The 14th annual Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon was staged in and around Canberra on Sunday 21 November 2010.
The "Triple-Tri" is an event like no other – a continuous 9-leg, 150-kilometre course winding its way through lakes and bushland, mostly within the urban confines of Australia's capital city.
12 intrepid solo athletes lined up for the start at Lake Ginninderra at 5.30 am on a clear, still morning, followed 30 minutes later by 96 relay teams. The first 1.5 km swim leg was followed in rapid succession by a 35 km mountain bike over Black Mountain, Bruce and O'Connor Ridges; 20 km mountain run over Mts Majura and Ainslie; 3.5 km swim in Lake Burley Griffin; 40 km mountain bike over Dairy Farmers Hill, Mt Stromlo and along Cooleman Ridge; 12 km run over Mt Taylor; 1.2 km swim in Lake Tuggeranong; 24 km mountain bike over Mt Wanniassa, Farrer and Isaacs Ridges; concluding with a 13 km run over Red Hill to the finish at Yarralumla Bay.
Weather-wise, Canberra provided one the best days ever in the history of the Triple-Tri - sunny and 25 degrees with no rain. Yet there were plenty of muddy and soggy patches on the mountain bike courses to offer some extra challenges. Views from the many summits along the course revealed the greenest Canberra has been seen in decades, with grass up to head-height in some places.
A tremendous spirit prevailed amongst all participants throughout a truly enjoyable and memorable day, finished off in the dark with a heart-warming awards ceremony as the final soloists closed in on the finish.
Champion of the day was 5th-time winner, Trevor Fairhurst, his 12:09:27 remarkably close to his predicted finishing time. Having missed the race in 2009, and with a young family naturally occupying more of his time, Trevor now plans to race the Triple-Tri every other year. Trevor paid special tribute to his eventual runner-up, Daryn James (12:16:10), who lead Trevor by up to 7 minutes at various stages. It was not until the long mountain bike haul over Mt Stromlo that Trevor really put his stamp on the race, while his split times for the 2nd and 3rd runs were the fastest out of all the soloists.
Gary Rolfe improved his best placing by one spot – from 4th to 3rd overall with his 12:37:27, while 4th-placed Sean King showed the way with his mountain biking prowess, finishing his second Triple-Tri in 12:46:39. John Power lead the race in the early legs and finished gamely in 12:55:50; while race veteran Peter Young came in just after the 13 hour mark in 13:01:46. Other finishers were Anthony Plater (14:30:30); Lee Rice (15:17:03); Luke Kay (15:22:39); and the final - yet one of the happiest finishers – Jeremy Reading, crossing the line in 16:14:32.
Paul McGlynn was racing the Triple-Tri for the first time. His goal: to break Peter Macartney's long-standing record for Solo Male 50+. Only in the final run was Paul finally assured of achieving his goal, coming in just under Peter's time in a new course record of 13:44:24. Congratulations, Paul!
Fastest team on the day was – unsurprisingly – Luke Grattan's all-star team comprising Ivar Nell, Gary Scheld, James Minto, Michael Gosman, Mark Tupalski, Nick Walshe, Luke Grattan and David Hutchinson – now with a sponsor's name attached. "The Runners Shop Team" crossed the line in a fantastic 8:39:38, with only a skeleton timing crew for company at the finish line.
In the Open Team of 9 (All Over 50), Peter Klein's team of "Old Hacks" (Steve Meredith, Nathan Caroll, Geoff Hawke, Stu Fitch, Simon Claringbold, Rico Fitch and Peter Klein) set a new course record for their category with their mightily impressive 10:25:01. Meanwhile, a new category was created (and of course a new best time established) for an Open Team of 9 (All Over 65) with "Rad's Rusties" (Geoff Llewellyn, Clive Glover, Ray Bramwell, Rad Leovic and Geoff Barker) finishing in 15:02:35. The irrepressible Rad Leovic (83-years young!) not only participated in his own winning team, he also managed 4 other teams on the day, keeping tabs on over 30 athletes in his charge throughout the long and arduous event.
This year's outstanding Female Team of 9 were "Team Ananke" (Hayley Gosman, Sam Reinhardt, Annette Braagaard, Jessica Baird, Julia Graczyk, Stephanie Pfohl, Rachel McGahey, Anne Napier and Jess O'Brien), finishing in a fine 11:41:21; though not far behind came the famous "GoGo Girls 50+". With a few regular members including her redoubtable sisters away on other duties, Peggy Douglass still managed to field a truly champion team comprising Jane McCullam, Adair Ferguson, Cathy Crompton, Brenda Day, Peggy Douglass, Robyn McLelland, Jose Stockman and Clare Wall, to stop the clock in 12:18:39 – inspirational!
