Super skills weekend for Xane

Tweed Valley Triathletes member Xane Bowen attended a Triathlon Queensland junior Skills Camp, held at the Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre, on September 23-24.

The camp, featuring many of the region’s best junior triathletes and led by Triathlon Queensland’s Gold Coast regional coaches, featured four skills workshops and a super sprint race afternoon.

Fundamental skills were the focus and were built into super sprint racing which involved a repetition of bike skills and transitions at high intensity.

Xane has also been proving he’s a talent, his commitment through winter earning him the skills and fitness to perform very well. Training among top athletes was an inspiration for Xane, who could see the work he is doing has purpose and potential rewards.

He did 50 to 60 mounts and dismounts over the weekend, ingraining safe technique and speed.

His highlights for the weekend included a mixed team relay, a format that will be featured in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and is now an Olympic gold medal event. Each team member completes a mini triathlon, then tags a team-mate. Xane and his three team-mates, including national representative Lachlan Jones, blitzed the field.

The next Triathlon Queensland development event will be held in November. Visit the Junior Development page on Triathlon Queensland’s website for details or contact Brendan Murray (coach@kenshoteam.com) or more information.

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