VICTORY: Lindsey Wall has been first across the line in the past two bcu Coffs Tri events. He’ll be facing a more star studded line-up in 2017.
VICTORY: Lindsey Wall has been first across the line in the past two bcu Coffs Tri events. He’ll be facing a more star studded line-up in 2017. NashysPix

Best of the best expected to toe starting line for bcu Coffs Tri

EXPECT some of the best triathletes in the country to head to Coffs Coast at the start of March.

Next year’s bcu Coffs Tri has been given a massive thumbs up by the national body with the event being named as an age group ITU World Championship qualifying race as well as doubling as the NSW state championship event.

The bcu Coffs Tri is a spectacular course and showcases the essence of Coffs Harbour with a Jetty harbour swim, cycle on closed roads and a run around the Jetty foreshores incorporating the eastern breakwater or south wall as its known to locals.

Triathlon Australia CEO Miles Stewart said Coffs Harbour deserved its place as one of the biggest events on the triathlon calendar.

“The national calendar sets to showpiece some of the best triathlon and multisport events Australia has to offer,” Stewart said.

“Not only are the events a unique experience, but our race directors delivering them are world class.”

The bcu Coffs Tri organiser, Village Sports, is thrilled with the announcement saying it’s empowering for them to be endorsed by Triathlon Australia.

“This is a coup for Coffs Harbour,” event director Sinclair Black said.

“The bcu Coffs Tri is a home-grown event still in its infancy and has now put itself on the national triathlon calendar.

“We are extremely excited for the event and what it will do for our region.”

Black is expecting participation numbers to increase substantially next year as many triathletes will use the event for their chance to qualify for the 2017 world championships.

Along with the popular standard distance event (1.5km swim, 40km cycle, 10km run), the bcu Coffs Tri includes an enticer distance for novices, as well as races for children aged 6 to 14 and promises to be a weekend full of racing action for all ages, motivations and abilities.

Online entries for the 2017 bcu Coffs Tri to be held on March 4 and 5 will open in September at www.villagesports.com.au.



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