The Mixed Team of 9 category saw the flamboyant 4-person "VO3Max" team of Morgan Skillman, Gerard Tiffen, Marty Moose and Jeremy Gillman-Wells almost shake the 10-hour barrier in 10:04:22. Look out for the team's video release of their race, coming soon!
The Open Teams of 3 is traditionally the most hotly contested competition within the pantheon of races-within-a-race which makes up the Triple-Tri. This year it was perennial favourites "Stuff the Puffs" – minus injured long-time team runner Trevor Jacobs who was replaced for the day by Stuart Doyle – taking the prized title in 8:44:47. As is his custom, Dave Osmond (the only athlete to have participated in every single Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon since the year dot) turned in the fastest leg time for 2 of the 3 bike legs, while John Fleming produced not only 2 of the fastest swims but also the fastest final run for his division, reaping the benefits of a renewed commitment to his running career. Great competitors, "Out of Puffs" (Anthony Millgate, Adrian Sheppard and Vince Craig) were not far behind the "Stuffs" in 8:58:48.
The All-Over 50 Open Team of William Wilson, Guy Manera and Peter Burn ("Pushing the Envelope") returned another fine performance to take the category they have made their own, in 12:43:45.
Full results – both overall and by division and category – are published, along with our largest ever photo album from the race.
The 15th Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon will be staged on Sunday 20 November in 2011.
The 14th annual Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon was staged in and around Canberra on Sunday 21 November 2010. Results for the event are published in 2 formats:
Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon, Canberra 2010 - Full results overall
Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon, Canberra 2010 - Full results by division and age category
One day. The span from dawn to dusk can pass and merge into a morass of meaningless monochrome – or present a panorama redolent with rainbow-rich experience, opportunity and delight. One day can simply pass us by – or reveal new and thrilling worlds to us at each moment.
The Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon is a day for living to the full. Especially for the solo competitors, it is a day for exploring – outwardly, the length and breadth of Canberra; inwardly, the very scope of our being.
Klayten Smith (left) came to Canberra in search of such a day. Starting conservatively – 6th out of a field of 13 after the first triathlon – he then recorded the fastest time for each of the next 5 legs to ease through the field and onto the winner's podium in his first Triple-Tri.
Every solo competitor has a story. For many just to make the starting line was a significant life-achievement. Andrew Renwick feared he would not make it when injury interrupted much of his training this year. Steven Barry was fine at the start, then toppled from his bike on Mt Stromlo and had to receive attention from the medics at every transition thereafter, yet willed his way to the finish undaunted.
Peter Marshman, Nathan A'Bell and John Power excelled in their first Triple-Tri attempts, while Gary Rolfe staged a remarkable comeback after 9 years for 4th place.
Julie Quinn reigns supreme. While her 12:35:31 might have been 20 minutes shy of her stunning course record of 2005, she still broke 2 leg records en route to her victory – the second (Mt Taylor) run in 1:05:20 and the third (Isaacs Ridge) bike in 1:30:03. After the second (Lake Burley Griffin) swim, Julie was 20 minutes behind her fiance David Baldwin, who she then started to reel in, catching him towards the end of the third bike leg. The pair, to be married the following weekend, then ran the whole last leg together to fittingly cross the finish line – symbolic of a new starting line – hand-in-hand.
While the battles in the team divisions are often intense for the main prize in each category, there is also an unofficial battle for 'fastest team on the day', often fought between the leading team of 3 and the leading team of 4-9. "The Bike Shed" had assembled a gun team comprising solo course record holder from 2002, Jason Chalker on the bike, star triathlete Aaron Farlow swimming and top local runner Steve Isbell. They managed to hold off Luke Grattan's "I can't remember the name" team of 6 until the last transition, whereupon rising star runner Matt Riches blitzed the final run, his 52:10 a phenomenal 10 minutes faster than anyone else on the day.
The evergreen "Stuff the Puffs" – John Fleming, Trevor Jacobs and the only athlete to participate in every single Triple-Triathlon, Dave Osmond – overcame injuries to two of their members with Dave remembering his former national mountain running status to complete the final run and further glorify his team's status in Triple-Tri folklore.
