IRONMAN 70.3 Durban Training Starts January 2019

January 16, 2019

The Training: Starts January 2019 (Ironman 70.3 Durban coached group training)
The Locations: Cape Town, Northern Suburbs, Blouberg, Southern Suburbs, Somerset West, Jozi North, Upington, Nelspruit and East London

The Race: Sunday 2 June 2019 (1.9km sea swim/90.1km bike/21.1km run)

If you are considering entering IRONMAN 70.3 Durban, or have already done so, then now’s the time to start think about training for it. If you are currently swimming 400m nonstop, riding 40kms on the road and running 5-8kms, then you are at the level that Embark requires to begin with the group training in Jan. If you are not currently at this level and require some help and motivation to get there, then get in contact with us and join either the existing group that is currently on the build up program or the beginners program.

Where is the training
We have various branches for the 70.3 training. Northern Suburbs, Atlantic Seaboard, Blouberg, Southern Suburbs and Somerset West are in the Western Cape. To add to that we have a vibbing branch in Johannesburg, Upington, Nelspruit and East London. You can join any program and train at the venue that suits you, no worries about chopping and changing.  We try to follow the same structure as closely as possible.

How the training works
Embark has been set up to guide first timers through the process of completing a triathlon, although we now offer intermediate and advanced training for experienced athletes too. Click here for a more personalised approach to your training. The 70.3 program has been going for 10 years now and we are confident to say that we will get you that required medal.  Embark runs all year round, but from Jan we focus particularly on IRONMAN 70.3 Durban. Even if you have completed the distance before, the coaching and group environment that Embark offers will prove invaluable to your overall experience.


Each week you receive a program. This program prescribes the sessions for the week, and outlines both the individual sessions and the group sessions.  The advantage of group training is that it keeps motivation levels up and aids in healthy competition for progression. As the sessions are coached, there is always a coach available to ask questions and answer queries. The journey for the 70.3 Half Ironman medal or PB is only experienced through the social training and hard work that a group training program like Embark can offer.

You can attend as many of the coaching sessions as you please, or you can just follow the program on a weekly basis. All the sessions that we do are prescribed in the program. We just recommend that you attend the sessions so that the coaches can keep an eye on your progression and fix any incorrect technique or form before it becomes a problem.

The benefits of group training with Embark

  1. Keeps motivation levels up and aids in healthy competition for progression.
  2. As the sessions are coached, there is always a coach available to ask questions and answer queries
  3. Safer training in the groups than on your own. This means that we get routine into our training, and with routine comes progression!
  4. You will always find someone in the group to challenge you. You might be better in the water, but there may be someone stronger on the bike for you to chase!


Interested? Join is at one of our Orientation evenings:

Atlantic Seaboard
Wednesday 9 Jan, 7pm at Green Point Cricket Club
Embark Blouberg
Thursday 10 Jan, 7pm at Ons Huisie Restaurant
Embark Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Tuesday 15 Jan, 6pm at Bellville
Embark Cape Town Southern Suburbs
Wednesday 16 Jan, 6pm at Bootleggers Coffee Shop (Kenilworth)
Embark Nelspruit
Saturday 19 Jan, 8:30am at Penryn College
Embark Jozi North
Sunday 20 Jan, 3pm at the Cradle Moon Lakeside
Embark Somerset West
Monday 21 Jan, 6pm at Triggerfish Brewing
Embark East London
Monday 28 Jan, 6pm at Oxford Striders

If you cannot attend one of our info evenings, then click the “contact us” page above and we will send you all the relevant information.

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