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December 2018

15 - 16 Dec
Lomond Off-Road Triathlon & OW Swim
Off-Road Triathlon
  • 1.2 Km
  • 30 Km
  • 12 Km
Off-Road Triathlon
  • 400m
  • 15 Km
  • 6 Km
Open Water Swim
  • 3 Km
Open Water Swim
  • 1.6 Km
  • 500m
Lomond Wine Estate, Gansbaai

For more Information, Please Visit:

http://scuttle.co.za/scuttle-events/triathlon-2/

Take in the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy and Lomond Wine Estate!  With a large dam, beautiful views, stunning routes between fynbos valleys, this venue just outside Gansbaai is perfect for a Triathlon.  Be part of the Lomond Triathlon, which is set to become a popular off-road Triathlon in the Western Cape.  There is a shaded and covered area, with a full view of the swim and transition where supporters will be entertained with live music, good food, good coffee and good wine!  They will be cheering you on, secretly hoping that you take the whole day to finish the race.

This year, the Triathlon is on Saturday the 15th.

Make a weekend of it and do the Open Water Swim on the Sunday the 16th.

Mon, 17 Dec
Reconciliation Day / Barker Rock Swim - Freedom Series
Open Water Swim
  • 3.2 Km
Open Water Swim
  • 1.6 Km
Clifton 3rd Beach

For more Information, please visit:

 
 
RECONCILIATION DAY    17 December  1.6km/ 3.2km (1mile / 2 mile) 
Clifton 3rd Beach
8:45am registration 
10:00am start
Wed, 19 Dec
Growthpoint Sundowner 10K Nite Run
Road Run
  • 10 Km
V&A Waterfront

For more Information, Please Visit:

 

www.runnersguide.co.za

Wed, 26 Dec
Tokai Manor House
Off-Road Run
  • 16 Km
Cape Academy, Firgrove Way, Constantia

Route Description:

New Route 
The new flat route is two laps of the Tokai Greenbelt - a mix of road and single track. 
The route is not suitable for prams or wheelchairs. 
______________________________ 
Old Route 
Starting at the Porter School, this race follows a sand road past the historic Tokai Manor House. You then wind up through Tokai State Forest and back to the school. Make no mistake this is a tough climb, but the stunning views will more than compensate for the effort. The entire route covers a combination of roads, cross-country stretches and contour paths. There are patches of loose gravel so you are best advised to slow down and enjoy the surrounding forest on the descent.

 

Mon, 31 Dec
Runners' Memorial
Road Run
  • 8 Km
Mouillie Point Light House

For more Information, Please Visit:

 

www.runnersguide.co.za

January 2019

Tue, 01 Jan
Clifton New Years Cold Water Mile Swim
Open Water Swim
  • 1.6
Clifton

For more Information, Please Visit:

www.1soms.co.za

Sun, 06 Jan
Clifton 1st Sunday of the Month Swim (1SOMS) - January
Open Water Swim
  • 1.6 Km
Clifton 4th Beach

For more Information, Please visit:

www.1soms.co.za

 

Summer Times – Sept till May

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Winter Times – Jun - Aug

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Sun, 13 Jan
Nutribullet Bay to Bay (Bay2Bay) Run
Road Run
  • 30 Km
Road Run
  • 15 Km
Hout Bay

For more Information, Please Visit:

http://www.topevents.co.za/

 

In 2019, both events will start & finish in Hout Bay.

Start Times : 30km @ 05h30 15km @ 06h00

Start Venues: 30km & 15km – Melkhout Crescent Road (Opposite Chapman’s Peak Hotel)

Finish Venue: Kronendal Primary School

 

 

Sun, 13 Jan
TSA National Sprint Triathlon Championships - Seniors
Triathlon
  • 750m
  • 20 Km
  • 5 Km
Maselspoort, Bloemfontein

The National Sprint Triathlon Championships for Seniors will take place on 13 January 2019 at Maselspoort in Bloemfontein.   This leaves precious little time and events for CTTA to select a Sprint team to represent.  We would therefore strongly recommend that you enter the Slanghoek Sprint or Standard Triathlon.  This and any Triathlon in the current season can be used as qualifier for Sprint (and Standard) Champs.  You must have a Full Triathlon license in order to be selected for the Regional Team.

