The first half of the bike route is mostly climbing the steep slopes of the surrounding mountains in Grabouw. The second half is all single tracks ranging from fun and flowing trails to the most technical and dangerous rock gardens you will ever experience. I had a smooth bike leg not making any mistakes out on the course. Something which I am extremely proud off
When I started running in 9th position I surprisingly felt fresh and strong. This to me is the most positive experience I took away from the race. For the first time in 2 years I did not have to survive on the run. I was in control and could run down athletes in front of me.
I managed to pass the Belgium and Swiss athlete on the run course – one off many confidence boosters going into 2015/2016 season
The final few kilometers running on the famous white beach, the event is a must do race for any triathlete in South Africa.
From left, Jim Thijs 12th (Belgium), Myself, Michael Szymoniuk 6th (Austria), Jan Pyott 8th (Switzerland) we rode much of the second half of the bike course together battling it out. After the race we shared some good stories and experiences.