Nepean weekend of Triathlon 2014 – Entries now full

The Nepean Weekend of Triathlon will be held on the weekend of 25 and 26 October 2014 with the Nepean Enticers held on the Saturday afternoon and the Nepean Triathlon held on the Sunday morning.
Entries for all events are now at capacity. Numbers, while extended this year due to course changes, are kept to a level to maintain a safe and enjoyable event for all competitors.

Join the JMF WalkTheTalk

A separate event being held at the closing stages of the Nepean Triathlon on 26 October is the JMF WalkThe Talk.

The JMF WalkTheTalk is a 5km walk with John Maclean as he completes his final lap of the Nepean Triathlon run leg.

The money raised from the walk is going to little Aussies in Wheelchairs to grant them the equipment they need to remain as active and included in every day life as they can. JMF will be presenting a grant to a local Western Sydney Family at the completion of the event.

For more information and to enter, please visit the JMF WalkTheTalk event page. 

Please note any enquiries regarding this event please direct to the JMF WalkTheTalk organisers.

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Win an exclusive Dave Scott coaching clinic!

Update: Winner announced!

Congratulations to Brendan Bleeker of Bulli. Brendan will be attending the 4 day triathlon clinic given by Hawaii Ironman legend Dave Scott at Atmosphere Health and Fitness Club at Penrith in November. Thanks to Atmosphere Health and Fitness for this fabulous prize and supporting the Nepean Triathlon as major sponsor this year.

Places are still available for this unique training session happening in Penrith. Details below of how you can be a part of this.

What: 4 day training camp with Triathlon legend Dave Scott

Where: Atmosphere Health & Fitness Centre. 16-19 Lambridge Place, Penrith

When: 24-27 November 2014 (7am-6pm each day)

Cost: Complete package $1300 (afternoon only sessions $990)

Register: Register online

More info: Download the Dave Scott clinic Information Sheet

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Posted on April 29 2014:

A lucky Nepean Triathlon competitor will win a complimentary pass to a 4 day triathlon training clinic conducted by triathlon legend and 6 time Hawaii Ironman champion Dave Scott.

This clinic will be held at Atmosphere Health and Fitness Club at Penrith from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 November. The winner will be selected from all entries in the Atmosphere Nepean Triathlon as at June 30.

Dave Scott has been in the sport of Triathlon for over 30 years. He is regarded as one of the best Triathlon coaches in the world today and has coached and advised some of the world’s best athletes including Chrissie Wellington, Craig Alexander, Eniko Lanos & Rachel Joyce to name a few.

The coaching clinic with Dave will give you a comprehensive understanding of triathlon training and racing and will enhance your knowledge and lead to improved performance.

The coaching clinic will be broken into 2 sessions per day over the 4 days. Swim sessions will cover the key elements of freestyle, race week workouts, dry land discussions, technique and stroke correction and strength building exercises. The afternoon sessions will cover the following topics such as strength training for endurance athletes relating to swimming, riding & running, injury prevention, running & running biomechanics, cycling & cycling biomechanics, strength imbalances, nutrition for training and racing, seasonal training, and plenty of Q&A time.

The prize winner will be drawn will be at Panther Cycles, Penrith at 12 noon Tuesday 1 July. Anyone is welcome to attend the draw. The prize winner must be available to attend the four day clinic and the prize is not transferable. Should the prize winner not be able to take the prize, another winner will be selected until the prize is claimed. Also, should a competitor who had purchased a ticket to the clinic wins this complimentary entry, their original payment will be refunded

 

 

Nepean Triathlon update and Dave Scott training camp prize winner

With under 4 months till the Nepean Triathlon an update below of recent goings on…

Winner of our Atmosphere Health & Fitness training camp

Congratulations to Brendan Bleeker of Bulli. Brendan will be attending the 4 day triathlon clinic given by Hawaii Ironman legend Dave Scott at Atmosphere Health and Fitness Club at Penrith in November. Places are still available for this unique training session happening in Penrith. See how you can be a part of this too.

Entrant numbers extended

There are 1,150 now entered in the Nepean Triathlon which is close to breaking an all time record. The increase in numbers being possible due to a new one lap bike course. We also have 5 of the 6 Australian Commonwealth Games triathlon representatives confirmed as racing. And, with a record number of female entrants we are going to have two all lady waves this year. Check your entry

New one lap bike course

A new one lap bike course has been approved by council. this will remove congestion in and out of the Regatta centre and allows more entrants to participate in the event. The course will be similar to the Ironman 70.3 event being held shortly after Nepean. So an excellent training event for this! View course maps

Personalised race numbers

A first for Nepean. We  are going to have first names on chest plates being worn in the bike and run so fans can cheer you on by name! You may wish to check your first name on your registration to make sure you are happy with what will be printed. Check your entry

Timing chips

Another first. Disposable timing chips will be used this year so you don’t need to worry about returning these post race. Race packs containing timing chip, swim cap and race number will be available for pick up on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning before the race.