Note that Junior National Championships will still be taking place in conjunction with SA Triathlon Champs in March. 

 

Sun, 13 Jan
Jailbreak TRI to Escape Triathlon
Ultra Triathlon
  • 1.8 KM
  • 80 Km
  • 20 Km
Triathlon
  • 1.4 Km
  • 42 Km
  • 10 Km
Breeland Cellars, Slanghoek

For more Information, please visit:

https://www.iqela-events.co.za/jailbreak/jailbreak_info.html

Entry Options: 

Maximum Escape: Swim 1.3km, Bike 82km, Run 16km Trail/Road Run 

Minimum Escape: Swim 1.3km, Bike 41km, Run 10km Trail/Road Run 

Please refer to the rules on the website and ensure you have read them to avoid any disappointment on the day of the event. 

Entry Fees:

EVENT
MAXIMUM ESCAPE
MINIMUM ESCAPE
Distances
1.3km swim/82km Roadbike/16km trail/road run
1.3km swim/41km Roadbike/9km trail/road run
Minimum Age
STRICTLY NO UNDER 18's
Race Day
Sunday 13th January 2019
Registration
Thursday 10th January 2019
FEE
Individual
Team
Individual
Team
 
R 1 200
R 1 500
R 600
R 900
 
All prices exclude temp licences: R120 per person
START TIME
7am
9am
Registration 

Pre- Registration:
Thursday 10th January 2019 at Sportsmans Warehouse, Tyger Valley from 13h00 – 18h00 

Late Registration:
Sunday 13th January 2016 from 05h30 at Breëland Cellar

Sun, 20 Jan
Stellenbosch Cycle Tour (Die Burger Fietstoer) Bike - Argus seeding event
Road Cycling
  • 97 Km
Stellenbosch High School

For more Information, please visit:

www.stellenboschcycletour.co.za

Sun, 27 Jan
Ironman 70.3 South Africa Triathlon
Ultra Triathlon
  • 1.9 Km
  • 90 Km
  • 21.1 Km
East London

February 2019

02 - 03 Feb
Cape Town Tens
Rugby / Netball / Beach Volleyball
Hamilton's Rugby Club

For more information, please visit:

http://www.capetowntens.com

Sun, 03 Feb
Torpedo SwimRun Val de Vie
Val de Vie, Paarl

For more infomation, please visit: https://torpedoswimrun.com/val-de-vie/

  • Run and swim through the beautiful Val de Vie Estate

  • New individual format, wetsuits not needed

  • Enjoy the challenge of Torpedo in safe surroundings

  • The longest swim is 400m and the longest run is 3km

  • A family day out in the Winelands with the best of Val de Vie Market hospitality

6 (Fun) Runs = 8km
6 (Short) Swims = 2km

Total Distance = 10km

Sun, 03 Feb
Clifton 1st Sunday of the Month Swim (1SOMS) - February
Swimming
  • 1.6km
Clifton 4th Beach

For more Information, Please Visit:

www.1soms.co.za

Summer Times – Sept till May

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Start:  09:00

Winter Times – Jun - Aug

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Sun, 10 Feb
Discovery Duathlon Cape Town
Duathlon
  • 10 Km
  • 40 Km
  • 5 Km
Sprint Duathlon
  • 5 Km
  • 20 Km
  • 2.5 Km
Super-Sprint Duathlon
  • 2.5 Km
  • 10 Km
  • 2.5 Km
Green Point Stadium

For more Information, please visit:

http://www.triathlon.capetown/

 

 

Sun, 10 Feb
Discovery Triathlon (ITU) World Cup Cape Town
Triathlon
  • 750 m
  • 40 Km
  • 10 Km
Triathlon
  • 500 m
  • 20 Km
  • 5 Km
CPT Waterfront & Green Point Stadium

For more information, please visit:

http://www.triathlon.capetown/

 

