Inspiring She-Rex roar across Noosa in triathlon camp
While they had a golden T-Rex in tow and are dubbed Team She-Rex, a group’s energetic visit to Noosa was far from a Jurassic experience.
More than 20 female endurance enthusiasts sweated it out across the streets and beaches of Noosa recently as part of a Team She-Rex triathlon camp.
The all-female group is an arm of the Gold Coast’s Team T-Rex Triathlon Club and involves an inspiring bunch of women who have overcome hurdles, battled breast cancer or are simply giving the sport of triathlon a go.
They spent the weekend riding, swimming and running across the region to hone their craft.
“We trained two to three times a day and it’s about education, it’s about confidence building and it’s about challenging the girls and everything they think they couldn’t do, because we know they can,” She-Rex director of coaching Teresa Theaker said.
They didn’t spend the whole time training though, stopping in to Noosa apparel business WYN Republic for a spot of shopping and to hear from owners and professional ironman athletes Luke and Beth McKenzie.
Ironman legend Belinda Granger was also on hand to share her story and advice.
“The ladies were very excited to meet these people and hear their stories and be inspired them,” she said.
WYN Republic’s Beth McKenzie had savoured the She-Rex visit.
“I’ve always been passionate about connecting with women and girls in sport, specifically triathlon, as a professional athlete,” she said.
“Now, as a business owner, I am able to connect with our community in different ways. This was our first ‘sip and shop’ event and it was awesome.
“We were able to spend quality time with the She-Rex team and we also loved being able to share our new showroom with them. I think it was a great evening all-round.”