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Olympic Medallist Erin Densham to contest the Victorian Cross
& NSW Dirt Mistress Championships
23rd & 24th March
Novotel Forest Resort, Creswick
In 2 Adventure are extremely proud to welcome Erin Densham to the Victorian Cross Triathlon Championships being hosted at Novotel Forest Resort on the 23rd of March.
As well as competing for the Victorian Championships Erin has also chosen to push her body to the limits in the Victorian Dirt Mistress Championships where compeitors will push themselves to the limit in three hardcore long course events across two days including:
- Sat AM: Victorian Cross Triathlon Championships: 500 - 23 - 8
- Sat PM: 8km Trail Run
- Sun AM: 45km XC MTB
We are so pleased to be able to welcome one of Australia's true ON ROAD triathlon champions to the 'OFF ROAD' version of the sport.
Join Erin Densham for a Q&A on Saturday Evening
Erin will also be doing a Q & A at our Celebration Dinner on Saturday evening, so don't forget your bookings for that one and get your questions ready. The Novotel Forest Resort is almost to capacity, so get in now to book your accommodation to join us for what will be a fantastic weekend of off road adventure!
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Australian Cross Triathlon Championships
9th & 10th March
Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Congratulations to Connie Silvestri and Dan Neilson taking out the 2013 Australian Cross Triathlon Championships. More news from the weekend coming soon.
Reigning Tre-X Cross Triathlon Champion Connie Silvestri and Male Open Series Championship Leader Brayden Tucker to contend the Australian Cross Triathlon Championships
Snowy Mountains 9th/10th March, 2013
Along with a swag of Queensland competitors who will be heading south in 2 weeks to contend the Australian Cross Triathlon Championships will be Connie Silvestri & Brayden Tucker.
Connie will definitely be a force to be reconned with in the Female Open Category. Currently Connie holds the following titles:
- NSW, Victorian and Qld Dirt Mistress Champion.
- She has also claimed the title as the first contender male or female to be named as Australian Dirt Mistress.
- She is the reigning Series Open Champion in the national Tre- X Cross Triathlon Series and has won all 3 lead in races to the Australain Champs.
Connie Silvestri is a true Off-Road Champion and she is going to be a tough competitor to beat on the day.
Brayden Tucker re-joined the Cross Triathlon scene in 2013 and very quickly stamped his dominance on the Male Open event, with two second places and then at the Qld Back 2 Back, after 2 days of racing, claimed the top podium which had previously eluded him. He will be out to take the win at the Australian Champs and based on current form is right on track to do so.
It's going to be a top weekend of racing with and you can find out more on the website. Entries Close 5pm Sunday 3rd March, 2013.
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Qld Cross Tri Champs & Dirt Fest Weekend
20th & 21st April, 2013
Accommodation, Camping & Dinner Bookings Open Now
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Back 2 Back on Track - Course Update
30th January, 2013
We've been out on the course today and all is looking good for the weekend. The chain saw is raring to go and we'll be clearing a few fallen branches tomorrow. Other than that, the new trails have hardened and the tracks are looking good and ready for an awesome weekend of off road racing with a bit of resort luxury thrown in..
Entries close 5pm Thursday and there are currently about 35 places remaining. Also don't forget to book in for the party on Saturday night and enjoy the dinner and entertainment.
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Press Release: Sunday 27th January, 2013
Tre-X Back 2 Back ON TRACK for 2nd & 3rd February
With the current flooding that is happening in Brisbane we would like to send our thoughts to all those in areas that have been impacted by the floods. During this time we have had a number of enquiries regarding upcoming events and many of those enquiries have expressed a hope that the events would go ahead, as it would be something positive to look forward to.
The Weather Forecast
The curernt weather forecast is expecting rain on the Sunshine Coast to ease tomorrow with a positive forecast moving forward to the weekend. Current forecast is Fine and mostly sunny for Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd February.
There are some sections of the MTB course (approx 300m) currently under water, however the good news is that because the course at Twin Waters is based on sand, from last years experience we know that the track hardens in wet weather and it drains very quickly. Who knew there would be some advantage in building a MTB course on sand? :-)
The Contingency Plan
Currently there are some sections under water and we have an alternate course route in the unlikely circumstance that these sections do not dry out by next Saturday. Based on the information we have, we fully expect these areas to dry out. The contingency plan means that we may lose some of the track that was developed for the event (approx 300m) and there could be a small section (approx 300m) on tarmac, which will allow us to avoid the wet areas. All possible environmental impacts have been taken into consideration and plans made to manage these if they occur.
