Sterk claims Inaugural“Rockman Ultra X-Triathlon” 2013 Title


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 or visit, follow us on facebook:  rockmanxtriathlon or Twitter @rockmanxtri

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