The recent inaugural Triathlon Festival in Hawks Nest was so successful, organisers have already announced it will be back next year.
“I am happy to let you know that we will be coming back to Hawks Nest in 2017,” Seb Gallery, media spokesman for Elite Energy Events, told News Of The Area.
“At this stage, prior to all council approvals and documentation being finalised we are looking at the weekend of 16 September 2017,” he said.
Nearly 600 athletes took part in the first Hawks Nest Triathlon, competitors ranging in age from 13 to mid 70’s.
The event comprised 4 different distances, Standard, Sprint, Enforcer and Enticer.
It also kicked off the 2016 -17 series for Triathletes across New South Wales and Victoria.
Local volunteers played a big part in the success of the Hawks Nest event.
Their contribution also paid off financially with organisers donating to the not-for-profit organisations who gave of their time and energy.
Seb Gallery summed up the Hawks Nest competition, “We can certainly see this event quickly becoming a major staple in the Triathlon Series.”
By Margie TIERNEY