Nepean Triathlon 2016 – Entries open!

The Nepean weekend of Triathlon for 2016 will take place from 22-23 October 2016. With Enticer events held the Saturday afternoon and the main Nepean Triathlon on Sunday morning.

Entries are now open:

Stay up to date when entries open by following us on our facebook page.

August event update

An update on preparations building up to Nepean Triathlon.

Television coverage – Our 30 minute Australian television coverage for the Nepean Triathlon has been expanded to now include New Zealand. Check out the coverage from 2015.

Swim course – the swim start will again be a deep water start in front of the rowing finish tower to save the long anxious walk to the swim start!

Nepean Race Handicap – with the gals beating the guys in the race handicap in the last 3 years, the handicap difference has come down to 9 minutes 1 second. Who can forget this finish in 2012 with Australian Olympian Courtney Atkinson winning in a photo finish from Denmark Olympian Rachel Klamer.

2012 winners Courtenay Atkinson & Rachel Klamer

‘Accompanying adult’ access for Nepean Enticer Race 1 – a reminder that one adult will be provided with an ‘Accompanying Adult’ chestplate to allow assistance when setting up in the bike compound. Similarly, one accompanying adult may be in the water to assist Enticer 1 entrants as long as they stay at the back of the wave start and do not impede any other competitor.

A word from our sponsors who make this event possible…

OnePointHealth
OnePointHealth is a state of the art health care facility located in the heart of Penrith’s CBD. We understand that seeking the right health care advice can be difficult. We make this process simpler, more convenient and more rewarding with our collaborative team and services approach. This means we have the ability to guide your health in the right direction, taking away your worry of whom to see and where to find them. Our united approach to health care puts our patients first and makes us the number one destination for all your health needs.

  • Podiatry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Chiropractic
  • Massage Therapy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Dietetics
  • Post-operative Rehabilitation Classes
  • Pilates
  • Diabetes Programs
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Sports Physician Specialist
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon (Shoulder, elbow,hand and wrist) and Foot and AnkleSurgery.

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Dukes Estate Agents
Dukes Estate Agents was established with a very clear vision in mind – to provide the ultimate real estate experience for clients. Not only did we want our clients to feel comfortable, but also provide them with an innovative and pro-active real estate service that has not yet been seen in the local area. To deliver the extraordinary. The team has grown to approximately 15 strong and are still growing in order to meet client demand. We are committed to employing the best specialists for the job and live by the philosophy that client satisfaction is the only true measure of success.

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Event Update – July

Prize money
Thanks to our sponsors, we area able to offer $37,500 in prize money for the 2016 race as follows:

  • 1st Male and Female – $7000
  • 2nd Male and Female – $5000
  • 3rd Male and Female -$2500
  • 4th Male and Female – $1500
  • 5th Male and Female – $1000
  • 6th Male and Female – $500
  • 7th Male and Female – $250
  • Handicap Bonus – $2000
If you have yet to enter, please visit: nepeantriathlon.com.au

Bike Course
Good news, following feedback from competitors on the 2015 cycle course, this year’s bike course will be similar to 2014 with the tight sections from 2015 reduced.

Finishers pack
Finisher race towels, cooldry race shirts and medallions are on the way, see 2016 finisher medal design.

Nepean Triathlon:

Enticer events:

Enticer race fields
Races 1 and 2 are getting towards our maximum field levels so if you want to race please enter asap. To allow these two races to be safe and enjoyable for the younger competitors we keep fields to a minimum. Race 3 for adults and those 14 and over is also proving popular.

If you have yet to enter yourself or your children, please visit nepeantriathlon.com.au

Club tent area
We have had a good response from clubs to be in our club tent area – should your club wish to be in this area please email nepeantriathlon@gmail.com to assist with arrangements.

Glenmore Park Plumbing and Drainage
For the last 11 years Sterling Ashbee, Director of Glenmore Park Plumbing and Drainage has supported the Nepean Triathlon. Sterling is a competitor himself (he has over 10 Ironman finishes) and wants to support the sport he is involved.

Gulf Western Oil
Another sponsor passionate about the sport is Gulf Western Oil. Andrew and Ben Vicary head up Gulf Western Oil and are also again keen triathletes having supported the Nepean Triathlon for 4 years. From a small company blending lubricants for the local market, Gulf Western has grown into a multi million litre organisation with an extensive distributor network throughout all states and territories of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Vietnam, PNG and the Pacific Rim. The company remains fully Australian owned and operated by the Vicary family.


Penrith City Council

Think about extending your upcoming stay in Penrith to enjoy some of the world-class attractions and experiences on offer in the Adventure Capital of NSW. Keep the adrenaline pumping with adventure activities such as indoor skydiving, water-skiing, jet-packing, go-karting or an 8-storey high aerial/tree-climbing experience.

