Category: Athletes stories

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…



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…



Eton Man Middle Distance Triathlon- Tracy Markham

Eton Man Middle Distance Triathlon was really a spur of the moment decision, which I am so glad I made!

After a disappointing race last weekend at IM 70.3 Kraichagu I was feeling a little flat and needed a…



IM Lanzerote- Michal

Before the race…

My trip for IM Lanzarote started on Monday before the race. Going a little bit earlier was a great decision that allowed me to rest in the sun, forget…



Comrades- What you need to know- Dennis Kennedy

 

By now you should be vastly reducing volume and increasing intensity and letting your body heal from the pounding it has taken over the last few months. Just do not be silly and play some other sport to…



Ironman South Africa- David Cowling

 

After 22 weeks of training, which included a total of 100km of swimming, 1050km of running and 3010km of cycling, I completed my first Ironman in South Africa in a time of 12.04 hours. It was…



TriRock Durban 2014 Race Report – Etienne Bester

Race day dawned…and the craziness began!

I had a good swim, was caught unawares by the extra 500m being tagged on after being told the swim was only 1.4km after having it moved to uShaka pier. Also…



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