Wayne Goodwin, left, and Guy Draper in training for the Barossa Duathlon. The fifth Barossa Duathlon incorporates the 2014 South Australian Duathlon Championship and is being held in partnership with Triathlon South Australia and Xcelsports on Sunday, September 14.
One feature of this course is the ride over Menglers Hill as used in the Tour Down Under, while another is the new, fun “Tuffkidz’ race for children 7 to 13 year-olds consisting of a 750 metre run, three kilometre bike and a 500 metre run.
The Long Course event consists of a 10 kilometre run followed by a 40 kilometre bike and completed with a five kilometre run, while the Short Course consists of a five kilometre run 20 kilometre bike and a two and a half kilometre run.
Two Barossa Valley competitors in the Barossa Duathlon event this year, Wayne Goodwinand Guy Draper, have been training hard and will compete in the Short Course. The pair have had a busy training regime for this year’s event.
“We have been riding around 100 kilometres and running 15 to 20 kilometres per week, including training together with Team Barossa, riding Menglers Hill and running,” Guy said.
Guy has been competing for the past three years and last year came in the top 10 overall and has ridden in the BUPA Challenge with Tour Down Under.
“My goal this year is to finish somewhere in the top ten again – in sight of Wayne,” Guy said.
Guy encouraged Wayne to compete in the Barossa Duathlon this year and while he has only been riding for a year and had his bike since March this year, Guy said Wayne will be a tough competitor.
Wayne said, “I was a runner 20 years ago and had hung up my sporting boots but I have discovered through training and exercising I have my fitness back and I am enjoying it.
“Training together with goals to achieve gives us the motivation to keep up the hard work and we are competitive.
“I hope to complete the course – that’s my aim.”
“I think I will be trying my best to keep ahead of Wayne – he is going to be a strong contender in this race,” Guy said.
Both men agree cyclists are very lucky in the Barossa Valley with beautiful scenery, quiet roads, lack of traffic and traffic lights and no vehicle fumes and are throwing out the challenge for more Barossa people to compete in the event.
Organisers of the event are keen to grow the event and include an inter-winery competition in 2015 and also encourage more people to come to the Barossa and enjoy the region.
Athletes and supporters are invited to a post-event lunch at Seppeltsfield Wines for $25 which includes a complimentary bottle of wine and every entrant this year goes into a draw to win a free entry into the Qattro Glenelg Triathlon.
Competitors must be present at the post race lunch at Seppeltsfield to claim their prize.
For more information about the event, contact Stephen Stubbs mobile 0403 042 447 or to register go to https://regonline.activeglobal南京夜网/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1089272.
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