Take your marks!
Grab your running shoes and start stretching! One of the world’s most renowned triathlons is back in Port Macquarie. With over 450 participants, Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie holds quite the history of competition. Travellers from across the world flock to our community either to compete or just to take a little “race-cation.” No matter the reason, Port Macquarie offers a great course for the event, and all other amenities you may want. Especially right here at The Westport Club! But before we get into what to enjoy before and after the race, let’s learn more about Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie.
Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie
Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie is one of the world’s leading, and toughest triathlon events. This triathlon in Port Macquarie also stands as one of the qualifying races for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The 70.3 in the title refers to the number of total miles the competitors will travel (113 km), which is half that of a full triathlon. That breaks down to a 1.9 km swim, 90 km bike ride, and 21.1 km run. Yeah, we’ll stick to the sidelines! But ignore our couch-potato tendencies – the Ironman 70.3 competition draws in renowned athletes each year and is a great platform for amateur competitors to showcase their abilities. There are only 30 qualifying spots for the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship, so triathletes better bring their ‘A’ game!
Here’s some more specific for the upcoming triathlon in Port Macquarie.
7 May 2017 in beautiful Port Macquarie at 6:20 am.
The race begins with a swim course in the Hastings River. Then then bike course follows along the edge of the stunning Pacific Ocean. It all ends with a run directly through the heart of Port Macquarie.
There’s action to be enjoyed by everyone! But once the races are over, The Westport Club has got you covered for some post-game fuel.
What to enjoy after Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie
There’s no doubt competing in such a physically and mentally taxing race would work up quite the appetite. But spectators can get hungry too! All that encouragement and celebration uses a lot of valuable energy. Here at The Westport Club, we’ve got an array of eat and drink options to satisfy the biggest appetites. There’s even an option for each event!
Have a sip after a dip
It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning, let alone go and run a triathlon! Even if you’re just watching, cheering that early in the morning can drain you quite a bit. Stop by Hastings Coffee Co. before, during or after the race for a delicious pick-me-up! We’ve got barista-brewed coffee that’ll really get your blood flowing! Don’t forget to try our artisan-baked sourdough to keep you satisfied throughout the morning.
Bigger the bike course, bigger the meal course
A bike ride through town sounds tiring enough. 90 kilometres? Now that’s an undertaking! Whether you’re actually riding the course or just watching, it’s going to be a long day. Satisfy that appetite you’ve built up with a hearty, local meal at our Aqua restaurant. Our renowned chefs carefully craft our modern-Australian dishes to provide a versatile menu focusing on quality produce. Book a table now to confirm your spot.
Run far, then head for the bar
The final stretch is always the worst. But you’ve finally made it! Even if your legs are like jelly, you can crawl past the finish line with your head held high. And if you decided just to watch, pat yourself on the back too, you’ve had a long day! Now end it the right way: with friends at Jimmy’s Bar and Lounge. With over 100 whiskeys on offer, we’re sure there’s a drink for everyone to enjoy.
Come relax, recover and unwind at The Westport Club!