Victoria’s Premier Triathlon Series heads to Elwood Beach this Sunday

Race two of the Gatorade Triathlon Series 2010/11 will be held at Elwood Beach in Elwood on Sunday 12 December 2010, and is set to host another stellar field of Elite Triathletes.
AIS triathlete and winner of Race one Brendan Sexton, is in red hot form as he goes head to head against a strong Victorian contingent, including defending Series champion Peter Kerr, and VIS talent Jamie Huggett.

Brendan Sexton, Jamie Huggett and Peter Kerr have all been on a camp in Canberra with training together before the race.

Jamie Huggett spoke about the race this weekend. “We all seem to push each other during training so I think the race will be the same. Brendan is going in as the favourite from last race and has been training well so I think we will all be looking at him a bit. With Pete’s dynamite swim, as seen in last race we all have to keep him in check from the start so that will be the challenge”.

From then on for these three guys it will be about keeping some of the young guns away on the bike as a lot of them can run very fast. “During the bike leg Brendan, Pete and myself will really have to ignore the outcome of the race and focus on working together so we don’t make the race tougher”.

“I’m really looking forward to the race on the weekend and will be a great hit out to see where we are all at. The sprint distance race is always a bit of a lottery so I think anyone can win it in the end”.

Once again, race two will see a battle in the Female Elite field with the 2009 Nepean Triathlon and NSW Olympic Distance Champion Melissa Vandewater taking on defending Series champion and race one winner Madeleline Oldfield.

A field of over 2000 participants are expected at this Sunday’s event, with the course covering a 500m swim, 20km ride and 5km run course.

In the 25 years since SuperSprint put on the company’s first triathlon in Portarlington, the series has grown phenomenally and has certainly stamped its’ mark as Victoria’s premier triathlon series.

David Hansen, Director and founder of SuperSprint, has seen firsthand how the sport of triathlon has grown over the years.

“The lifestyle appeal, such as a sense of achievement when completing ones’ first triathlon has certainly played a key in the sports growth.” Mr Hansen said.

“The atmosphere at the events is fantastic and definitely family friendly! Family and friends can watch along the course, or in the venue where there are sponsor displays, music, MC’s for race updates, entertainment, coffee, BBQ, spot prizes and more!” added Mr Hansen.

The Active Feet Fun Tri, held in conjunction with the Gatorade Triathlon Series, is proving just as popular as beginner triathletes and social competitors make their start in triathlons with the mini race format.

Event Details:
Date: Sunday 12th December 2010
Location: Elwood Beach, Elwood
Time: Active Feet Fun Tri 7:00am
Gatorade Triathlon 8:15am
Distances: Active Feet Fun Tri 200m/8km/2km
Gatorade Triathlon 500m/20km/5km
Competitors: 2000
Expected Winning Times: Male – 58mins Female – 1:03:00mins


Karl Hayes

Head of Rest and Recovery

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.