Guy vs Girl handicap

Unique to Nepean, the girls verses guys handicap this year will be set at 10 minutes 18 seconds. With a record $76,500 in prize money up for grabs racing should be full on at the pointy end of the race! See all prizemoney details
Any further questions on this year’s event either email nepeantriathlon@gmail.com or send us a message and follow our Facebook page

The URBAN volunteers

The Atmosphere Nepean Triathlon is pleased to announce a partnership with long-term triathlon supporter, the Urban Hotel Group.

Urban Hotel Group have come on board as the Official Race Day Volunteers Sponsor. The URBAN Volunteers are the backbone of this event and will be a part of each athlete’s race day experience as they assist and encourage them to get them to the finish line.

Ricky Jeffs, the Chief Operating Officer of ErdiGroup, the owning company of Urban Hotel Group, is a passionate supporter of triathlon in Australia.

“Urban Hotel Group is happy to be involved in this Iconic Event. I look forward to participating alongside John in the John Maclean Foundation Wave on race day” said Ricky.

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Early bird entry winner announced

Update:

Congratulations to James Downey who has won the early bird entry prize consisting of a double pass for a rafting session at Penrith Whitewater Stadium valued at $188.
The winning race entry number was drawn by Jack Hodge, Manager of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium.
There will be an additional 4 passes available as lucky draws after the Nepean Triathlon

================ Published on 23 March 2014 Penrith Whitewater Stadium located close to the Nepean Triathlon race venue is offering a double pass for free rafting session to a lucky entrant in the Nepean weekend of Triathlon. Simply get your entry in before 15 April and you will be in the draw!

John Maclean to complete the Nepean Triathlon

As featured on 60 Minutes, John Maclean, who became a paraplegic whilst training for the Nepean Triathlon 26 years ago, is responding to treatment that is enabling him to take steps and walk again. John’s next challenge is to complete the  Atmosphere  2014 Nepean triathlon, as a individual competitor.

Competitors and supporters of John and the John Maclean Foundation (JMF) can now race beside John as we are are hosting a JMF wave which will start after the last  age group wave of the current program.

The aim of this wave is for competitors to participate together with John.  Swim, ride and run/walk, encouraging John to the finish line. If you would like to race with John just select JMF Wave when entering online.

Competitors in this wave will not be eligible for age group awards and as a result of road closure restrictions must be able to swim 1km and ride 30km in 2hrs or less.

You can assist young Aussies in Wheelchairs by starting your own fund raising page or donate at www.jmf.com.au

Thanks to our 2014 Nepean Weekend of Triathlon Sponsors

The Nepean Triathlon organising committee would like to thank our 2014 major sponsors. These are crucial to bring you a great event at a reasonable price.

  • Atmosphere Health and Fitness Club
  • Gulf Western Oil
  • Cellarbration Cellars
  • Penrith City Council
  • Glenmore Park Plumbing
  • Nepean Aquatic Centre
  • Panther Cycles
  • Brooks
  • Penrith Anglican College
  • Dukes Real Estate
  • Western Sydney Sports Medicine Centre
  • Chifley Hotel
  • Endura
  • Rogue Valley Roasters
Please support these sponsors as they assist in bringing the Nepean Triathlon to you.

Chifley Hotel offers special rate for Nepean entrants

Coming from out of town for Nepean?

The Chifley Hotel located in Penrith Panthers are offering a special rate for triathletes for Saturday night 25 October of $135 per room. This is also where many of the top name triathletes will be staying whilst they are in town.

To take advantage of the offer call 02 4721 7700 and ask for hotel reservations then mention the Nepean Triathlon.

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Support the John Maclean Foundation

The Atmosphere Health and Fitness Club Nepean Triathlon is proud to announce it has partnered with the John Maclean an Foundation (JMF) as our official race charity for 2014.

The JMF exists to change the lives of young Australians who use wheelchairs by inspiring, motivating and enabling these great kids to chase their dreams. If you would like to donate to this most worthy cause – just click on the JMF logo below or visit http://www.jmf.com.au

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Your say: 2014 Finisher’s t-shirt

UPDATE: This poll is now closed with the favourite finisher shirt type being the short sleeve cooldry shirt. Thanks to all those who voted.

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All competitors in the 2014 Nepean triathlon will receive a finisher’s race shirt, finisher’s medallion and a full sized race towel to commemorate their finish.

We are looking for feedback on what finisher’s shirt you would prefer this year. Please vote for your preferred option below:

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