Port Macquarie Ironman 70.3 – Details and preview!

 

On November 6th, the Port McQuarie Ironman 70.3 will offer Triathletes the opportunity to test themselves against the iconic half Ironman distance! We spoke with the organisers to catch up on what Triathletes should expect on Race day!

When is Port Macquarie Ironman 70.3 taking place & how long has it been running

The event takes place on Sunday November 6, 2011 in Port Macquarie NSW. The event is in its inaugural year as an Ironman 70.3 event, however has been held in previous years under the Half Ironman brand

Who is the Port Macquarie Ironman 70.3

Ironman athletes who are looking for a great training day prior to the three full distance Ironman races in season 2011/2012;  regular Ironman 70.3 athletes and triathletes looking to take a step up from International distance events.

What should those taking part expect on race day

A fantastic experience at the home of Ironman racing in NSW. Port Macquarie has been the host city for Ironman Australia since 2006 and the town is well accustomed to hosting Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events. Expect friendly locals, great community support, incredible scenery and a challenging course, with an undulating and at times hilly, bike leg.

What’s unique about Port Macquarie 70.3

Port Macquarie is a great triathlon town with a beautiful course, incredible scenery and a knack for hosting fantastic major regional events. As the home of Ironman Australia, Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie gives athletes a chance to race on a very similar course to the full distance Ironman event.

 

Would you describe this race as suitable for Triathletes stepping up the the 70.3 distance?

It is a challenging course with a hilly bike course that sometimes tests newcomers to the sport. I would encourage any athlete looking to step up to the Ironman 70.3 distance to consider Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie as an ideal race to make their Ironman 70.3 debut in a beautiful location

What are the contact details for those who wish to enter this race

Athletes should visit www.ironmanportmacquarie.com

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