INDOOR TRIATHLON IS A VIBE!
Picture it…eight nervous triathletes. Some have experienced this feeling before, others for the first time. The starter counts down 3..2..1..GO! And every 30 minutes it happens again!
This is the SSISA Super Tri Series presented by Dragonfly Tri! The Series comprises 3 Sprint and Supersprint Triathlons and is held at the Sports Science Institute in Cape Town.
YES! It is an “indoor” triathlon. The triathlon begins with an indoor swim at SSISA, then an outdoor stationary bike ride and is completed with a lovely outdoor run through the leafy Newlands area including the scenic Liesbeek River. And for those PB searching triathletes - there are no transition times 😉
The Super Sprint consists of a 400m swim, 10km bike ride and a 4km run. 35 big-eyed, and mostly novice triathlons tackled the Super Sprint with Tracey Orione and Patrick Pedersen being crowned as champions.
The Sprint had 50 brave triathletes dive in to the 700m swim, 15km bike ride and 6km run. Lesyl Potgieter and Johan Stadler were crowned their respective champions and will be looking to defend their title on the 26 November in Race #3.
Music, coffee, and Hammer Nutrition created the perfect motivation for athletes to put in their best (and first) triathlon performance.
Who is keen for the next event?
Congratulations to Dragonfly Tri for a great event. Head over to their website to view the remaining events they have planned for the year. You do not want to miss out!
Photos by www.charltaitphotography.myportfolio.com