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Race Report – IRONMAN African ChampionshipGavin Bell - Race #1180 2 April 2017 They say it’s all about the journey; it’s about patience, believing in the program and allowing it all to come together on race day.  This was my 2nd IRONMAN, and it exposed me to a whole new way of training compared to my first IRONMAN in 2015 when I had my own time, being able to wake up at a normal time of 7h00 and start training at 9h00 was certainly the more civilised way to train.  2017 on the otherhand brought a whole new dimension and...

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The #OrcaPod is an exclusive group of people that we want to work with, and as such is something that each member is proud of.  Pod members uphold all the principals and values that have made Orca and Fluidlines what it is today.Each member has met important requirements in order to be a part of the exclusive #OrcaPod family. Chanel Hannah Dylan Janos     Iain Mc Gregor   Wane Rossouw  Natalie Tissink Bradley Weiss Donovan van Gelder Richard Wright Michelle Enslin Gavin Bell Paul Valstar Rohan Kennedy Jamie Riddle  Lieuwe Boonstra Paul Kaye Kristian Fesel David Bellairs Gareth Harrington  

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226, Compression socks, Crono, Jailbreak, Orbea, Orbea Ordu, Orca, Ordu, Race report, races, Stealth Pocket 300, Torpedo Versa 200, Triathlon, XLAB -

The much anticipated Jailbreak triathlon was held at the Slanghoek, Breedeland Cellar, an awesome venue that must be rated as one of the most beautiful locations for a triathlon.  To be surrounded by mountains and vineyards certainly makes for a beautifully picturesque triathlon. My goal was to go as hard as I can in all of the disciplines, I’ve never really pushed myself as I like to be comfortable in my race, however, this time round I was getting used to being comfortably uncomfortable – especially on the run.  The swim was comprised of two loops in the dam with...

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It has been 10 days since the canon fired in Kona for the start of my first World Championship event. So why a race report only now? It is hard to believe that some people had their post-race reports out the very next morning after the race. Perhaps for them it was just another race, or their scribe had somewhere else to get to and they quickly dictated their experience. I guess it comes down to our individuality. For me, it was going to be when I was ready. Over the years of dreaming about racing at Kona, I had...

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226, Crono, MiWay Cape Ultra, Orbea Ordu, Orca, Race report, races, Triathlon, XLAB -

After IronMan South Africa 2015, I took a break from training and triathlon, but the bug had never left me and I decided the inaugural Cape Ultra triathlon would be my first triathlon I’d race.  Winter training is not for me, I don’t do cold and rain very well so my training certainly was not up to standard, in fact I never cycled during the week and only on weekends when the weather was decent.  I did however brave the cold and rain for my runs, that wasn’t too bad as I knew I wouldn’t have to face the possibility...

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