Sri Chinmoy takes me as a peaceful guy, but the Triple Tri in Canberra involved more pain than tranquillity! An event I’ve always been away for and really wanted to do, the Triple Tri involves 9 legs of lake swim, MTB, trail run x3 around Canberra’s 3 lakes, various trails and most peaks.
I got the call up after asking around a few days before the event and was lucky enough to be a ring-in for a 3-man team with young gun swimmer Oliver Bourne and trail running animal Vijan Armstrong. We managed to break the all time 3 and 9 person team records, despite my dragging the chain a bit taking a few wrong turns where course markings had been covered over with dirt. But all in all the race went smoothly and was great training.
An impressive event with something for everyone, with the added bonus of team comradery, I’ll do the Triple Tri next year for sure.
Finishing in the Hindmarsh drain tunnel brought back memories of local ‘tour de Canberra’ MTB rides with the boys too!