Renata Bucher named European ambassador for TreX
SYDNEY—Switzerland’s Renata Bucher has stormed back with stellar second half of the season after capturing second place in England at the Xterra European Championships just ahead of Jacqui Slack (GBR). The impressive result is just one of many that solidified her selection as the European ambassador for the 2015/16 TreX race calendar.
Bucher joins Slack and Ben Allen (AUS), who were announced last month as the official TreX Series international ambassadors, and she already looks forward to working with In2Adventure in the lead-up to the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon Worlds to be held at Lake Crackenback, New South Wales – the first time the event will be held in the Southern Hemisphere.
“I am looking forward to working with In2Adventure leading up to the worlds,” said Bucher. “Over the last few years I have seen the hard work and dedication that organisers Simon and Robyn Lazenby have invested into improving the TreX series and I can say that they are excelling in every way to providing athletes with a great off road triathlon experience.
“Everything is in place, time to get the ball rolling to put on a world class event in 2016.”
The 38-year-old Bucher, who resides half the year in Victoria, will also serve as a coach for EnduranceTeam OffRoad, who were announced as an official training provider in the recently launched ‘Pathway Partners’ programme, which has been specifically designed to assist Australian age-group athletes achieve their goal of racing in national colours.
“Off-road triathlon is growing very fast here in Europe, and I can see the huge potential in Australia for our sport,” explained Bucher. “Having the worlds in Australia is the perfect opportunity to invite the athletes from all over the world to experience Australia.
“I’m a big fan of the TreX series and the race at Lake Crackenback,” she concluded. “I had the opportunity to experience the course for the first time earlier this year at the Oceania championships, and I am very excited to come back and assist the athletes to prepare for the 2016 world champs.”
In2Adventure is proud to have the 12-year veteran and winner of 33 Xterra races across 14 countries on board as an ambassador.
“We are so excited to announce this partnership with one of the sports true international greats,” said TreX event director Robyn Lazenby. “Renata raced at our very first ever TreX event in Australia almost 10 years ago, and has been a part of the TreX famly as we have continued to develop the sport within Australia, to the point where we will be hosting the ITU World Championships in 2016.
“We absolutely love the world champs course in the Snowy Mountains and we want to welcome and share this experience with as many international athletes as possible.
“To have a representative like Renata sharing the TreX story and sharing her experience of the world champs course with athletes internationally, and encouraging them to be a part of a world champs Down Under is fabulous for the event.”
Next year’s event marks the first time in the race’s five-year history that the world championships have been hosted outside the northern hemisphere, with previous locations including Spain, US, Holland and Germany.
In2Adventure offers three TreX qualifying races prior to the worlds, with events in Victoria (28-29 November), New South Wales (28-29 February) and Queensland (16-17 April).
To find out more about the TreX Series go to Trextriathlon.com.au
About the Pathway Partner program:
As part of our Pathway Partners Program, In2Adventure is in the process of connecting with clubs, coaches and squads throughout Australia who will be hosting training and development programs aimed at helping competitors to qualify for the World X-Tri Champs in 2016. For more info on connecting with a current Pathway Partner, please click here.
If you are a coach, club, squad or trainer who offers training for cross triathlon including mountain biking, trail running or swimming and are interested in becoming a pathway partner you can download full information and application forms using the links below. For a Pathway Partner information pack, click here, or for a Pathway Partner application form, please click here.
For seven years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross – or off-road – triathlon racing series in Asia-Pacific. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a reservoir swim, mountain bike and trail run. While each TreX event features an elite category with industry-leading prize purses, including $50,000 for the 2016 ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships, the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels. For more information, please visit TreX here.
In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists. 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.
Upcoming Events (2015/16):
- Queensland Enduro – Murrenbong, QLD, 19 September 2015
- Victorian Cross Triathlon Championships (2016 Worlds Qualifier) – Bendigo, VIC, 28-29 November 2015
- Snowies MTB Festival – Snowy Mountains, NSW, 12-14 February 2016
- Australian Cross Triathlon Championships (2016 Worlds Qualifier) – Snowy Mountains, NSW, 27-28 February 2016
- Queensland Cross Triathlon Championships (2016 Worlds Qualifier) – Sunshine Coast, QLD, 16-17 April 2016
- ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships – Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, Snowy Mountains, NSW, 18-20 November 2016
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