Planning for 2018. Always a puzzle. I am not quite sure how my planning will look like for 2017-2018. But I can give you an overview of the races I have done in recent years. Especially than the offroad races. Sometimes with a special comment. Have fun reading.

 

Crosstriathlon Ameland, in 2018 the 17th edition of this magnificent event on one of the Wadden Islands in the Netherlands. Assemble your beach tires and prepare yourself for a rough sea, then this offroad triathlon will be the experience worth it www.triambla.nl   

Crosstriathlon Renkum, in 2017 the National Dutch Championships crosstriathlon. Unique to this event that you sail upstream with a boat. All jump off and start. The mountain bike trail has a long run on the road but also a challenging round in the forest. Running through the floodplains between the cows, horses, rabbits etc. What more could you want. https://www.rzcrenkum.com/triatlon/

Cross-duathlon Etten-Leur, this race is also very attractive for our southern neighbors. Etten-leur always has a lot of atmosphere with music, cozy atmosphere, many duo participants and tent where you can dress with heaters. http://www.crossduathlonetten-leur.nl/

Crossduathlon Waalwijk, just like cross-duathlon Norg is the transition zone in the dressage box. Brabant cosiness and a pretty fast track without real hills or difficult descents. Organized by The association Maresia TV de langstraat.

Cross duathlon Norg, GVAV is the unifying organization behind this event. I participated a few years ago. Meanwhile, the transition zone is in the indoor dressage arena and I do not really know much about this race. In February, GVAV prepares for the 20th edition http://www.gvavcrossrunbikerun.nl/

Crossduathlon Groesbeek, my first introduction to the off-road discipline of multisport. First participated in 2011. Heroic edition by wet snow on the motocross track in the Groesbeek forests is certainly a challenge. https://www.tvcerberus.nl/

Cross duathlon Ameland, this year organization in the hands of sports island, Casper van der Kamp. He wants to make it a real crossweekend. With organized trail exploration, pasta party and hope of passion for offroad multisports. http://crossduathlonameland.nl/

Cross duathlon Austerlitz, better known as the pyramid duathlon. In 2018 this organization may organize the Dutch Championship for the Dutch triathlon federation. When you ll finish you get a high five from napoleon bonaparte. Not the real one :P  http://pyramideduathlon.nl/

Crosstriathlon Akersloot, cracks through a cowshed and through the pasture, the cow shit flies around your ears. Is this what you want. Maybe not, but in addition, this village organizes a nice event because it is very clear for spectators. Eel is ready for the winner. http://www.triathlonakersloot.nl/

Xterra France, an offroad triathlon in the Vosges. The place is always been crazy with the weathercircumstances. Besides a beautiful lake for swimming this is an extra heavy race because of the many altitude. This race is in the top 10 of the races that you as a triathlete must have done once. Thats what the recent Global Triathlon Network research poll says. http://xterra-france.com/

Xterra Belgium, when sports and parties meet together. The reality is certainly true. The Belgians organize a fantastic cross triathlon with swimming in the river “Maas”. Mountain biking and trail running around the citadel. There are many vertical meters that have to be overcome to reach the finish. But after that. Then there is Belgian beer. And party. http://www.xterra-belgium.be/

Xterra Malta, a rugged off-road race for Dutch standards. Swimming in the bay, mountain biking along poppeye village, with a passage along strawberry fields. Running is steep and heavy. I would definitely recommend this event. http://www.maltaxterra.com/

Xterra Denmark, Mons Klint organized the European Championship Xterra in 2017. Running along the chalk cliffs is an experience in itself. The road to the transition zone is by a staircase with no less than 495 steps. What do you do with your wetsuit, take off at the bottom and put your shoes down or run barefoot? Denmark is very beautiful and definitely worth to travel to. http://xterranordic.com/en/

Crossduathlon Schleiden, part of the xterra germany tour. This duathlon is against a ridge in the eiffel. Beautiful wooded area with a lot of altitude. For a completle mudparty raceevent are shower facilities present. In addition, several-times German National Championship cross-duathlon has been organized. http://www.e-xd.de/

Crosstriathlon Vlaardingen, unfortunately this event is no longer existing. The last edition in 2016 was about a challenging mountain bike trail. Also swimming in the canal with a long run-up to the transition zone was fun for both spectators and participants.

Hopefully you enjoy the list of races. See you guys later on raceday 😊