Wow, can’t believe it is Friday already! What a week it has been! The newsletter is also packed this week…the SA season is definitely well underway!!
First off, we want to congratulate all the DInamic athletes on an exceptional performance at 70.3 SA. We are so proud! We want to send a special congratulation to the following athletes, placing in the Top 20 of their AG.
- Estiaan de Lange- 3rd (18-24)
- Tracy Markham 2nd (25-29) – 2nd AG overall
- Howard Markham 10th (55-59)
- Colleen de Oliveira 4th (25-29)
- Claire La Manach 4th (30-34)
- Grant Watson 19th (40-44)
- Jeanine Theron 19th (25-29)
- Ewert Kleynhans 19th (30-34)
No only did we have amazing results at the 70.3, we also had athletes completing the tough Xterra Buffelsport- congrats to Lizzy Strauss and Amanda Vijoen!
Also, a super well done to our Dinamic athletes, qualifying to represent their province at SA Tri Champs: Ewert Kleynhans, Riana Robertson and Brett Faure (Gauteng) and Colleen de Oliveira (WP).
Best of luck to Leon Page racing the NW Duathlon Champs on Sunday, and to Andy Robertson, Jurie Spykerman and Justin Erdis doing the Serengeti MTB race on Saturday.
There are also a number of races on in CT:
On Saturday is the Lion of Africa Half Marathon in Tokai. Please be reminded that 2013 ASA Licenses can no longer be used for this coming weekend’s running races. Runners wearing 2013 numbers will be disqualified from the race and fined. Also be sure to wear both ASA 2014 License numbers, one on the back and one on the front of your vest. The club gets fined when runners only wear one number.
On Sunday are the Roller Coaster Road Fun and League Ride in Constantia and the Clifton 1st Sunday of the Month Swim.
The 2014 WPTA Duathlon Championships are on Sunday at uniWines in Rawsonville. On-line entries (www.wptatridu.co.za) for the champs close on Friday 31 January at 18:00. You can enter on Sunday as well but there will be an additional charge of R50. Age Groupers start at 07:30.
The training schedule for Gauteng is as follows:
Saturday 1 Feb– Run- McCarthy 21km: day entries for the 10km only. Meet at the “Running-Inn” tent afterwards.
Sunday 2 Feb- Long bike ride (6hrs) Leaving from Dross Monument Park 06:00 (You will be able to turn back earlier) Route-Hekpoort
Monday 3 Feb-Swim Menlyn Virgin Active 16:00
Tuesday 4 Feb-Run HPC / TUKS TT – Warm up from 17:00
Wednesday 5 Feb– Swim Menyn Virgin Active 16:00
Saturday 8 Feb– Run Bonkhorstpruit 32km (perfect for your Ironman long run)
Sunday 9 Feb-Bike long – TBC
If you are based in JHB and are interested in a Retul bike set up (I can strongly recommend it!) then please let Riana know. If we can get a group together then Neil will fly up.
Neil is ordering GU products today…send him a mail before 5pm if you would like to order.
Lastly, if you have not confirmed your race plans with your coach then PLEASE do so- there is a list of races on the TSA website if you want to see what’s coming up!
P.S We have a few items of the gorgeous new kit left so if you are interested then contact your coach