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Date: 12 November 2017
Location: Morpeth, NSW
Distance/s: 1500m swim, 40km ride, 10km run
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Maitland TriathlonAfter a 5-year break between events, the Maitland Triathlon, one of the oldest Triathlons in NSW, held in the historic village of Morpeth in the Hunter Valley, is back with a new format and expecting to attract some big names.

With easy access to the river, a flat quite cycle leg around Morpeth/Duckenfield and a fast run leg around Brush Farm Rd, the event is expected to be popular. Over the event’s life it has attracted many famous Triathletes including former World and Olympic champions Peter Roberston, Craig Alexander, Brendan Sexton and Belinda Granger.

Being only 2 hours north of Sydney, the event has traditionally attracted a large contingent from Sydney and Central Coast Triathlon Clubs. Local triathletes from the Maitland, Newcastle, Tomaree and Singleton Clubs are also expected to flock to the event. For many it was their first Triathlon event may years ago.

The event compound will be staged from Queens Wharf Park off Queens Wharf Rd. Located right next to the river there will be a festival atmosphere promoting health and fitness all weekend. Morpeth cafes and businesses are expected to do well pre and post event. With the event finishing around 11am on Sunday, there is expected to be plenty of hungry athletes filling cafes.

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