Thanks Mikael Erikkson from Scientific Triathlon for the interview with myself on his triathlon show about training smart, managing time and setting goals. Hope you enjoy the interview. https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts92/
Counting one’s blessings is a good thing. Not only do the God's smile upon it, it turns out that it’ll make you tangibly happier in the long term.
So I am counting my blessings for 2017; For good health and achieving my goal of running my debut marathon. For my athletes who challenged me to be a superior coach and mentor and to my family and friends who supported me all the way.
I am looking forward to rewarding challenges in 2018 and making a difference. Because after all ...the purpose of our lives is to contribute in some way to making things better.
Here's to wishing you all a fantastic 2018
Thank you to the sponsorshop's Matt Fendick, for this article on my reflections on South African triathlon in 2016 and insights into the year ahead, as we get ready for the Cape Town ITU World Cup race on 11 February.
2016, has been exhilarating with highs (meeting my childhood hero Haile Gebrselassie was one of them) and lows and in betweens.
2017, is going to be my year of meaning.
In his book Man’s Search For Meaning, Victor Frankl writes:...
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.”
It’s not what happens to you - It’s how you react.
You are the one responsible for ascribing meaning.
This meaning is your greatest choice.
Thank you for all the support throughout 2016. Happy New year and may 2017 bring you much happiness, success, love and meaning into your life.
And that is a wrap of the last coaching session with my squad for 2016! There were only a few of us around, as most are enjoying the summer holidays already. It has been a great year and I would like to thank my athletes and their parents for their support throughout the last year! I started this coaching gig 2 years ago after a 14 year tri career. It certainly has been an adjustment but I really love my job and being able to give back to the sport! Cheers to the coming year and developing our country's future tri stars!
I was such a proud and happy coach today at TTA Triathlon champs at Buffelspoort Dam. All of my athletes did so well but a big congrats to Lebohang Finger racing in his first triathlon and coming in 2nd in the boys 14-15 years. Lebo certainly has given me lots of grey hairs this year but also many smiles and one cannot fault him for his enthusiasm and commitment to the sport! Well done Lebo and cheers to the first of many good races ahead in your triathlon career! 💪
Congratulations to my athlete - young Tsebo Botsane competing in her very first triathlon at the Trinity Triathlon at Germiston lake yesterday. Tsebo won the super sprint (comprising of 400m swim/10km run and 2.5km) in the girls 12-15 years in a very competitive time of 41:19 - so pleased to see her hard work paying off. Onwards an upwards!
One of our junior males racing in the @worldtriathlon in Cozumel, Mexico had his bike damaged in transit and we desperately need to borrow a bike for his race on Friday at 3pm. He is a size 54 - if anyone can help please get in touch. Thanks so much!
What a day for Triathlon in South Africa. Congratulations to Henri Schoeman on a bronze medal performance and Richard Murray on his 4th place finish. It was a truly special day and one I will cherish for the rest of my life on the streets of Copacabana beach in Rio. May this medal inspire the next generation of triathletes in South Africa! #TeamSArise #RioOlympics2016 #Triathlon
The South African triathletes had a great weekend of triathlon racing in Hamburg, Germany this past weekend. It was the World Championships Series triathlon event and also the World mixed team relay Championships. Team South Africa certainly did us extremely proud and in the individual race, Richard Murray ended second (but unfortunately later being disqualified due to a penalty incurred) and Mari Rabie earned her best result ever- 8th place. In the mixed team relay Team Sout...h Africa ended a very competitive 6th place (a sprint finish between 2nd-7th places) This was by far our best result ever. Congratulations to the team Mari Rabie, Henri Schoeman, Gillian Sanders and Wian Sullwald.
The next race will be the Rio Olympic Games and our men race on 18 August (Richard Murray and Henri Schoeman) and ladies race on 20 August (Mari Rabie and Gillian Sanders)
It is indeed a great honour and privilege for me to be apart of the coaching/management team along side Lindsey Parry and to represent South Africa at my third Olympic Games.
Please get behind and support our triathletes, as I believe they are certainly going to make our Rainbow nation very proud!
Canada’s Simon Whitfield made history at the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney 2000 when he won the first-ever Olympic triathlon event. He followed up that success with silver at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Here with are his five very valuable and wise tips for Olympic success.
Good luck to the South African rowing team who have qualified 5 boats for the upcoming Rio Olympics. Under the guidance or Roger Barrow from the High Performance centre in Pretoria, the SA rowing team are certainly going to Rio to make our Rainbow nation proud!