Category Archives: Nepean news

New Race Director for Nepean weekend of Triathlon

Current Panthers Triathlon Club President Chris Joseph is excited to take on the leadership of the Nepean Triathlon weekend races. Chris, who is involved with organising club races and the NSW All Schools Triathlon has volunteered to continue the oldest triathlon in the country, this year celebrating its 36th anniversary race.

Long term Race organisers, Warwick Brennan, Gordon Bell, Steve Payne and Jenni Payne will assist and advise Chris in staging this year’s race.

Chris’s main aim is to continue the tradition of providing a well run, very high value race for competitors with the race continuing to be a highlight race on the Australian triathlon calendar.

Nepean Triathlon Entry 2017

All Entries will open at 9am 16 April!

For more information before entering, visit the Events page.

Nepean Triathlon Extended Highlights

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

 

 

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.

Stuart Ayres visits Atmosphere Health and Fitness Club

Stuart Ayres, Minsiter for Sport recently visited the facilities at Atmosphere Health and Fitness in Penrith.

Minister Ayres announced that Destination NSW are supporting the Nepean Triathlon due to the number of competitors that travel to Penrith to compete from intrastate, interstate and overseas. He also was impressed with the world class facilities at Atmosphere.

Below Minister Ayres is pictured with Kristelle Vicary and Dane Wigg from Atmosphere.

 Stuart Ayres at Atmosphere Health and Fitness

Gentle & Moffat to return in 2015

2014 Champion: Ashleigh Gentle

2014 Champion: Ashleigh Gentle

Emma Moffat and Ashleigh Gentle are confirmed starters in the 2015 Atmosphere Nepean Triathlon.

Defending champion and outright winner in 2014, Ashleigh Gentle placed second at the recent Yokohama ITU race coming into form it seems for the latter part of the year.

Meanwhile Moffat, who missed the Nepean triathlon last year, was the 2013 Nepean champion ahead of Gentle. Although Moffat came 3rd, one place behind Gentle in Yokohama.

It will be a good contest for the ladies race and they will need to push each other to take the outright victory from the guys with the head start being the narrowest in the past 5 years. Other notable female entrants include Michelle Bremer and Great Britan’s Emma Pallant who are recently confirmed starters. The women’s field is starting to hot up!

2013 Champion: Emma Moffat

2013 Champion: Emma Moffat

Professionals line up for Nepean Triathlon

Outstanding professional field for 2014 Atmosphere Nepean Triathlon. 

If you are not racing on Sunday, you should be watching the Atmosphere Nepean Triathlon. With a great professional field up front racing for a record $76,500 prize money and 1400 competitors on the course, complete with John Maclean attempting his first triathlon as an able bodied athlete, the Nepean and the Saturday Enticer races are shaping up as the races of the season.
Adding additional interest is Steve Waugh, Glenn McGrath, Phil Kearns and Ky Hurst all having a go with John and a 60 Minutes team capturing all the action.