Club Champs re-loaded for Forster in May 2023

We are excited to confirm that the much loved and hotly anticipated Triathlon NSW Club Champs will return to Forster again in 2023.

The venue is locked, loaded and ready to go for Saturday 27th May 2023.

Up to 1,000 athletes will once again converge on Forster Main Beach and Swim, Bike and Run together in a celebration in everything that’s special and unique about our clubs and the wonderful individuals who are our members.

The Triathlon NSW Club Champs will remain the single ‘Member Only’ event held in Australia each year. The only race where you MUST hold a Triathlon NSW Standard (or Premium) membership to secure your place on the start line!

Importantly, and based on the clear feedback we’ve received at last year’s post-race survey, an updated and new cycle course is approved by both council and police. It will be feature a flatter and more friendly course for all athletes including the removal of Cliff Drive and those hills that were so polarising!

The 2023 edition will feature everything you have loved in the past but with some notable changes including;

  • The much loved and much sought-after Club Champs Hoodie returns!
  • Presentation at Club Forster followed by a chance to boogie on the D/Floor after we announce the winners.
  • New and updated cycle course featuring flatter and more friendly for all (experienced and the not so experienced triathletes).
  • Updated Run course but keeping the iconic run over the bridge.
  • Swim in the spectacular ocean of Main Beach just minutes to the centre of town featuring cafes, restaurants and lots of accommodation options.

Unlike the last four years, the event will be delivered by Hunter based and well trusted local race organiser H Events.

For those unfamiliar with H Events and their CEO Paul Humphreys, he has over 28 years’ experience running high quality events for Triathlon NSW members including delivery of Newcastle’s Sparke Helmore Triathlon and the Maitland Triathlon.

He is a keen triathlete and founding member of the Maitland Triathlon Club. He has held the role of president as well, so has a deep and intimate understanding of the importance of the Triathlon NSW Club Champs.

Paul was happy to add "The H Events Team is excited to be producing the Triathlon NSW Club Championships for 2023 at beautiful Forster on the North Coast. As former presidents and long-term members of both Maitland and Newcastle Triathlon Clubs, Paul and my wife Hanne Humphreys, with Race Director Ja Davis, have a sound understanding of how much the 'end of season trip' to Club Champs means to Clubs.

 

It's that one opportunity where you get to race 'with' your mates, as opposed to 'against' them, to do your best for your Club, be it big or small. Our goal is to produce a professional and fun event for both members and spectators, and make sure everyone is keen to keep returning each year for the special 'Club Champs' racing and social experience." 


Whist we are excited about working closely with H Events, we extend our deepest and sincere thanks to Mark ‘Emo’ Emerton and his superb crew at Elite Energy for their wonderful custodianship of the event over the last four years. They’ve overseen the event during the most tumultuous times and held their nerve to deliver the November 2020 event just as COVID -19 restrictions were easing and did it in superb style. Elite Energy, led by their enigmatic leader Emo remain a crucial and critical partner of Triathlon NSW delivering some of the largest and more iconic races held in this great state. Elite Energy will continue to host Interclub League rounds and plenty of NSW Individual State Championship events each season! As always, we thank them for all they do for the sport of Triathlon.

This year’s event once again showcase how integral clubs are to the sustainable growth of our sport. The support networks and encouragement they provide are first class and improve year on year.

We are working through more details currently with our goal of being ‘on sale’ with a special early bird pricing offer by mid-October. More information around rules, regulations, divisions, Volunteer registration portal and other info will be out shortly!

Adam Wicks
Executive Director 

Triathlon New South Wales Ltd
Street Address: Suite 509, 55 Holt Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
T: 02 8488 6250 | M: +61 438 648 117
W: 
www.trinsw.org.au  | E: adam.wicks@nsw.triathlon.org.au

Posted by: Paul Humphreys
1 November 2022

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