Dinamic Newsletter- 6 September
Hello Dinamic Athletes!
What a great week it has been! I know JHB has been struggling with power outages but at least there is less excuse to hang around indoors!
We have, again, had a super successful week and weekend of racing and can say congrats to many people! It is on that note that I want to give a huge shout out to our amazing Dinamic athlete, Bianca Tait. Bianca has had an incredible year, first completing her first Ironman and then, 2 weekends ago, completing the 80km Puffer! The race is described as a “The PUFfeR is a no-frills, not-for-wimps ultra…”and Bianca totally dominated the race… we are so proud! GO B!!
This seems to be a quieter weekend of racing (not surprise after the MAD time we have been having!!) but we send a special good luck to the following athlete’s racing the Nissan van Gaalens MTB race on Saturday:
- Johan van der Walt,
- Christiaan Olivier,
- Jurie Spykerman.
A race to put on your calendar is the Cape Classic happening later this year (25-27 October). This race is organised by Dinamic athlete, Andrew Selby and if any of you are keen to give it a go then check out the website for the details. It looks like it is going to be a cracker!!
Gauteng Training for the next week ( 9 – 15 Sept). Please contact Riana for more details.
- Monday 18h00: Swim: Willowridge High School
- Wednesday 16h00 Run track: Die Wilgers Hoërskool
- Wednesday 18h00 Swim: Willowridge High School
- Saturday 07h00 Bike :Group ride with Velo cycling club
Neil is off to London on Sunday along with the rest of the South African Worlds Triathlon team. We hope his time with the team is a good one and that the Saffa’s bring home some PB’s! (A special mention and good luck to Dinamic-coached athletes David Talbot ,Maureen Dennehy, Colleen De Oliveira, Oswald Kidd, Paul Smitt, Alan Bremner, Gavin Jenkins and Rod Shaw. Also to Tayla Glover who will be participating in the elite race!)
HUGE CONGRATS to the following:
Kerin Schwarts and Alex Fenwick who finished 70.3 Austria, Salzburg . Kerin fininshed in 6hr02 and Alex (who has been racing with a fractured hip) in 6hr 58.
All the athletes who competed in the final of the momentum IFlex duathlon held at Avianto, Mildersdrift.
- Riana Robertson 2hr 05 (3rd overall on the day) (winning overall female for the series)
- Andy Robertson 2hr 03 (5th in his cat 40 – 49 , on the day )(winning the age cat 40 – 49 for the series)
- Ewert Kleynhans 1hr 53 (15th open male on the day)
Lizzy Strauss who completed the Namaqua Quest in brutal racing conditions with a combination for snow, ice rain and wind.
Diana MacPherson came 2nd at the Satori Camel Run
Boyd Roberts also ran the Satori and did it in a blitzing time of 1:18, on a super tough course! Fellow athlete Claire Le Manach also had a storming race!
Rozanne Geldenhuis ran a 10km run up in Natal and placed as 5th lady!
Happy training to everyone, be safe on the roads!