An ultra triathlon is a race like no other. But as athletes transition from enticer, to sprint, to half, to full they are looking to challenge themselves further, to find out what their bodies and minds are capable of. Fortunately, there are increasing numbers of races that now accommodate such incredible goals.
Ultra 355 is the 'new' ultra distance triathlon and represents a stepping stone from full iron distance to Ultraman distance events. The inaugural Australian event begins on Saturday 27th March 2021. Over three gruelling days, athletes will complete:
Day 1: 5km swim/100km ride
Day 2: 200km ride
Day 3: 50km run
Two FOHER Co Class of 2021 Ambassadors, Malcolm Wesener and Nadine Burns will be flying the new Class of 2021 Colours and tackling this new race.
Day Three 50km Run Recap from Nadine:
Day Two 200km Ride Recap from Nadine:
'Wake up, stupid o'clock, get ready today is Day One, 5km swim and 100km bike, take the bike to transition, the team notices the definitive silence from me, yes I'm shitting myself, four times I walked back into the transition, what the heck have I forgotten, drive 5k to the swim start, thinking while driving omg it's a long way driving, and now I have to swim that far , get to the swim start, wow conditions are absolutely perfect, get into the swim feeling great, swim was fast, tried to turn to the last buoy and felt like an 18yo drifting in his corolla, get to the bike and off we go, all going well first hour was nice, all on track, second hour the same and felt good, then all hell explodes in my legs, cramped like I never have before, stopped on the side of the road, will I ever get to the finish, 'enjoyed' some road rage from the locals, get to the finish line, Coke get me a Coke I'm dying, thank God that was done, now to recover, sleep, eat and get ready to ride 200 tomorrow, with a completely new race plan from what I came to Hervey Bay with. See you tomorrow team '
And onward we go! Best of luck to you all!
On race eve, we asked Nadine to share with us her pre-race thoughts:
Pic: FOHER Co Class of 2021 Ambassador Nadine Burns prepping to race Ultra355
'Pre race thoughts, feelings and nerves. Haha complete excitement over here! Actually Feeling excited for the swim, have been working hard on my swim the last few months so am excited to toe that start line. Yesterday was a little daunting standing on the beach and seeing the jetty (our swim finish) 5kms away but once I had a practice swim, I felt comfortable and confident.
The ride seems quiet exposed to the sun the entire way, few punchy hills thrown in as well, bikes in top knick so keen to see what happens out there. Nervous? Haha of course, I think everyone will be.
Tough week in the lead up to the event. After training so hard for so long, was at a bit of a loss with all the spare time I now had. Super ridiculously over the top paranoid at work with people coughing and sneezing and coming to work sick haha drive everyone insane. Felt better once I arrived in Hervey Bay and have had a look around, drove the course and familiarised myself with everything bring it on! '.
We wish Nadine, Malcolm and our third Ambassador Brendan, along with each and every competitor the best of luck. Race hard and have fun!
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