Back 2 Back Triathlon, Tre-X Series

For triathlon with a twist

For triathlon with a bit of a twist, try the Tre-X Series, where road bikes are swapped for mountain bikes and it’s not only during the swim that you get wet…

Get down and dirty with your triathlon this year and swap your smooth tarmac roads for rugged, mountain bike routes and a trail run that takes in some of the Sunshine Coast’s best scenery, covering everything from mangrove swamps to sandy beaches. Although be warned, depending on tides, you may get a bit wet on the run.  The Back 2 Back is part of the Tre-X Series and takes place over two days with three adult course options: Long (500m swim/15k MTB/6k run), Short (350m swim/10k MTB/4k run) and Teaser (150m swim/5k MTB/1k run).  Complete the course once on the Saturday and then again on the Sunday for a proper down and dirty workout. There’s also a Dirt Kids competition on the Sunday. As it takes place around the Twin Waters Resort, you can also book an accommodation package or join in for a carb-loading pasta dinner on the Saturday evening. Standard entry is $115 per person (Long).

Key events in February…

Saturday 2

Elite Energy’s NSW Triseries
Orange, NSW

Tre-x Off-Road Triathlon Series Race 3 – Back 2 Back
Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, QLD (2-3 March)

Hell of The West Kids Triathlon
Goondiwindi, QLD

Olympic Distance Selection Race: Telstra Tri Series (Triathlon Australia)
Mandurah, WA (2-3 March)

Sprint Distance Selection Race: Triathlon Tasmania State Series Race 3 (Triathlon Australia)
Seven Mile Beach, TAS  (2-3 March)

Sunday 3

Hell of The West Triathlon
Goondiwindi, QLD

Trishave Triathlon NSW Sprint Series (Triathlon Australia)
Kurnell, NSW

Gatorade Queensland Tri Series Race 5
Golden Beach, Caloundra, QLD

Thursday 7

Budgy Smuggler Aquathlon Series
ACT (plus 14 & 21 March)

Saturday 9

Bribie Triathlon Series Race 3
Bribie Island, QLD (9-10 March)

Olympic Distance Selection race: Geelong Multisport Festival (Triathlon Australia)
Geelong, VIC (9-10 March)

Saturday 16

Triathlon Tasmania State Series Race 4 (Triathlon Australia)
Coles Bay, TAS (16-17 March)

Saturday 23

Olympic Distance Selection Race: Davenport Triathlon (Triathlon Australia)
Davenport, TAS (23-24 March)

Sunday 24

Gatorade Queensland Series Race 6
Raby Bay, QLD