After a 5-year break between events, one of the oldest Triathlons in NSW, the Maitland Triathlon, is back with a new format and expecting to attract some big names.
Held in the historic village of Morpeth in the Hunter Valley, the Maitland Triathlon will celebrate it’s 19th year.
With a new single race format, Event Director Paul Humphreys of Maitland Based H Events, is excited to bring this event back to Morpeth.
“It is where sports events all began for us in 1994 and as locals we really love the town and community of Morpeth”, said Humphreys.
With easy access to the river, a flat quite cycle leg around Morpeth/Duckenfield and a fast run leg around Brush Farm Road, the event is expected to be a popular warm up race for the Sydney Ironman 70.3 in Penrith two weeks later.
Organisers have invited former Maitland Triathlon Club member, Olympic Triathletes Aaron Royal to attend the race. Royal hopes to be in the country after the Nepean Triathlon two weeks earlier.
Over the event’s life, the Maitland Triathlon has attracted many famous Triathletes including former World and Olympic champions Peter Roberston, Craig Alexander, Brendan Sexton and Belinda Granger.
Being only two hours north of Sydney, the event has traditionally attracted a large contingent from Sydney and Central Coast Triathlon Clubs. Local triathletes from the Maitland, Newcastle, Tomaree and Singleton Clubs are also expected to flock to the event. For many from these clubs, it was their first Triathlon event that they ever competed in many years ago.
The event compound will be staged from Queens Wharf Park off Queens Wharf Road. Located right next to the river will be a festival atmosphere promoting health and fitness all weekend. Morpeth cafes and local businesses will also be open pre and post event.
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Maitland Triathlon - Swim 1500m, Cycle 40km, run, 10km
Sunday 12 Nov 2017
Event Compound at Queens Wharf boat Ramp park at Morpeth off Crn Tank and Swan St’s Morpeth