For the first time since the event’s inception, adventure seekers taking on the Totalsports XTERRA South African Championship presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT can enjoy a warm up swim a week prior by taking part in the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015.
“The Sanlam Cape Mile is great preparation for the Totalsports XTERRA Grabouw,” says reigning Totalsports XTERRA Buffelspoort Champion, Bradley Weiss. “Taking place the following weekend the Totalsports XTERRA Grabouw can often be an intimidating environment if you aren’t used to swimming amongst masses. This is also the ideal opportunity to test out your race gear, while familiarizing yourself with the race venue. I doubt that I will be in the running for a podium position at the Sanlam Cape Mile, but I will be using this event as one final opportunity to fine tune my open water swimming”.
According to top XTERRA Warrior, Robyn Williams, of the three sporting disciplines that comprise the Totalsports XTERRA, swimming has always been her first love. “I love the sense of achievement that comes with completing a hard swim session as well as the camaraderie that is formed between swimming mates. My advice to newcomers is to do your best to feel relaxed in the water and get a nice breathing rhythm going. Look up often so that you don’t veer off course and end up swimming an extra distance”.
All Totalsports XTERRA Grabouw entrants can enter the Sanlam Cape Mile at a discounted rate of:
Taking place at the Eikenhof Dam at the Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015, the Sanlam Cape Mile is an exciting open water swim.
|Date:||Saturday, 14 February 2015|
|Venue:||Eikenhof Dam, Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape)|
|Entry Fee:||Mile (1.6km) / R150.00|
|500m / R50.00|
Although Online Entries have closed, Late Entries will be accepted on the morning of the event.
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The Sanlam Cape Mile is sanctioned by the Western Province Aquatics (WPA).
The swim partner of the Sanlam Cape Mile, Speedo SA aims to inspire people to swim and encourage them to choose swimming for fitness and as their sport of choice.
Visit www.speedo.co.za, follow Speedo SA on Facebook and @speedosa on Twitter and #GETSPEEDOFIT. For additional information on the Sanlam Cape Mile please contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email email@example.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com
ABOUT THE SANLAM GROUP
Sanlam is a leading financial services group listed on the JSE Limited and the Namibian stock exchange. Since its inception in 1918, Sanlam has transformed itself from a life insurance company to a fully diversified financial services business with assets of more than R560 billion and a global footprint. Areas of expertise include insurance, financial planning, retirement, investment and wealth, with comprehensive and tailored financial solutions to individual and institutional clients.