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People’s Triathlon – Ultra

Sep 21 2019

The day had finally come, where the People of Port Elizabeth could show off their talent and perform on their home turf. The People’s Triathlon happened on the 1st of September 2019, a very interesting day, a ‘not-so-much’ Spring day.As most people may agree, this was one of the toughest days out, a true Port Elizabeth wind. There was going to be a call by 5 am whether the swim would be on, but the conditions were still decent. As time passed by, so the waters became a little choppier and it was looking rather rough. By then, everyone seemed...

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Climbing the Roof of Africa

Sep 21 2019

Just over 5 years ago I was diagnosed with a rare auto immune disease of the lungs known as Pulmonary Vasculitis which resulted in my lungs bleeding.  I was in hospital for a month and thereafter treated with a low dosage of chemo for 6 months. During the time in hospital all I could think of was when can I get back to running.  After the treatment I ran the Knysna Half Marathon but I struggled. The struggle continued and I started to think what else I can do to better myself.  I skydived but that wasn’t enough! Then the...

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70.3 World Champs with some riding in the Alps before...I'm in!

Sep 21 2019

Landed in Geneva on the Friday and van took me straight to Lake Geneva - Cozzie, cap goggles and I was in. Beautiful clear water and a Lake waaaay bigger than I could imagine.The next day I supported the saffas partaking in the ITU World Champs Olympic distance.Yeew, what a course which came with some fomo. I settled that with a climb up Col de la Faucille which was a close the our accommodation.Then 5 of us headed to the Alps starting at Hauteluce in a sweet hotel called Les Saisies.The morning was fresh which means I was freeking freezing...

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5150 Experience

Sep 21 2019

Doing my first triathlon has certainly been an interesting and enjoyable (yet often not enjoyable) journey for me, from the day that I joined My Training Day all eager to get started, to the eventual plunge into the waters of the ski dam at Ironman 5150 Bela Bela 2019.  The mind job that this sport brings, is something that no one prepares you for.  I don’t think that I have had so many stern conversations with anyone in my life, let alone myself, as I had had over the past 6 months in my head.  I pride myself in being...

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Red Hub Race

Sep 21 2019

Visiting the Cradle only a few weeks ago, I was ecstatic to race there for the first time at the Red Hub event on 1 September. I am not new to the standard triathlon distance as I have done a couple of 5150 and Trinity events, but nothing could have prepared me for this!!! Feeling a bit icky the day before, my husband literally had to pull out his inner motivational speaker to get me to the swim start and reminded me (very politely and lovingly) that I actually entered this event by choice. That’s the only time in a...

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No Wishie Washie Here!

Sep 21 2019

Race report! Washie for me was far more than a 161km race!It really put things in perspective....I really want to run for as long as I can, I really believe in team effortI really rely on running partnersIt really is about preparing and planning and how badly you want somethingIt really is about how important it is to do things for the right reasons It really is important to be consistent in what you do and to not loose your sense of humour and to be kind to people and to believe you can do it!I think it would have...

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African Adventure - Swaziland

Jun 13 2019

Well well going to Swaziland sounded great! Receiving a call 7 days before the race "Hein would you like to join us on an African adventure"......my answer of course " No problem ! ". It's only 12km run, 70km MTB, 13km kayak and another 12km run!! Oh yes @ 4500m elevation. Sent this to my coach, Claire Horner, and as always the reply was short and to the point " this weekend???? And have you kayaked before??" Short and sweet I answer back, " yes it's this weekend and No I've never kayaked before" but here we go!! So on...

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Durban 70.3 Victory

Jun 13 2019

Claire Horner: “About 2 years ago Rohan Meyer came to Kent to ask him to coach him. He was quite a rookie having only done 2 triathlons in his life but we could see talent the moment he stepped onto the track. Rohan had no idea what a power meter was, he borrowed a bike and he got an entry level wetsuit. 7 half ironman races later he was on the start line at the PE Half Ironman World Champs. Kent knew he was in with a chance for a win but when Kent told Rohan this, Rohan looked at...

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