70.3 Half Ironman

Our international tour to Croatia, Pula IRONMAN 70.3…

After a successful tour to Mauritius last year for the Lux Mauritius Marathon, this year we are going to Croatia for the Pula IRONMAN 70.3. The Package: The prices of the package includes: • return flights from CPT • airport transfers in Croatia • accommodation in Pula from 15 September – 27 September with breakfast • accommodation in Zagreb for 28 September • 1 day boat group excursion (Tues 20th) • IM 70.3 individual race […]

Ironman70.3 Durban DONE…

For an inaugural event, this one was top class! Ironman 70.3 Durban was a fantastic day for all the Embark athletes. Blazing winter sun welcomed us into the Indian Ocean for the start of the race, followed by ice smooth road surface with long flat straights on the bike. The crowds came out in masses and sketched out the entire 2 loop run course, cheering and supporting all the triathletes. It was amazing to see […]

Thinking about doing Ironman 70.3 East London?

  Take  a quick journey of words and see how ordinary people become triathletes through the guidance and routine offered by the Embark program. This is our head coaches (STeve Attwell) Dis-Embark speech. The awards evening for all the triathletes that completed the 6 month journey of Ironman 70.3 East London.   “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there […]

Training for Ironman 70.3 East London starts 2nd Aug…

The Training: Starts 2nd August 2016 (Ironman 70.3 East London coached group training) The Cost: R675 per month (excludes race entrance fee) The Locations: Cape Town, Northern Suburbs, Southern Suburbs, Blouberg, Somerset West, Johannesburg (Jozi North and Jozi East) The Race: Sunday 22nd Jan 2017 (1.9km sea swim/90km bike/21.1km run) If you are considering entering Ironman 70.3 East London in January 2017, or have already done so, then now’s the time to start think about training for it. If you […]

Training for Ironman 70.3 Durban is under way…

The training for Ironman 70.3 Durban has been full steam ahead from the beginning of the month. There are 3 programs running currently. An intermediate group, these are more experienced athletes going for a pre set goal at the race. They train on power on the watt bikes, and heart rate for running sessions. The Medal group are the athletes going for the medal, mainly newbies and beginners, but the emphasis is to finish the […]

Train for Ironman 70.3 Durban 2016 with Embark…

  A new half ironman has been added to the South African calendar, this being the Ironman 70.3 Durban. . This is all lekker news, but means training in winter!! Embark will be doing coached group training for this event. Embark’s Group Coached Training for Ironman 70.3 Durban starts annually in January, after the Ironman 70.3 East London. You will need to be able to swim 600m/ride 40kms on a road bike and run 5kms. (not […]

The Embark program changes a lot of lives, including my own…

This email is very belated, but better late than never.  The last few weeks have been a bit crazy, settling back into normal life after the Ironman 70.3.  I am still training and love the fact that i now have the confidence to swim, bike and run on my own.  I still plan to attend the ATC sessions, do races and will definitely return to Embark (potentially for the program after the ITU, or at […]

On track and on route to Half Ironman 70.3…

As we hit the middle of November, our half ironman athletes are well over half way through their training. We are now riding 100kms, and running half marathons and yes, swimming sea miles! We have completed a sprint triathlon and a standard distance triathlon, and in 3 weeks time we take on the JailBreak tri in mid December. Our training is not just distance based, we work each week on speed and race specific techniques […]

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 […]

Half Ironman training is underway…

Its with much excitement that the new groups of 70.3 Half Ironman athletes commence their training. With 2 weeks down now, we have completed an orientation week for swim/bike/run/triathlon, and a full week of training. The athletes, (soon to be triathletes), this week completed a long ride, long run, a strength and conditioning session and a pool session. Distances required at this level are around 2h of riding, 40mins of running and 1km of swimming. […]