“You couldn’t have asked for better situations for the Byron Bay Triathlon 2011. Shining sun in light winds with little bit of swell! Congratulations to Jacque Hogan, the Event Organizer and Mick Smith, Director of the race for organizing a splendid race in 2011, with a perfect line up and a fast competition”- are the words of Joey Lampe, the winner of Byron Bay Triathlon 2011.
The Byron Bay Triathlon is traditionally the last race of the QLD/NSW triathlon calendar in Australia. This triathlon now has become the perfect tune up race before the Challenge Cairns triathlon.
Byron Bay triathlon organisers go to great lengths to ensure the tradition of the event, which is one of the only Olympic distance events in Australia. The Triathlon is steeped in the history and continues to grow in its name and status with each year. Trialthlon competitors often refer to this event as one of the best events and experiences on the trialthon clander.
Jacqueline Hogan is the new organizer of this event who has been in charge for a few years. Since Jacqueline took the charge the trialthon race it continues to go from strength to strength witnessing particpant increases and overal satisfaction of the organisation of the event. However, this years Byron Bay triathlon will see some changes as follows;
The Bike Race
This year the bike race has reduced to 36 kilometres due to unsafe roads on account of the recent harsh weather along Australia East Coast.
The swim Race
The swim section of the event will be undertaken in a U shaped course. This should make it as gruelling as previous years, but more organized and better for triathlon spectators.
The expo, which was set up in an old transition area, also doubles as great viewing platform for hundreds of passionate spectators.
This year Byron Bay Triathlon & Multisport Festival is scheduled on Saturday, 12th May and Sunday, 13th May.
So, be the part of such a magnificent and excited beach event. Getting to Byron Bay is quite easy as there are airports close to Byron Bay. It is serviced by the Ballina Airport, which is just a 30 minute drive at south. Also, the Gold Coast Airport is just a 45 minute drive at north. Local shuttle buses are available to move you from these airports close to Byron Bay. Byron Beach Resort also has avaialble various accommodation options and is a short walk along the beautiful Byron Bay beaches to the course.