Saturday, July 6, 2013


A triathlon is a multi-stage competitive event that features the completion of three continuous, sequential disciplines, namely running, swimming and cycling. These three tests are usually conducted in immediate succession over various distances. The race is quite challenging and requires much training of the part of participants.
This popular endurance test for the usually takes the form, of  a sprint triathlon featuring a 5 km (3.1mile) run, a 750 meter swim(0.47mile) and a 20 kilometer(12 mile) run in no particular order. However, the race is held in various permutations and combinations around the world.
Port Dickson, popularly referred to as PD, is a popular beach destination situated in the state of Negeri Sembilan in the southern half of Peninsular Malaysia. Easily accessible via a network of excellent highways from cities like Kuala Lumpur and Malacca, this beachfront destination is also immensely popular with visitors from neighboring Singapore. Favored as a weekend getaway, PD is famous for its 10-mile long pristine beach front that overlooks the Straits of Melaka and is littered with tall coconut palms and casurina pines. On the weekend of 6th and 7th July in 2013, Port Dickson will be the cynosure of all eyes in the running world, as this holiday destination gets set to host its popular endurance test, the Port Dickson International Triathlon 2013.
The course of the Port Dickson International Triathlon 2013 is to be centered on its Avillion Admiral Cove area, a scenic 100 acre site which is located on the 5th mile of Port Dickson’s long coastline. This picturesque enclave is made up of various diverse terrains including 11 acres of virgin, hilly headlands, 69 acres of oceanfront lowlands and a sheltered marina basin which extends over approximately 20 acres. This varied landscape makes the expanse ideal for hosting a triathlon and testing the endurance and stamina of the extremely fit triathletes who come here to compete from around the globe. Last year’s event saw the participation of 1800 competitors and the event in 2013 hopes to surpass that number.
The Port Dickson Triathlon has various contest categories for men, women and children according to different ages though it also features team participation in the form of relay events. The event this year is scheduled for the weekend of 6th and 7th July and will have  the following program:-
6th July 2013, Saturday
Venue: Avillion Admiral Marina & Leisure Club, Port Dickson
Time : 7:30am
Distance : 750m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run
Age Categories:
Men Open: 16 - 29 years, 30 - 39 years, 40 & above
Women Open: 16 - 29 years, 30 & above

Time : 9:30 am
Venue : Admiral Marina & Leisure Club, Port Dickson
Distance :
- 10 years & under : 150m Swim, 4km Bike, 800m Run
- 11 to 15 years: 300m Swim, 8km Bike, 1.6km Run
Competition categories:
Boys: 10 years & under, 11 - 15 years
Girls: 10 years & under, 11 - 15 years
7th July 2013, Sunday

Time : 7:15 am
Venue : Admiral Marina & Leisure Club, Port Dickson
Distance : 1.6km Swim, 2km Beach Run, 45km Bike, 8.5km Run
Age categories:
Men Open: 16 - 29 years, 30 - 39 years , 40 - 49 years , 50 - 59 years, 60 years & above
Women Open: 16 - 29 years, 30 - 39 years, and 40 years old & above
Men Relay & Mixed Relay
The event fees of the triathlon usually include, an event T-shirt, a carbo-loading dinner on the night before the event as well as a goodie bag from the sponsors.
So if you feel you swim like a fish, run like the wind and cycle as if the hounds are chasing you, why not participate in a triathlon to test your skills? The Port Dickson event presents a perfect opportunity to do so, for after the grueling race is done, you can actually have a restful holiday as you relax and recuperate on one of the resort’s many stunning beaches under the tropical sun.

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