Tri Talk Sa



Tri Talk SA is a weekly podcast hosted by Brad Brown aimed at the South African triathlon community. We chat to the who's who of the South African tri scene, preview races, catch up with experts and give advice from racing your first sprint triathlon up to the Ironman distance.


  • Kate Roberts calls it a day on her triathlon career

    12/11/2014 Duration: 18min

    TalkFEED — This week on Tri Talk SA we catch up with one of the most loyal servants of South African Triathlon. Following her second place finish at the Ironman 5150 African Championships in Ekurhuleni two weeks ago two time Olympian and Commonwealth Games silver medalist Kate Roberts announced that she was calling it a day on her professional career. We catch up with Kate Roberts this week to chat about her decision and what brought it on. We also chat about her triathlon career as well as life after triathlon. Brad quizzes Kate on what is next and whether or not she is going to be lost to the sport. Kate also shares with us some of her athletic goals on this week’s show which includes possibly running a Comrades Marathon and perhaps looking at the longer, endurance type triathlons. Read More

  • 215kgs to Ironman 70.3 Miami - David Taitz shares his inspiring story

    05/11/2014 Duration: 17min

    TalkFEED — In 2010 David Taitz weighed in at 215kg. A mere four years later he has completed numerous triathlons including the recent Ironman 70.3 Miami. David’s story is truly inspiring and we are super excited to share it with you on this episode of Tri Talk SA. Find out how David got into the sport, some of the amazing things he has achieved in a relatively short time and also what he still hopes to accomplish in the sport. David also reveals how big a part Steve Atwell’s Embark played in his triathlon journey. Read More

  • Matt Trautman wins Ironman Wales to claim his first pro title

    18/09/2014 Duration: 17min

    TalkFEED — Ironman Wales is one of the toughest Ironman triathlons on the circuit. Despite the tough course the weather tends to not play along either. This past weekend was no different.The racing was intense, as it always is in an Ironman, but in the end it was another South African who picked up the win. He finished 30th overall and second in his age group at the Ironman World Championships in Kona in 2013 and has now picked up his maiden win on the pro circuit following a 5th place on his pro debut at Ironman South Africa in 2014.Matt Trautman joins us on this week’s Tri Talk SA to talk about the race and the win and also to share his inspiring journey into triathlon. Coming from a sailing background Matt made the switch to the sport not that long ago and has really found his calling.We chat about what this win means to him, what his long term goals are and Matt also shares his favourite workout in the pool, on the bike and on the track. Read more

  • Tri Rock Cradle of Humankind with race organiser Grant Kuneke

    04/09/2014 Duration: 17min

    TalkFEED — There was an awesome announcement made last week particularly for triathletes that are based in Gauteng. Races are few and far between and decent venues for races are even scarcer.This week on Tri Talk SA we chat to Grant Kuneke from Tri Rock South Africa about the brand new race that they have added to the South African triathlon calendar, Tri Rock Cradle of Humankind.It is a half Ironman distance tri that will take place in the heart of the World Heritage Site that is the Cradle of Human Kind. Consisting of a 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and a 21.1km run the first Tri Rock Cradle of Humankind takes place on 15 February 2015.Listen to this week’s show to find out some of the challenged Grant has had to overcome to get the race on the calendar, including having to build a road as well as what you can expect if you race the event next year.We also spoke about the upcoming 2014 Tri Rock Durban.If you want to find out more or to enter the race you can visit their website here. Read more

  • The rise of SBR Coaching in East London with Algoa FM’s Gordon Graham

    28/08/2014 Duration: 12min

    TalkFEED — This week on Tri Talk SA we chat about a triathlon training group that has sprung into existence in East London and is growing from strength to strength! Algoa FM’s Gordon Graham has been around the sport of triathlon for a while now and has set about inspiring and motivating a growing crew of triathletes in the Eastern Cape city.East London is the South African home of Ironman 70.3 and it is now also home to SBR Coaching. We chat to Gordon this week about how it came about. Gordon shares with us why it is such a great idea to training in a group and the benefits he has obtained since the group started.Read More Read more

