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