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XTFestival now open for registration featuring triathlon, duathlon, swimming and mountain biking events.

XTFestival 2011 - Richard Stannard

Richard Stannard crossing the line to win the 2011 Off Road Standard Triathlon at the XTFestival

Registration is now open for the off road multisport XTFestival, which includes triathlon, duathlon, swimming and mountain biking. This magnificent extreme terrain festival at the Gibraltar Military Barracks includes the UK’s longest-running off-road triathlon, the XTTriathlon!

The family-focussed event now in its ninth year, offers races for athletes of all ages and abilities, including:

Off-road triathlon: Sprint and Full distance events for individuals or as a relay team.

Off-road duathlon: Sprint and Full distance events.

Building on the success from 2010, the XTS swim-only event has returned. This 1500m open-water swim includes an exit/re-entry halfway round and a finish line underneath the gantry.

XTMTB Enduro
4hr Mountain Bike Enduro: The inaugural event in 2010 proved extremely popular. Take on the challenge as a pair, or go it alone! Race the 12k off-road trial route and complete as many laps as possible in 4 hours.

Attracting nearly 1000 entrants, these fun events are designed to test the elite athlete while also offering a safe and fun environment for those new to off-road racing. The courses explore the tracks and trails of Gibraltar Barracks training land and technical turns and leg burning hills are all thrown in for maximum fun.

Chip timing giving immediate results is included. The event also boasts free onsite parking, a café, event photography and a fully marshalled course.

Race Director, Toby Jenkins, is excited about the preparations for the almighty 2013 XTFestival. “The XT Festival is a great event, with an emphasis on fun and friendly racing. The range of races means that whether you’re new to off-road racing, or a seasoned pro, you’ll find the courses challenging but achievable! New for 2013 we are offering camping the night of 20th September.”

How to enter: Contact: Toby Jenkins, 07818 047504 is the online home of Triathlon Plus – the best source of triathlon training advice, triathlon gear reviews and triathlon news.

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