The Berri Resort Hotel Murray Man Triathlon will return to Barmera`s Lake Bonney on Sunday 10th November 2013.
The 2km swim, 80 km bike ride and 20km run will again serve as the 2013-14 Australian Age Group Long Distance Triathlon Championships.
Who will forget the 2012 triathlon when the Riverland presented an extremely hot and oppressive day but everyone involved including Triathlon Australia officials still gave the event a big tick and rated it amongst the best of its type in the sport.
Good enough in fact for it to be named ‘Event of the Year for 2012-13′ at the recent Triathlon SA Presentation Night.
We can do better than that though weather wise so let that weekend be real Riverland weather this year.
It is of course about that complete weekend.
On Saturday 9th November the Nippy`s Come & Try Triathlon will again be held from in front of the Lake Bonney Yacht Club from 12 noon.
This event is all about participation and fun.
Then on Saturday night at the Berri Resort Hotel the Mission Australia Pasta Night and Training Forum returns.
The ‘carb loading’ night costs $20 per head with $5 going to Mission Australia and tickets are limited to 250.
A feature of the night will see an ‘On the Couch’ forum with qualified speakers giving information about triathlon training, nutrition and race day tips.
It is about ‘triathlon training–busting the myths’.
Back to Sunday a Short Course Triathlon is held in conjunction with the main event.
The Sunday triathlons are Adelaide Triathlon Club events and further information and registration details can be found at either the club or Murray Man`s websites
Adelaide was named ‘Club of the Year’ by Triathlon SA at its Presentation Night where by the way a couple of Riverland athletes were amongst the award winners.
Renmark`s Ruth Strout really cleaned up and for her age group took out awards for –
— National Long Course.
—State Sprint Distance Champion.
—State Aquathon Champion.
—State Duathlon Champion.
Also outstanding young Loxton athlete Jacob Otto, who really made people sit up and take notice with a dominant performance in last year`s Half Murray Man in such difficult conditions, took out the State Sprint Distance award for the 16-19 years male age group.
Since then three Riverland athletes, Andrea Logos, Lara Weeks (Renmark) and Loveday`s Peter Weston competed at Tanunda on Sunday 26th May when the Barossa Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km events were held.
Andrea took part on the 21.1km half marathon and Lara completed the full marathon of 42.2 kms.
Lara said “it got hard from the 28km mark” but she finished the course in 4 hours,26 minutes, 14 seconds and was 15th in her age group.
Meanwhile Peter Weston despite carrying a niggling heel injury confirmed what everyone already knew–he is a legend.
At Tanunda he completed his 20th Barossa Half Marathon, a truly amazing effort, and finished ninth in the 60-99 years male age group.
A number of Riverlanders will now cross the border on June 9th for the ‘Mallee 12′ event with last year`s outright winner Jacob Otto apparently set to defend his title.