The Eastern Cape’s most exciting and popular triathlon sprint distance series hits Nelson Mandela Bay this month when the 2014 About IT Triathlon Summer Series kicks off next Tuesday 16th December with the first of 3 rounds of individual and team triathlons.
The Series, which has been going for over a decade, received a welcome boost in 2013 with the 3 year sponsorship from About IT, a national leader in the supplying of IT products and services. This year the Series is further boosted by hydration sponsor 32Gi and fuel partner Caltex.
Round 1 on Tuesday 16th December will see the traditional Pollok Beach to Schoenies Triathlon where the start and finish are some 20km apart. Pre-race registration and the 750m swim leg takes place at Pollok Beach after which the cyclist mount and cycle 20km to Schoenmakerskop along the final section of the Ironman bike route of Marine Drive before tackling an exciting 5km trail run through the scenic Sacramento Trail. For round 1, participants are encouraged to have seconds to take their vehicle to the end point whilst the organisers manage the transition packs for all the participants.
Round 2 takes place on Sunday 21st December at Pollok Beach and is termed the Double Up triathlon with participants having to complete a spectator friendly two laps of each discipline. The final route, and traditionally the most popular of the 3 race days, takes place on Friday 26th December at the stunning Port St Francis with hundreds of holidaymakers from around the country taking part in mostly the team category.
Online entries for the Series are available on the website www.trisummerseries.co.za. The website also includes route maps and race day information including team and individual entry fees with discounts offered for participants who sign-up for all three race days.
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