Start training, girls, the annual Fresh Choice Women's Bike
Run Tri is little more than five weeks away.
The triathlon traditionally attracts those women from around
the area who have little or no previous experience in the
discipline but are keen to give it a go.
Event co-organiser Geoff Hunt said the race was in its 21st
year, which was a ''significant milestone for any event''.
He was expecting up to 200 women to descend on Lake Hayes for
the Sunday, March 2, race, the only women's race in
He credited the longevity of sponsors with keeping the race
alive. Fresh Choice had been a key sponsor for more than 10
years, even providing race packs containing shampoo and other
''The event itself is designed to be friendly at all levels
of competition,'' Mr Hunt said.
Women could compete in various divisions, such as the
triathlon or duathlon or just the 8.1km run around Lake
''Any type of equipment and any type of ability'' was
encouraged and, with this, he implored women to start
''Now is the time to start training, because that would give
them just over a month,'' he said.
The triathlon comprises a 300m swim or 2km kayak, a 15-20km
bike leg and a 5km run, while those doing the duathlon will
complete a 1.5km run, a 15-20km bike leg and a 5km run to the
Entry fee for all options: Individuals $40 (late entry fee on
the day $45); teams $90 (late entry fee on the day $100). Mr
Hunt advised women to register before the event at www.southerntraverse.com.