Beach Series hots up

2016-06-29 06:00

THE Endurade Winter Series heads for Pollok Beach this Sunday morning with lots of great action for the whole family.

Starting from 10am behind the Summerstrand Surf Lifesaving Club, there will be no fewer than 7 events for the participants to choose from, these including a sprint distance triathlon, 750m ocean swim, sprint distance Duathlon, mini Duathlon, kids’ Duathlon, 5km beach fun run and a kids’ 1.25km beach run.

Top EP triathletes Travis McGrath, Keegan Cooke and Jared Jordan will be the favourites for the Men’s sprint distance triathlon which involves a 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run whilst Robyn Furstenburg, Lindie Steyn and Candice Steyn would be expected to dominate the ladies’ triathlon.

Ross Helliwell, Louis Dupper and Warren Pavis would be the ones to watch in the sprint distance Duathlon which involves a 2.5km run, 20km cycle and 5km run. The mini Duathlon distance, for those 12 years and over, will be a 1.25km run, 10km cycle and 2.5km run which saw young 13-year-old Andrew Bosch victorious last month.

For the kids 8 years and over, the kids’ Duathlon will comprise a 1.25km run, 5km cycle, 1.25km run.

The Endurade Winter Series will be taking place on the first Sunday of the month during winter and this month’s races are followed by events in August and September ahead of the 12th Season of the aQuellé Ocean Racing Series which starts in October. For further information and to register for the Winter Series see

Urban Run early bird entries closing

Discounted early bird entries for the MBDA-hosted Nelson Mandela Bay Urban Run taking place in Port Elizabeth on September 10 and 11 will be closing at the end of this month.

This charity event which involves an urban obstacle run through the city CBD for adults and children and this year includes a MTB equivalent, is the highlight of the year for many social fun runners.

A fantastic way to discover any city centre, the Urban Run is growing into one of the city’s top charity events and is expected to raise over R150 000 for charity this year with this year’s beneficiaries being Cleary Estate Cheshire Home and the Reach for a Dream Foundation.

The adults’ urban run is usually around 8km long with over 15 obstacles whilst the kids’ urban run is between 2 to 3km with at least 6 obstacles along the route.

All participants are required to raise a minimum of R100 for charity and are encouraged to dress up for the event with great fancy dress prizes and lucky draw prizes on offer.

Those raising the most for charity are also rewarded with great prizes whilst all participants raising R500 or more for charity get a free ticket to be pampered in the Tavcor Auto Sales VIP Zone over race weekend.

See for online registration and other information.

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