SA’s Top Juniors and U23 Triathletes set for TINMAN TRI SERIES in Durban

The countries finest sub junior, junior and u23 triathletes are set to flood Durban in July for the 3rd leg of the TINMAN SERIES TRIATHLON. Set to take place on the 24th July, the Tinman Series is the only draft legal triathlon series in SA at the moment. The old Energade 5FM series which was the breeding ground for the youngsters has long been gone with the TINMAN SERIES, the only event series to take up the slack and provide good hard racing over the draft legal format. Durban is also the only place in SA that triathletes can race in winter, where conditions are at their best.

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Coaches across the country will be bringing all their junior athletes to Durban in July as they seek to blood the youngsters over the draft legal cycle circuit. A host of Durban’s top triathletes will be in the mix and it has been shown, that this series is the most competitive triathlon event in SA. The results often show the top 10 athletes finishing within seconds of each other, which bodes well for the future of the sport.

TINMAN is growing at an incredible rate as athletes see the tough racing that it provides and realise that this is the next step before heading overseas where the competition pool is so much deeper..

RACE INFORMATION  for the 24th JULY as follows


The TinMan Triathlon is a fast paced action packed Triathlon and Running event that catering for athletes from all walks of life. The 4 events will put top notch Triathlon professionals racking their bikes next to newbie Triathletes, all in the name of fun and keeping it real!

  • 7am Start – 10km Beachfront Run (2 x 5km laps)
  • 7:10am Start – TinMan Mini Tri:200m Swim / 6km Cycle / 2.5km Run (Min age 8yrs)
  • 7:20am Start – TinMan Sprint Tri – 600m Swim / 18km Cycle / 5km Run (Min Age 16yrs)
  • 7:40am Start – TinMan Challenge– 1km swim / 30km Cycle / 10km Run ( + Team Section )

2016 Event Dates:

  • 21st February 2016
  • 17th April 2016
  • 24th July 2016
  • 23rd October 2016

Pre – Entry / Online Fees:

  • 10km Run – R70.00
  • Mini Tri – R110.00
  • Sprint Tri – R300.00
  • Challenge Tri – R400.00
  • Team Challenge – R550.00

(all exclude your TSA Day Licence of R30.00)

Pre – Entries get:

  • Race Number
  • Timing Chip + Race split times
  • Finishers medal
  • Finishers drink
  • An entry to the Lucky Draw prizes
VENUE: Suncoast Sundeck, Durban, KZN
REGISTRATION: 5:30am to 6:30am @ Suncoast Sundeck (Online Entrants to please bring proof of payment)
ON-DAY Late Entry Fees: Payment by Card, Zapper or Cash.
RUN LAPS: 10km Run – 2 Laps / Mini Tri – 1/2 lap / Sprint tri – 1 lap / Challenge Tri – 2 laps
TEAMS: Relay Teams are allowed for the Challenge Triathlon.
FINAL INSTRUCTION View Final Instructions
SWIM CAPS: Competitors MUST bring their own swim caps.
DRAFTING: This event is Draft legal due to the course. NO Tri-Bars will be allowed)
CUT OFF TIMES: Challenge Triathlon only: 3hrs 10min (10:40am @ the finish line)
PRIZES: Prizes are awarded to the TOP 3 Males and Females across the line per event.
TRANSITION BAGS: Bags are allowed to be kept in the Bag ZONE, inside the Transition area.
WETSUITS: A Decision will be made by the TSA official at 6am on race day.
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