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.

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.

Wrap up of 2015 Nepean Triathlon

Thanks to all that took part in the 34th Atmosphere Nepean Triathlon. Was great to see some healthy competition, some old rivalries and everyone enjoying triathlon in Australia.

Overall winners:

  • 1st  Male Aaron Royle – 1 hour 28 minutes 22 seconds
  • 2nd Male – Jake Birtwhistle – 1:28:45
  • 3rd Male- Ryan Fisher – 1:28:45
  • 1st Female –Emma Moffatt 1 hour 35 minutes 30 seconds
  • 2nd Ashleigh Gentle 1:36:50
  • 3rd Natalie Van Coevorden 1:37.22

The wrap up:

  • Excellent racing conditions saw 1400 entered to race over weekend.
  • Aaron Royle took out his hatrick of victories. Aaron is the first Australian selected in the 2016 Australian Olympic team for Rio
  • Emma Moffatt – 2015 outright champion. Bronze medallist, Beijing Olympics 2008.
  • Highlights of the 2015 Atmosphere Nepean Triathlon will feature on free to air channel 74 at 6:30pm on Saturday 14 November.
  • Stuart Ayres, Minister for Sport welcomed competitors and presented awards
  • Saturday afternoon saw The PAC Nepean Enticer Triathlons, designed to introduce youngsters and those wanting to complete a short course triathlon – 320 competitors in these races and these were most successful.

Nepean Facts:

  • First held – 1982
  • 34th anniversary this year
  • Prize money for 2015 is $76,500 – richest race in the country.
  • An exciting feature in the Atmosphere Nepean Triathlon is the handicap. The Professional ladies wave starts ahead of the Male professional wave by the difference between the leading male and female averaged over the past five years. With a handicap bonus of $2,000 for the winning male or female to cross the line first  – Emma Moffatt took the outright victory this year over the guys.
  • 2015 handicap was 9 minutes 54 seconds.
  • 4 competitors have completed all 34 Nepeans, has to be a world record! Peter Smith, Greg Davies ,Eugene Irvin and Greg Chapman have all entered

Big thanks to Penrith Police, Penrith Council and RMS for shutting Castlereagh Road for the cycle with no interference to residents. Thank you to all our volunteers, spectators, competitors and sponsors for making the 2015 Nepean Triathlon possible.

2015 Moffatt finish

2015 Womens and Outright Champion Emma Moffat. Credit JGR images

2015 royal finish

2015 Men’s champion and 3rd time winner Aaron Royle. Credit JGR images

photo 2 winners plus minister PV

(L-R) Peter Vicary, Atmoshpere Health and Fitness, Aaron Royle, Emma Moffat, Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres. Credit JGR images

Emma Pallant from GB - World Duathlon Champion and 4th in Atmosphere Nepean; Melinda Vernon - former City to Surf winner and 5th in Atmosphere Nepean; Natalie Van Coevordin - ITU representative and 3rd in Atmosphere Nepean; Stuart Ayres - Minister for Sport; Emma Moffatt - 2 time Olympian and Beijing Bronze medallist and Nepean winner; Ashleigh Gentle - Olympian and 2nd in Nepean; Charlotte McShane - ITU representative and 6th in Nepean. Credit JGR images

Emma Pallant from GB – World Duathlon Champion and 4th in Atmosphere Nepean;
Melinda Vernon – former City to Surf winner and 5th in Atmosphere Nepean;
Natalie Van Coevordin – ITU representative and 3rd in Atmosphere Nepean;
Stuart Ayres – Minister for Sport;
Emma Moffatt – 2 time Olympian and Beijing Bronze medallist and Nepean winner;
Ashleigh Gentle – Olympian and 2nd in Nepean;
Charlotte McShane – ITU representative and 6th in Nepean.
Credit JGR images

Nepean Triathlon – Race Day Instructions

The triathlon commences at 6.45am, Sunday 25 October 2015 at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Castlereagh Road, Penrith.

Please take the time to review the full race day instructions before the event so you know what to bring, where to go and what to do.

We look forward to you joining us for another great weekend of Triathlon.

Nepean Triathlon Committee

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