Athletes are reminded that the TSA year runs from 1st September to 31st August annually and that Day Licences are applicable for Events in this period including the Midlands Ultra Triathlon Series. If you wish to Register with GNT Triathlon or your Province for the remainder of the 2011/2012 year ending on 31 August 2012, then go to the following website. Alternatively be sure to register with your Province at the beginning of the new 2012/2013 Triathlon Year which runs from 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013. 2012 MIDLANDS ULTRA TRIATHLON SERIES – Launches “Challenge yourself” Sunday 7th October 2012 – Midmar Dam Entries for the 2nd Midlands UTRA Triathlon have been launched with the exciting new addition of a canoe ½ ironman distance race. The second event of the prestigious Midlands ULTRA Tri – Series takes place on the 7th of October 2012. This exciting ½ iron man and sprint distance event is staged at the beautiful setting of Midmar Dam deep in the heart of the KZN Midlands and attracts over 800 competitors to each event annually. The introduction of the CANOE ULTRA Triathlon to the already exciting line-up means that paddlers from around South Africa will have the opportunity to take on a challenging ½ ironman triathlon event. The successful first event in the series took place in March this year with over 750 athletes challenging themselves to the various race distances. This popular Triathlon which has been developed by owners B-Active Sports into a ½ iron man triathlon series, gives competitors two perfectly located triathlon events at different ends of the racing calendar. The October event will include a ULTRA Triathlon race consisting of a 1.9km Swim, 90km Cycle and a 21km Run, a CANOE ULTRA race consisting of 15km Paddle, 90km Cycle and a 21km Run as well as the popular SPRINT distance race, which consists of a 600m Swim, 20km Cycle and a 5km Run. This “Tri-Series” is the ONLY one of its kind on the African continent and will give competitors an exciting series to work towards throughout the year, hopefully helping them achieve their goals. The updated running route, which is possibly one of the most scenic running routes in south Africa, takes athletes around the beautiful Midmar Dam. The run course is fairly flat and will remain an out and back look consisting of 10.5km per lap. The sprint distance athletes will compete along the same course, however only taking on a short 5km distance run. The running route boasts 8 water tables along the whole 21km route, which will be stocked with GU to keep the competitors are kept well hydrated and energised at a possibly hot time of year. All levels of athletes will enjoy this unique race set in a spectacular and beautiful environment. A broad range of categories are open that cater for top athletes, weekend warriors as well as relay teams. With a healthy prize purse of R40 000, all of SA’s top triathletes will be battling it out for overall line honours. EARLY Bird entries are open until the 31st of July. Athletes entering before the 31st of July stand a chance of winning accommodation for their race weekend for 2 people, at the popular Woodridge Hotel and Spa in the Natal Midlands or a THULE Bike rack worth R1600.00. For more information on the event and to enter, go to or contact B-Active Sports at Issued by: Damian Bradley. Race Director / B-Active Sports / 082 559 2080