Our first triathlon is done on route to 70.3 half ironman…

This past weekend saw all the 70.3 half ironman Embark athletes head up to Clanwilliam for the Freshpak Fitness Festival. Its a weekend of all things triathlon related, although our team takes part in just the 1500m open water swim and the triathlon in the afternoon. The weather was scorching, we are not ready for 38 degrees yet as we have just come out of winter!! But the athletes took this in their stride and we had a complete team crossing the line. It was a sprint distance triathlon 750m swim-20kms bike- 5km run. In the sprint you can also draft other riders, meaning you can ride in groups and work with other riders to go faster.

It was an amazing spectacle seeing all the Embark athletes racing together. We had all the teams up, Atlantic seaboard-Northern Suburbs-Sommerset West-Blouberg. We almost convinced Stew from JHB Embark to come, but he had just returned from Spain after completing the Ironman there, so he needed some rest!

Our next race is the Gun Run this weekend, its a half marathon. Our next traithlon is a standard distance tri in the awe inspiring Slanghoek area. Keep an eye on us as we up the ante in pursuit of the 70.3 half ironman medal!!

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