Elite competition hots up
The men verses the ladies handicap is going to be huge this year with the $2000 Billy Baxter’s Coffee House bonus for first male or female over the line creating much interest between the top male and female professionals.
The ladies have triumphed in the handicap in the past 3 years and the time distance between the ladies and men’s start has again moved a little closer this year. The race is offering over $15,000 in prize money and the action up front is going to be full on.
- Michelle Wu (ACT)- 2010 Nepean champion
- Melissa Rollison (Qld) – 2nd in Nepean 2010, 2011 World 70.3 Triathlon Champion, former Commonwealth silver
- Erin Densham (Vic) – current Australian Olympic Triathlon representative (2008 Olympics)
- Kirra Seidel (Qld) – 3rd 2010 Nepean
- Angie Sharp (NSW) – 2 time Nepean winner
- Charlotte McShane – 2008 Xterra U20 World Champion and In the five years from 2006 to 2010, McShane took part in 15 ITU competitions and achieved 6 top ten positions.
- Ellie Salthouse (Qld) – represented Australia in 5 ITU World Cup races in 2011 with a best finish of 2nd in the Weihai ITU Premium Asian Cup
- Brendan Sexton (VIC) 2010 Nepean champion and Australian elite triathlon representative
- Cameron Good (NSW) – raced five ITU World Cup races for Australia in 2011 with a best finish of 8th in the Virgin Active London Triathlon
- Mitch Robins (NSW) – 2010 Winner Port Macquarie Half Ironman Triathlon
- Joseph Lampe (NSW) – 2011 winner Byron Bay Triathlon
- Nick Kastelein (NSW)– 3rd 2010 Nepean
- Tim Reid (Lord Howe Island) races in the US with a best place of 2nd in the Boulder Peak Triathlon and a 3rd place in the Cancun 70.3 in Mexico
- Adrian Cominotto (Penrith) – 2005 Nepean champion