We have a healthy TT2A contingent heading down to South Africa to compete in the Ironman event hosted by Port Elizabeth – The Windy City 🙂
Ironman South Africa is a popular race with TT2A, we saw a number of the team race last year (see race reports) a fairy demanding course and typically tough field of competition with the majority being, well – South African.
The 3.8km swim is 2 loops in fairly choppy waters. The 180km bike is 3 loops on pretty rough surface, hilly with some strong headwinds on the coastal road but picturesque. The run is 3 loops – and potentially hot to trott on that first loop before the sun sets!!! The race is well supported throughout the day, all along the course which makes for a fantastic event 🙂 The post race fodder is pretty awesome too – yum 🙂
We have Chombi, Finn and Gary on Ironman debut with Piers having done a few previously. If my research serves me correctly, Piers did IM SA in 2010 so he’s got first hand knowledge he’ll be able to share with the boys pre-race.
Good luck and go hard 🙂 TT2A be tracking the boys online and debating on times in the chatroom throughout the day. Can’t wait!!!
For more information on the race go to the official IM South Africa website
Port Elizabeth, South Africa weather forecast – here