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Regarded as Australia’s leading Adventure Sports Event Management company, Rapid Ascent organises off-road, adventure and niche sports events across Australia ranging from mass participation adventure races (the world’s largest!) to boutique mountain bike festivals.

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2 months ago
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Pssst... entries open for the 2022 Surf Coast Century this coming Wednesday.

Will you achieve something amazing in 2022?

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Pssst... entries open for the 2022 Surf Coast Century this coming Wednesday.

Will you achieve something amazing in 2022?

www.surfcoastcentury.com.au
2 months ago
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Zeke Tinley was winning the X-Adventure Dunsborough long course race in 2021 until he punctured just 10km from the finish – and he’s coming back for redemption in 2022.

He’s another elite competitor racing in Australia’s largest off-road triathlon and we caught up with him for a Q&A about his hopes for the race.

RA: You raced X-Adventure for the first time last year – what did you think of it?
ZT: In a word: awesome! You’d be hard-pressed to find a course that can match that of X-Adventure - there’s such a variety of challenging terrains and it boasts some of the best scenery in the state. The fact that it was one of my favourite races of the season, even though I had to pull out with a mechanical on the bike, is saying something.

RA: You must have been disappointed when you punctured – do you think you would have won if not for the puncture?
ZT: Yeah, I was really disappointed to have to DNF last year, although breaking some spokes as well meant I had no other option. It’s not often that you find yourself in a head-to-head battle so late in such a long race, so it was super exciting to have Brendon so close. It’s hard to say what the outcome would’ve been, but he’s a super strong competitor and no stranger to winning so I know it would’ve been a tough battle.

RA: How do you find racing off-road compared to standard on-road triathlons?
ZT: I love the new challenges that racing off-road presents. I feel like a rookie again, learning all the little tricks of the trade, and it’s just so much fun racing in the bush. There’s not really any time to think about how much your legs are burning when you’re focussing on not running into a tree. It definitely gives you an advantage when you get back on the road too.

RA: Approx how many hours a week training do you do at the moment?
ZT: I’m training around 25-30 hrs a week currently, looking to prepare for some longer races in the back end of the season here in WA. I love the variety that training for a cross tri adds to my program, getting out on the trails and spending a bit of time on the technical aspects of the sport really helps break up the miles on the road.

RA: What will you eat for breakfast on race day morning?
ZT: I’ll eat porridge for breakfast before the race, about 3hrs out from the start. Before a sprint distance tri I tend to go for something a bit lighter, but in a race where I’m expecting to be out on course for up to 2.5hrs I look for something that’s going to burn a bit slower and sustain me.

Join Zeke and hundreds of others at X-Adventure Dunsborough on 2-3 April 2022.

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2 months ago
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Things are hotting up for X-Adventure Dunsborough with some of Australia’s fastest off-road triathletes heading west to take on this spectacular course in 3 weeks time.

No.1 has to be professional athlete, Xterra champion and former winner of the event Ben Allen. Here’s a short Q&A we had with Ben about his return to the X-Adventure Dunsborough presented by Siras (XAD):

RA: You raced XAD in 2014 and 2015 but have been pretty busy since then. What brings you back to the event?
BA: Dunsborough and the Margret River region is absolutely beautiful. Stunning coastal trails, beautiful blue water and awe-inspiring scenery, it’s a perfect spot the for the X-Adventure off-road triathlon and I don’t want to miss out in 2022!!

RA: What are your memories of the event and the course?
BA: The amazing landscape and the camaraderie between fellow athletes. Smiles and everyone having fun!!

RA: How will you adjust your training to prepare for the swim > Run > mtb leg order?
BA: I like the concept of mixing up the traditional triathlon. I’ll include a few more runs before I cycle into my training to get the body and legs especially used to the change.. Keeps it exciting and look forward to a new challenge!

RA: How is your current fitness and what will success look like at XAD 2022?
BA: Current fitness is good. Had a solid race at the Australian Off-road Triathlon Champs and into the next block of training ready to test myself at my third X-Adventure… Bring it on!!

We’ll profile other elite athletes in coming weeks – stay tuned – and join the action at Dunsborough on 2-3 April. www.X-Adventure.com.au
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