Alley Roads Triathlon, SA Sprint Tri Champs and Fast One headline weekend of 12/13 January
It is time to dust off those wetsuits and cleats on the first weekend of racing with three triathlons and two cycle races to look out for. The Alley Roads Tri Series hits Midmar Dam on Saturday 13 Jan and is a fun filled triathlon experience for all age groups. “We started the series with the aim of providing people with an opportunity to have fun, get fit and spend some quality time with friends and family in the outdoors,” says Race Director, Glen Gore. “Midmar is the fourth of five events that started in November of 2018 and we have seen an incredible number of people entering and taking part.” The events cater to all age groups, Sub Youth, Youth, Sprint Distance and Olympic Distance. Entries have closed, testament to the popularity of the series. Race registration takes place on Sunday 13 January from 5:45 to 6:45am. Start times are 7am, 7:30am, 8:15am and 8:30am with race briefing happening at 6:45 and 8am. The event doubles as the KZN Triathlon Championships, so the racing snakes will be out in full force and should make for some incredible racing. For any further information, go to http://www.triseries.co.za/.
Also that weekend, the SA Sprint Championships will take place on Sunday 13 January in Bloemfontein and the Lowveld Triathlon Championships are in White River, Mpumalanga, also on Sunday 13 January.
More of a cyclist? There is the ever popular Fast One MTB Race in Alberton on Sunday 13 January. Looking for fast race? Single track? Then this is the one you want to start 2019 off with. There are 70k, 40k, 10km and a 3km Kiddies ride on offer – something for the whole family to enjoy and entries are open until the 11th. Registration happens at the Rand Water Grounds on 11 January from 13:00 – 16:00.
You can also hit the road on Saturday 12 January in the 16th running of the Century Electrical Cycle Race, starting and finishing at the NG Church, corner Stephenson Str. and McColm Blvd, Vanderbijl Park at 7am (80km ride) and 7:20am (40km Ride). Entries close on Friday 10 January at 12:00, so best get those entries in. Log on to Century Cycle race Gauteng.