The 2 Oceans it is not! The 2 Bays or the 2 Currents but not the 2 Oceans. Cape Town is surrounded on both sides by the Atlantic Ocean. The Indian Ocean in fact meets the Atlantic some 250km further south at the tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas. A commonly held misconception, even by the locals as demonstrated in the naming of arguably the most beautiful, interesting and challenging marathons around.
On a very cold morning three Ful-on Tri members took on the not inconsiderable physical and mental challenge of the Ballbuster duathlon. The race consists of five loops of a circuit round Boxhill that culminates with the climb up Zig-Zag Hill, the first and last loop are on foot, the middle three under pedal power. I hoped to build on my somewhat inauspicious results in the event to that point: DNF (did not finish) and DNS (did not start).
"The Best Triathlon in the World Ever!" - I know that's a bold claim, but if you're looking for a race that provides a proper tough challenge round the most scenic course with absolutely stunning views, great support from the crowd, and above all, a huge sense of achievement, then it's very hard to beat.
Not exactly a race report, but as our thoughts turn to Windsor, this was something discussed on a recent bike ride. I thought you might like the picture. Windsor 1998 was my first olympic-distance race and first open-water triathlon. I had, as you can see, only some of the gear and about the same amount of idea.