Fri, 22 Feb
XTERRA Grabouw Kids Triathlon
Kids TRI 6-8 Yrs
  • 50m
  • 1.5 Km
  • 500 m
Kids TRI 9-11 Yrs
  • 100m
  • 5 Km
  • 2 Km
Kids TRI 12-14 Yrs
  • 200m
  • 10 Km
  • 3 Km
Grabouw Country Club
Sat, 23 Feb
Puma Trail run at XTERRA
Trail Run
  • 12.5 Km
Trail Run
  • 6 Km
Grabouw Country Club

For more Information, Please Visit:

 

http://www.stillwatersports.com/event/puma-trailrun-grabouw/

 

The PUMA Trail Run events were introduced to enable trail run enthusiasts to be part of the awesome XTERRA vibe at both the Buffelspoort and Grabouw events! Offering a short and a longer option, the PUMA Trail Run follows the same run route as the XTERRA Lite and Full respectively, ensuring an adventurous and spirited run!

23 - 24 Feb
XTERRA Grabouw Triathlon
XTERRA Lite
  • 400m
  • 12.5 Km
  • 5 Km
XTERRA FULL
  • 1.5 Km
  • 28 Km
  • 12.5 Km
Grabouw Country Club

For more Information, Please Visit:

 

http://www.stillwatersports.com/event/totalsports-xterra-lite-grabouw/

https://www.fedhealth.co.za/xterra-south-africa/?gclid=CjwKCAiA6qPRBRAkEiwAGw4Sdqziu6AfpfJ2nH-a7UZspGUSCkhI51FTn8H-Y4iKFs594UbJxSLAUxoC8g8QAvD_BwE

Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw

Fedhealth XTERRA Kids:

 Friday 23 February 2018

Fedhealth XTERRA Full:

 Saturday 24 February 2018

Fedhealth XTERRA Lite:

 Sunday 25 February 2018

 

March 2019

02 - 03 Mar
Cape Town Cycle Tour (Argus) MT Bike Challenge
Mountain Biking - Sat Short
  • 30 Km
  • 20 Km
  • 14 Km
Mountain Biking - Sun Long
  • 55 Km
  • 40 Km
Le Bonheur Wine Estate, Greater Simonsberg Conservancy, Stellenbosch

For more Information, Please Visit:

http://www.capetowncycletour.com/

Sun, 03 Mar
Durban Ultra Triathlon
Ultra Triathlon
  • 1.9 Km
  • 90 Km
  • 21 Km
Triathlon
  • 600 m
  • 20 Km
  • 5 Km
Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

For More Information, please visit:

http://ultratri.co.za/durban-ultra/

Sun, 03 Mar
Clifton 1st Sunday of the Month Swim (1SOMS) - March
Open Water Swimming
  • 1.6 Km
Clifton 4th Beach

For more Information, Please Visit:

www.1soms.co.za

 

Summer Times – Sept till May

Sign In:  07:30

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Sun, 03 Mar
Cape Town Cycle Tour - Junior BIKE
Kiddies Cycling
  • 7 Km
Kiddies Cycling
  • 4.2 Km
Kiddies Cycling
  • 1.7 Km
Green Point Stadium

For more Information, Please visit:

www.cycletour.co.za

Sun, 10 Mar
Cape Town Cycle Tour (Argus) Road Bike
Road Cycling
  • 109 Km
Cape Town

For more Informatio, please visit:

http://www.cycletour.co.za

 

 

 
Thu, 21 Mar
Human Rights Day Swim - Freedom Series
Open Water Swim
  • 800 m
Open Water Swim
  • 1.6 Km
Open Water Swim
  • 4.8 Km
Camps Bay Beach

For more Information, please visit:

http://www.freedomswimseries.co.za/

23 - 24 Mar
TSA SA National Triathlon Championships
Triathlon
  • 1.5 Km
  • 40 Km
  • 10 Km
Sprint Triathlon
  • 750 m
  • 20 Km
  • 5 Km
Super Sprint Triathlon
  • 400m
  • 10 Km
  • 2.5 Km
Durban

The SA National Triathlon Championships will include the following events:

Saturday 16 Mar:

Senior AG Sprint Distance Champs

Junor Sprint & Super Sprint Champs

Paratriathlon Event 

Sunday 17 Mar:

Age Group Standard Distance Champs

African Cup Elite Race (Standard)

