2019 DURBAN ULTRA ENTRIES ARE OPEN
Durban Ultra early bird entries for 2019 are now open for a limited time. The Durban Ultra Triathlon is arguably SA’s fastest half distance triathlon course with many PB’s having been set over the last few years.
The race takes place in Durban on the 3rd March 2019 and will cover the exact same race course it has for the past 2 years. With the race hub being based near the Country Club Beach area, race day is expected to draw thousands of spectators as they flock to see South Africa’s best triathletes duel it out over the short and long triathlon courses.
The Sprint Race will get proceedings underway at 7am with a 600m swim/20km cycle and 5km run. The bike and run courses are fast, flat and very scenic. SA’s top juniors and some of SA’s Elite Senior short distance triathlon stars will battle for the podium places as they tackle the sea swim, followed by a short cycle leg which takes place on the M4 Freeway heading out towards Umhlanga Rocks and back. This is then followed by a superfast 5km run with the winners expected to cross the finish-line in under 60 minutes.
The Ultra distance triathletes will start 30 minutes after the Sprint race and this will see triathletes first tackle a 1.9km open water surf swim. The organisers have made provision for both events, that should the start position of the swim be deemed to be unsuitable to swim due to the weather for the majority of the field, then the start will be moved southwards to North Beach, where it’s a lot easier to get out past the breakers.
The Ultra Cycle is a 2 loop 90km section that will see the triathletes cycle out towards Umdloti and back making the U-turn on the M4 near the Kings Park Swimming Pool before they head out for the 2nd lap to complete the total cycle race distance. The road surface is smooth and some fast times are expected as the stronger bikers will make their presence felt before they head onto the final discipline which is the 21km run.
The Run Course comprises 3 loops of 7km each with a super spectator friendly run course guaranteed to keep the thongs of spectators glued to the action from start to finish. The winners traditionally break the 4hr barrier while the leading ladies finish in and around the 4h20 mark.
Early bird entries are open until the 4th of December, when they will change to the normal entry fees. Teams are also encouraged to enter both the sprint and ultra-distance triathlons in a relay format, with one person swimming or cycling or running. Don’t miss out on the action , book now and get training!
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