  • Mom of 3 Kelly van der Toorn heading to Ironman World Champs

    19/08/2014 Duration: 25min

    TalkFEED — This week is a big week on the South African triathlon calendar. Ironman 5150 Bela Bela takes on Saturday and that pretty much signals the start of the South African triathlon season. I am looking forward to being up in Limpopo this weekend for the race and I look forward to welcoming you home. If you are going to be racing on Saturday, please come say hi. I love hearing from Tri Talk SA listeners and readers.On this edition of Tri Talk SA I catch up with a phenomenal age grouper. Not only is she a racing snake of note but she is also a wife and mom to three kids (including a set off 9 year old twins).This week we find out what makes Kelly van der Toorn tick. Read more

  • Team South Africa’s Commonwealth Games performance with Lindsey Parry

    11/08/2014 Duration: 16min

    TalkFEED — The South African triathlon team performed out of their socks at the 2014 Commonwealth Game in Glasgow. The team that consisted of Gillian Saunders, Kate Roberts, Richard Murray, Henri Schoeman and Wian Sullwald really delivered at the games.On this edition of Tri Talk SA we chat to South Africa’s national triathlon coach, Lindsey Parry, to dissect the team’s performance.Lindsey tells us about the men’s race, where Richard Murray finished third to claim the bronze, the ladies race and then the amazing team triathlon where South Africa finished second.Lindsey breaks down each of the race and tells us where he thinks our athletes did well and where they can improve.The coach also told us who he thinks was the ‘man (or woman) of the match’ during the team triathlon and in his opinion set up the second place finish.If you would like to subscribe to Tri Talk SA you can on iTunes here,  Stitcher here or on Soundcloud here. Don’t forget you can also  follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook. Read

  • Kent Horner on the Knysna Big 5 and beyond

    19/06/2014 Duration: 10min

    TalkFEED — Another brand new week of Tri Talk SA and we catch up with another Horner. We’ve previously spoken to Claire Horner on the show, but it is now the turn of her hubby, Kent Horner.Kent was the runner up at last year’s Knysna Oyester Festival Big 5 and he is hoping to go one better in 2014. Brad touched base with Kent to see how his off season training is going and the pair also look beyond Knysna to what the rest of the triathlon season has in store for Kent. Read more

  • Wian Sullwald chats about his win at the ITU World Cup win in Chengdu, China

    13/05/2014 Duration: 16min

    TalkFEED — Wian Sullwald wins in ChengduIt was another superb weekend for South Africa’s Wian Sullwald. The 2012 ITU Junior World Champion followed up his 15th position at the inaugural World Triathlon Series event in Cape Town two weeks ago with a fantastic win at the 2014 Chengdu ITU World Cup on Saturday.We caught up with Wian, who is still in China preparing for the upcoming WTS Yokohama, following his victory. Wian spoke about the confidence he gained in that race in Cape Town despite his race unravelling with two and a half kilometres to go.Wian also spoke about how difficult he found it to make the step up from the junior level to the senior level and how 2013 was a really steep learning curve for him. Wian gives 3 fantastic tips to any youngster who may be thinking about turning professional and what they need to do to make the step up to the pro triathlon ranks.Brad asks Wian if he feels under pressure with the likes of Richard Murray and Henri Schoeman who already established on the world tria

  • Blind Triathlete Francois Jacobs takes on WTS Cape Town – Tri Talk SA Episode 33

    23/04/2014 Duration: 11min

    TalkFEED — It is the week of the World Triathlon Series in Cape Town and this week on Tri Talk SA we catch up with Francois Jacobs, who will be the first blind athlete to race at the WTS in the Mother City. We also chat to Francois about his disappointment at Ironman South Africa in 2014 and what he has next on the cards.If you would like to subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes you can click here or on the RSS feed by clicking here. You can also be in touch via email or following us on Twitter or Like Tri Talk SA on Facebook. Read more

  • Simone Brandli,Gossage, Al-Sultan,Buckingham & Frommhold at Ironman South Africa

    10/04/2014 Duration: 18min

    TalkFEED — Simone Brandli wins Ironman South Africa 2014 (Photo credit: Robbie Little – FinisherPix)This week on Tri Talk SA, the team has returned from Ironman South Africa in Port Elizabeth. It was an incredible weekend in Nelson Mandela Bay and on this week’s triathlon podcast we have an incredible array of stars for you:We chat to the 2014 Ironman South Africa ladies champion and runner up Simone Brandli and Lucy Gossage.We also speak to the three men on the podium from Sunday’s race. Faris Al-Sultan who finished third tells us about his thoughts on Ironman South Africa as well the way he thinks Ironman should expand internationally.South Africa’s Kyle Buckingham, who finished second in his maiden Ironman distance race as a pro tells us about what it was like to podium in his home race. Kyle also spoke of the lessons he has learnt after his first race as a pro which was Ironman 70.3 in Buffalo City in January.The 2014 Ironman South Africa Nils Frommhold also joins us this week to talk about his maid

