events open today and full information and entry details can be found on the website at:

2017|18 Events

DATEEVENTLOCATIONSTATUS
20 Aug 2017Race 1: TreX DuathlonKurwongbah, QldGold
16 | 17 Sept 2017Race 2: TreX Port StephensPort Stephens, NSWPlatinum
28 Oct 2017Race 3: TreX RedlandsMt Cotton, QldGold
25 | 26 Nov 2017Race 4: TreX GoldfieldsBendigo, VICPlatinum
24 | 25 Feb 2018Race 5: TreX Snowy MountainsSnowy Mountains, NSWPlatinum
24 | 25 Mar 2018Race 6: TreX Back 2 Back EnduroKurwongbah, QldGold
28 | 29 April 2018Race 7: TreX ChampsSunshine Coast, QldPlatinum

Find Out More

About TreX

For ten years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross – or off-road – triathlon racing series in Asia-Pacific inclusing the hosting of the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in 2016. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a swim, mountain bike and trail run as well as duathlon and aquabike formats. While each TreX event features an open category the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels. For more information visit TreX here

About In2Adventure

In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud host of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including adventure races, cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels. For more information visit In2Adventure here

Join the In2Adventure Conversation

  • Visit> our website
  • Follow> us on Twitter @In2Adventure  #TreXTri | #GetDirtyDownUnder
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October 10th, 2017 / Media Release

September 25, 2017

Port Stephens shines with “Miles of Smiles” as Alexander & Daniel take line honours at the Inaugural Tomaree Trail Run Festival and Kay & Flett claim Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress Titles

PORT STEPHENS | As over 400 athletes and 1000 visitors from across Australia descended on Port Stephens last weekend, day two of the ‘Off Road’ extravaganza saw Port Stephens turn on a spectacular day and a course that included “Miles of Smiles” at the Inaugural Tomaree Trail Run Festival.

2017 saw the launch of the TreX Cross Triathlon Series in Port Stephens coupled with the all new Tomaree Trail Run Festival which included a half marathon, 11.5k and 6k courses which both challenged and delighted runners from across Australia.

At the end of the day it was local, Alexander James from Salamander Bay and representing the local trail running group Tomaree Trotters who took out line honours for the males in a blistering time of 1:26:23. While Amy Daniel from Emu Plains in NSW representing Upcoaching took the win for the females in a time of 1:53:01.

Simon Lazenby, Race Director from In2Adventure, the national event team who brought the festival to Port Stephens made special mention of the remarkable times clocked by these young runners on what was a technically challenging and diverse course,

These times really reflect the talent of these runners as this was not a course for those who weren’t up for a challenge” he remarked.

The course which took runners into some of the most awe inspiring coastal terrain found anywhere in the world and included the beauty of Tomaree National Park, which at this time of year was abundant with wild flowers; the challenge of a climb across Samurai Dunes; and the stunning beauty of Port Stephens Coastal Trails rewarded runners with views and vistas that, just for a while helped to quiet the sound of legs challenged by the rocky, sandy, rough and challenging off road trails.

The run finished with a rocky climb around the Fingal Bay headland before a beach run along spectacular Fingal Bay to a raucous welcome from the crowd who had gathered on the Fingal Bay foreshore to welcome runners at the finish line.

The event also saw the launch of the Port Stephens Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress Titles where brave souls chose to tackle the TreX Standard Course on Saturday including a 1500m swim, 30km XC MTB and 10k Trail Run and then back up on Sunday to take on the Tomaree Trail Run Half Marathon.

At the conclusion of the weekend seven athletes completed the challenge to take home the title of Dirt Master or Dirt Mistress and it was Sorcha Flett from Black Forest in South Australia with a cumulative time of 5:57:14 taking out the Dirt Mistress Port Stephens title and Luke Kay from Dickson in the ACT in a time of 4:35:45 taking out the Dirt Master title.

Newly crowned Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress Title Holders include:

  • Luke Johnston | Redlynch, Qld
  • Simon Nendick | North Lakes, Qld
  • Tony Williams | Mount Victoria, NSW
  • Stuart Lowrie | Fingal Bay, NSW
  • Nathan Archer | Fern Bay, NSW

The feedback from those who took part has been overwhelming and the “Miles of Smiles” seen out on the trails around Port Stephens this weekend truly reflected that sentiment.  But the question on everyone’s lips was, will the event be back again next year?

 

If we have a say in it this will become a regular annual event.” Event Director Robyn Lazenby told us.

The community in Port Stephens have been overwhelmingly welcoming and the assistance provided by local groups such as the Fingal Bay Surf Lifesaving Club, the Tomaree Trotters and Park Run has really added to the success of the event. As well as the support of local businesses such as the Fingal Bay Holiday Park, Port Stephens 4WD, Murrays Brewery, Quad Bike King and Capture Imaging Photography have really made this event a special experience for us and our team as well as competitors who travelled from wide and far from across Australia. 

