2017 has heralded in a number of changes including a change of guard at the Annual General Meeting held on 30 March. Thank you Petro Neethling for your dedication in your role as the Tri-captain for the last 4 years. I plan to build on the solid foundation that you have laid and with all of our members’ continue to build the CMC brand.
The triathlon season finished with a live televised broadcast of Ironman South Africa. The race conditions were perfect with Ben Hoffman breaking the record and finishing in 7h58. Daniela Ryf, the current Ironman World Champion dominated the field. Our club athletes posted incredible times and new personal records including the Ironman “virgins”. We will be hosting an Ironman social on Friday, 21st April at Signal Gun. Hope you will join us to acknowledge these super heroes and hear their war stories.
We will be communicating CMC group swim opportunities to you in May on our Facebook page and “WhatsApp” group. Watch this space!
There are plenty of reasons to keep training this winter whether it is for your first sprint triathlon, a personal record at an event or an international adventure. Scroll down below for a list of events for April and May to keep you on track.
Miway Cape Ultra – 24 September (http://ultratri.co.za/the-cape-ultra/ )
Camm van Rensburg and Steve Attwell of Embark hosted a MiWay Ultra training launch at PP Smit on 13 April. The training programme will commence on 1 May and accommodates all levels of fitness. If you are looking for group coaching, you may contact Camm for more information on the Cape Ultra training programme.
There are limited entries for the Cape Ultra distance and the entries sold out quickly in 2016. If you are planning to do the event, take the leap and enter.
Freshpak Fitness Festival – 30 September (https://www.freshpakfitnessfestival.co.za/)
The Freshpak Fitness Festival held in Clanwilliam is the perfect fun event for first time triathletes and experienced triathletes to participate in and have a weekend away with family and friends. There are a number of events available such as open water swim (1.5km/3km), biathlon (run/bike), duathlon, (run/bike/run) or triathlon (800m swim/20km bike/5km run). Online entries have not opened yet.
Ironman 70.3 Durban – 18 June
The swim course has changed and athletes can expect calmer seas. There is also a short 2km stretch out of T1 where athletes will not be allowed to sit on their tri-bars or make a pass for safety reasons. Athletes can look forward to full road closures on the M4 highway. The run course remains unchanged. We are hoping all athletes will benefit from the new course.
Ironman 70.3 Cascais – 3 September
If you would like to travel abroad, Ironman will be heading to Portugal (Cascais) for the inaugural 70.3 on Sunday, 3 September 2017. Embark are offering a package for the tour from 31 August to 4 September.
You can order your club kit from Estelle Kock. Kit available includes triathlon top, buff, arm warmers, cycling top, running top and gilets.
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If you would like personalised or group coaching look no further. Here are the details for coaches in our area.
- Camm van Rensburg Tel: +27 (0) 83 630 3869 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dave Sullivan Tel: +27 (0) 84 582 7094 Email: email@example.com
- Jono Rumblelow Tel: +27 (0) 82 761 3119 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Events - April
|21 April||36One MTB challenge|
|22 April||99er MTB challenge|
|22-23 April||Cederberg 100 Miler|
|23 April||VWS Race for Water Trail Run at Elsenburg (6km/14km)|
|29 April||8 hour challenge – MTB, trail running, duo challenge|
|30 April||Walkerbay Xtreme, Hermanus (600m swim, 19.8km cycle, 5.1km run)|
Upcoming Events - May
|1 May||Safari Half Marathon|
|6-7 May||Houw-Hoek MTB challenge (2 day stage race)|
|10 May||Meerendal full moon run, ride & hike|
|13 May||Wellington MTB gravel travel|
|14 May||Stellenbosch Bartinney2Bartinney Trail Run (10km/25km)|
|14 May||VWS Trail Challenge Trail Run (10km/20km)|
|14 May||Slave Route Challenge Half Marathon|
|20 May||Amarider 50 & 100 Miler MTB|
|20 May||Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (11km/24km/38km)|
|21 May||Cape Town 12 OneRun|
|27 May||Darling Brew MTB|
Yours in fitness
Julia le Roux