The bcu Coffs Tri, now in its second year of existence, has been built on some pretty solid foundations.
While its inaugural running took place in less than ideal conditions – well, for spectators at least – the event looks sure to grow in coming years for a number of reasons.
The city is blessed with the kind of geographical features that allow for a fast yet honest triathlon course. The swim takes place in a bay that is sheltered from open ocean swells while the two-lap bike course has plenty of long, flat stretches that allow athletes to really open up. The four-lap run course hugs the coastline and includes a couple of trips to the end of a jetty and back.
Coffs Harbour is also blessed with one of the best climates in the country, which makes this a great destination race to bring the family to. It is also a handy little hit-out before Ironman Melbourne, as last year’s winner Anna Cleaver discovered.
What: Olympic-distance triathlon (1.5km/40km/10km)
Where: Coffs Harbour, NSW
When: 2 March, 2014