We cannot thank everyone enough and would truly welcome the opportunity to continue to grow this event into the future.”  She concluded

The national TreX series and MultiSport Festivals continues on their national tour with round 3, TreX Redlands, hosted at Queensland’s mountain biking heaven, Karingal Scout Camp at Mount Cotton on Brisbane’s south side before heading onto Bendigo in November with the launch of the Bendigo Trail Run Festival.

For more information about how you can be a part of Australia’s ultimate off-road triathlon and multisport festivals visit the website at www.in2adventure.com.au

So if you want to get in 2 Australia’s most exciting national triathlon series and multisport festival to be a part of the off road action go to www.trextriathlon.com.au

2017|18 Events

DATEEVENTLOCATIONSTATUS
20 Aug 2017Race 1: TreX DuathlonKurwongbah, QldGold
16 | 17 Sept 2017Race 2: TreX Port StephensFingal Bay, NSWPlatinum
28 Oct 2017Race 3: TreX RedlandsMt Cotton, QldGold
25 Nov 2017Race 4: TreX GoldfieldsBendigo, VICPlatinum
26 Nov 2017Bendigo Trail Run FestivalBendigo, VIC
9 – 11 Feb 2018Snowies MTB FestivalSnowy Mountains, NSW
24 Feb 2018Race 5: TreX Snowy MountainsSnowy Mountains, NSWPlatinum
25 Feb 2018Snowies Trail Run FestivalSnowy Mountains, NSW
24 | 25 Mar 2018Race 6: TreX Back 2 Back EnduroKurwongbah, QldGold
28 | 29 April 2018Race 7: TreX ChampsSunshine Coast, QldPlatinum

 

Find Out More

About TreX

For ten years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross – or off-road – triathlon racing series in Asia-Pacific inclusing the hosting of the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in 2016. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a swim, mountain bike and trail run as well as duathlon and aquabike formats. While each TreX event features an open category the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels. For more information visit TreX here

About In2Adventure

In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud host of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including adventure races, cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels. For more information visit In2Adventure here

Join the In2Adventure Conversation

  • Visit> our website
  • Follow> us on Twitter @In2Adventure  #TreXTri | #GetDirtyDownUnder
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Photo Credit 

Courtesy Megan Caton | Megan Caton Photography | Images 1, 5 & 6

Courtesy Markus Keinholtz | Image 3

Courtesy Angie Macken | Image 4

Courtesy In2Adventure | Image 2

September 25th, 2017 / Media Release

September 18, 2017

Port Stephens turns on a “Brutally Awesome” course for Australia’s Ultimate Triathlon as Neumann & Slater take titles

PORT STEPHENS | “Brutally Awesome” was the word on the street as Round 2 of TreX, Australia’s National Cross Triathlon Series, launched in spectacular Port Stephens this weekend.  Ultimately it was reigning U23 World Cross Triathlon Champion Penny Slater from NSW taking out the Open/Elite Category for the females and Queenslander Max Neumann back from some strong performances on road both overseas and at home, taking the title for the men.

As the sun rose over stunning Fingal Bay, it was clear that Port Stephens was set to shine for this inaugural off road event in the region.  As competitors lined up against the sparkling blue waters on Fingal Beach the scene was one of tranquillity, but it was clear that an epic challenge lay ahead and as the day would play out this ultimate triathlon challenged athletes at every turn.

Into the water and it was Max Neumann who once again demonstrated his dominance on the swim leg exiting the water with a 4:22 lead over Dan Robins NSW and race 1 winner Jacob Storey VIC.

Penny Slater, just back in Australia after an awe inspiring win at the U23 ITU World Championships in Canada, dominated the swim exited the water 4th overall in a time of 28:34

The mountain bike leg hosted in beautiful Tomaree National Park, which at this time of year was at its stunning best as abundant wildflowers setting the backdrop for a challenging mountain bike leg which included two laps of a 15km course.

Although this course was not as technically challenging as other TreX courses across the nation, it did add a new European element to round two as the mountain bike leg was physically challenging with a lap that included fire trail, rocky climbs, steep descents and some hard sand trails in the mix.  This made for a thigh burning 30km on the bike.

With an MTB split time of 1:17 Max Neumann continued to dominate the race and came back into T2 with a lead of 13:09 over Jacob Storey who had ridden his way into 2nd place and now lead Dan Robins by 2:12.

Penny Slater continued her dominance on the course with a MTB split of 1:34 as she came into T2 with a lead of 9:26 over Holly Khan from NSW, and Sorcha Flett from South Australia in 3rd.

