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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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226, Orca -

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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