Amazing first triathlon for the Embarkers…

What an impressive turnout at the Freshpak Fitness Festival this weekend. The Embarkers did the 1500m swim in the morning in a calm and mirror like dam. We all swam in our wetsuits to gain some confidence for the triathlon 800m swim later in the afternoon. The Clanwilliam dam is stunning, and the water is so fresh you almost want to just take a sip mid swim. The triathlon began at 3pm and as usual the wind had picked up and made the water quite rough.

We had both the Northern Suburbs and the Town Embark group there, so it was a cascade of Embark athletes exiting the water and rushing through T1 for the 20km bike. An out and back route and then back to t2 for the 5km off road run. The weather this year was not too hot which made racing much more pleasant.

It was a mass of excitement as the Embark athletes crossed over the finish line and the race stories began. Congrats to Phillip from the Northern Suburbs Embark group for being the first to cross the line. Thamar from the Town Embark group was the first for the ladies. Next race is the Gun Run this weekend, its our first half marathon. Next week is a well earned recovery week!

Thanks for the stunning pics Nigel Lawrence!

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