EXSS is a new Triathlon Event Management Posse that specialises in new, fun and innovative races. Triathlon is a changing landscape and we have to change and be the change-makers to new and interesting styles of races. That is where EXSS was born.
Our first race was a set of three short super sprint draft legal races that age group and elite triathletes could race. After great success and a massive learning curve, we then turned that into a three race series. The first ever EXSS Super Sprint Draft Legal Series in Australia for age group and elite triathletes. We ran that series for three years. It still stands as the most innovative race series in Australia, however we will not be running it this season.
We then turned our hand to Duathlons that had been in the same format for untold years of
run-bike-run and changed that to our ethos of “more transitions are better” and created the EXSS Duathlon of run / bike / run / bike / run. The change of format was made for a totally different style of race and certainly made all athletes feel they had done a lot, even though the distance was the same. This year the EXSS Sprint Duathlon will be run as the State Duathlon Championships and the Triathlon Australia World Qualifying Event for the World Championships to be held in Townsville 2022, so we will revert to the original format but over a new course at Champion Lakes.
Last year we introduced the EXSS X-TRI which is an off road triathlon. With the help of the Shire of Mundaring we have a fantastic multi-lap course at the beautiful Lake Leschenaultia that keeps spectators and athletes looking forward to more adventure. With it being only a very short drive from the centre of Perth, it makes it the most accessible off-road triathlon in WA. For the second year we have been asked by Triathlon Australia to be a World Qualifying Event in Cross Triathlon.
For season 2021 - 2022 we have introduced a new event, the EXSS Sprint Triathlon at Champion Lakes. The new event will be a non drafting event over the standard format of swim - bike - run, but over a new course that will allow fantastic spectator and athlete interaction. We will be running three different distance events so it will allow all levels of age and abilities to participate.
So our EXSS - Exceed Sprint Series season for 2022- 2023 looks like this
EXSS Sprint Duathlon, Sunday 16 October 2022 Champion Lakes Regatta Centre, Champion Lakes
Triathlon Australia World Qualifying Event, WQE Multisport World Championships 2023
West Australian State Duathlon Championships
West Australian Senior and Junior State Series Event
EXSS Sprint Triathlon, Sunday 27 November 2022
Champion Lakes Regatta Centre, Champion Lakes
West Australian Junior State Series Event
West Australian Triathlon Inter Club Series Event
EXSS X-Tri Off Road Triathlon, Sunday 19 February 2023
Lake Leschenaultia, Chidlow
EXSS has a couple of simple philosophies that we like to follow:
- build it and they will come
- always put the triathlete first
- always be innovative in the style of race we want to put on
- always have fun running and being a part of the race experience