31 May 2017


    Kings of Ironman!

    Two Vodacom Red customers enjoyed a world-class, championship training day with the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.

    Two Vodacom Red customers enjoyed a world-class, championship training day with the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth. 

    Taking on the ultimate test of endurance requires nerves of steel and a little help, encouragement and advice from friends. This is exactly what two lucky Vodacom Red clients received in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday, 29 March as part of our 2017 Red Rugby Rewards.

    The Standard Bank Ironman African Championship took place in Port Elizabeth on 2 April, so the city was a hive of activity as participants and spectators from all over the globe invaded the beaches and streets of the Friendly City in preparation for the big race.

    Avid triathletes and Vodacom Red clients Richard Wright and Stacey Holland gained a huge advantage by winning the experience of a lifetime receiving expert training and advice from Ironman legend and coach Raynard Tissink. Tissink, an eight-time Ironman champion, shared valuable tips for the gruelling 3.86 km swim, 180.25 km cycle, and 42.20km run with seasoned triathlete Wright and novice Holland.

    All this took place under the watchful eyes of Southern Kings players Neil Maritz, Stefan Ungerer, Giant Mtyanda and Wandile Mjekevu. They were joined by triathlon-loving, famous personalities including former Springbok captain Corné Krige, biokineticist and fitness guru Letshego Zulu, and 5FM sports presenter, Robbie Kruse. 


    This #KingOfIRONMAN training group started off at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, the home of the Southern Kings, where super star coach Tissink shared important advice, motivational tips and inspirational stories. The participants were divided into two teams: Team Stacey and Team Richard, and raced laps around the stadium on their bikes before transitioning into a run. From the stadium, the crew swapped the rugby stadium setting for Hobie beach, the Standard Bank Ironman African Championship starting point, where Tissink shared some wisdom on taking on the ocean for the epic race’s swimming leg.

    After a long day of training, learning and having fun, the group welcomed the five-star dinner and shared their own stories of overcoming adversity in their respective disciplines and careers.

    Vodacom Red clients can expect more tailor-made experiences featuring South African Vodacom Super Rugby teams. Check out the Red Rewards on offer and enter today at vodacom.co.za/red.


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