 

April 2019

Sun, 07 Apr
Ironman South Africa inc African Champs Triathlon
Ultra Triathlon
  • 3.8 Km
  • 180 Km
  • 42.2 Km
Port Elizabeth
Sun, 07 Apr
Clifton 1st Sunday of the Month Swim (1SOMS) - April
Open Water Swim
  • 1.6
Clifton 4th Beach

For more Information, Please Visit:

www.1soms.co.za

 

Summer Times – Sept till May

Sign In:  07:30

Start:  09:00

 

13 - 14 Apr
West Coast Warm Water Weekend Triathlon (tbc)
Triathlon
  • 1.5 Km
  • 42 Km
  • 10.5 Km
Triathlon
  • 750m
  • 20 Km
  • 6 Km
Kids Splash & Dash
  • 200m / 100m
  • 2 Km / 1 Km
West Coast National Park, Langebaan
For more Information, Please Visit:

 

 

Fri, 19 Apr
Two Oceans Trail Runs
Trail Run
  • 22 KM
Trail Run
  • 10 Km
UCT

For more Information, please visit:

http://www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/

Fri, 19 Apr
Two Oceans Fun Runs
Fun Run
  • 5.6 Km
  • 2.1 Km
Kids Run
  • 300 m
  • 56 m
UCT

For more Information, please visit:

http://www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/

Sat, 20 Apr
Two Oceans Ultra and Half Run
Road Run
  • 56 KM
Road Run
  • 21.1 Km
UCT

For more Information, please visit:

http://www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/

26 - 28 Apr
Walker Bay Xtreme
MT Bike
  • 55 Km
  • 27 & 15 Km
  • 800m Criterium
Triathlon
  • 600m
  • 20 Km
  • 5 Km
Open Water Swim
  • 2.5 Km
  • 600m
Trail Run
  • 18.1 Km
  • 12. Km
  • 5.7 Km
Hermanus

A weekend festival of various sports.  For more details, visit:

http://www.walkerbayxtreme.com/

Walkerbay Xtreme 2018 Programme

DATES: 27 – 30 April 2018

TIMES: Various

Friday 27 April 2018:

  • Marine Mile Xtreme Street Mile Sprint Challenge – 1.6km

Saturday 28 April 2018:

  • Valley Xtreme MTB Challenge – 55km, 27km, 15km
  • See & Sand Xtreme Swim-Run-Jump Challenge
  • Blue Water Xtreme SUP Challenge – 6km & 200m
  • Urban Xtreme MTB Criterium – 800m
  • Cliff Path Xtreme Fun Run – 18.1km, 12.6km, 5.7km

Sunday 29 April 2018:

  • Walkerbay Xtreme Sprint Triathlon
  • Open Water Xtreme Open Water Swim – 2.5km, 600m
  • Walkerbay Xtreme Off-Road Sprint Triathlon

Monday 30 April 2018:

  • Blue Mountain Xtreme Trail Run Challenge – 17km, 10km
  • Hi-Tec Xtreme Walk-A-Bay Family Treasure Hunt – 1.5km
  • Old Harbour Xtreme Surf-Ski Challenge – 16km, 8km
27 - 05 May
2019 ITU Multisport World Championships Triathlon Duathlon
Duathlon Worlds
  • 10 - 40 - 5
  • 5 - 20 - 2.5
Cross Tri Worlds
  • 1.5 Km
  • 31 Km
  • 8 Km
LD Triathlon Worlds
  • 3 Km
  • 120 Km
  • 30 Km
Aquatlon Worlds
  • 1 Km
  • 5 Km
Aquabike Worlds
  • 3 Km
  • 120 Km
Pontevedra, Spain

For more Information, visit:  http://pontevedra2019.org/en/itu-multisport/

Includes the follwoing World Champs:

Champs Qualifier
DUATHLON WORLDS 2018 SA DU Champs
AQUATHLON WORLDS Selected DU, Cross & LD
CROSS TRIATHLON WORLDS XTERRA Grabouw 2018 & 2019
LD TRIATHLON WORLDS MiWay JHB Ultra (2 Dec)

 

Incorporates the following:

