Hundreds of Australians have completed in their first indoor triathlon, part of a new series of events now available in participating Belgravia Leisure centres.
At last count 15 centres across Australia and New Zealand have been involved so far with another 16 centres hosting the event over the next three weekends. Participation in the event is expected to grow in the coming weeks.
TRIX3 Indoor Triathlon Series is an exciting new format in triathlons, performed entirely indoors and of varying event lengths. It has been dubbed one of Australia’s easiest triathlons, but it delivers more than that given the participation the event has created so far.
Three event lengths are offered in TRIX3 series: TRI-20 (20 minutes), TRI-40 and TRI-60, with each participant competing in an indoor swim, stationary bike ride and a treadmill run.
Victorian Teenager Leo Worsham broke Greensborough Triathlon Club’s TRI-60 (60-minute event) by covering 23.79km, whilst Terri Czompo equaled the distance set by Jenny Stone with 20.01km – all outstanding efforts at Watermarc in Greensborough.
The TRI-60 men’s record was smashed by Daniel O’Donnell at Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre in Sydney on Saturday with a distance of 29.09km.
Triathlon Australia CEO, Miles Stewart was full of praise for the program and the way it connects communities to new opportunities to exercise and enjoy the benefits of healthier lives.
“The inaugural series has been a resounding success from our perspective. It is giving participants the chance to experience triathlon in a safe and social environment,” Mr Stewart said.
“Belgravia has played a huge role in the series, not only in providing excellent facilities but the passionate and enthusiastic staff that have contributed to the positive experience.”
The TRIX3 Indoor Triathlon Series removes the daunting task of swimming in the open water, and riding a bike on the road. With the event based on time not distance, it allows participants to complete the triathlon in either a 20, 40, or 60-minute time frame option.
“We’re so pleased with the feedback this inaugural event is generating,” said Belgravia Events CEO David Hansen.
“Our staff and our teams are reporting high participation and plenty of smiles as members and guests tick off this bucket list item – their first triathlon. Of course, the key to participation is to live a healthier life through exercise. There’s nothing better.”
If you would like to compete in your first TRIX3 Indoor Triathlon Series head to trix3.com.au to find your nearest participating centre.