The Durban Ultra is arguably SA’s Fastest Half Distance Race course with many PB’s having been set over the last few years. Entries are now open and a massive rush is expected with a sold out field expected within a very short period of time.
The race takes place in Durban on the 3rd March 2019 and will cover the exact same race course it has for the past 2 years. With the race hub being based near the Country Club Beach area, race day is expected to draw thousands of spectators as they flock to see South Africa’s best triathletes duel over 2 race distances, Sprint and Ultra.
The Sprint Race will get proceedings underway at 7am with a 600m swim/20km cycle and 5km run. The course is fast, flat and very scenic. The Top Juniors and some of SA’s Elite Senior Short Distance Triathlon Stars will battle for the podium places as they tackle the sea swim, followed by a short cycle leg which takes place on the M4 Freeway heading out towards Umhlanga Rocks and back. This is then followed by a superfast 5km run with the winners expected to cross the finish-line in under 60 minutes.
The Ultra Distance Triathletes will start around 30 minutes after the Sprint Race and this will see triathletes first tackle a 1.9km open water surf swim. The organisers have made provision for both the Sprint and Ultra Distance races that should the start position of the swim be deemed to be too dangerous for the majority of the field, the start will then be moved slightly southwards where it’s a lot easier to get out past the wave breakers.. All this information, should there be a change in proceedings on the cards, will be relayed to athletes at the race briefing prior to the race start.
The Ultra Cycle is a 2 loop 90km section that will see the triathletes cycle out towards Umdloti and back making the U-turn on the M4 near the Kings Park Swimming Pool before they head out for the 2nd lap to complete the total cycle race distance. The road surface is smooth and some fast times are expected as the stronger bikers will make their presence felt before they head onto the final discipline which is the 21km run.
The Run Course comprises 3 loops of 7km each with a spectator friendly run course guaranteed to keep the thongs of spectators glued to the action from start to finish. The winners traditionally break the 4hr barrier while the leading ladies finish in and around the 4h20 marker.
Entries are open but very limited so get your entry in now. Teams are also encouraged to enter both the sprint and ultra-distance events so as to ensure those that only partake in 1 discipline (swim/bike or run) do not miss out on any of the action and the fun that will be expected come the 3rd March 2019
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