It is less than 60 days for my first Triathlon – a sprint: Challenge Cape Town 4:18:4. It is a 400m Swim in the ocean, 18 km cycle and a 4km run.
The distances are not a problem, even an olympic distance triathlon does not daunt me too much (ok the idea of swimming in the open water is a bit worrying; Sharks).
What really troubles me are the costs; it’s like your first Triathlon is really a Quadathlon with the fourth leg being finance.
I need a wetsuit; it is compulsory in these waters where the temperature is about 14 degrees Celsius. And there are wetsuits and there are Wetsuits. Obviously I don’t need the best, but I do need something suitable, something in the region of $300 – $400, at least that is what I thought until I saw the Blue Seventy Sprint that looks to be just $100.
This is what I am asking for, just $100. There are of course other things – like a bike and all that goes with it, tri-suit, etc. But I can borrow those.
If you would like to help me to participate in my first Triathlon then please feel free to make a donation through PayPal; be it $10 or even the whole $100.
Do this and I will also be able to take part in longer distance Triathlons and even the Challenge Cape Town Ironman 2012, imagine that.