Free Performance Testing by Newcastle University at RTE events!

We have partnered up with the University of Newcastle with the aim to bring you a variety of free programs to assist you with your training and at the same time get some high quality guinea pigs for performance testing 🙂


Here is the first program:

All solo entrants of the Shimano MTB GP Round 4 (Ourimbah MTB Park, Wyong NSW) hosted by Rocky Trail Entertainment and supported by the Central Coast/Wyong Shire Council will be eligible to receive a free performance testing session with the University of Newcastle (UoN) sport science department. This opportunity is available to male and female entrants aged between 18-50yo who enter a solo category of this event.

However, to ensure safety, athletes will be required to complete a health screening form prior to testing.

The testing session includes power profiling, VO2 assessment and other tests (normally costing approximately $200-300 at institutes), providing participants with valuable information. For athletes who choose to also participate in future tests with UoN and Rocky Trail, it will be a great way to monitor how your training is impacting on your performance.


How does it all work?

  1. Following completion of entry, participants will simply need to contact Andrew Novak ( at the University of Newcastle Ourimbah campus to organise a day/time for the session.
  2. No cost or future commitment is required from athletes and they will be provided with all of their individual data.
  3. Participants will be asked if they would like to contribute their anonymised data to research studies that are aiming to improve the training methods of cross-country athletes.
  4. While the testing is being provided free of charge, places will be limited so be sure to contact Andrew as soon as you have completed your race entry to secure a place.


Martin Wisata doing performance testing at the Ourimbah Campus of Newcastle University.
Martin Wisata doing performance testing at the Ourimbah Campus of Newcastle University.

Register for the SHIMANO MTB Grand Prix at Ourimbah now to get started!


Round 4 is supported by the Central Coast Wyong Shire Council.