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  1. The rumours were right. The old Maitland Triathlon is back at Morpeth on 12 Nov. After 5 years on the shelf it has been rebooted as a Standard (Olympic) Distance Triathlon with swim in river (yes it is actually fine to swim in), 40km ride out Duckenfield way and new run leg out to Brush Farm Rd and Pitnacree Rd. Flat and fast. The compound is beside the river. Super Early bird entries are now open, but only to 31 Aug. 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 Neapean Triathlon 2 weeks early. Over the event’s life it has attracted many famous Triathletes including former World and Olympic champions Peter Roberston, Craig Alexander, Brendan Sexton and Belinda Granger. We hope to see you at Morpeth on Sunday 12 Nov. Info and entries at www.maitlandtriathlon.com.au
  2. The 21st Sparke Helmore NBN Triathlon is on again 14-16 March. It's been the starting point for most local triathletes and now has a whole swag of events over 3 days. Friday night is the Foreshore5, a groovey 2.5km hot dog course held just near Nobby's Beach. The race gets a good crowd of around 500 runners and makes for a interesting start to the weekend. Saturday has the ladies up for a Womens Only Tri with an achieveable 300m swim, 10km ride and 3km run. Just after the kids are on stage with the TriJr races for 7-13 years Sunday is the main day and has an Olympic Distance (1500m swim, 38.5km ride and 10km run), Traditional (500m swim, 22km ride and 5km run) and also an Enticer (500m swim, 10km ride and 5kmrun). The first 2 races have some serious climbs, but the enticer is an flat easy ride. The atmosphere at this race is good with the event compound, transition area and swim all within 300m. With the lapped bike and run, there is also plenty of action to be seen. And to really make you feel good the event donates around $30k per year to the local medical reserach institute. It's win and win! Check it out at HE Sparke Tri A3 poster_05.pdf HE Sparke Tri A3 poster_05.pdf HE Sparke Tri A3 poster_05.pdf
  3. We with a tear in our eye we pushed delete on the Maitland Tri. Just too hard and too risky to justify the time to continue. 18 years was fun and thanks for coming to the Hunter to race. Upward and onward to clean consistent water, good roads (albeit a bit hilly!!!), minimal traffic and a great venue on the lake. Welcome to Lake St Clair near Singleton in the Hunter Valley. www.huntervalleymultisportfestival.com.au Singleton in the Hunter Valley NSW will this year play host to a vibrant new sports festival aiming to promote the importance of a healthy work life balance to the industrious city. Set to run on the 9th-1th of November 2012 the Hunter Valley Coal Belt Multisport Festival will run over the course of 3 days and include 6 diverse events of varying difficulty aimed at getting citizens off the couch and into an active weekend. Novice and recreational athletes are invited to enter the Singleton Sunset Twilight Fun Runs on the evening of Friday 9th November. Event organizers are offering two very achievable distances (4km and 8km), both set to take athletes on an enjoyable track through the scenic civic precinct on Singleton. Families and walkers are also encouraged to enter and will be accommodated for. On Saturday the 10th November the Festival will pick up its pace with an early morning Royal Pain 57km Mountain Bike Race into Mountain Royal National Park, Saintly Swim -1500m Open Water Swim at Lake St Clair and 20 and 10km Kayak Cove Races. In the afternoon all children are invited to enter the Country Kids Triathlon, and give multisports a go! On Sunday 11th November the main event, the Hunter Hillyman Triathlon, will take place at Lake St Clair. The course will live up to its name with a challenging cycle course. The triathlon event will offer an Olympic Distance (1500m swim, 40km Cycle and 10km Run) and also an Enticer Distance (300m swim, 10km Cycle and 3km Run) catering for both amateur and elite athletes. It is expected that a large number of the Hunter and intestate triathlete community will attend guaranteeing a challenging competition for all entrants. Event Organizer Paul Humphreys stated today that “The Hunter Valley Coal Belt Triathlon is something that we as organizers are very excited about and it definitely shaping up to be one of the best events on the regional multisport calendar.”Mr Humphreys, a regular organizer of sports events in the Hunter, said that due to a number of ongoing issues with the now cancelled Maitland Multisport Festival, the new location provides all involved with a new solution. He further stated that “although the cancellation of the Morpeth race is disappointing in some respects, the