Have a laid-back adventure by strolling through Penrith’s regional gallery, tour Australia’s only sake factory, take a cruise or walk along the majestic Nepean River or watch a performance at the Joan.

Refuel and take your tastebuds on an adventure by indulging in Penrith’s delicious food scene – cafes and restaurants. There’s a variety of cuisines to suit all tastes and budgets Whatever type of adventure you’re after, you’ll find it in Penrith. Your only problem will be deciding which activity to try first.

Learn more at visitpenrith.com.au and get the most out of your stay by subscribing to our monthly e-newsletter. This has information on what’s happening in Penrith and upcoming events.

Event update

With a little over 4 months till the 2016 Nepean weekend of Triathlon, here is an update on current goings on.

Enticer events are filling up
With limited spaces particularly in our younger kids races, best get your children entered to avoid disappointment. All entries are are open online at nepeantriathlon.com.au

Mate’s wave introduced
Due to popular demand we now offer a ‘Mates Wave’. Designed to allow competitors in different age groups to race together. Note you will not be eligible for age group awards. If you have entered already and would like to be moved to the Mates wave please email nepeantriathlon@gmail.com to request the transfer.

Brooks sponsorship in 10th year
Thanks again to Brooks for partnering  with the Nepean weekend of Triathlon, a partnership that is in its 10th year. Again every age group winner of the Nepean Triathlon will win a Brooks shoe voucher worth $200.  Check out the new Glycerin 14

Welcome Glenbrook Greengrocer!
We are pleased to announce that Glenbrook’s newest addition, Glenbrook Greengrocer has signed on as a sponsor for this year’s event.Glenbrook Greengrocer offers some of the freshest fruit and veges in Sydney. It also offers up a fresh smoothie bar and and fruit salads to replenish you after a hard training session coming out of the Glenbrook National Park.

Olympic team bound for Rio!
Five of the six Aussie triathletes selected for the Rio Olympics have raced Nepean in the past two years. We are proud of having such talented stars of the sport competing in this event year on year. We wish all the team the best of luck for the games in August

Early bird entry comp! Win a refund of your entry fee!

We are offering a refund to one lucky early bird entrant who correctly guesses the competitor who unfortunately pulled his shoulder in one of the earlier Nepean Triathlon’s in Tench reserve.

Simply go to the Nepean Triathlon facebook page and add your guess in the comments field related to this image before 5pm Sunday 24 April.

You must be entered the Nepean Triathlon to be eligible to win. From the correct and eligible people who enter we will draw one winner. They will receive a full refund of their 2016 entry fee.

 

Update: 26 April:

The competition winner was Stuet L Dav who had entered and correctly picked Mark Pringle, one of the sports’ stars in the early days of Triathlon, as the athlete in the photo. Stuart receives a refund of his 2016 entry fee. The winner of the entry refund was drawn at Panther Cycles.

About Mark Pringle: Mark was one of Australia’s leading triathletes in the 1980’s racing for the Fosters team. He organised the swim leg for the Nepean for many years when it was held in the Nepean River and also became a well known race director with many NSW races to his credit. Mark tragically died after a suspected hit and run whilst training in Abu Dhabi in 2009.

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Welcoming our new sponsor Glenbrook Greengrocer

We are pleased to announce that Glenbrook’s newest addition, Glenbrook Greengrocer has signed on as a sponsor for this year’s event.

Glenbrook Greengrocer  offers some of the freshest fruit and veges in Sydney. It also offers up a fresh smoothie bar and and fruit salads to replenish you after a hard training session coming out of the Glenbrook National Park.

Glenbrook GreenGrocer

 

 

Competitor Survey Results

Thanks to the many competitors that completed the Destination NSW survey on this year’s race with over 400 surveys completed which is an excellent response rate. Winners drawn by Destination NSW for the complimentary entries into the 2016 Nepean and the IFly voucher were Jason Duss, Ron Simpson and Ryan Fifield.

Looking at the responses, 98% of respondents would recommend the Nepean Triathlon with the majority of comments being ‘Don’t change a thing’. The revised swim course received many positive comments, some competitors did not like the cycle course change – we will look at this for 2016 and the run course was again well received. For those that mentioned that they would like the race to have official photographs, please visit the official photographers website

Thanks again for those that completed the survey – we have looked at all responses with an aim of providing a first class race for all competitors.

 

Nepean Triathlon 2015 Highlights

Highlights package from the recent Nepean Weekend of Triathlon.

 

Pauls Warehouse 20% off sale

Long time Nepean Triathlon Sponsor Paul’s Warehouse Penrith is having a one day sale on 28 November. All stock will be 20% off already reduced prices.

See the Paul’s Warehouse flyer or website for more details.

Nepean Triathlon Highlights reel

A 3 minute highlights reel of the 2015 Nepean triathlon has just been released. Sit back and enjoy the coverage!

A 30 minute television special on the race at 6:30pm on Saturday 14 November on Channel 74.

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