Triathlete? Must be about time you tri a NEW challenge!
The new Mainpeak Multisport endurance event on 25 September 2011 is the perfect target for triathletes looking for something a little bit different to spice up their training and racing calendar.
Competitors will race 158km through the spectacular Avon and Swan Valleys, in a satisfying journey from country to city that finishes at Guildford, only a short distance from Perth’s CBD.
There are three disciplines – trail running, road riding and (mostly) flat water paddling – split into six legs which means you can tackle the Mainpeak Multisport solo or in teams of up to six, making this is a super accessible race for most triathletes (supposing you have mates!).
Starting in the main street of Toodyay, this is what awaits competitors:
- 7.5km Toodyay trail run
- 58km Julimar road ride
- 24km Avon Valley trail run
- 33km Chittering Valley road ride
- 7km Bells white water paddle OR 10km Bells trail run
- 16km Swan Valley Vineyard River Paddle
- 12km Guildford River Paddle
The paddle legs are all a super easy grade – especially if you choose to run, rather than paddle, the white water section – and boat hire can be arranged for triathletes who aren’t equipped and we can point you toward regular training sessions where beginner paddlers will be welcomed. Or, if you’re thinking of putting a team in and are lacking a paddler, we can put a call out to the various paddling fraternities around Perth and WA to match you up with someone to complete that leg.
Enter before the end of this month (July) to receive a special Early Bird offer of a voucher for between $30 and $120 towards some great Icebreaker gear and remember you receive a sensational New Zealand Merino Tech T Lite valued at $80 just for entering.
More information can be found at: www.mainpeakmultisport.com.au
MAINPEAK MULTISPORT EVENT DETAILS
What: Mainpeak Multisport, 158km multisport endurance event
Where: From Toodyay, 85km east of Perth CBD, to Guildford, 16km east of the CBD
How: trail run, road ride and flatwater (mostly) paddle
When: Sunday, 25 September, 2011
Who: Individuals and teams
Why: For the challenge and reward of completing an iconic journey from country to city through beautiful countryside under your own puff and steam.