Trifactri members were asked for comments on the ducks at the track at UJ. Here are some of their responses:
Bhavik (always first): I don't like ducks. Nasty little creatures. They don't have teeth.
Eugene: Luc, how many qualifying spots for Kona are there in my age group at Beijing?
Robyn: Their brown eye patches are so cute😀😘😚
Ty: Wonder what those ducks eat? Hmmm. Hmmmmmmm. Lucky I've got that lemon meringue pie in the car.
The Midlands Ultra was a race I had always wanted to come back to after a mishap in December 2013.
This year it promised to be a lot hotter and drier. On arrival at Midmar Dam in 2013 - I couldn't see any dam because of the mist and rain - this year I almost couldn't see any dam because of the drought. A warmup swim the day before was without wetsuit as Craig assured us the warm water was just like Kona... (Apart from some barbel replacing Dolphins, and the visibility being 20 cm not 20 meters...but same same!)
In the run-up to my first ever Ironman I knew i had to complete an ultra distance event. For time reasons it had to be the Prestige Ultra in Sasolburg on 28 Feb. The fact it was reputed to be a flat course was not irrelevant to my decision tree! I was looking forward to travelling down with Eugene and his girlfriend Shannon. However Huge fell ill shortly after the monster Sunday set of 30 x 800m and was forbidden by coach Lucie to race. So Shannon decided not to race either. One down.Then on Wednesday at track i heard that Karl and Gareth were going to do the sprint event. Phew. So at least i would have some Trifactri peeps on the scene. Had a bad couple of days of sleep and was not feeling great.
Where Trifactri athletes get to tell their side of the Swim, Bike and Run