"Last minute" – Nathan Versey completing all the rides, with Sally Parker and Nuru Somi sharing the swims and runs – took out the Mixed Team of 3 in 9:42:04; ahead of the first Mixed Team of 4-9, "Swimming on ONE" in 10:30:23.
As in the Open Teams, the battle between the first All-Female Team of 3 and Team of 4-9 was also thrilling, and also decided on the final run. The "Tri-fittits" of specialists Jennifer Davis, Claire Aubrey and Louise Sharp swapped the lead several times with Karen Burton's team of 4-9 "Who Let the Dogs Out", right up to the last run when Mace Neeve saw the larger team home in 11:27:37, "Tri-fittits'" a mere 83 seconds adrift at the line in 11:29:00. "Velocity Vixens" showed why they are the most consistent All-Female team in Triple-Tri history, taking 2nd place in 12:11:14.
The Douglass clan have injected a whole new meaning into "Life after 50" with their bright, fun yet highly competitive brand of racing. These girls are able to look good, enjoy themselves immensely and go FAST! This time they entered not one, but two teams in the All-Female Over 50 Team of 4-9 category, with Peggy and Helen Douglass both participating in both teams! The "Go-Go Girls 50+ In the Pink" finished well in the top half of the field in 12:34:27, while the "Go Go Girls 50+ True Blue" were not far behind in 13:14:59.
The girls showed the all-male "Rad's Racers Over 50 Years" (first place Open Team Over 50, 13:11:05) a thing or two about racing – not that there was any competitiveness between the two divisions!
Triple-Tri stalwarts William Wilson, Guy Manera and Tony Gray from Sydney teamed up to take the Open Team of 3 All Over 50 category in 13:04:20.
A new category was created this year with the first All-Female Team Over 60, the phenomenal "Swinging Sixties" – swimmer Brenda Day, biker Rae Palmer and runner Sue Archer – establishing an inaugural course record of 15:02:15.
Full results are published, both by category and overall. An album of photos from the day (still in progress!) covers every leg of the event from pre-dawn start to post-sundown finish.
A note on the published results: a team listed as "DNC" either did not complete the course, or did not complete the course within the designated cut-off times. We appreciate that several athletes who came in after the cut-off times for their leg still completed their course, and acknowledge the effort this requires. A pink bar in the results does not indicate an athlete failed to complete the course, only that the next team member was requested to start at the designated cut-off time.
Our sincere thanks to the Gungahlin SES for their tireless support throughout a long, hot day; to the representatives of Sport Medicine Australia (ACT Branch); officials and staff from Environment ACT and the Chief Minister's Department; the volunteer helpers of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team from around Australia; and all the athletes, their families, helpers, friends and supporters who came together to create and celebrate another memorable Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon.
Full results by category, and overall, for the 12th 2008 Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon, staged in and around Canberra on Sunday 16 November 2008.
Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon Race Report 2008
For the first time in the history of the Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon, the entire field- every solo entrant and every team- crossed the finish line, and all within the cut-off time. Though a few team members did not complete their legs and one or two cut-offs were missed along the way, this achievement is an extraordinary testament to the spirit and commitment of the field, aided by the best conditions yet experienced for the race.
Trevor Fairhurst came out of the water after the first swim ahead of his solo rivals, though it was not long before first-time solo entrant Alex Ramsay from Sydney, passed Trevor on the bike. Alex would hold his lead for over 7 hours, until the decisive 2nd run course over Mt Taylor, where Trevor's consistency and experience came into their own. Once into the final triathlon, Trevor was not headed, finishing in 11:58:09 for his 4th victory, equalling Paul Smith's record number of outright titles in this gruelling race.
Alex rallied well, to finish second in 12:21:52, ahead of another first-timer Craig Wyman (12:52:27) and the ever-popular Steven Barry (14:04:41).
In the entire solo women's field, only Laura Marshall had attempted the race solo before. The race at the front was similar to the men's, with Zoe Cameron leading from the start until Kate Chapman- formerly of Canberra and now residing in the USA- made her move on the 2nd run leg. Like Trevor, Kate's ultra-endurance experience came to the fore during the final triathlon. Kate also benefitted from lots of advice from women's solo record-holder, Julie Quinn, who contented herself this year with a single run leg in a team of 9. Kate crossed the line in 13:29:59, with Zoe also breaking the 14-hour barrier with 13:59:17.
