PMB gets ready for ulta-fit triathletes

2015-09-23 06:00
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The 2015 Midlands Ultra Triathlon will be held on 29 November at Midmar Dam.

PHOTO: supplied The 2015 Midlands Ultra Triathlon will be held on 29 November at Midmar Dam.

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THE KZN Midlands is once again gearing up to host over 1 500 competitors and their families for the 2015 Midlands Ultra Triathlon on 29 November at Midmar Dam and entries are now open.

This biannual ultra triathlon attracts amateur and professional athletes from across Africa and Europe to the KZN Midlands.

This is one of South Africa’s biggest triathlon events and part of a African National triathlon series, that staged the inaugural Sun City Ultra Triathlon in May.

“We are very fortunate to have Midmar Dam because it is known as one of the best venues in Africa to stage a multi-sport event like ours,” said race director Damian Bradley from B-Active Sports.

The individual sprint starts at 6.50am, with the Sprint Team Relay kicking off at 6.55am. At 7.20am the Ultra Half-Iron distance Triathlon starts, taking the swimmers on a 1.9km swim course before they head out on their bikes into the Midlands hills.

On Saturday and Sunday there will be sporting stands, displays and food and drinks will be available .

On the international stage, the number of international athletes gets stronger each year, with over 16 foreign athletes already attending the November race, coming from Dubai, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Botswana, Germany and Spain. Past winners of the Triathlon include James Cunnama, Kent Horner, Stuart Marias, Donovan Van Gelder, Gerhard De bruin, some of whom have already secured their place on the Ultra starting line.

Other top athletes, Ruan Naude, Freddie Lampret and Henri Schoeman, have indicated that this event is on their training schedule.

Anyone looking for a quality exciting event should give the Midlands Ultra or sprint race a go. The event can be done in teams and individually. Entries close on 4 November. To book your place at go to www.ultratri.co.za - Supplied

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