In2Adventure has announced its ongoing partnership with pro athletes Ben and Jacqui Allen as official TreX race ambassadors, as Australia’s National cross triathlon series heads into an action packed 11th year after the recent hosting of the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in November.
“With one of the most exciting series to date, including new locations and event formats in 2017/18, to once again have the opportunity to work with two of the sports best athletes to help us continue to grow the sport of cross triathlon in Australia after the ITU world champs last year is a true privilege,” said Race Director Simon Lazenby.
Along with their international commitments, Ben and Jacqui will be racing on home soil for at least four of the national seven race series.
Events will include Bendigo Victoria; the Australian Championships in the Snowy Mountains, NSW, including taking on the three day Snowies MTB Stage Race in February; plus visits to Queensland for the Qld State Championship in March 2018 and the TreX Series Championship on the Sunshine Coast in April 2018.
“In2Adventure have put together an awesome line up of races in beautiful places,” said Ben Allen. “We are thrilled to continue our TreX Ambassador role and inspire people to share in the amazing journey that cross triathlon offers to everyone.”
“We are delighted to be on board with In2adventure for the up and coming season,” added Jacqui Allen. “It’s an honour to be involved with Robyn and Simon, people who are as passionate as we are about cross triathlon. I’m excited to race in the new locations and continue to see the sport grow in Australia.”
“We are so proud, and recognise what a privilege it is have such amazing athletes as Ben and Jacqui working with us to really develop the sport of cross triathlon within Australia and beyond,” said In2Adventure Event Director Robyn Lazenby. “Ben and Jacqui are at the pinnacle of the sport internationally and are consistently achieving solid podium results; but this isn’t why the relationship is so special to us. It’s because Ben and Jacqui embrace and represent all the things that we truly value at In2Adventure.”
According to In2Adventure event director Robyn Lazenby, the pro athlete pair possess three main qualities that make them the ideal choice to represent TreX into the new season. “Firstly, they genuinely love the sport of cross triathlon and whenever we talk with them it just reminds us why we have worked so hard for so many years to really establish the sport within Australia,” she said. “It’s because it’s fun and challenging and exciting and Ben and Jacqui truly embrace this.
“Secondly, it’s the athletes they are ‘on’ and ‘off’ the course,” Robyn continued. “They race hard but they do it with respect for the sport and everyone else around them and truly value the experience of racing, not just the winning.
“Thirdly, they ‘share the love’, they give back to the sport and are truly passionate and giving of their time to assist other athletes, especially our up and coming champions of tomorrow. As we lead into the 2017/18 season in Australia in 2016 we couldn’t ask for two better athletes to represent In2Adventure, and the TreX Series.”
TreX is Australia’s own national cross triathlon series and the 2017-18 season includes seven races across the country.
|20 Aug 2017||Race 1: TreX Duathlon||Kurwongbah, Qld||Gold|
|16-17 Sep 2017||Race 2: TreX Port Stephens||Fingal Bay, NSW||Platinum|
|28 Oct 2017||Race 3: TreX Redlands||Mt Cotton, Qld||Gold|
|25-26 Nov 2017||Race 4: TreX Goldfields||Bendigo, VIC||Platinum|
|24-25 Feb 2018||Race 5: TreX Snowy Mountains||Snowy Mountains, NSW||Platinum|
|24-25 Mar 2018||Race 6: TreX Back 2 Back Enduro||Kurwongbah, Qld||Gold|
|28-29 Apr 2018||Race 7: TreX Champs||Sunshine Coast, Qld||Platinum|