The Decision to Move Forward
So with a contingency plan in place, and because of the wishes expressed to us by most, we have made the decision to move forward with the event on the original dates, 2nd & 3rd February, 2013
As always the future and the weather are unpredictable. We have made this announcement based on the best information we have available to us at this time; however, we will be monitoring the weather conditions, the course and other aspects over the next few days and will keep you updated if anything changes.
ALL SYSTEMS GO!
But for now, thanks to your support and feedback, it’s ALL SYSTEMS GO!
We can't predict the weather but we can promise a fantastic weekend with great company, a spectacular race location and an awesome chance to race, relax and enjoy yourself in the company of some fantastic people! And after all… we know that Tre-X competitors are HARDCORE when it comes to triathlon
If you would like to discuss anything in relation to this information, please don’t hesitate to contact us on the details below.
Robyn & Simon & the In 2 Adventure Team
Simon Lazenby Robyn Lazenby
Tel: 0414 320585 Tel: 0414 282084
Email: Simon@in2adventure.com.au Email: Robyn@in2adventure.com.au
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Back 2 Back Famil Morning on Sun 27th January CANCELLED
Due to the extreme weather conditions being forecast for SE Qld over the weekend Connie has made the decision to cancel the Back 2 Back course famil morning due to be held at Novotel Twin Waters Resort on Sunday 27th January, however Connie is still holding a Trail Run Session at 7am at Bardon. See details on the link below.
The decision has been made in the interest of safety and to ensure we look after the new trails on the property. The good news is the rain is currently forecast to ease on Tuesday and the sand base of the MTB course means the trails harden up with wet weather and drain within a day or two, so all is looking good for next weekend's event.
Thank you all for your understanding.
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Join Pete Jacobs & Michael Milton
& Get Ready for the Australian
Triathlon Swim and Run Clinic
with Pete Jacobs Iron Man World Champion
When: Saturday 1st December 9:30 am – 10:30 am
On the back of an amazing year for our nation Pete Jacobs, winner of the world’s toughest race The Hawaiian Iron Man will be hosting a Triathlon clinic for all the followers of this increasingly popular sport.
Where: Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa’s Village Green
What to bring: Run clothing, swimmers and a gold coin to donate to Movember
Mountain Bike Ride Clinic
with Sporting Champion Michael Milton
Michael Milton has proven to be one of Australia’s most successful and inspiring athletes. Michael is pleased to offer his time hosting a Mountain bike ride and skills clinic on Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa’s mountain bike trail linking into Kosciuszko National Park.
If you don’t own a bike, that is ok you can borrow one of Activate’s Giant cross country bikes and join the fun!
When: Saturday 1st December 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Where: Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, Rocky Road Car Park (opposite Village Green)
What to bring: Riding clothes, Mountain Bike, helmet and a gold coin to donate to Movember
Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
1650 Alpine Way
T: 1800 020 524
E: Send an Online Enquiry
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Enduro Famil Day Cancelled
Due to the extreme weather conditions being experienced in Brisbane and a bleak forecast for Sunday morning, the Enduro course famil day due to be held at Murrenbong Scout Camp on Sunday 18th November has been cancelled.
The decision has been made in the interest of safety and to ensure we look after the trails on the property. The good news is weather is looking good for next Sunday's event with mostly sunny days forecast throughout the week and mild temperatures on the weekend. We are sorry that this decision has had to be made and thank you for your understanding.
Tre-X is Coming to TV!... Be a Part of it.
The Tre-X Series is set to feature on the Great South East and our Tre-X fanatics have the opportunity to feature on the program.
So, if you’re a Tre-X Nut and fancy hitting the water, carving up a few trails on your mountain bike and hitting the trails for the TV Cameras… And you have an entry for Tre-X Race 1 and are available on Friday 12th October, then drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 10th October with the following info:
- Your Name
- Contact Phone number
- Tre-X Race 1 Entry Invoice Number
- A short sentence as to why you would like to be a part of the filming
We’re looking for about 30 people so, if you’re one of the lucky ones, we’ll let you know and send details via return email.
Save 25% on Cycology T's Until 28th October
Are you a keen Mountain Biker, Trail Runner or All Round Off Road Nut?
Then get the T's to match your mood!
Cycology Clothing, the designers of our new event tees, are pleased to offer In2Adventure subscribers a special offer on their original, sports inspired t shirts for a limited time only.
Buy any of their unique cycling, running and sports tees at www.cycologygear.com using the promo code DIRT in the shopping cart and receive 25% off the price. With free shipping on all online orders, it’s a great opportunity to stock up on some very cool tees at bargain prices.
