A few weeks back as ago Coach Derick informed us that he had entries to both 5i50 events taking place in South Africa. Only novices were eligible, but had to submit a few words explaining why they believed they should receive the entry. This week we heard who the 5 individuals were that had won the 5 sponsored entries to the 2015 5i50 African Championship taking place in the City of Ekurhuleni.
The entries are sponsored by The Modern Athlete Magazine South Africa and facilitated by the Dare To TRI Programme run by Coach Derick. The Dare To TRI programme has been tried and tested successfully by Coach Derick to get novices to the finish line of triathlon within the allocated times. There is of course only so much that Coach Derick can do, the rest is up to YOU the athlete!
The programme runs from June 2015 to May 2016. We receive our programme for training individually via email and on the weekends we have the option to attend the group running, swimming and cycling sessions. Fantastic programme if you’ve toyed with the idea of entering a triathlon and just haven’t got around to it.
I’m thrilled that I managed to get a sponsored entry to this event. It is one I’ve dreamt of entering for the longest time and thanks to The Modern Athlete Magazine and Dare To TRI, I’m finally going to be doing it!