Nicolaas Sterk claims Inaugural“Rockman Ultra X-Triathlon” 2013 Title
What an outstanding event for its inaugural year, the ROCKMAN Ultra X-Triathlon, a new-comer to the off-road sports arena is definitely one to watch out for, with many athletes commenting that, “This will truly become the off-road ‘Ironman’ for S.A.” The event was held on Sunday, 1st December at “The Peninsula on Vaal”
The race distances where:
2000m swim or 16km Canoe, 70 km Mountain Bike and an18km Trail Run
Rudolf Naude was first out of the water in the 2000m swim with a time of 00:30:02, but was overtaken in the MTB leg by Nicolaas Sterk with a time of 02:26:25. Sterk managed to hold onto his lead in the run and went on to claim the ROCKMAN Ultra X-Triathlon for 2013 with an overall winning time of 04:26:18!
Sylvia van Tromp held the lead in the female category for all three disciplines with a strong swim time of 00:33:07, kept her male contenders on their toes. Keeping up the pace in the MTB leg with a time of 02:51:06 and going on to finish off with a phenomenal overall winning time of 05:04:04 leading her closest female rival by 00:36:16, and stood proudly on the podium as our ROCKMAN Ultra X-Triathlon2013 Female Champion.
Rockman Ultra Overall Men’s Results3 Group
1st04:26:18 Sterk, Nicolaas Ultra 20-29 (Pic 1 & 2& 3)
2nd 04:57:22 Naude, Rudolf Ultra 20-29
3rd 05:11:22 Labuschagne, David Ultra 30-39
Rockman Ultra Overall Women’s Results
1st 05:04:04 Van Tromp, Sylvia Ultra 30-39 (Pic 4)
2nd 05:40:20 Southgate, Karyn Ultra 30-39
3rd 05:41:09 Vercuiel ,Erika Ultra 30-39
Dash (Sprint) Overall Men’s Results
1st 00:50:46 Nortje, Dylan Sprint 16-19
2nd 00:52:39 Harcus, Brandon Sprint 40+
3rd 00:56:39 Smit, Jurgens Sprint 16-19
Dash (Sprint) Overall Women’s Results
1st 00:58:56 Sykes, Hannah Marilee Sprint 20-29
2nd 00:59:14 Constancon, Petruschka Sprint 40+
3rd 00:59:45 Packham, Nadia Sprint 20-29
Each participant of the Rockman Ultra and Sprint received a special hand crafted trophy and overall winner’s prize money exceeded R60 000. Plus fantastic sponsors prizes from TIMEX GPS watches, Pick n Pay Vouchers and Hampers, 32Gi Energy Product Hampers, Innov8 Shoes, Sail Wetsuits & Trisuits, Bolle & Cebe sports eyewear to mention a few.
ROCKMAN proudly included many top athletes including, Terence Parkin, Pietie Coetzee, John Daniel Carleton, Bryn Freeman, Loggie Rossouw, Piers Pirrow, Charles Naude, Tiaan Rossouw and celebrities such as Joel Stransky.
A fantastic family sports weekend with other events that included an Open water “Rock-Mile”, 400m and 400m relay swim events, the Rock-Dash Sprint event a Rock-Kids event and kids area for during the race. For more results go to spectrumsport.co.za or visit www.rockmanxtri.co.za, follow us on facebook: rockmanxtriathlon or Twitter @rockmanxtri