May 29, 2019
SUNSHINE COAST – Brodie Gardner and Connie Silvestri have reigned supreme at the final round of the TreX 2018/19 Series, on the Sunshine Coast.
Ewen Maddock Dam in Landsborough hosted the season-crowning race, which took place a month later than was originally scheduled, due to adverse weather conditions in April.
The Men’s Elite event was a titanic tussle between Gardener and newcomer Casey Munro– who was competing his first off-road triathlon.
Munro took a 2-minute-55-second lead out of the swim leg, but Gardener’s class on the bike shone through, flipping the time deficit to take the lead.
“I knew Casey would be much stronger than me with the swim, but the bike was my chance, and I knew I had to take it, I got the lead, we changed lead again a couple times, but then I had to make the most of the opportunity and fight ahead,” Gardener said after the race.”
He finished in a time of 2:18:00, ahead of Munro 2:20:54.
Meanwhile, young gun Callum Kingston proved he’s one to watch of the future generation, with an impressive third-placed performance of 2:31:13.
Connie Silvestri took-out the Woman’s Crown, battling through the pain barrier to win in a time of 02:59:39
“It was a tough one out there today. There was some doubt whether I’d race, but I just had to. I had to work through injury and battle on. You think to yourself, ‘well I could just stay away and not compete, but you have to give it a go, don’t you?”, Silvestri said following her win.
The Australian representative said it filled her with pride having her Dad, George, there watching on, as she took out the Sunshine Coast event.
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Full results, photos and videos can be found on the links below or by visiting the event website at trextriathlon.com.au.
TreX is Australia’s home grown national cross triathlon series. For thirteen years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross – or off-road – triathlon racing in Asia-Pacific. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a swim, mountain bike and trail run. While each TreX event features an open/elite category the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels.
For more information visit TreX here
In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud hosts of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including 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.
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|22 Sep 2019||Trail Run Australia | Tomaree||Fingal Bay, NSW|
|23 Nov 2019||TreX Goldfields||Bendigo, VIC|
|24 Nov 2019||Trail Run Australia | Goldfields||Bendigo, VIC|
|14-16 Feb 2020||Snowies MTB Festival||Snowy Mtns, NSW|
|29 Feb 2020||TreX Snowy Mountains||Snowy Mtns, NSW|
|1 Mar 2020||Trail Run Australia | Snowies Ultra||Snowy Mtns, NSW|
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