Duathlon Worlds (10 – 40 - 5)

Auqathlon (Swim 1 Km - Run 5 Km)

Long Distance Triathlon (3 – 120 – 30)

Cross Triathlon Worlds (1.5 - 31 - 8)

Aquabike (Swim 3 Km - Bike 120 Km)

May 2019

Sun, 05 May
Sun City Ultra Triathlon (TBC)
Ultra Triathlon
  • 1.9 Km
  • 90 Km
  • 21.1 Km
Sprint Triathlon
  • 600 m
  • 20 Km
  • 5 Km
Sun City

 For more Information, please visit:

http://ultratri.co.za/

Sun, 19 May
FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN
Road Run
  • 12 Km
Milnerton to Ci

For more information, please visit:

http://www.thecapetown12.com/

The run starts in Milnerton and follows the coastline past key landmarks, finishing at the FNB Portside building in the heart of Cape Town.

 

June 2019

Sun, 02 Jun
Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Durban
Ultra Triathlon
  • 1.9 Km
  • 90 Km
  • 21.1 Km
Durban
Sun, 09 Jun
Comrades Marathon RUN
Road Run
  • 87 Km
Durban to Pietermaritzburg

For more Informatio, please visit::  www.comrades.com

 

Sun, 09 Jun
Two Oceans Beast Ultra Trail Run
Trail Run
  • 50 Km
Trail Run
  • 30 Km
Newlands Picnic Site

For more Information, Please Visit:

www.twooceansmarathon.org.za

www.trailrunning.co.za

29 - 30 Jun
TSA National Duathlon & LD Championships
Duathlon
  • 10 Km
  • 40 Km
  • 5 Km
Duathlon
  • 5 Km
  • 20 Km
  • 2.5 Km
Duathlon
  • 2.5 Km
  • 10 Km
  • 1.25 Km
LD Duathlon
  • 10 Km
  • 60 Km
  • 5 Km
Killarney Race Course, Cape Town

For more Information, Please visit:

http://www.wcta.co.za

 

The 2019 SA Duathlon and LD Duathlon Championships will be hosted by Cape Town Unicity Triathlon at Killarney International Raceway, Caoe Town.

 

 

WCTA / CTUTA Provincial Duathlon Team Selection

All TSA / CTUTA sanctioned events in the Western Cape will be used as selection races for the Team to represent CTUTA at Duathlon Nationals.  Applications for team selection are open and members interested in racing are encouraged to check the WCTA Results Pages to confirm that results for the season have been recorded correctly.  Only holders of valid 2019 TSA Full Racing Licenses will be considered for the team.

 

Applicants will be expected to compete at CTUTA Duathlon Champs.

 

TSA National Duathlon Team Selection

Note that the team to compete at the 2019 ITU Duathlon World Championship was selected at SA Champs 2018.  

August 2019

Thu, 01 Aug
Coronation Double Century
On-Line Entries
  • OPEN
  • NO LATE ENTRY
Swellendam

To Enter, please visit:

http://www.coronationdc.co.za/

Sat, 03 Aug
Ironman 5150 Triathlon Bela Bela (tbc)
Triathlon
  • 1.5 Km
  • 40 Km
  • 10 Km
Warmbaths Forever Resort, Bela Bela

6 Aug ’18: Race Report

Ironman 5150 Bela, Bela

Sunday, 4 August 2018
Bela Bela, Limpopo

By Amelia Sheperd-Smith

TIME:  03:00:19
POSITION:  3rd, 40-44

 

A few months ago, I entered an Ironman event I’d never finished before.  It’s called an Olympic distance and is a 1500m swim, 40 km cycle and 10 km run.

I read somewhere that a month or two out from the Big Event I should do something short to just iron out any last-minute creases, etc.  So I signed up, alongside 955 others, for the Bela Bela 5150, held yesterday in a place called Limpopo, three hours outside of Johannesburg.  I’d need a plane and a bus to get the bike there but, I figured, how hard could it be?

Well, the first crease would be that I didn’t realise that the host resort was on the edge of a game reserve and that my warm-up to the event, the evening beforehand, would involve me startling a warthog that ran away from me as fast as I ran away from it!  God, it was huge!  And not very handsome!

