Pretto and Plyashechko win Race 1 Peak Adventure Winter Series
Cold winters are usually a quiet season on the Melbourne sporting calendar, but not this year as Peak Adventure are providing a series of fast and exciting multisport events held in a favourite Victorian location, Lysterfield Lake Park.
Athletes choose their own adventure, and race in the Triathlon: 8km lake paddle, 15km MTB on dedicated single tracks and 8km trail run with a few hills to negotiate, or Duathlon: 2km run, 15km MTB, and 8km trail run.
In each discipline two categories are provided for more experienced and novice athletes: Classic and Novice. Competitor can race solo, in teams, or in a relay format.
The concept was well received and everyone enjoyed their day in Lysterfield Lake Park.
Jarad Kohlar, Race Director said: “I'm glad to have more Multisport events on the Victorian race calendar, this is a great opportunity for athletes to stay motivated during cold months and to attract new people to the sport."
Kathryn Morland, Race Coordinator, said: “The turn up was great. We’re looking forward to the next two races for the series, Race 2 on 15 July a Lysterfield Lake Park, and Race 3 on 26 August at Blores Hill MTB Park, in Gippsland."
James Pretto, who is currently in recovery mode after finishing third in Coast to Coast New Zealand multisport race was glad to be back to some action, said: "The race was well organised and had a great vibe, it's always fun racing on home ground, and nothing beats hot soup and cake at the finish line!"
Maria Plyashechko, female winner of Triathlon category said: “ It was a great day out in my favourite training spot and last hit before going to Swedish race Are Extreme in the end of June, I felt reasonably good and strong in all disciplines, but can see areas for improvement over the remaining 4 weeks. Really liked to idea of Le Mans start of the event, it always adds more excitement to the races”.