Sam Gardner: Beyond Going Long, Get Muddy Mauritius Report

From Beyond Going Long

Mauritius is famous in the UK as a honeymoon and luxury holiday destination, so how come it’s now hosting an off-road triathlon, and given the glossy brochures showing amazing beaches, why is it using a small inland lake in the mountainous centre of the Island?

Sam Gardner   Photo - XTERRA
Sam Gardner
Photo – XTERRA

Get Muddy is now in its 3rd year,last year it was an official Xterra race with qualifying slots to Maui. The race is held on the Bois Cheri Tea Estate, which is well worth a visit anyway. Hundreds of labourers manicure the tea bushes and keep the grounds pristine. The swim section of the race is a three lap affair overlooked by a restaurant where you get food and taste freshly picked tea in a variety of flavours. The views from the transition area (next to the restaurant), stretch all the way to the Indian Ocean some 20km down the hill. It’s the best transition view of any race I’ve been to.

The things the tourists in their 5 star All-Inclusive resorts miss when they visit this amazing Island can be seen on the way to the race. Many of the locals have Indian roots and the food smells and brightly coloured painted shops and the energy passing through the villages on the way to the venue is amazing.

– Complete Article at Beyond Going Long HERE

Find the Get Muddy Triathlon HERE




Jimmy Archer

Founder and Editor at DirtTRI.com. Jimmy has been a professional athlete for over 18 years as a runner, cyclist, mountain biker, cross country skier, and primarily, triathlete. Jimmy has a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach. Jimmy became a freelance writer in 2000 while competing and covering the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship. Since that time Jimmy has been head editor at two magazines, been published in numerous publications within the endurance sport, recreation, and travel segments. Currently Jimmy is competing professionally in off-road multisport. In his spare time Jimmy passionately follows Formula 1, Moto GP, and is an avid cook.

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