The swim leg was in a dam.  That’s fine except I’ve never swum in a dam before.  Well, not counting when my best friend, Britta and I snuck into the sports shed during the school holidays at The Armidale School in 1986 and ‘borrowed’ a kayak and then fell into a dam and scrambled to shore without it.

The swim start involved 43 of us wading into the water down a muddy bank and lining up, under a bunting line, in the fairly cool water!

On the second lap my goggles were leaking, and I was drinking mouthfuls of muddy water and was so grateful I had one spectator, my friend Adam, on the exit ramp... I couldn’t wait to get out, do a quick wave, get through transition and on the bike and then almost start the event again and pretend the swim leg never happened!

I’d been warned the bike ride was 50 % hills and hard work. But I had more immediate things to fuss over as I had a brain freeze after mounting the bike and forgetting that the loop at the back of my clipped-in-to-the-pedals bike shoes was designed to pull the shoes onto the feet like a shoe horn. I had become flustered after accidentally bumping my watch in transition and losing all its settings and just couldn’t think!

I’m not sure if there’s ever been a cyclist in the history of the event who has cycled through town with their feet still on top of their shoes 2 km into the race. Probably not. I eventually opted for a total reboot and just pedalled off the road into the rubble and started the mount all over again in manual.  And at that moment, like an angel, a lovely woman pedalled by and called out ‘you’re still in the race, you’ve got this!’ And I was so touched...

And so, I restarted the race. For the second time.

In all the hijinks I realised I’d forgotten when to take the energy gels. I knew I had two strapped to my bike and just looked down at them and realised I had to make things up.

Happy on the run course, just because it was the last leg, I smiled as we passed the Warmbaths Resort camping areas and a few of the holidaymakers started to cheer, a bit pissed, waving bottles of beer, while others sat comfortably in deckchairs looking at us all pass like we had two heads. And I get that, because the event had started at 12.30 pm - the heat of the day - and as I ran along, off into the bush, all I could hear was the crunch of the dirt road under my tired feet that were starting to skid as my legs grew heavier.

I could eventually see the faces of the other runners redden in the 29-degree heat and as the course markers blurred I was certain I’d bombed and just had to chalk the whole day up as a learning curve.

Adam and I piled in the car to Pretoria soon after bike collection was allowed, as we’d agreed to meet his wife, Nicky, and colleagues for drinks, and driving up the highway I get the text:

I got a podium finish!

After all that?!!

Murphy’s Law.

An empty spot on the podium, this time, it had to be. 

Funny.

This will be my last race before the full Ironman in Italy on September 22nd. I’m happy, grateful, and now, just a bit confused.

Amelia

 

Sun, 11 Aug
Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire Ireland
Ultra Triathlon
  • 1.9 Km
  • 90 Km
  • 21,1 Km
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

19 Aug ’18: Race Report

Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire

Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

By Michael Row (6th ,50-54)

TIME: 5:34:11

 

The event is centred in Dun Laoghaire, an attractive harbour town about 20 mins from Dublin City by train.   It was formerly the port for ferries to the UK, but now is effectively a yacht marina.  But it’s a beautiful spot with views right around Dublin bay.  And there’s a decent range of coffee bars, restaurants and, of course, pubs in the town itself.  Registration takes place in the new library, a dramatic piece of modern architecture that isn’t universally popular.  From here, the transition and the start are about 10 mins walk.  

The swim takes place in Scotsman Bay, normally a relatively sheltered bay (less so last Sunday).  You run into the water from a standing start on a small sandy bay.  They allow 4 athletes to go every six seconds.  In comparison to other races, the spacing seemed generous.  The swim route is very straightforward, a long straight section followed by a 90 degree turn towards land and then another to head towards a floating pontoon which is the landing point. Helpers there to assist those struggling to get up on the pontoon.  A short run to T1 and away on the bikes.

