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Penrith Panthers

Interclub Finishing Positions

ICL01 = 5th (SW Sydney Division)

ICL02 = 6th (Sydney Triathlon Premier League)

ICL03 = 9th (Sydney Triathlon Premier League)


Interclub MVPs 

ICL01 = Aimee Carlin (10.5 PTS)

ICL02 = Aimee Carlin (4.5 PTS)

ICL03 = Adam Footit (7 PTS)


Club History

The Panthers Triathlon Club was originally called the Nepean Triathlon Club. Original members included Rod Rogers, Greg Chapman, Sam Scutts, Warwick Brennan, Jim Prendergast, Mark Wallace, Tim McKay, Danny Marshall, Dave Boreham, Steve Taite and John Ross.

The Nepean Club held races in the early 1980s at Tench Reserve on the Nepean River at Penrith, with bikes propped up against fences or whatever else was around.

Who could forget the sight of a 12-year-old Dave Richardson racing the oldies with his DH bars (when no one else had them), and Mrs Taite putting out the cups of water on her fence in River Road for the run leg drink?

Timing of the races was carried out by Ron Richardson, who worked out a spreadsheet to do the calculations before anyone even knew what a spreadsheet was.

As more people joined we decided to get serious and the Panthers Triathlon Club was formed. Racing still took place at Tench Reserve as well as at the original Lakes Development at Castlereagh. At one stage, Ron Denovan, a club member who worked at Pioneer Quarries, arranged us to have the run leg within the quarries and I remember it was like running on the moon, with its heaps of gravel and desolate landscape.

Tim McKay was the one to beat in those days, although Alan Bentley was always up front in the swim leg and juniors such as Brian Lang (and later Trent Chapman) started to make people take notice. We also gained a few lady members – one of the guns was Wendy Sharpe who gained a podium finish in one of the early Nepean triathlons. We also held duathlons at Smith Park at Castlereagh and moved to different lakes within the Lakes Development as they were opened.

Panthers Tri Club has continued to grow and develop – at present the Club’s membership is approximately 160+ active members. Racing is usually held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, home of the rowing, kayaking and whitewater events in the 2000 Olympics, with the Handicap run every Tuesday evening during Daylight Savings still held at Tench Reserve at the Nepean River.






Panthers of Penrith Career MVP

RankAthleteClubPerformance Points
1Aimee CARLINPanthers of Penrith 23.5
2John HUGHESPanthers of Penrith 13.5
3Adam FOOTITPanthers of Penrith 11
4Melissa FANNINGPanthers of Penrith 9.5
5Toby CROUDSONPanthers of Penrith 8.5
6Leon SHARPPanthers of Penrith 7.5
7Mike HISERPanthers of Penrith 7
8James SWEENEYPanthers of Penrith 6.5
9Tony GABORITPanthers of Penrith 6
10Jack MATTHEWSPanthers of Penrith 5.5
11Cameron LUKSICHPanthers of Penrith 5
12Kaitlin BELLPanthers of Penrith 5
13Jenny MATTHEWSPanthers of Penrith 5
14Sarah MCCONELLPanthers of Penrith 4.5
15Pauline MCCANNPanthers of Penrith 4.5
16Chris COOPERPanthers of Penrith 4
17Chris WARINGPanthers of Penrith 3.5
18Craig BURKEPanthers of Penrith 3.5
19Scotti ROOTSPanthers of Penrith 3
20Rob DRADYPanthers of Penrith 2.5
21Rob RICHARDSPanthers of Penrith 2
22Jodie AMORPanthers of Penrith 2
23Heather BRAYPanthers of Penrith 2
24John LUKERPanthers of Penrith 2
25John TAYLORPanthers of Penrith 2
26Michelle KURPPanthers of Penrith 2
27Nikki BRIANPanthers of Penrith 1.5
28Ryan WILLIAMSPanthers of Penrith 1.5
29Joshua MERCHANT-1.5
30Paul HALLPanthers of Penrith 1.5
31Lili ROTHPanthers of Penrith 1.5
32Matthew BELLPanthers of Penrith 1.5
33Brayden GRAYPanthers of Penrith 1.5
34Emma THOMPSONPanthers of Penrith 1.5
35Nicole TZIAVARASPanthers of Penrith 1.5
36Jean KING-SMITHPanthers of Penrith 1.5
37Andy HAYNESPanthers of Penrith 1.5
38Mark WATSONPanthers of Penrith 1.5
39Glenn MATTHEWSPanthers of Penrith 1.5
40Karen LARMOURPanthers of Penrith 1
41Jake BRUNTPanthers of Penrith 1
42David KENTWELLPanthers of Penrith 1
43Jacky WATSONPanthers of Penrith 1
44Troy STEVENSPanthers of Penrith 1
45Alan BENTLEYPanthers of Penrith 1
46Tony PHIPPSPanthers of Penrith 1
47Carien ROSS (HELBERG)Panthers of Penrith 1
48Cooper KWOKPanthers of Penrith 0.5
49Kelvin FRANICHPanthers of Penrith 0.5
50Gordon BELLPanthers of Penrith 0.5
51Ron SIMPSONPanthers of Penrith 0.5
52Michael CAPPADONAPanthers of Penrith 0.5
53Richard ALLENPanthers of Penrith 0.5
54Chris JONESPanthers of Penrith 0.5
55Belinda SKYRINGPanthers of Penrith 0.5
56Lilian BRADLEYPanthers of Penrith 0.5
57Greg HALINPanthers of Penrith 0.5
58Sabina SPARKSPanthers of Penrith 0.5
59Linda JOHNSONPanthers of Penrith 0.5
60Gordon MCKENNAPanthers of Penrith 0.5
61Gemma MIDDLEMASSPanthers of Penrith 0.5
62Sarah PLUMPTONPanthers of Penrith 0.5
63Cloe REECEPanthers of Penrith 0.5
64Tony WILLIAMSPanthers of Penrith 0.5
65Ryan WILLIAMSPanthers of Penrith 0

Forager Sydney Triathlon League 1 (ICL04)