With the official awards ceremony being held at 8 pm, there were only a few teams and one solo racer still on the course. Many stayed, enjoying the atmosphere until Laura Marshall crossed the line in a moment of personal triumph, after 16:11:26- also setting a new record for the fastest last-placed finisher!
It was a good day for the more experienced teams. The "GoGoGirls 50+" team broke their own record for the Female Team of 9 (All Over 50) Category, with an astonishing combined time of 11:50:16.
Meanwhile "Rad's Racers" also set a new time for the corresponding Open Team of 9 (All Over 50) Category, of 12:42:30- albeit nearly one hour behind the ladies!
Unlike some of the nail-biting tussles in the Open Team of 3 Category in the past, "Stuff the Puffs" this year finished over one hour clear of their rivals in 9:22:49, even allowing Trevor Jacobs the luxury of handing the baton for the final run leg to team swimmer John Fleming. Team biker David Osmond continued his domination of the bike courses, having completed every bike leg in every Triple-Tri since the event was born (and still owning the outright fastest time for the 1st bike course, from 10 years ago!)
"Velocity Vixens" returned to continue their domination of the Female Team of 3 Division, finishing in 11:24:53- showing the wisdom of mixing up the legs, with each member completing one swim and dividing the run and bike legs between them.
Most competitive Mixed Teams of 3 have featured a female swimmer. Vanessa Haverd showed that a mixed team can compete well with a female runner- if she happens to be an out-and-out champion! Vanessa anchored "The Long Road To Tuggers" to their victory in 10:28:05, making up 6 minutes in the final run alone to turn the tables on "The Return of the Fly Eaters."
The Teams Category with the most intense competition on the day was the Open Teams of 9, with Luke Grattan's "The Team with No Name" ultimately prevailing in 8:53:12- the only team under 9 hours on the day- but not before some early scares from "Onya Bike Belconnen" and "Oldies but Goodies."
The all-star and line-up of "Femme Fetale" returned to claim the prize in the Female Team of 9, crossing in 11:29:23 ahead of "Who Let the Dogs Out?" and "Rad's Roses."
The Mixed Team of 9 Category was won by "Tri or Die" in 10:54:49.
Veteran Triple-Tri participant and new Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly, Shane Rattenbury, was delighted to present the awards, and vowed to return as a participant again next year.
Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon Race Report 2007
The 11th Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon held in and around Canberra on Sunday 18 November 2007 saw the repeat of a familiar weather pattern: a clear, still start to the day, gradually warming to an oppressive few hours in the early afternoon while most athletes were enduring MTB2 and Run2, eventually giving way to a cooler change with a few showers coming around Swim3 and MTB3.
Pearse Photography captured hundreds of great images at the 2007 Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon. All these images are now available for viewing and purchase from their website. Action Photos, Candid Photos and Presentation Photos available now! Search for your photos by race number or browse each leg.
The Solo categories saw the return of 3 Triple-Tri veterans as well as outstanding debuts from 3 first-timers. Sadly, 7-time solo finisher David Baldwin was forced to withdraw when he crashed his bike just 2 days before the race, leaving him with broken bones in hand and leg. Undaunted, David followed the race closely and was an honoured guest at the evening's Awards Ceremony, presenting the trophies.
Julie Quinn (left) once more staged a masterclass in Triple-Tri racing to win the solo women's division, her times in each leg only minutes adrift of her own course records. Consistent throughout, she seems to become stronger the longer the day wears on (ask any of the solo males she passed), enabling her once more to finish 2nd outright behind another Triple-Tri veteran in Trevor Fairhurst (right). Trevor recorded the fastest split for a solo male in 7 legs out of the 9, proving again the supreme importance of consistency. Trevor and Julie were followed by past winner Mark Davis who again triumphed over the gruelling course in an event he has truly made his own.
Andrew Renwick, Steven Barry and Kerrie Muir (below right) had all raced the Triple-Tri previously in teams and had trained extensively on the course, so arrived with a good idea what they were in for. They each came away from a long day exhausted, exhilarated and triumphant, finishing the race in fine style at their first attempt. Kerrie's performance was interrupted when she stopped for 20 minutes to attend to a severely heat-stressed athlete on the second bike course. The rider was fine after spending a night in the hospital, and wished to publicly express his gratitude to Kerrie, a trained nurse, for her selfless compassion, sacrifice and concern.
