Coffs Harbour to host Olympic Distance Triathlon

Written by tmsm
Published on 11 May 2012
Coffs-Harbour

Coffs Harbour will host its very own Olympic distance Triathlon in March 2013, sponsored by bcu.

In addition to the headline Olympic-distance event (1.5km swim, 40km Cycle and 10km run) the inclusion of short distance events for novices and children means the event promises to be great for everyone, regardless of age or fitness.

bcu Chief Executive, Lyndon Kingston, said bcu was excited to be supporting the inaugural bcu Coffs Harbour Triathlon in 2013.  “The Coffs Coast has a strong following for the sport, and bcu is happy to be working with some very dedicated and experienced triathlon enthusiasts to bring a world-class event to the region. We hope to see some big-name competitors incorporate this event into their annual training schedule”.

The sport of triathlon is one of the fastest growing in the world. With very few Olympic distance races on the national triathlon calendar, the organisers felt this was the perfect event to attract athletes of all abilities whilst taking advantage of Coffs Harbour’s location, climate and natural beauty.
 
The spectacular open water swim will be held inside the calm, pristine harbour with spectators getting a birds eye view from the Jetty. The two-lap bike course will be on a flat, closed road and the run will comprise 2 laps along the beautiful harbour foreshores incorporating the iconic jetty.

With its beautiful location and world-class course, the BCU TriCoffs is expected to become one of the must do events on the national Triathlon calendar.
 
Mr Kingston said: “We have no doubt that this event promises to bring financial benefits to the Coffs Coast with competitors and spectators visiting Coffs Harbour for the weekend. Plus there are the obvious health and social benefits of participating, particularly for children who might be inspired to start training for their first triathlon.”

For more information on bcu Tri Coffs visit www.tricoffs.com.au.

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