Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Salomon tre-x off Road Triathlon
On Sunday, Dean n I took part in the Salomon tre-x off road tri at Kurwongbah.
about 1.5hrs drive from Noosa.
I was abit apprehensive as i havent practiced much on the mountain bike!
We both entered the enduro series which is 2 X swim350m- bike 10km and run 4km.
Sounds easy enough on paper but it took out alot of energy from both of us !
the race was held at a scout camp,with the swim in a lake, mountain biking in fire trails including some rather tricky single trails. the run was an out n back trail run in the woods.
i raced on my Trek MB hardtail. there were altogether 4 loops of the trails. i found them pretty tough going.needless to say i am nursing some purplish bruises now ,ha! luckily i didnt fall.
the weather was a little overcast, and there was some heavy rain previous nights. some parts of the course were quite slippery but generally manageable.
when we were feasting on the post race hotdogs, we sat and watched the prize giving. i was pleasantly surprised to hear i got podium in my age group.i couldnt believe it ...my first medal in australia.
the event was very well organised and although we went home tired , we were enriched by our Sunday experience.
Posted by Fiona Lim at 5:36 PM