Tuesday 27th January 2015

Busselton to host WA’s Olympic Distance Triathlon

The City of Busselton will host the State Olympic Distance Triathlon Championship for the first time on Sunday, 1st February 2015. The event, which is race three of the 2014/15 Telstra Triathlon Series will attract over 1,300 participants.

The event will include the only marina swim course in WA, a flat bike course along Layman Road towards the Tuart Forrest and a run course though the marina area. The swim course through the marina offers plenty of protection from the elements making it ideal for first-time triathletes.

This is the first time that the City of Busselton will host the prestigious triathlon, which for the past two years has been held in the City of Mandurah. The move to Busselton provides a greater potential for event growth and also offers the chance for regional Western Australia to be included in the series.

TriEvents Managing Director Dave Budge said “We are thrilled to holding the event in Busselton. The Port Geographe Marina is an exceptional location not only for spectators but also for racegoers of all ages and abilities. It also gives spectators and competitors the chance to explore the amazing region. The communities in the South West are long-time supporters of triathlons and we hope to see them involved across all the events including the Enticer and Tadpoles“.

The City of Busselton Triathlon offers three distances that caters for everyone from first-timers and kids to professional triathletes.

The Enticer Triathlon is best suited to those attempting a triathlon for the first time. It can also be completed in a relay team, which is ideal for those who would prefer to only attempt one eg of a triathlon. The distances include a 250m swim, 10km cycle and 2km run. The official Enticer Teams Race sponsor – The Vasse Bar + Kitchen – will be providing prize vouchers for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams in each category (male, female and mixed) at the City of Busselton Triathlon. Some participants still race the Enticer races seriously but most participate in the Enticer races for enjoyment and fun.

For those looking for a challenge, the Pursuit distance in the State Championship Olympic Distance Triathlon is a 1500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run. The City of Busselton
Triathlon is the WA State Olympic Distance Triathlon Championship, which is one of the most prestigious Triathlon titles to win.

Kids aged between 7 and 11 can take on the Sunday Times Chillout! Tadpoles Triathlon (100m swim, 3km cycle and 500m run). The event is non-competitive and every tadpoles participant will receive a finishers medal, juice box and sausage sizzle.

The Deck Marina Bar & Restaurant in Busselton are putting on a Carbo Night buffet on Saturday, 31st January, which also includes a question and answer panel made of WA’s top triathletes – Katey Gibb, Felicity Sheedy-Ryan, Matt Burton and Mike Lori. The buffet will include a mix of pastas and curries as well as desserts and salads. Adults: $28.

Kids under 12: $15. To purchase tickets email info@trievents.com.au For those coming up from Perth who want to be a part of the action, or who are keen to get out of the house for a night, the Bayview Geographe Resort are offering all Telstra Triathlon Series participants 15% off their stay, when quoting the booking code: TRI2015 – use the code when booking online or over the phone!

Online race entries close Friday, 30th January 2015. Register at www.trievents.com.au and for all event updates see www.facebook.com/trievents

Championship Details: State Olympic Distance Triathlon Championship
Website: http://www.triserieswa.com.au/triseries-race-3.html
Event Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trievents

For media enquires:
Jade Just
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0413 812 322