May 8, 2022
REEF TO REEF FREE RACE ENTRY COMPETITION: (00:03:49) For all our coffee club members. Reef to Reef is an MTB stage race taking place over four days from 18-21 August 2022 in the heart of Tropical North Queensland.
Starting on the reef fringed Coral Sea coast it quickly heads inland across a network of trails through tablelands, hinterland, farm lands, MTB parks and tropical rainforest before finishing back at the coast four days and 190 km’s later. Each day’s stage has its own unique terrain and character to keep things interesting with a mix of fast flowing single trail, farm track, groomed downhill trails and fire trails – many through private land that can only be ridden while racing the Reef to Reef.
There’s nothing too technical but enough to get your attention, including 2525m of vertical climbing. Achievable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and MTB skills.
Reef to Reef is a sister event to Port to Port in N.S.W. and Cape to Cape in W.A., making up the Triple Crown of Australian multi-stage MTB racing.
HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW: MICHAEL ROSENBLAT (00:13:10) Michael Rosenblat is a Doctor of Philosophy in Exercise Science, University of Toronto. His doctoral studies focused on programming interval training to optimize endurance sport performance. He is also a certified triathlon coach and has prepared athletes for national and international level competition by developing and implementing individualized endurance training programs. We bring Michael back to the show to talk about his recent work in interval training studies to “Determine the influence that individual characteristics and training variables have on time-trial (TT) performance”.
COACHES CATCH UP: (00:58:49) Bevan and Tim catch up on the racing at the IRONMAN World Champs plus we bring you audio from the pro post-race press conferences and interviews.