  • Ironman South Africa weather forecast with Simon Gear & Dr Bhavik Ganda

    02/04/2014 Duration: 15min

    TalkFEED — It is Ironman South Africa 2014 Race week and with as always the focus this week always turns to what will the weather be like in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. This week on episode 31 of Tri Talk SA Brad Brown:Gets a detailed weather forecast from Simon Gear for the rest of the week in the Eastern Cape but more importantly what is the weather going to be doing on race day on Sunday.Also caught up with Dr Bhavik Ganda. Bhavik is a dentist by profession and a pretty decent age grouper triathlete having represented South Africa at international level. Brad quizzes the doc on how he manages to get the balance right between running a busy dental practise, getting the training in that needs to get done as well as keeping his family life in check. If you would like to subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes you can click here or on the RSS feed by clicking here. You can also be in touch via email or following us on Twitter or Like Tri Talk SA on Facebook. Read more

  • 2014 South African Triathlon Champion Richard Murray & Coach Lindsey Parry

    24/03/2014 Duration: 18min

    TalkFEED — This past weekend saw another successful South African Triathlon Championships in East London and on Tri Talk SA we chat to :The 2014 South African Triathlon Champion Richard Murray. The win is the first for Richard at senior level and he tells us about the win as well as where he thinks the level of triathlon is in South Africa is right now. Richard also looks ahead to the rest of the season which includes the African championships in Zimbabwe and the WTS Cape Town event in April.The coach of the South African Triathlon team Lindsey Parry about whether you should focus on your weakness or build on your strength when it comes to triathlon. Lindsey also tells us about his new podcast called Ask Coach Parry which you can access here.If you would like to subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes you can click here or on the RSS feed by clicking here. You can also be in touch via email or following us on Twitter or Like Tri Talk SA on Facebook. Read more

  • Stand with Stan Andrews & Become a Triathlon Coach with Neil MacPherson

    05/03/2014 Duration: 37min

    TalkFEED — This week our triathlon podcast comes to you once again from Tri Talk SA HQ in Johannesburg and we are back in our studio’s (for now). In episode 29 Brad caught up with:Stan Andrews, who is one of our up and coming para triathletes who has his eye firmly set on Rio 2016. Stan tells Brad about his journey into triathlon as well as some of the other things he has taken on in his life including summiting the highest peak in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. Stan has an amazing outlook on life and you will just love his positive attitude and spirit.Coaching Coordinator for Triathlon South Africa Neil MacPherson about how to become a triathlon coach here in South Africa. The pair spoke about the accreditation process and what it takes to become  level 1, level 2 or level 3 triathlon coach. Neil also tells Brad what you should look for in a coach when deciding to hire the services of someone assist you on your triathlon journey.Also as discussed on the show be sure to check out our Tri Talker of the week,

  • Jenny Nel Wins 11 Global Cape Town and 3 Tips to Swim Faster with Rocco Meiring

    20/02/2014 Duration: 17min

    TalkFEED — We were lucky enough to be in Cape Town for the 11 Global Cape Town event that took place in Bloubergstrand last Sunday. This week on Tri Talk SA episode 28:Brad touched base with Jenny Nel, who was the first lady home in the Olympic distance race. Having moved from Scotland to South Africa just four years ago Jenny shared with us some of the secrets of how she has got so good, so fast in the sport of triathlon.Rocco Meiring joins us to give you 3 tips on how you can swim faster. Rocco coaches some of the best triathletes in South Africa including Wian Sullwald and Kate Roberts and gives three practical tips that will definitely get you swimming faster. If you would like to subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes you can click here or on the RSS feed by clicking here. You can also be in touch via email or following us on Twitter or Like Tri Talk SA on Facebook. Read more

