Join us in February for the start of the 20th Series if the exciting TinMan Tri-Series. The Tinman Triathlon Series kicks off on the 17th February down at Suncoast Casino Beach Durban and is open to anyone who likes to keep moving.
The Series is officially the oldest and longest running triathlon Series in South Africa, having changed venues and names a few times over the past 20 years. The has grown in leaps and bounds over the last two decades as it appeals to your serious racers, the guys and girls looking to try their hand at the sport of triathlon for the very first time and the younger kids eager to compete in a safe environment where they can swim, bike and run for fun.
The Tinman Triathlon Series especially appeals to all those who are looking to start the New Year off with a fitness bang while having fun and getting fit.
Race Day will see the competition get underway with a fast and easy 10km road run race which starts at 7am. This will appeal to your everyday runner who wants to compete over the 10km distance in a very relaxed atmosphere. The Durban promenade where the run race takes place is flat, easy and ideally suited to a nice casual stroll alongside the Indian Ocean. Whether you walk, jog or run, this is a great way to be involved in the series if you do not swim or cycle just yet.
Next up is the rookie triathlon event which is open to all the youngsters and rookie adult triathletes who just want to dip their toes into the sport and see what it is all about. The very manageable 200m swim/5km cycle and 2km run make this an event accessible to the youth and newbie alike. Parents may also compete alongside their children which adds to the fun element that this rookie triathlon event is all about. You do not have to be exceptionally fit to compete at this distance making it an achievable event that some might see as a challenge as we head into the start of 2019
The Sprint Triathlon will appeal to those athletes who want to go a little further than the rookie distance (500m swim/20km cycle/5km run) but still have fun, finish the event and then spend some quality time with the family on the beachfront afterwards. Besides the competitive juniors who often line-up for this one, the masses are generally there just to compete for the pure enjoyment of being able to swim, then cycle and finally run… there is no official cut-off time so all are encouraged to come along and try their hand at the sprint distance triathlon
Last up is the Challenge Event (1km swim/30km cycle/10km run) which appeals to your more experienced athlete.
All events are draft legal meaning only road bikes and mountain bikes are allowed, no tri-bikes to ensure the additional safety of the cyclists out on the closed-to-traffic cycle route.
Teams are also encouraged to enter and challenge their friends, school-mates and family members to a duel over the swim-bike-run format
Entries are strictly pre-entry so don’t delay, the entry numbers are limited and done on a first come first serve basis. Entries can be done at www.championchip.co.za
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