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Thursday, December 20, 2012

MTA - Mobile Travel Agents’ 2012 ‘Three Peaks Race’ Success To Feature On National TV


A documentary featuring MTA – Mobile Travel Agents' brand ambassador Jessica Watson's success in the 2012 H&R Block Three Peaks Endurance Race in Tasmania earlier this year will be televised nationally on Seven Mate at 1.30 pm this coming Saturday (22 December).

Jessica was at the helm of the MTA-sponsored 'Mobile Travel Agents Big Wave Rider' as the 46 foot catamaran crossed the Hobart finish line in first place, four days after leaving the start point in Launceston on Good Friday.

But it was a very close run thing as shown in the Southern Cross TV produced documentary which captures exciting coverage of the entire event - including gales, a grounding, snow and sunshine and the scaling of three Tasmanian mountain peaks along the way by the crew's running members.

Sponsored this year by H&R Block, the annual Three Peaks Race is a non-stop offshore sailing and endurance mountain running event, commencing at Beauty Point just north of Launceston on the Tamar River and finishing in Hobart on the Derwent River.

En route, the running members of each team have to scale Mount Strzelecki, Mount Freycinet and Mount Wellington.

The 2012 event has been described as one of the toughest in the history of the event with competitors forced to take shelter from rough seas and strong winds on several occasions.

The one hour documentary airs nationally on Seven Mate at 1.30pm this coming Saturday 22 December and again in Tasmania on Boxing Day.

Pictured enjoying a champagne moment after winning the 2012 H&R Block Three Peaks Endurance Race (back row from left to right) Bruce Arms, crewmember Suzanne Arms, Jessica Watson, Karen Merricks, Roy Merricks. Front: One of the two runners Andrew Kromar. Out of shot: Lachlan Pryor (sailor), John Kent (runner).

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