So the bike course.  It’s hilly.  But there’s a gentle start with a slight incline out until the village of Enniskerry.  There’s a sharp climb then before it’s rolling terrain into the village of Roundwood.  The climbing gets tougher at this point, with a fairly intimidating climb up to the viewpoint over Lough Tay. Then some descending, flattish terrain and a few technical turns as the course winds its way through the Wicklow mountains. On a clear day, this is a beautiful route (was a bit misty for sightseeing on Sunday).  There’s a very sharp turn as you head  towards Johnnie Foxes pub (claimed to be the highest pub in Ireland).  This is where the route departed from the original plan so in 2019 it may be different (and with more elevation).  Once past the pub, its a nice descent pretty much all the way back to Dun Laoghaire, so I was able to average over 40km/h on the last 25 km or so.  It’s not easy, but I was happy that I chose to take my TT rather than my road bike, which tells you something.  And the hills are pretty well spread out so there’s a decent amount of recovery time between hills.

 

Onto the run.  Very straightforward, three laps, not completely flat, but fairly modest inclines.  Great level of support throughout, but particularly on the run.  And unlike the Spaniards (at least those in Callela) they don’t only cheer the home team!

 

The Athletes village was a bit small and crowded; after event food and drinks nothing special, but adequate. Awards ceremony was in the National Yacht Club, which apart from being too small and too hot was a nice spot to wrap up the day. 

I really enjoyed and will most probably do it again next year.  Disclaimer: this is my home town so I can’t claim to be completely impartial!

Michael Rowe

29 - 01 Sep
ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Finale - Age Group
Triathlon
  • 1.5 Km
  • 40 Km
  • 10 Km
Triathlon
  • 750 m
  • 20 Km
  • 5 Km
Aquathlon
Lausanne, Switzerland

September 2019

07 - 08 Sep
Ironman 70.3 Triathlon World Championships
Ultra Triathlon
  • 1.9 Km
  • 90 Km
  • 21.1 Km
Nice, France
07 - 08 Sep
ITU LD Duathlon World Champs Powerman Zofingen
Duathlon
  • 10 Km
  • 150 Km
  • 30 Km
Zofingen, Switzerland

The 2017 LD Duathlon World Championships, will take place in Zofingen, Switzerland, on 3 September 2017.  Selection for this event is the 2017 SA LD Champs.

13 - 14 Sep
Torpedo SwimRun Wild
Swim
Run
Ebb & Flow Wildernes

For more information, please visit: http://www.torpedoswimrun.com/

Sat, 14 Sep
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon - Peace Runs
Trail Run
  • 22 Km
Trail Run
  • 11 Km
Road Run
  • 4.2 Km
Cape Town

For more Information, please visit:

http://www.capetownmarathon.com/

Sun, 15 Sep
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon RUN
Road Running
  • 42 Km
Road Running
  • 10 Km
Cape Town

For more Information, please visit:

http://www.capetownmarathon.com/

Sat, 28 Sep
Freshpak Clanwilliam Fitness Festival - Triathlon
Open Water Swim
  • 1.5 Km
  • 3 Km
Biathlon
  • 5 Km
  • 20 Km
Duathlon
  • 5 Km
  • 20 Km
  • 2.5 Km
Triathlon
  • 800 m
  • 20 Km
  • 5 Km
Clanwilliam Dam

For more details, please visit:

http://www.freshpakfitnessfestival.co.za/

October 2019

Sun, 06 Oct
Cape Ultra Triathlon (TBC)
Triathlon
  • 1.9 Km
  • 90 Km
  • 21.1 Km
Sprint Triathlon
  • 600 m
  • 20 Km
  • 5 Km
Theewaterskloof Dam, Villiersdorp

For more information:

http://ultratri.co.za/the-cape-ultra/

 

11 - 13 Oct
Cape Cross Tri - O/R Triathlon Stage Race
O/R Triathlon D1
  • 1.5 Km
  • 35 Km
  • 10 Km
O/R Triathlon D2
  • 1.5 Km
  • 28 Km
  • 10 Km
O/R Triathlon D2
  • 1.5 Km
  • 27 Km
  • 13 Km
Theewaterskloof Dam - Somerset West

For more information, visit:

https://www.capecrosstri.com/

Day 1: Swim: 1.5km Theewaterskloof. Mtb: 35km Theewaterskloof to Grabouw Country Club. Run: 10km Grabouw Country Club

Day 2: Swim: 1.5km. Mtb: 28km. Run: 10km Grabouw Country Club

Day 3: Swim: 1.5km Grabouw Country Club. Mtb 27km Grabouw Country Club to top of Old Wagon Trail. Run: 13km Old Wagon Trail to Somerset West

There will be a Compulsory Race Briefing which can be attended either in Cape Town the week before the event, or at the Grabouw Country Club the evening before the start. Details to follow.

