Welcome to the Roches Beach Cross Triathlon
The Roches Beach Cross Triathlon was a national qualifying race for the Australian team competing at the World Cross Triathlon Championships at Almere, Netherlands in September 2020 (postponed to 2021). Yet to be confirmed if it will be a qualifier this year (qualifier status is uncertain for all races as at 11/6/2020).
The event home is the Orana Girl Guide Camp at Roches Beach (near Lauderdale), in the Clarence Municipality, which is about a 10 minute drive from the Hobart Airport and approximately 20 minutes’ drive to Hobart. Roches Beach offers an ideal location for this event, with beautiful clear water, a fantastic coastal trail to run along, and beautiful vista of the coast line atop the highest point of the mountain bike course. In addition to the cross tri , a dry version will be offered with an extra run leg replacing the swim and also a trail run using the final leg as its course. In 2020 there will also be the Xticer, incorporating a 400m swim, a 8 km MTB and a 4 km run. (course details to be published soon). The Roches Beach Cross Triathlon is open to the public to enter, with teams welcome. Xtri, DryX and Xticer start at 10:00am, Trail Run at 10:30am (all funds raised form the Trail run will be donated to the Cancer Council).
What is Cross Triathlon?
Basically a cross tri has a mountain bike, instead of a road bike leg. The run is a cross country. The swim is still a swim.