In what has become almost a familiar exercise, organisers spent most of the week preceding the race working on contingency plans in case one of the lakes - in this case Lake Burley Griffin - might be closed. As it happened, the lake was declared open for swimming at 3.30 on Friday afternoon: just enough time to revert to Plan "A."
The only significant course change was the addition of a few kilometres of single track on the second mountain bike leg, coming off Mt Stromlo. The single track through the old Stromlo Forest had been a favourite feature of this leg prior to the bush fires of 2003 which wiped out the entire plantation. One of the aims of the Triple-Tri has always been to showcase the best Canberra has to offer (hence all those hills!) The extensive work by Canberra Off-Road Cyclists to develop a world-class network of riding tracks through the new Stromlo Forest Park - adjacent to the MTB2 course - proved the golden opportunity to reintroduce some quality single track and add another dimension to the challenges of the race.
One advantage of this single track to the organisers was that it slowed the times by just enough to enable them to beat the first teams to Lake Tuggeranong. This year Luke Grattan was pleasantly surprised to find the transition at Tuggeranong Town Park all set up and ready to go, and the first swim buoy even in place!
Luke's team "The Team With No Name" had led the field from the outset and were never challenged once they passed the solo athletes. Their finishing time of 9:13:37 set the standard for the day and was over one hour ahead of the 2nd placed T9 Open team. Often the fastest team has been from the T3 Open division, but this time "Stuff the Puffs" (John Fleming, Dave Osmond and Trevor Jacobs) had to settle for 2nd outright with 9:21:00, still comfortably winning their class.
Usually the female in the T3 Mixed division is the swimmer, but "The Long Road to Tuggers" (Chris Southby, Martin Worthy and Vanessa Haverd) took out the T3 Mixed division in 10:51:20 with a new formula: Vanessa Haverd being the outstanding female runner of the day. "The Blue Team" came in 1st in the T9 Mixed in 11:20:08.
New course records were set in the T3 Open All Over 50s division of 11:58:54 by "Pushing The Envelope" - Bill Wilson, Guy Manera and Tony Gray - and in the T9 Female All Over 50s division of 12:36:18 by the redoubtable "Go Go Girls at 50+" - Helen Douglass, Adair Ferguson, Sue Archer, Jean Douglass, Le Onie John, Penny Lovibond and Clare Wall. Special mention also to another "Over 50s" team, "Rad's Racers" who came within seconds of beating the course record in this division, despite the lengthened MTB2 course.
1st All-Female Team of 9 were the "9 Loftballoons" in 12:10:09, coming in ahead of the 1st T3 Female team "Velocity Vixens" -Michele Clement, Sue Navakas and (left) Libby Adamson- in 12:20:11.
The only new leg course record on the day was set in the third mountain bike leg, with Peter Wilson from "Team Trifle" surpassing Richard Bontjer's 9-year-old mark by 13 seconds with his stunning ride of 1:01:35.
Full results are now published by category and overall. A few notes of explanation in the published results: "NEW" signifies "Not Enough Women" - this applies in the Mixed category where a team may have substituted one member for another on the day with the result that less than 3 legs were completed by female team members, thus ruling them ineligible for the Mixed category. "DNC" designates that at least one leg was not completed by the cut-off time. The leg in question will usually have a horizontal pink bar appearing where the split time would normally be found.
The 2008 Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon will be staged on Sunday 16 November.
Full results of the 2006 Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon staged in and around Canberra on Sunday 26 November are published both in category listings, and in outright placings across the line. Click on the relevant link below to view the results in your prefered layout. Files are in PDF format.
Please address any questions, queries and anomolies to [email protected]
Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon 2005 Race Report
The Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon is an event like no other. The raw challenges, the human bonds, the epic struggles, the soaring highs and searing lows, the inner courage, the adamantine enduring, the sheer joy of completion- it is as much a spiritual quest and metaphor for life's journey as it is an athletic event or a scenic tour of a splendid city.
The Triple-Tri family brings together devotees of several sports and diverse interests and backgrounds. It embraces the huffers, plodders and splashers as readily as the gliders, swooshers and dashers. Aspiring kids, mums and dads and weekend warriors share the tracks with gifted athletes, focused enthusiasts and full-time fitness freaks.
The 2005 Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon was notable for a thousand personal stories of courage, sacrifice, love, joy and triumph. Please share your own impressions of the day! Whether it's a comprehensive race report like that of outright men's solo winner Trevor Fairhurst, or an amusing or touching anecdote, please send your story, with photos if you have any, to [email protected] for inclusion in the Triple-Tri Archive.
