Saturday, April 12, 2008


This is a big weekend for Port Elizabeth.... the Ironman SA contest is being held here, and the beachfront is all decked out for the occasion. It could not have been a more perfect day for the first stage, which was the corporate and Ironkids events.

Here is Duncan, who we met walking along the promenade, proudly wearing his well earned medal.

Tonight the beachfront was buzzing with people and activity, and a brilliant sunset greeted our visitors.
Tomorrow is the main Ironman event, with 1600 contestants taking to the water next to the Pier at 7am. They begin with a 3.8km swim, then hop onto bicycles for a 180km route and finish it off with a 42.2km run to end up back at Hobie Beach. Pretty impressive! Hopefully your intrepid City Daily Bloggers will manage to wake up in time to record it for you!


  1. What do the kids have to do to win the Iron Kids contest?

    That sunset is wonderful!

  2. hi ann, I'm not sure, will ask around tomorrow!

  3. Duncan looks very proud with his medal!

    Great photos!

  4. So finally I can give your beautiful blog the time it deserves. Look at that sky, what a beauty. Duncan does look very proud and happy. Handsome kid. :)

  5. Perhaps I was a fish in my former life since I am irresistibly drawn to water photos. Can't pass this one up and I also love the photo and smile on Duncan.