The Maitland Triathlon started in 1994 and was staged until 2011 at Morpeth in NSW. The event has played host to some very famous triathletes with Peter Robertson, Graig Alexander and Brendan Sexton, all hitting the course in its 18-year history. The event has played host to State Championships and also been local and regional competitions between local clubs, Maitland, Tomoree, Newcastle and Singleton. The event will be staged as a multiple distance event Triathlon consisting of:
Mid Distance of 2000m swim, 60km cycle, and 15km run
Standard (Olympic) of 1500 swim, 40km cycle and 10km run
Sprint Distance of 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run
The Swim will be in the Hunter River from the boat ramp to Roberts St and back. The boat ramp will be closed on the Sunday morning. Reopened as soon as safe around 1pm. Spectators are welcome.
The Cycle leg of the event will leave from Queens Wharf Park at approx. 7.00am and ride down Swan St, into Edward St, Duckenfield Rd and McFarlanes Rd. The course will return to the Queens Wharf Park. The long event will do 3 laps. Last rider is expected back by 11.00am. The course is out and back on most roads.
The Run leg for the Triathlon and the Summer Run Fun Run will be staged on Queens Wharf Rd and Steamer St (a seldom used gravel/grass Rd below the lookout). The run leg is a 2.5km loop.
Maitland Triathlon weather forecast
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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