IRONMAN African Championships 2019

April 23, 2019

What an Amazing weekend spent in Port Elizabeth for the annual IRONMAN African Championships. Well done to all of our Embark athletes who competed and completed 2.2km swim (slighly shortend due to very rough seas), 180km bike and 42.2km run.

Here are few great post from our athletes and coaches:


Tracey Riley – Embark Jozi North Coach

So much to put in one post… prepare yourself for the absolute awesomeness of #JOZINORTHEMBARK. superheroes don’t wear capes but hell they make Lycra look good. Well done to these outstanding IRONMEN and their even greater support team..Congratulations to IRONMEN Gavin Wratten, Michal Kotze, Carla Herbst, Devan Pillay, Werner Maree, Dinesh Naidoo, Loanna Zografos and Cyndi Starr…

Phenomenal support from STeve Attwell, Paige Lindenberg,Pauline Herbst, Eleanor Wratten and Dakota Wratten,and Carien…



Michael Redington – Atlantic Seaboard IRONMAN coach and Embark Personalised Program Coach 

I used to think that @ironmantri was all about pace, position and performance but this past Sunday showed me how much more there is to this amazing event!!!
My squad of athletes bought out the real side of it all and made for a day of Hi 5s, smiles, laughs, happy tears, team pics mid race, gees and celebrations!
To my team, you all have made me fall in love with this event again!!! It was an absolute privilege to train you and train with you, to race and race with you.


Christelle van der Watt 

What an incredible journey the last few months have been. It’s been very rocky & emotional, but at the end the hard work & long hours paid off. Thank you @johan.vdwatt for all your support and allowing me to follow my dream. Thanks to @embarktri family & the best coach @trimikered for pushing my limits. To all my friends & family, thank you for all the support! Running down the red carpet & hearing those words “Christelle, you are an IRONMAN” is one of the best feelings & memories! #ironmansouthafrica2019 #embark #trilife#womanfortri @ Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape


Pieter Brits 

Last week this time we were all at war with the BEAST💪🏼The journey, weekend away & race surpassed all expectations tenfold🎉Thanks team #EmbarkTri & Mike Reddington for the most insane build up to a race 🙏🏼 Well done to each athlete & my fellow team mates for crushing it out there💪🏼
Woaw, the joy the sport brings makes all the early mornings, long runs & rides so worth it & it comes with a 6 Pack 😂
Cannot wait for more….🤙🏼🥳🇿🇦


Marike Heyns

It always seems impossible until it’s done.
From breaking my arm on 21 December to finishing IRONMAN! I couldn’t be happier! 
More important than finishing the race was the IM journey, the bonds that were formed and the memories that were made. 
I feel truly blessed to have been able to cross the finish line! 
Grateful for all the support from friends and family and thank you to the best coach @trimikered ! And stoked about my 3:50 marathon! #memoriesforlife 
#IMSA #embarktri #philippians4:13 @ Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape


Anika Viljoen

That moment you run up the red carpet, the rush of excitement and overwhelming joy, is still surreal…words will fail me to explain this day, but the memories will last a lifetime!What an amazing day & journey! Thanks for to the entire team for all the laughs shared, high-5’s on the road, early morning training sessions, our long ‘lunch’ rides and all the memories shared – ‘YOU are all IRONMEN!’ 💪 An even bigger shout-out to the best coach any team could ask for Michael Redington , you made us all cross that finish line! 💪🏆Grateful for all the support and love of my family & friends…you are all rockstars! IRONMAN in the bag! 🏆🥇

#IMSA2019 #EmbarkTri


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