Category: Athletes stories

Cross-Tri World Championships 2016-Charl-Stephan Nienaber

It was a great privilege to compete against the World’s best in the 2016 Cross Tri World Champs. A dream come true! 

After many hours of travelling, 3 flights, and a 2 hour taxi drive, we arrived at…



Midlands Ultra-Mike Grant

Swim

Nice to do a mass start for a middle distance events again, the WTC rolling starts—while nice—do remove that competitive edge because you don’t really know if you’re beating someone in terms of time. First turn was a right shoulder so I placed myself on the leading edge,…



Ironman Wales and a trip to Kona-Tracy Markham

 Since starting participating in triathlon events in 2012 I have had competing in a full distance race on the brain. Thanks to wise advice from my coach



Ironman World Championships, Kona, Hawaii-Iain McGregor

 It has been 10 days since the canon fired in Kona for the start of my first World Championship event. So why a race report only now?…



Ironman 70.3 World Championships, Mooloolaba, Australia- Donovan Geldenhuys

 34. International travelling Virgin. Started triathlon in 2012 with no goal other than keeping busy after studying for 10 years with no background in any sport. Started…



Long Course Weekend, Tenby, Wales-Tracy Markham

A race report, for a race like no other. It has now been four days since the end of the Long Course Weekend and I think the fact that I won has actually landed. I had hoped to do well at the event, but winning it was…



Ironman South Africa, and a slot to Kona- Iain McGregor

Standard Bank Ironman African Champs – Port Elizabeth, 10 April 2016

I am not too sure when the dream to race Ironman started, but I recall during my early high school years picking up a triathlon magazine and reading…



2015 ITU Elite Cross Triathlon World Championships-Carla van Huyssteen

The ITU Cross Triathlon in Sardinia Italy was the main focus race and highlight of 2015. All the hours in the pool, on the track and trainer all accumulated to this race.  Having raced on the Island and race course before, I…



Swim, Bike, Run… WIN- Alan Bremner

World Sprint Triathlon Championships – Chicago 2015, Thursday 17th September
Bike in wed eve, massive transition, even more massive 450m run wetsuit on, not allowed to take off your suit until you are at your bike, baby oil on calves and ankles imperative… remembering James’s invaluable…



Stowe Triathlon- Tracy Markham

 

The decision to race at Stowe was a bit if a last minute one, but I am so glad that I decided to go! It was a fun event in the most beautiful setting, on a super tough…