Plenty December sporting action

2016-12-07 06:02

JUST because it’s the December holidays doesn’t mean it’s time for the sports events to take time off. On the contrary, the sports action increases in December with plenty of action to look forward to and a great opportunity to try your hand at triathlons.

This Sunday sees the aQuellé Ocean Racing Series taking place at Hobie Beach at 9am with no fewer than 7 events to choose from, giving everyone in the family a reason to come on down.

The swim enthusiasts get to take part in either the 400m, 1km, 2km or 3km Ocean Swim whilst those keen to stay on land get to enjoy either the 5km Beach Run, 5km Beach Walk or for the kids 12 years and under there is the popular Kids’ 1km Beach Run with finishers medals and their own lucky draw prize giving and the chance to win R500 cash.

The Series is open to anyone, with entries open at Hobie Beach from 7.30am in the morning. This is followed by the extremely popular About IT Triathlon Summer Series which comprises 4 separate race days (December 16, 18, 21 and 26) and is ideal for both the seasoned and novice triathletes.

The Sprint Distance triathlon consists of a 750m swim, 20km cycle and a 5k run and the Series is open to both individuals or teams (can be 2 people or 3 people). Entry fee is just R200 per person with a R30 temporary licence fee if not Triathlon SA registered. Online registration per race is recommended on www.trisummerseries.co.za as on the day entries include a R50 late entry fee.

The first 3 races are based at Pollok Beach, Summerstrand, whilst the race on December 26 is at Port St Francis in St Francis Bay and is traditionally the busiest race of the 4 with over 300 participants anticipated.

The About IT Triathlon Summer Series is supported by aQuellé, Caltex Eastern Cape, Dynamic Express Services, Black Sheep and Oracle Media with R7 500 cash and medals up for grabs for the overall Series winners.

Finishers medals are up for grabs at each of the 4 races this season with the Port Elizabeth races starting at 8am and the Port St Francis race at 8.30am. See website for race routes and online registration.

The December season will finish with the Marina Mile on Friday, December 30, at Marina Martinique, Jeffreys Bay. The events on offer include a Double Mile, 500m, Kids Bank-Bank and the Mile swim through the stunningly beautiful Marina which has to be one of the premier open water swimming venues in South Africa.

The event is being managed by Zsports Events NPC with information and online registration available on www.zsports.co.za.

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