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Triathlon Newsletter – May 2016

Wow, what a massive season we have just seen, which reached a crechendo with IronMan SA Champs. 15 Cape Multi Triathletes attempted this 226km triathlon and live feeds ensured that all our non-participating members were glued to their smart-phones! Congratulations to each athlete who embarked on the IronMan journey. You have inspired so many to follow in your footsteps.

Worlds Duathlon Championship
4-5 June 2016 Spain
Jacques Bouwer is getting ready to depart shortly to represent SA in the Duathlon World Champs.
Jacques, from all of us at CMC, we wish you all the best! You are tops!!!


Introduction to Marathon MTB'ing
Who would have thought a 90km break ride through the winelands could be so painless and fun. Introduction to marathon MTB'ing Group was lead by Alec ITri and we reached a breathtakingly beautiful Fairview for coffee & breakfast. Thank you to all who joined. There will be two more off-season opportunities with the next opportunity on Sunday 22 May 2016.


April TriAthlon Members of The Month
Like the new club key ring? cannot be purchased, but only earned via a Tri-Member-of-the-Month award. Our April Tri-Members of the month were the first recipients of this priceless award!
**Thank you Castaway Components !!!**

Other rewards for April tri-members of the month include Buchulife & RaceFood
Members of the month:
~ Landi Campbell
~ Trevor Rolfe
~ Camm van Rensburg
~ Dieter Oosthuizen
~ Jacques Bouwer
~ Alec ITri
~ Kevin Harker
~ Heinrich Welthagen

Honorary mentions :
~ Nols Fuchs
~ Alex Acker
~ Kevin Harker




Upcoming Events
Please also refer to our triathlon calendar


Ø  Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban - 19 June 2016 

All the best to our athletes taking part in this super fast Half IronMan!


Ø  Knysna Oyster Festival

Club Championship Trophy
Did you know Clubs earn points for the number of entries, the number of finishers, and the top 50 at each of the Knysna Oyster Festival 5 races? If we manage 15 entries, we will be able to fly our club’s flag for the full 10 days at the hospitality area at the Knysna Oyster Festival.

IMPORTANT: please remember to quote our club's name in your entry. Sweet friendly rivalry between clubs makes for friendly post-event banter. Let's get ourselves a TROPHY!!


Ø  Cape Ultra Tri- 25 Sep 2016
o   Don't be left behind, entries are selling at a steady pace.
o   A race to kick-Start the Silly Season
o   All Western Cape clubs are bringing their troops and our Red Army will show its muscle
o   Cut-off times for this Ultra race are terrifically generous (see attached).
o   ...or go for the S*P*R*I*N*T option
o   Enter


Past events that rocked

Ø  DISCOVERY Duathlon and Triathlon
o   Duo & Triathlon
o   Many reported hitting a PB in one of the legs, and for most, the DISCOVERY Duathlon and Triathlon weekend was by far the fastest of the season.
o   Congrats to a brilliant end-of-season race!
o   Jacques Bouwer again received Top Podium for the Sprint Duathlon! Congrats Jacques!


Ø  Durbanville Triathlon
All that's to be said of this race, is that it was fun and Cape Multisport duo & triathletes definitely monopolized the playground.

Ø  A few quick mentions
o   To our terrific gazebo host, Kevin Harker , who served us from 06:00-13:30 (!!!) THANK YOU!!Jacques Bouwer - 2nd Olympic Duathlon (less than 1 week after IM)
o   Lana Olivier - 1st pos category Olympic Triathlon
o   Lee-Ann Fisher - first triathlon (sprint distance)
o   Committee team: Achmed Giesler, Tracey le Roux and Charl Smit
o   Ryan Thomas - another awesome result!
o   To the CMC rockstar who competed with a broken hand and suffered a kick by Chuck Norris in the swim, you are a legend!! Back to podium another day.
o   Lastly, to the honest CMC triathlete who took a wrong turn on the run-leg and was awarded a 3rd position podium, it took guts to own up and DQ yourself. Thank you for taking the higher road.
o   Results availability on


What’s New

Ø  2016 Membership Cards are available
o   this card entitles you to an agreed % discount with our vendors (list will be made available shortly)
o   Please contact Estelle Kock to collect your personalised card


Ø  New Season Surprise
A surprise awaits you at upcoming triathlon events!! Should you spot a massage table under our Club Gazebo...hop on for a complimentary 10min massage!! Thank you Karien Van Zyl & Jos at Irms Bikefit & Flex!!


Ø  Time To Think Self Preservation
After several recent unprovoked attacks on runners, hikers and cyclists, a Clip-on Self-Defense Spray is now on sale for all members. A big THANK YOU  Heinrich Welthagen of Radio2Radio for sourcing, supplying and preparing these devises for our club members.

o   Cost : R100.00 per unit (cash only)
o   Limited quantities (currently 80 units are available for sale i.e. limited edition)
o   You can purchase directly from me (units will also be made available to the other discipline captains and will be communicated by captains)


DISCLAIMER: CMC shall not be held liable for the incorrect use of the self-defense spray. Please take caution when training, and always safeguard yourself against attacks.


Ø  Help at Hand
TSA qualified coaches in Northern Suburbs
o   Jono Rumbelow (aka Triple S Hpc) +27 (82) 7613119 - Northern Suburb Embark
o   Colleen De Oliveira &   Riaan Taylor 084 7116893
o   Dave Sullivan (Wingman Coaching) 084 582 7094 –
o   Download the BluSmooth programme:


CMC Tri-Kit
To purchase this great kit please contact me at 0825044203
Cost: R650 (paid into CMC bank account) before collection.

  • SelfDefense Spray
  • Jacques Bouwer winning at Discovery Duathlon
  • Durbanville Triathlon: CMC kit on the catwalk
  • Club Keyrings and Membership Card
  • April Member of the Month Goodie Bags

Have a good training month

Captain Petro

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