Sat, 12 Oct
Ironman World Championships
Triathlon
  • 3.9 Km
  • 180 Km
  • 42.2 Km
Kona, Hawaii
26 - 27 Oct
Slanghoek Triathlon (TBC)
Triathlon MTB Long
  • 1.3 Km
  • 25 Km
  • 10 Km
Triathlon MTB Short
  • 650 m
  • 12 Km
  • 5 Km
Triathlon Road Long
  • 1.3 Km
  • 43 Km
  • 10 Km
Triathlon Road Short
  • 650 m
  • 20 Km
  • 5 Km
Breeland Cellar, Slanghoek Valley
Sun, 27 Oct
XTERRA World Championships - O/R Triathlon
Off-Road Triathlon
  • 1.5 Km
  • 32 Km
  • 10.5 Km
Kapalua, Maui

November 2019

Sat, 02 Nov
Ocean Lava Triathlon (TBC)
Triathlon
  • 1.5 Km
  • 40 Km
  • 10 Km
Sprint
  • 750 m
  • 20 Km
  • 5 Km
Super-Sprint
  • 1 Km
  • 30 Km
  • 7 Km
Big Bay, Bloubergstrand

This exciting triathlon series, is finally coming to South Africa - and more specifically, to the Western Cape. Brought to you by the same organizers as Knysna Extreme, the Ocean Lava series caters for athletes of all levels and all abilities.

Entries, website and further detail will be confirmed.

Distances - TBC

Kids 4-7
Swim 150m | Cycle 2.5km | Run 500m
Kids Splash
Swim 250m | Cycle 5km | Run 1km
Sprint
Swim 750m | Cycle 20km | Run 5km
Super Sprint
Swim 1000m | Cycle 30km | Run 7km
Olympic
Swim 1500m | Cycle 40km | Run 10km

 

Sat, 09 Nov
Race2Stanford Ultra Triathlon
Triathlon
  • 1.9 Km
  • 90 Km
  • 21.1 Km
Stanford, Hermanus

The Race2Stanford will be a challenging Triathlon from swimming in the whale watching waters of Hermanus, to riding through the Hemel & Aarde valley wine route and running on trail and tar through the picturesque Stanford village. 

The event takes place on Saturday 18 November and entries are open at: http://www.electricink.co.za/race-2-stanford/

 

Sun, 17 Nov
Torpedo SwimRun Cape Town
Swimrun
  • 3 Km
  • 13 Km
Cape Town

 

For more information, please visit:

http://www.torpedoswimrun.com/

Swimrun - Cape Town
Race date: 19 November 2017
Swim: 3 km made up of 8 segments (375m average segment)
Run: 13 km made up of 8 segments (1.6km average segment)
 

 

Sat, 23 Nov
Coronation Double Century (tbc)
Road Cycling (Team)
  • 202 Km
Swellendam

For more Information, please visit:

http://www.coronationdc.co.za/

Sun, 24 Nov
Ironman 5150 Triathlon Nelson Mandela Bay (tbc)
Triathlon
  • 1.5 Km
  • 40 Km
  • 10 Km
Sprint Triathlon
  • 450m
  • 20 Km
  • 5 Km
Kings Beach, Port Elizabeth.
Sun, 24 Nov
Midlands Ultra Triathlon (tbc)
Triathlon
  • 1.9 KM
  • 90 Km
  • 21.1 Km
Triathlon
  • 600m
  • 20 Km
  • 5 Km
Midmar Dam, KZN Midlands
Sat, 30 Nov
Ultra Trail Cape Town
Trail Run
  • 100 Km
Trail Run
  • 65 Km
Trail Run
  • 35 Km
Garden Tech Rugby Club, Oranjezicht

For more Information, please visit:

www.ultratrailcapetown.com