Nowra Triathlon Festival on this weekend

Tri time: Luke Hodges and Hannah Ison. Photo: Paul Davidson

Tri time: Luke Hodges and Hannah Ison. Photo: Paul Davidson

Nowra will become the active hub of the South Coast this Sunday, January 15, playing host to the Nowra Triathlon Festival.

The event, in its seventh year, will feature four different distance triathlons suited to appeal to a wide range of ages and abilities, from the Enticer distance (200m swim/7.5km bike/2km run) for those who are just getting into the sport, to the Standard distance (1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run) for the more experienced athlete.

Mark Emerton, CEO of Nowra based Elite Energy, the company responsible for putting on the event, said the event was one of the more popular on the triathlon event calendar.

The event hub and best place to see all the action of the triathlon is beside the Shoalhaven River at the reserve on Riverview Road. From this vantage point spectators will be able to watch the swim in the Shoalhaven River, witness the athletes exiting the water and collecting their bikes, and watch athletes cross the finish line all from the one location.