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TRIATHLON NEWSLETTER – May 2018

I love a quote.

I love reading quotes. I can scroll down endless lists of quotes and pinpoint these to situations where it will be of use.

Favourite quotes have become motivational mantras while swimming, biking and running endless hours the past few months – yes, I am talking about Ironman training.images

What is my favourite quote at the moment? Yes, you guessed it  - ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE !

 

If you asked me 2 years ago if I will ever do Ironman, my answer would have been, “It’s not possible”.

I have read many Ironman race reports the past few weeks and one theme is universal – not one race report is without struggle or self-doubt, but with a strong mind anything is possible. Ironman is not a race, it is a journey. Each athlete has a very personal journey of sacrifice, motivation, goals, tears and sweat!

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Yes, I am an Ironman!

You feel superior for a while – you have done the ‘once impossible’… and then seconds after that red carpet and that massive medal around your neck, you turn human again – you search the crowd for a human to celebrate with, to share with.

 

May we never forget the human factor – the individuals we started training with who became friends, the people who have shared your highs and lows, who encouraged you along the way, the loved-ones at home who do not always understand your drive and your goals, but support and encourage you anyway. Without our ‘Humans’ we cannot be ‘Ironmans’.

 

Thank you for all the support, encouragement and believing with us that Anything Is Possible.

 

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On the 25th of May we will have our Tri Social. The focus will be on celebrating a great tri season with our tri families, friends and supporters. Please join us for a fun family night!

 

Exceptional achievements from very humble athletes include the following:

  • World Champ Slots for Jenny Close, Lukie Snyman, Jacques Bouwer, Dawn Clarke, Elizma Geldenhuys, Elma van Noordwyk
  • Robben Island crossing done by Marinda Lindenque and Anneke Cronje30715117_1906118659400899_5190057185068974080_n

Well done, we are proud of you!

 

We will continue to swim during the off season. Devon Valley Dam swims will be posted on Facebook. 1SOMS and 3SOMS will also be posted.

 

Tri Peeps who are doing Ironman 70.3 Durban in June – all the best with your training!

Elmaree Stapelberg

Triathlon Captain

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By Estelle / Administrator on May 18, 2018

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