Noosa weekend 2019 has been and gone. A bucket-list race for any triathlete, there's no doubt that the race holds a high amount of prestige within the triathlon community. From professionals to weekend warriors, Noosa Triathlon is the one event that makes everyone get back into the swing of things after a cold Australian winter. The pros want to claim the glory that comes with winning Noosa, whilst the age groupers battle it out head to head in a heated contest between friends and family looking for bragging rights for the year.
The 5-day festival is the largest triathlon orientated event in the world. From its humble beginnings in 1983 the first Noosa Tri brought 180 competitors to the shores of Sunshine Beach where helmets were optional, wetsuits were not allowed and competitors were lost on the course. The natural beauty of Noosa allows for a spectacular course starting with a swim along the iconic Noosa Main Beach, followed by a scenic ride leading into the Hinterland and finishing with a run through the crowd lined streets of Noosa. The atmosphere on course is electric and there is no wonder the event books out year after year. The main events highlighted across the weekend are the Olympic Distance Triathlon held on Sunday, which attracts some of the best professional athletes looking to take out the title. Other events include Super Saturday, the Australian Open Criterium and the Noosa Bolt, which attract strong international cyclists and runners who also want a slice of the Noosa glory.
This year we were proud to have four professional athletes lining up to bring home the win. In the women’s field we were represented by the Queen of Noosa Ash Gentle who successfully claimed her 7th win, an outstanding achievement. Ash was in full control of the race and looks in top form for her first 70.3 this weekend. Nat Van Coevorden claimed second, backing up from her win at Nepean Tri the weekend before, she led the girls out of the water and held on to claim her highest Noosa place. Grace Musgrove had a solid race as she continues her build back from surgery earlier in the year, a strong day all round, we are excited to see her at full fitness in the new year. Caleb Noble had a strong race in a hot men’s field also.
The Camino Apparel brand was well represented out on course, we enjoyed meeting everyone who stopped by and appreciate the ongoing support of the brand, as we strive to continue to provide you with quality apparel.
Thanks and see you next year!