new location in Singleton offers an answer to many of the problems we’ve had to deal with, including the deterioration of the bank of the Hunter River. Despite this we are very much looking forward to working with the people of the Singleton community and providing them with what will undoubtedly be a fantastic festival.” Festivals of this nature are increasing in popularity among the multisports community and have proven themselves to be a great medium to provide an event catering to all athletes, novice or elite. More information about the Festival, including major and minor sponsorship opportunities can be obtained by contacting Race Director Paul Humphreys at paul@hevents.com.au or call 49348138. The event website will be on line soon at www.huntervalleymultisportfestival.com.au
  4. H Events has gone out on the big limb again and is staging a new adventure race in Port Stephens/Great Lakes. While this area only dubiously falls into our Hunter Region (that where we run races), our family holiday over 20 years has lead us to this event. This great new event will be held on Saturday 12 February 2011 in and around the Port Stephens and Great Lakes areas of Soldiers Point, Pindimar, Tea Gardens, Shoal Bay, Nelson Bay and Salamander. The event challenges participants to complete a circumnavigation of the BAY as individuals, teams of 2 or relay teams of 4. This off and on road multi-event will see participants swim 1.6km across the channel between Soldiers Point and Pindimar (with a small beach run), then Mountain Bike Ride through Pindimar and through bush and farmland to Tea Gardens and then Kayak from Team Gardens to Shoal Bay. The final leg will see participants run along footpaths and through foreshore parks until the finish line at Salamander Shores at Soldiers Point. This is an UNREAL course. It's on. Be one of the first to do what will become an annual event. www.bayadventure.com.au
  5. Just a quick note to say that if you are looking to enter the Oly at Newcastle on 20 March then you should not wait much longer. Entries are pouring in and the field is capped so don't miss out. Quite a technical and hilly 5 laps city course with the best views of a triathlon anywhere in the world. New swim on Nobbys Beach will be a cracker. The event also donates $40k+ to the Hunter Medical Research Institute, so competing just might help someone you know in the future. There are also enticer and relay events on same day. Last year has nearly 2000 competitors all up so the atmosphere is great. Web page is www.sparkenbntriathlon.com.au Hope to see you racing in the Hunter More events go to www.hevents.net
  6. If you've never been to Morpeth for this event, then do yourself a favour. it's a classic old river township on the Hunter River. A great country tri that has been going since 1994 with all the scenery and friendly event crew, set on the riverbanks of the Hunter River. We are again the TriNSW Club Distance Champs and also offer a great last dig before the Port Half. The magies and cows are loaded and ready!! There is also a River Swim event on Sat and 4 and 8 km fun runs on Sunday. With the skinny farm roads (in a couple of spots) and limited transition area we do have a race limit of 450 across both events, so get in quick. Go to Maitland Triathlon and Multisport Festival
  7. While many events come and go, since 1994 the Maitland Tri has plugging away on the second sunday in October rain hail or shine. With strong local clubs in Maitland, Newcastle and Port Stephens this triathlon always attracts a solid local feild and plenty of competitors from Central Coast and Sydney. The event has hosted many of the countries/worlds best triathletes with Peter Robinson just beating Craig Alexander in 2002. The race director was a bit unsure who Alexander was when he asked for a comp entry. "So you go all right i asked", " yeh a race a bit" he said. He coughed up his entry fee and got second. Rebecca Keat, Mel Ashton and Lisa Marangon have all been hear to pick up some prize money. Plenty more too. The event is staged at historic Morpeth where the run and cycle leg run through the main street and close the bridge during the process. There are two tris (1/30/8 TRINSW Club Distance Champs) and 1.5/55/12 Mid Distance event. There is also a 1.5km River Swim event on Saturday arvo and 4 and 8km fun runs on Sunday. All run from the boat ramp park next to the river. A great spot and a race that just won't go away. If you are keen to race it's well over half full with a 450 race limit across both events, so don't delay Maitland Triathlon and MultiSport Festival Hope to see you up here. The cows and magpies are loaded and ready!
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