Multisport news 3 Nov – 9 Nov 2015

Seven Days of Multisport

This week we look at an Elite invitational triathlon, keeping the rubber side down at Wine 2 Whales, protein enigmas and how a coach might help you on your multisport journey.

TRIATHLON

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Richard Murray claiming his prize at the Island House Triathlon. Photo Island House Triathlon

6, 7, 8 November 2015 Island House Triathlon – Highbourne Cay, Bahamas

This past weekend Richard Murray took second place and a pay cheque of $45 000 at the Invitational Island House Triathlon (IHT).  IHT is an Elite invitational event where ten of the best male and ten of the best female triathletes in the world compete in three events over three days.

The first is a time trial triathlon held over a 300 meter swim, 7km bike ride and 2km run. Day two sees the Olympic Enduro (Draft legal race) athletes repeat a 500 meter swim, 13km bike and 3.3km run three times. Finally on the third day athlete’s race in a non-drafting triathlon over 750 metre swim, 20km bike and 5km run.

The event is hosted on the Island of Highbourne Cay in the Bahamas, with boasting one of the world’s biggest triathlon prize purses of $500 000.

For more details and all the results check out Island House Triathlon

MOUNTAIN BIKING

6, 7, 8 November 2015 Wine 2 Whales Mountain Bike stage race – Elgin Country Club, Grabouw, South Africa

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Scene from Stage 3 of the Wines 2 Whales MTB race Photo Tobi Ginsberg – Volume Photography

This past week saw the conclusion of the three separate Wine 2 Whales mountain bike rides, with the W2W race. The 3 day Mountain Bike stage race held in three categories adventure, ride and race is renowned for its scenic views, top class trails and fantastic atmosphere – most likely helped by the well-deserved glasses of wine.

There was no shortage of racing action with Erik Kleinhans & James Reid of Team RECM taking top spot. In an overall time of 8 hours, 17 minutes and 19 seconds. Second place went to Gawie Combrink and Johan Rabie of Team
EAI followed by Team Contegos Adriaan Louw and Hendrik Kruger in third place.

In the ladies race Robyn de Groot and Jennie Stenerhag in the colours of Team Ascendis Health took home the honours in an overall time of 09hours 46 minutes and 19 seconds, followed by Candice Neethling and Ariane Kleinhans of Team RECM Ladies. Theresa Ralph and Samantha Sanders of Team Galileo Risk Valencia took third place.

In the mixed race Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Carl Pasio proved to be the power couple in taking first place in a time of 10 hours 7 minutes and 5 seconds. Andrea Studer and Carmen Buchacher claimed second place followed by Yolandi du Toit and Gordon Alan in third place.

For more race info, results and highlights go to Wine 2 Whales

OPINION

Do you need a coach?do I need a coach whistle

Is getting a coach for you? How will a coach help? The Myth: Only the pros need coaching The Reality: You do not need to be a pro athlete to have a coach. In fact, there is probably more need for the non-pro to have a coach, than the pro! The Dilemma: Over-training, under-training, peaking and injuries – bumps that become hurdles that become walls in any athlete’s running career. Let’s look at a runner’s (Read more..)

 

The Protein Enigma!protein powder enigma slider

Most nutritionists agree that carbohydrate-rich foods are the important fuel to maintain blood glucose levels, during exercise and afterwards. But what about protein? (Read more..)

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About Michael Gombart

Michael Gombart, 27 years old, from Cape Town, South Africa turned his life around at the age of 25. He went from overweight bar fly, scared of exercise and weighing 94kg, to a 68kg international athlete in two years. Michael believes that reaching your dreams is possible through hard work and passion. He enjoys consistent results and podium finishes on the road, trail and duathlon disciplines. He strives to be a motivation to others that a healthy, active life is possible for all and that it’s never too late to change your ways and fight for your dream. Career-wise, Michael started Outpost Running (outpostrunning.co.za) in 2014, spurred on by the need to connect and interact with athletes and to bring the best gear to their doorsteps. Future aspirations: Podium at the 2015 Duathlon World Champs, Adelaide. Podium at the European Duathlon Champs 2016 & World Duathlon Champs 2016 Top results at the 2016 World Mountain Running Championships Sub 70 Minute half marathon

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