Offer available till 28 October 2012
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2013 Australian Cross-Triathlon
Snowy Mountains, NSW
9th & 10th March, 2013
The iconic Thredbo Valley in the Snowy Mountains is set to play host to the newly announced 2013 Australian Cross Triathlon Championships.
The Evolution of Cross Triathlon
Cross Triathlon has been simmering on the fringe of Australian sport for some time now, and with Triathlon Australia’s announcement of the 2013 Australian Cross Triathlon Championships, OFF-ROAD is rapidly becoming the ONLY ROAD for many triathletes.
The National Cross Triathlon Championships is part of the national Tre-X Off Road Triathlon Series and will be one of Australia’s most uniquely challenging off-road events. It takes triathlon and mixes it with a huge helping of grit, dirt and hardcore action as competitors tackle a combination of Swim, Mountain Bike and Trail Run.
Race Director, Simon Lazenby told us that, “Taking triathlon off road adds an all new element of excitement to the sport. Unlike road triathlons, a mountain bike course is very different every time you ride it. It requires a combination of skill, speed, strength and strategy to stay at the pointy end of the field. The weather, track conditions and terrain make the riding very different every time. The trail run incorporates diverse terrain including trails, tracks, creeks, steep craggy ascents and rocky scrambles which means that competitors must stay focussed every step of the way. It will take a true champion to take home the title as Australia’s Cross-Triathlon Champion”
Lake Crackenback Resort: An Adventure Playground
Lake Crackenback resort nestled in the Thredbo Valley will provide an iconic backdrop for Australia’s Cross Triathlon Championships. Beautiful Lake Crackenback will host the swim leg. The mountain bike leg will be staged on the diverse combination of mountain bike trails that surround the resort. And the trail run will include some of Australia’s most unique and spectacular scenery which will make it a real treat for international visitors.
With Race HQ based at Lake Crackenback Resort competitors and spectators can combine a weekend of hardcore off-road racing with all the luxury of this fabulous 4.5-star resort.
The championships are sanctioned by Triathlon Australia and will be the qualifying round for the ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships held in The Hague, Netherlands in July 2013. Winners will take home the title as Australia’s National Champion. Sprint distance, Junior and Trail Run events will also be staged throughout the weekend.
It’s set to be an adrenalin packed weekend of ‘not to be missed’ off-road action as we search for Australia’s Cross-Triathlon Champion.
Entries & Information
Tre-X Duathlon Champs: Who are the TRUE & TOUGHEST Off Road Champions?
The Tre-X Duathlon Champs is shaping up to be one of the toughest courses to date. The long course MTB includes 4 laps of the 7.5km track and this will be no walk in the park. No long fire trails or cruisy tracks on this course. To take out the championships riders are going to have to push themselves every inch of the way as they tackle technical single track, pinchy climbs, creek crossingsm, obstacles and some of the best mountain biking in the country.
New 4km Run Course
The new 4km Run course takes what was already a challenging 2k course and adds some new climbs and over 500m of true off road trail running. Competitors will have to dig deep to initially attack 2 laps of this course and then after 30k on the bike, get back out there and do it all again. Legs.. get ready to BURN!
So we look forward to seeing you at theTre-X Duathlon Champs as we uncover those who are the TRUE & TOUGHEST Off Road Champions
Tre-X Duathlon Series Points
In the lead up to the Championship event on Sunday, it's going to be a close run race for the 2012 Tre-X Duathlon Series Championships in many categories, and especially in the Male Open Category where Shane Wharton and George Tamblyn sit on an equal 18 points.
The check out your standings on the Series Points Table click on the links below.
28/6/12: Tre-X Duathlon Race 2 Course Update
After the recent rain we have been out doing a course inspection today and the good news is that the MTB Tracks are holding up well after cutting additional drainage channels this week. With the weather looking to ease on Friday with sunny periods and full sunshine on Saturday the course should be in good condition for Sunday's event.
We will do a further course inspection on Saturday to confirm the condition of the trails. We have a wet weather contingency in place and depending how the weather is on Friday and Saturday we may make the decision to adjust the course to suit the trail conditions on the day and will advise accordingly.
We've had an awesome time fine tuning the new Run Course and it promises to be a real adventure. So, get ready for water, mud, creek crossings and a whole load of hardcore action on this TRUE Off Road Trail Run Course.
On another positive note, the weather forecast for Sunday is looking awesome with sunny skies & a top of 20 Degrees!
Entries are open until 6am on Friday morning, so still a chance to get your last minute entries in. Providing the event is not full 'On the Day Entries' will be open from 8am to 8:30am on Sunday