I hope you are all ready to take the plunge for Slanghoek Triathlon this weekend

 

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Chris Hitchcock capturing the beauty of the triathletes in action and the Slanghoek Valley.

I hope you are all ready to take the plunge for Slanghoek Triathlon this weekend.
Event Dates: 
MTB Triathlon on Saturday 25th October 2014
Road Triathlon on Sunday 26th October 2014

Venue: 
Breeland Wine Cellar – Slanghoek Valley

Registration
Registration will take place on:
Thursday 23rd October at Sportsmans Warehouse, Tyger Valley  from 13h00 – 18h00
Saturday 25thth and Sunday 26th October from 06h00 – 09H00 at Breeland Cellar.

Late entries will be accepted TOMORROW ONLY at Sportsmans Warehouse for the MTB events R 20 extra.
Please Note:
If you are not a Western Province Triathlon Association registered athlete, you will be required to purchase a temporary day license – from the Western Province Triathlon table at registration
Short Distance event:  R 30
Long Distance events:  R 100

Starting Times & Race Briefings

Race briefings will commence 15 minutes before each race in the transition area.
Each athlete doing the road triathlon will receive an armband indicating your start batch. These armbands must please be worn on your wrist in order to be allowed access to the starting batch.

Long MTB Tri
08h00 – Men
08h30 – Woman & Teams
Short MTB Tri
09h00 –  Men
09h30 – Woman & Teams
Long Road Tri
08h00 – Open men 19 – 29- Orange
08h30 – Open men 30 – 39- Yellow
09h00 – Vet men & Teams- Green
09h30 – Woman (Open and Vets)- Blue
Short Road Tri
10h00 – Men- Red
10h20 – Woman & Teams- Purple

Day Program

Saturday 25 October
06h00 Registration opens
06h30 Bike Racking starts
07h00 Water points and marshals placed on the MTB course
07h45 Transition closes for racking
08h00 First wave starts
09h30 Last wave starts
10h00 first athletes expected in
11h45 Transition opens
12h30 prize giving
Sunday 26 October
06h00 Registration opens
06h15 Bike Racking starts.
07h45 Transition closes for open male vet male racking, open female, short bike can rack until 08h45 on top section.
08h00 First wave starts
10h00 1st athletes to finish
10h30 last wave starts
13h00 Prize giving

Food and Refreshments
There will be a variety of food and refreshments available for all.

A Few more Important Notes
Time trial bikes are allowed
NO SWIM CAPS will be provided.  Bright coloured swim caps are compulsory for the swim leg
Swimsuits are allowed, unless the water temperature is warmer than 18 degrees, the referees and officials will announce if this is the case on the day of the event.
Race numbers goes on the back for cycle leg and on the front for the run leg.
Road Bike – Tri bars and time trial bikes allowed, NO drafting.
There are some rough sections on the route, so please bring spares
REMEMBER THAT HELMETS MUST BE CLIPPED IN FOR AS LONG AS YOUR BIKE IS IN YOUR HANDS

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Directions to Venue
From Cape Town, take the N1 towards Worchester.  Pass through the tunnel and as you exit the mountains, take the Rawsonville turn-off to your right.  Follow the road till you get to a two way intersection, turn left towards Slanghoek (Goudini Spa).  A bridge will take you over the N1 towards Slanghoek valley.  Follow this road for 6km and Slanghoek Cellar will be situated on your right with Breeland Cellar on your left. Follow the parking signs towards the parking area.

See you all this weekend!
Warm Regards
The Iqela Team