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Tomakin delivered the perfect location for this year’s Batemans Bay Triathlon

Written by Hew Colless. This past weekend saw 650 avid triathletes gracing the banks of the Tomaga River at Tomakin for the 2023 instalment of the annual Batemans Bay Triathlon Festival.

The triathlon is regarded by triathletes as one of the more boutique events on the triathlon calendar.

Tomakin Sports Club once again provided the grounds for the event, with athletes competing across five race distances.

“South Coast locations like Tomakin are remote in contrast to busier urban areas, and with the swim leg in the lovely Tomaga River it is a clear favourite on our event calendar. The location entice those wanting a weekend escape and throw in a race in a stunning and scenic location” said Hew Colless of Elite Energy, the event organiser.

The triathlon festival features five race distances, including the aquabike race (1.9km swim and 55km bike only), which appeal to an array of ages, abilities and motivations. This years’ triathlon distances, in the swim/bike/run format, range from the shorter Super Sprint (300m/10km/2km) and Sprint (600m/25km/5km), to the Standard (1.5km/40km/10km) and Classic (1.9km/55km/15km).

Line honours in the Classic distance – the longest distance on the day, went to Jervis Bay local and professional triathlete Matt Lewis, with a time of 2:33:29 and in the women’s category was Moore Performance athlete Dimity Perren, with finishing time of 3:08:07.

Hew also said “events like the Batemans Bay Triathlon Festival aren’t possible without the help of local volunteer groups, who provide greatly appreciated help at water stations, aid stations, and across the event”. He talked about the benefit for families at Tomakin Sports Club, with their new full-facility parents room and children’s play area providing a soft fall/baby play area. The playground is fenced so kids are kept safe.

Batemans Bay Triathlon Festival is held in March each year on the banks of the Tomaga River, alongside the Tomakin Sports Club.

Competitor photos are available from GeoSnapShot and race results through Multisport Australia.

For more information visit the Elite Energy website at

Photo by Hew Colless/Creative Soup Media

Photo by Ben Marden Photography

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