The popular super sprint triathlon series for complete beginners and experienced triathletes alike gets underway again on May 17th at 6.30PM and will continue every Thursday after a break for the May 24th holiday.
The series is designed to introduce new people to the sport of triathlon with the 200m swim taking place just off the beach in shallow water ( allowing participants to walk or rest if necessary). The 8km bike is a three loop course on clear and largely traffic roads leading out of the beach area to a turn around cone. The 1.6km run is a loop course in the park area.
Individuals can opt to do just a part of the course or a shorter bike and walking or stopping to rest is considered normal. Any type of bike in good working order, a proper pedal bike helmet that clips up, swim suit, shorts (if you wish for the bike and run) and a pair of running sneakers are the minimum requirements. There is a small cash entry fee.
In the wake of Flora’s success, local triathletes are asked to encourage friends, work colleagues and family to join the fun at Clearwater with more experienced triathletes there to help beginners set up and explain transitions etc.,