Monday, April 23, 2012

Ironman run

This past weekend was Ironman South Africa weekend in Port Elizabeth and what an incredible event it was again.  It truly is one of Port Elizabeth's flagship events.  It started on Friday afternoon with the Irongirl ladies 10 km run.  Saturday morning kicked off with the Corporate Ironman where teams of three (or individuals) do a 1/10th of the full Ironman distance.  This was followed by the hugely popular Ironkids consisting of a 60m swim and 1,2km run for kids aged 13 and under.  Drama Princess took part in Ironkids and I will post about that tomorrow.  The main event started on Sunday morning with the 3,8km swim in rough and challenging seas.  The 180km bike ride must have been the toughest ever in PE with a pumping westerly wind giving the competitors hell on the out ride while they had it at their backs on the way back to the beachfront.  I bundled the family into the car late afternoon and we went down to Humewood to go and cheer on the competitors during their 42,2km run.  Once again I am in awe at all these Ironmen and women, most of them regular everyday folk who prove that doing something like this is possible even if you aren't a top athlete. RESPECT!


  1. I respect them because I couldn't keep up with them.

  2. Respect Indeed. I'm sure drama queen did an impressive effort.

  3. It looks like a great event. Thanks for the ever-interesting blog!