TasPorts supports team members participating in Ironman 70.3 Tasmania

TasPorts is a proud supporter of Ironman 70.3 Tasmania, with the Port of Hobart being a central activity point.


02 February 2023

More than 1,000 athletes from across Australia and overseas will be in Tasmania this weekend for the first IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania to be hosted in the state on Sunday, 5 February.

Athletes will swim 1.9 kilometres in the River Derwent at Sullivan’s Cove, followed by a 90 kilometres ride and 21.1 kilometres run, which will cross the Hobart waterfront before heading across the Bowen Bridge to the northeastern suburbs before returning to finish on the Princes Wharf No. 1 forecourt.

TasPorts is a proud supporter of Ironman 70.3 Tasmania, with the Port of Hobart being a central activity point. Alongside this, it is also proud of team members, Senior Advisor Health and Safety Shane Triffitt and Manager Health and Safety Cameron Crawford, who are participating as competitors.

Shane said he was a member of TasPorts’ Health & Wellbeing Committee.

“Competing in the Ironman race promotes physical activity, which is one of TasPorts’ key pillars,” he said.

With eight full Ironman races and six half Ironman races under his belt, Shane knows what to expect and has been training hard.

“I have been doing one to two swims a week, two to three runs a week, a long run on the weekend, one to two bike rides per week and a long ride on the weekend,” he said.

“I feel I have done enough to get through the race.

“Getting through the race without injury and enjoying the day is what I am aiming for.”

Cameron also expects to finish without injury but does not take anything for granted.

“Having some fun and enjoying the good parts would be a good result for me,” he said.

It has been a while for Cameron and racing – he says he has forgotten how to shave his legs – but is prepared as he can be.

“I started on a TasPorts Health and Wellbeing teams challenge with Sherri Ring from The Mind Games and decided to get serious about my negative stress and back pain,” he said.

“I have improved a lot with short and consistent efforts.

“The race doesn’t matter so much; the training for life and health benefits have been the goal.

“The health and fitness benefit in my job has been critical to working without back pain and making better decisions about what is healthy and what is not. I am an early riser, so I complete most of my training in the morning.”