IMPORTANT TRAFFICE INFO FOR TRITHEGONG THIS WEEKEND!
For athletes travelling to Wollongong early Sunday morning, the major road used to access is the ‘M1 Princess Motorway’ (or known locally as Mount Ousley Road) will be closed in both directions from just north of the “Gipps Road” overbridge to “Bulli Tops”. While Picton Road will be closed in both directions between the Wilton township and the M1 Motorway junction.
The roads will be closed between 7pm SATURDAY 7th March and 5am on SUNDAY 8th March.
The detours that will be in place with temporary traffic control measures and signs to advise motorists:
- Southbound and northbound motorists will use “Bulli Pass” which will lead you to “Memorial Drive”, this will bring you to North Wollongong. Please allow an extra 10 to 15 minutes for their journey.
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Please note you must validate your entry by entering through the 2015 Elite Energy triTheGong Triathlon entry link-
A simple 2 minute walk from the Lang Park Transition area, the triTheGong Triathlon Swim legs are beach starts. The course will take you from the confines of Belmore Basin on a short distance out of the harbour walls before you turn around and head back in.
This 3 lap course is a fast and technical, out and back course. Coming out of T1 and onto Cliff Road you start with a small climb that presents you with picturesque views of the Northern Wollongong suburbs. Although they can be easily navigated, please be aware of the ‘speed humps’ along Cliff Road which are in place until you are presented with a set of very slick and fast corners at the Wollongong Novotel Hotel which finish with your righthand turn at the corner of Bourke & Corrimal Street’s, and present you with a short but fast descent. At the bottom you sweep left at the ‘round about’ onto Squires Way which sends you onto a fast, flat sprint to the turn around at Elliots Road.
On your return, you take the left at the ‘round about’ and then a quick right back onto Cliff Road. You will be presented with more ocean views as you take on the short climb in front of the Novotel and back across the top of Cliff Road to your second turn around at Belmore Basin.
Please take extreme caution as you approach the Belmore Basin turn around area, as you will be coming down the descent into the area at speed and the road changes to single file and becomes very tight. This is to allow for the course entry and exit chutes into the transition areas.
The BROOKS Run course is a single lap out along the “Blue Mile” walk way, starting at Belmore Basin, taking you along the cliff line below Cliff Road, past North Wollongong Beach and around the perimeter of Stuart Park to the run turn-around, all whilst providing a scenic ocean view.
The return takes you back the same way, then past and across the top of transition, along Grand Pacific Drive to the final turn at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre and onto the final sprint into the Finish Chute
Prize money distribution. Elite men and women:
1st. 1,500 AUD
2nd. 1,250 AUD
3rd. 1,000 AUD
4th. 750 AUD
5th. 500 AUD
Saturday 7th March
3.30 - 4.00pm :: Registration for Elite Competitors (City Beach Surf Club, Marine Drive, Wollongong. (Opposite Lang Park))
4.00 - 5.00pm :: Compulsory Race Briefing for Elite competitors (City Beach Surf Club, Marine Drive, Wollongong. (Opposite Lang Park))
On Thursday (March 5th) morning at around 9:30am, an interview will be held with the television station, WINtv at Belmore Basin.
At this stage, the local ITU Athletes will be joining in to discuss the upcoming OTU “Oceania Cup” Event which you will be racing in. If there are any other Athlete who will already be in Wollongong, then you are welcome to attend, or if you would like to arrange an interview at a time closer to the event, please contact Bruce Nugara (Media Liaison for Elite Energy Events) with relevant details and a preferred time. Please note that all interviews need to be completed by mid afternoon to ensure they make that evenings News presentation.
Please direct all enquires to Bruce via following email address: ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’
Sunday 8th March
0915: Athlete Lounge/ Transition open for Elite Males (Lang Park, Wollongong)
1015: Athlete Lounge/ Transition closed for Elite Males
1030: Race Start Elite Mens “Oceania Cup” Sprint Triathlon (Start line, Belmore Basin, Wollongong Harbour)
1000: Athlete Lounge/Transition open for Elite Females
1100: Athlete Lounge/ Transition cloed for Elite Females
1115: Race Start Elite Females “Oceania Cup” Sprint Triathlon (Start line, Belmore Basin, Wollongong Harbour)