With legs burning, hearts pumping and lungs heaving it was time to hit the trail run leg, and with some softer sand trails at the start, athletes had to dig deep before reaching the spectacular coastal trails on the Fingal Bay headland.  For all that hard work at the start of the trail run, athletes were rewarded with some of the most spectacular scenery and coastal vistas found anywhere in the world on these awe inspiring coastal walking trails.

Coming off the coastal trail and into Barry Park it was time to tackle the rocks of the headland before heading onto spectacular Final Beach for the final kilometre of the trail run leg before finishing on the Fingal Bay Foreshore.

Onto the final leg Max Neumann recorded a blazing 42:41 split for the 10km Trail Run to finish in a time of 2:25:02 ahead of Jacob Storey 2nd and Dan Robins 3rd.

Penny Slater also finished strongly, demonstrating the true spirit of a world champion, with a run split of 55:55 making her the only female to finish sub 3 hours with a time of 2:59:54 with Holly Khan 2nd and Sorcha Flett 3rd.

Race Director, Simon Lazenby, from In2Adventure who hosted the ITU World Championships in the Snowy Mountains in November 2016 told us,

“The course at Port Stephens delivered a real challenge for athletes and added another unique race to the seven-race strong national series.  The beach swim and the Euro-style mountain bike course coupled with the amazing scenery and beach location certainly both challenged and rewarded athletes and the quote from one age group athlete describing the event as ‘Brutally Awesome’ certainly summed up what off road triathlon is all about.  It’s tough, challenging and rewarding and offers athletes the opportunity to discover some of the most spectacular destinations in Australia.”

The TreX Series offers up a real challenge for our elite racers in the standard distance course, however, with a Sprint, Junior, Teaser and Dirt Kids course it’s also about participation.  The TreX series offers an opportunity for athletes of any age or ability to come along and enjoy the off road experience.

In the sprint course which included a 400m swim, 15km XC MTB and 6km trail run there were also some amazing performances, especially in the Junior Young Guns categories.

In the Junior course Joey Milgate from Gympie, Qld and Tia Hart from Northmead, NSW dominated the race from start to finish finishing in 41:23 and 52:13 respectively.

And the TreX Dirt Kids was certainly the feature event of the day with our young off-road champions of tomorrow aged 7-10 years tackling a 50m sea wade, 1km mountain bike along Fingal Bay foreshore and a 500m run on Fingal Beach.

The TreX series continues on its national tour with round 3, TreX Redlands, hosted at Queensland’s mountain biking heaven, Karingal Scout Camp at Mount Cotton on Brisbane’s south side before heading onto Bendigo in November.

For more information about how you can be a part of Australia’s ultimate off-road triathlon visit the website at https://trextriathlon.com.au/

 

So if you want to get in 2 Australia’s most exciting national triathlon series, and be a part of the off road action go to www.trextriathlon.com.au

2017|18 Events

DATEEVENTLOCATIONSTATUS
20 Aug 2017Race 1: TreX DuathlonKurwongbah, QldGold
16 | 17 Sept 2017Race 2: TreX Port StephensPort Stephens, NSWPlatinum
28 Oct 2017Race 3: TreX RedlandsMt Cotton, QldGold
25 | 26 Nov 2017Race 4: TreX GoldfieldsBendigo, VICPlatinum
24 | 25 Feb 2018Race 5: TreX Snowy MountainsSnowy Mountains, NSWPlatinum
24 | 25 Mar 2018Race 6: TreX Back 2 Back EnduroKurwongbah, QldGold
28 | 29 April 2018Race 7: TreX ChampsSunshine Coast, QldPlatinum

Find Out More

About TreX

For ten years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross – or off-road – triathlon racing series in Asia-Pacific inclusing the hosting of the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in 2016. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a swim, mountain bike and trail run as well as duathlon and aquabike formats. While each TreX event features an open category the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels. For more information visit TreX here

About In2Adventure

In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud host of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including adventure races, cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels. For more information visit In2Adventure here

Join the In2Adventure Conversation

  • Visit> our website
  • Follow> us on Twitter @In2Adventure  #TreXTri | #GetDirtyDownUnder
  • Like> us on Facebook @In2Adventure  #TreXTri |  #GetDirtyDownUnder
  • Look > on Instagram @in_2_adventure #TreXTri | #GetDirtyDownUnder
  • Watch> us on YouTube @In2AdventureAustralia
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Photo Credit 

Courtesy Andrew Arnott | Newcastle Sports Photography | Images 2, 3, 5

Courtesy Megan Caton | Megan Caton Photography | Images 1, 6, 7

Courtesy In2Adventure | Image 4

September 19th, 2017 / Media Release

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