Headline performance of the day came from Julie Quinn, who astonished herself by shattering the long-standing course record for Solo Women. She clearly got out of the right side of the bed, turning in a âblinder' right from the starter's call, finishing second outright of all the Solo competitors after the Solo Men's winner, Trevor Fairhurst. En route she also broke the course records for Solo Women for 4 of the 9 legs.
David Baldwin also wrested Paul Smith's long-standing record for Solo Men for the 3rd run course by 18 seconds.
Mighty were the battles fought amongst the leading Teams, particularly the 9-hour arm-wrestle at the front of the Open Teams of 3 between"The Puffy Puffed Puffcakes" and"Stuff the Puffs.""Puffcakes" ended up with cream on top this time, with"Stuff" vowing to return for another crack at the crown next year. The rivalry between these leading teams, intense as it is friendly, weaved a compelling sub-plot through the day's drama.
Among the Teams, the stellar individual performance came from rising star Emma Murray, who obliterated the women's course records for each and every run course in decisive manner, slicing 9 minutes from the 1st run course record, 3 minutes from the 2nd and half a minute from the 3rd. The other individual leg record to tumble was Haydn Marsh' performance of 36:27 in the second (3.5 km ) swim.
Such a grand event cannot take place without the services and cooperation of many groups and individuals. The organisers are indebted to the Gungahlin Volunteer Brigade for manning so many checkpoints throughout the course and assisting with communications; to Sports Medicine Australia for providing first-aid support across the whole course and the many hours of a long day; to Russell Baker, timing systems sleepless supremo; and to Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team members from as far afield as Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Christchurch. Our thanks also to the staff of Canberra Nature Parks, ACT Forests, NCA, ACT Traffic and Roads and City Places for their kind assistance and advice.
The Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon will be staged one week earlier than usual next year, due to the World Long-Distance Triathlon Championships being held in Canberra on our usual date. So set down Sunday 12 November 2006 in your diaries, get your team settled and start dreaming. again.
âThere is only one dream
That will always be perfect
In your lifetime,
And that is the dream
- Sri Chinmoy
Perfect weather - by general concensus the best ever for the event - blessed the athletes, organisers and spectators for the 8th Triple-Triathlon staged by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in and around Canberra on Sunday 21 November 2004.
For the first time since the inception of the event, all Individual Competitors finished the race dubbed as "tougher than Ironman." Not only were the fastest Team times quicker than ever, even the last Individual Competitor across the line came in over 3 hours faster than some previous years.
The mood at the transitions and the finish line was up-beat. Ideal conditions, a challenging and scenic course, great camaraderie amongst competitors and fast personal times led to smiles and a festive atmosphere all round. No-one even got seriously lost.
For complete results, including split times and category placings for each leg, please click here.
For updated course records, click here.
For photo gallery part 1, click here.
For photo gallery part 2, click here.
The popularity of the Triple-Tri has inspired the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team to announce a new Multi-Sport Classic to be staged in and around Lake Jindabyne on Sunday 20 March 2005. The race will consist of 3 legs of swimming; 3 legs of kayaking; 3 legs of mountain biking and 3 legs of running. Like the Triple-Tri, it will be open to Individual Competitors; Teams of 3 and Teams of 4 - 12 members. Full details will be available on this website in a few weeks.
Share your stories and photos from the Triple-Tri! Whether you participated as an Indiviudal Competitor, Team member, support crew or volunteer, we'd be delighted to publish your impressions and tales from this special day in our Triple-Tri Archive. You may submit your stories and photos by mail or fax, or please email them to [email protected] if you have them in electronic form. All original writing is appreciated. To read stories from previous years' Triple-Tris, please click here.
Our thanks to Russell Baker for his expert and comprehensive timing and results service; to the Gungahlin Volunteer Brigade for providing marshals and emergency radio coverage across the course; to Sports Medicine Australia for first aid assistance for all 9 legs; to paramedic Craig Hooper who was on hand from dawn till dusk; Canberra Canoe Club and YMCA Sailing Club for assistance on the water; Bernard Page race referee and technical delegate; Triathlon ACT for sanctioning and equipment; Rob Docherty for technical support with the online entry system; and members of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team from around Australia.
Most significantly, our heartfelt thanks to the Triple-Tri family of athletes: it is you who give life to this race each year. The heart and soul of the Triple-Tri lies in your enthusiasm, love and wholehearted commitment to this one perfect day.
See you again soon.