The 2018 edition of the ever popular TINMAN TRI SERIES, kicks off on February 4th at 7am from sunny Suncoast Beach Durban.
With less than 2 weeks to go till race entries close (this event is strictly pre-entry only due to the popular demand) triathletes are gearing themselves up for what is considered a serious but the most FUN triathlon event you will ever do
With a very relaxed atmosphere down at the Suncoast Casino Beach Precinct, families can expect a festive vibe at the Tinman Tri Series, making for a great day out at the beach coupled with some fun and fitness, catering for everyone.
Racing kicks off at 7am with a 10km run for the fleet-footed runners who have a pan-cake flat 2 loop course to contend with. PB’s are the order of the day on this course so don’t hesitate to enter if you only run. Walkers are most welcome as there is no pressure with cut-off times on this one
The youth/rookie triathlon will start around 7:10am. This specific event has grown in leaps and bounds over the last few event with well over 100 eager youngsters per event, entering the short (but totally safe) 100m sea swim/6km cycle and 2.5km run. Most of the swim at this event is held in waist deep water so kids and adults are totally safe at all times. What makes this event so unique is the fact that parents can compete with their kids and help them along. There is no age restriction and all are welcome. Even the novice/newbie triathlete who just wants a short taste of triathlon, the rookie event is the one you want to do. With full road closure over the 5km cycle route that takes in some of the beachfront as well as NMR Avenue, the cycle is a whole lot more fun when you don’t have to worry about vehicles on the roads alongside the cyclists.
The Sprint Triathlon commences at around 7:30 with athletes taking on a 500m sea swim/20km cycle and 5km run. With safety a priority at this event, the surf swim is made as easy as possible with swimmers being allowed to swim with the current if there is one on race day. The lifeguards will not hesitate to cut the swim a little shorter just to make doubly sure that the triathletes are at ease during their short swim. Being a draft legal bike ride (no tri bikes allowed – only standard road bikes) competitors can expect a fast but fun 20km cycle as they head around the circuit, 4 times in total. Once onto the run, it’s a flat 5km run out and back to complete their event.
The last event for the day is the Challenge Event which normally gets underway at around 7:40. A 1km sea swim awaits the challengers before they set off on 6 loops to complete their 30km cycle. Last for them is a 2 loop 10km run to end a day of fun racing. Prize giving is held early and the entire event is done and dusted by 11am.
Don’t delay – get those pre-entries in now before they sell out
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