26 Nov 2018
Another Ben Allen master class, while Penny Slater throws down the gauntlet, in Bendigo
BENDIGO: Round Four of the TreX Cross Triathlon National Series headed south to Victoria at the weekend, with Bendigo playing host to the country’s ultimate off-road event.
Ben Allen further asserted his dominance on the competition, with his second title of the season, having won in September at Port Stephens.
Allen led after the swim and bike legs, to finish his run in a total race time of 2:12:06.
There was a tight podium tussle with Rowan Beggs-French and Leon Griffin dueling for second place.
Griffin led Beggs-French by one minute 18 seconds out of the swim leg, but Beggs-French gained major ascendancy on the bike, before capitalising on the run, finishing in a time of 02:15:33.
For Beggs-French it was his return to racing after an injury-plagued 12 months.
“It was just great to be back out there. I’m totally stoked with the result. Now I can set myself for a big season,” he said.
Griffin rounded out the podium with a third-placed 02:17:22
Meanwhile, Penny Slater ran rampant in the Women’s event, with a nearly 10 minute win, across the Crusoe Reservoir course.
Slater won in a time of 2:33:16, after blitzing the field on the bike leg, putting more than 8 minutes on her opponents, in that discipline alone.
Kate Bramley fought valiantly to claim second spot, in a time of 02:42:25.
Jessica Henderson rounded out the podium with an energetic exhibition of cross triathlon performance, finishing in 02:50:08
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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.
About Trail Run Australia
Trail Run Australia takes runners to some of the most iconic and stunning destinations in this spectacular land down under. It challenges participants to get off road and take on a challenge against mother nature in some of the most demanding and diverse terrain that the country has to offer.
From stunning beaches, to historic goldfields, remote rocky outcrops and rich rainforests, all the way to the iconic Snowy Mountains. Trail Run Australia inspires runners to tread the path less travelled in this wild and beautiful land.
All festivals include a:
- Half Marathon;
- 5-6km; and
- Free Kids Mud Rats Events
The series finale also includes a 50km Ultra in Australia’s iconic Snowy Mountains.
2018|19 events include:
|1 Sep 2018||Race 1: TreX Enduro||Kurwongbah, Qld||Gold|
|22 Sep 2018||Race 2: TreX Port Stephens||Fingal Bay, NSW||Platinum|
|23 Sep 2018||Trail Run Australia | Tomaree||Fingal Bay, NSW||n/a|
|27 Oct 2018||Race 3: TreX Sunshine Coast
Queensland State Championships
|Sunshine Coast, Qld||Platinum|
|28 Oct 2018||Trail Run Australia | Sunshine Coast||Sunshine Coast, Qld||n/a|
|24 Nov 2018||Race 4: TreX Goldfields
Victorian State Championships
|25 Nov 2018||Trail Run Australia | Goldfields||Bendigo, VIC||n/a|
|23 Feb 2019||Race 5: TreX Snowy Mountains
|Snowy Mtns, NSW||Platinum|
|24 Feb 2019||Trail Run Australia | Snowies Ultra||Snowy Mtns, NSW||Platinum|
|30 | 31 Mar 2019||Race 6: TreX Back 2 Back||Mt Cotton, Qld||Gold|
|27 April 2019||Race 7: TreX Championships||Sunshine Coast, Qld||Platinum|
|28 April 2018||Sunshine Coast MTB Festival||Sunshine Coast, Qld||n/a|
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