Weekend Roundup: Cross Tri in Oceania, Cross Du in Europe

Cross multisport literally spanned the world February 6-7, 2016

Weiss, Orchard Win XTERRA Philippines

Complete Results / Photo Gallery

XTERRA Philippines winner Lizzie Orchard    Photo - XTERRA   www.DirtTRI.com
Lizzie Orchard
Photo – XTERRA

February 7, 2016 (Albay, Luzon) – Bradley Weiss of South Africa and Lizzie Orchard of New Zealand won the 6th annual XTERRA Philippines Championship in Albay on Sunday.

It’s the third win in as many weeks for Weiss, who captured the first two races of the XTERRA South Africa Series before traveling to the Philippines to defend his title.  For Orchard, it’s her first championship win on the XTERRA World Tour following three runner-up finishes and an impressive 5th place showing at XTERRA Worlds last year.

In the men’s race Ben Allen was first out of the water, one-minute ahead of Weiss.  Weiss then posted the fastest bike split of the day (1:25:30) to take a one-minute lead of his own onto the run.   Allen crashed hard just before the bike-to-run transition but still hung on for second-place, holding off fellow Aussie Brodie Gardner by just nine seconds.  Takahiro Ogasawara came in fourth and Charlie Epperson posted the fastest run split among elites to finish in fifth.

In the women’s race Jacqui Slack had the fastest swim and bike splits to take a two-minute, 35-second lead onto the run but Lizzie Orchard posted a blistering run split to take the tape in 2:52:14, more than two minutes ahead of Slack.  Mieko Carey finished in third.

Pos Name, NAT Time S B R Points
1 Bradley Weiss, RSA 2:29:56 20:47 1:25:30 42:20 100
2 Ben Allen, AUS 2:33:59 19:39 1:27:56 45:17 90
3 Brodie Gardner, AUS 2:34:08 22:31 1:29:53 40:27 82
4 Takahiro Ogasawara, JPN 2:41:04 24:23 1:30:04 45:11 75
5 Charlie Epperson, USA 2:43:40 25:27 1:35:40 40:22 69
6 Taylor Charlton, AUS 2:47:38 24:12 1:35:07 46:34 63
7 Michal Bucek, SVK 2:54:17 22:35 1:41:40 48:22 58
8 Cameron O’Neal, USA 3:00:08 27:04 1:44:12 47:20 53
9 Joe Miller, PHI 3:11:48 30:09 1:46:02 54:14 49
10 Barry Lee, MAS 3:19:35 25:13 1:57:20 55:34 45
Pos Name, NAT Time S B R Points
1 Lizzie Orchard, NZL 2:52:14 24:08 1:43:08 43:30 100
2 Jacqui Slack, GBR 2:54:30 22:26 1:42:13 48:22 90
3 Mieko Carey, JPN 3:07:35 23:54 1:49:24 52:49 82

Darwin Tri Club Off Road Triathlon #1

The Darwin Triathlon Club of Darwin, Australia hosted the first of two off road triathlons the club will offer in 2016.

Race number one was held at Lake Alexander and consisted of a 300m swim, 15km mtb, 4km run. The race was won by Brett Verity and Kia King (who also placed 4th overall).

Full Results can be found HERE. 

A great photo album can be found on the Darwin Tri Club Facebook page HERE. 

Macclesfield Forest Off Road Duathlon

A wet and rainy course greeted racers at the Macclesfield Forest Off Road Duathlon held in England’s Macclesfield Fortest just south of Manchester.

The race consisted of a 7Km Fell run/18Km mountain bike ride/3.4Km run. William Neill of Mercia Fell Runners won the men’s race in 1:43:36, while Joanne Clay of Torq Performance claimed the women’s title in 01:59:49.

Crazy Legs Events will host a second Macclesfield Forest Off Road Duathlon in the fall on 12 Nov 2016. Find more information HERE. 

Find full results HERE.

Find the race report on Tri247.com HERE.

Michigan Adventure Race – Winter Edition

Billed as “the largest winter adventure race in the U.S.”, the Winter Edition of the Michigan Adventure Race consists of trail and off-trail running, Amazing Race-style challenges, orienteering, snowshoeing and fatbiking.

This year’s event was won by the “Kitchen Staff” team in a time of 11:02.30.

A full race recap and complete results can be found on the Michigan Adventure Race website HERE. 

Dutch Cross Duathlon from Norg and Alphen

We at DirtTRI are huge fans of the deep cross duathlon schedule found in The Netherlands. This weekend we found two events, The Cross Duathlon Alphen from Alphen aan den Rijn and 18th edition of the Runnersworld Cycletrend Crossduathlon in Norg.

The Cross Duathlon Alphen was a 5k Run/18k MTB/2.5k Run.

Full results can be found HERE.  and a course preview video is available below.
1. Inge Heus 1.27.19
2. Anja Verduijn 1.45.29
3. Corrie Lansing 1.51.46
1. Jarrich of Woersem 1.15.06
2. Thijs Van Gemert 1.17.07
3. Raymond Pet 1.17.59

Norg, in the North of The Netherlands, hosted the fifth stop on the Schwalbe Cross Duathlon Circuit.

Joost Christiaans and Janien Lubben claimed the titles on the day. Full results can be found HERE

18th Runnersworld Cycletrend Crossduathlon results:
1. Joost Christiaans 1.19.21
2. Erik-Jan Spijkerman 1.19.21
3. Raimond Van Der Tree 1.19.43
4.Ferdinand Oldeman 1.19.59
1 Janien Lubben 1.34.03
2.Yvonna Tinga 1.37.30
3. Hilde Pape 1.39.17




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.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button