The 2023 Oceania Triathlon Para Championships in Stockton is set to feature Australia's top paratriathletes kicking off the season and starting the road to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
The Championships will be held on Stockton Beach this Sunday 5 February with a challenging course featuring a 700m swim, 20km bike, and 5km run.
Newcastle's own Lauren Parker (PTWC), three-time World Champion and Paralympic silver medallist, headlines a field of world champions and up-and-coming stars.
Joining Parker on the women’s start list will be Commonwealth Games representative Sara Tait, two-time World Champion Sally Pilbeam (PTS4), Paralympian Kate Naess (PTS5) and Abu Dhabi World Championship bronze medallist Anu Francis (PTS2), who made her international debut in Stockton at last year’s Oceania Championships just 11 months ago.
The men’s field includes a pair of Commonwealth Games silver medallists in Sam Harding (PTVI) and two-time Paralympian Nic Beveridge (PTWC),. Paralympian’s David Bryant (PTS5) and Brant Garvey (PTS2) - who returns for his first race since Edmonton 2018, and two-time World Championship medallist Justin Godfrey (PTS3).
World Championship medallist Jeremy Peacock (PTS4) will also feature on the start line, with Liam Twomey (PTS4) in a duel for the Oceania title, while Glen Jarvis (PTS2) will be looking to defend his title against Garvey. Up and comer Jack Howell (PTS5), who recently competed at his first World Championships, will battle Bryant and Josh Riedel (PTS5) who is set to debut in Stockton at his first international event at the Championships.
2023 Oceania Triathlon Para Championships Start List
Lauren Parker (PTWC Women)
Sara Tait (PTWC Women)
Anu Francis (PTS2 Women)
Sally Pilbeam (PTS4 Women)
Kate Naess (PTS5 Women)
Nic Beveridge (PTWC Men)
Glen Jarvis (PTS2 Men)
Brant Garvey (PTS2 Men)
Justin Godfrey (PTS3 Men)
Jeremy Peacock (PTS4 Men)
Liam Twomey (PTS4 Men)
David Bryant (PTS5 Men)
Jack Howell (PTS5 Men)
Josh Riedel (PTS5 Men)
Sam Harding (PTVI Men) with Guide Luke Harvey