  • Tri Rock Durban 2014 & Tuks Tri Club – Tri Talk SA Episode 27

    13/02/2014 Duration: 32min

    TalkFEED — Tri Talk SA is still on the road and this week’s podcast is brought to you from the Mother City.This week Brad Touched base with:Tri Rock SA’s Grant Kuneke to chat about Tri Rock Durban 2014. Entries opened last week and we chat about some of the challenges of putting on a triathlon in Durban as well as some of the lessons learnt out of last year’s race. As mention on the podcast, if you want to win that Tri Rock Durban or Tri Rock Robin Island merchandise, listen to the show and complete the form below with your answer.Markus van Niekerk about the University of Pretoria’s Triathlon Club. If you’re in the market for a club in Northern Gauteng then Tuks Tri may be just what you are looking for.If you would like to subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes you can click here or on the RSS feed by clicking here. You can also be in touch via email or following us on Twitter or Like Tri Talk SA on Facebook. Read more

  • Stacey Rehbock Third Time’s a Charm and Eleven Global Cape Town with Ryan Landy

    07/02/2014 Duration: 28min

    TalkFEED — It is another episode of Tri Talk SA that sees us on the road again. This episode, recorded in our mobile studio in our hotel room in Margate, sees us chat to:Stacey Rehbock, who after failing twice at Ironman 70.3 in Buffalo City returned for what was her first finish in one of the toughest half Ironman’s in the world. Stacey tells us what she did differently this time around that helped her succeed and she also spoke about the how important it was for her to be part of Steve Attwells Embark Tri triathlon club.Ryan Landy, the organiser of the Eleven Global Sun City and Cape Town, joins us from Atlanta, Georgia ahead of next week’s race to tell us what you can expect on Sunday the 16th of February 2014. If you would like to find out more or to enter you can visit Eleven Global online.If you would like to subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes you can click here or on the RSS feed by clicking here. You can also be in touch via email or following us on Twitter or Like Tri Talk SA on Facebook

  • Megan Cunnama, Bonita Suckling & Lusapho April’s Ironman 70.3 Experience

    30/01/2014 Duration: 34min

    TalkFEED — Post Ironman 70.3 Buffalo City week and some amazing stories are starting to emerge following the race. Tri Talk SA was there and we would like to say thanks to everyone who came and said hi or dished out a high five on the run. Last week we caught up with a few of the contenders for the title including eventual winners, James Cunnama and Jodie Swallow, this week we chat a few people who have cool 70.3 stories to share. On Tri Talk SA episode 25 this week:Bonita Suckling with JedBrad caught up with Megan Cunnama about her race and what an awesome day it turned out to be for the Cunnama’s. James won, Megan got a pb and their mom, Margie, completed her first Ironman 70.3 in 2014.Bonita Suckling shares her incredible journey to Ironman 70.3 and her race itself. Bonita lost her son Jed a few years ago and has used the sport of triathlon to not only rediscover her zest for life after his death but also as a vehicle to raise awareness and much needed cash for childhood cancer organisation Rainbows

  • Kyle Buckingham,Cunnama, Swallow, Tissink & Kaye’s tips for Ironman 70.3.

    20/01/2014 Duration: 31min

    TalkFEED — It is race week for many people in the world of triathlon in South Africa this week including the host of Tri Talk SA, Brad Brown. This week on episode 24 Brad:Gets hints and tips from some of the most well know names in South African Triathlon including James Cunnama, Jodie Swallow,  Kyle Buckingham, Paul Kaye & Raynard Tissink. If you are feeling nervous and apprehensive our guests on this week’s show give some amazing advice and you don’t want to miss out on these gems. Be sure to check out our 70.3 Ironman South Africa Webinar for some more tips too.Caught up with Robin Hide from Modern Athlete to chat about what is in the January 2014 edition from a triathlon perspective. You can read this month’s magazine here.If you would like to subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes you can click here or on the RSS feed by clicking here. You can also be in touch via email or following us on Twitter or Like Tri Talk SA on Facebook Read more

  • Pieter du Preez – From Supa Piet to Iron Piet (Tri Talk SA Episode 23)

    13/01/2014 Duration: 30min

    TalkFEED — We are two weeks into the brand new year and just less than two weeks away from Ironman 70.3 in East London This week on Tri Talk SA we bring you some motivation. We’ve chatted to him a couple of times before on the show but he has achieved something incredible. In December he became the first quadriplegic to complete a full Ironman distance triathlon when he finished Ironman Western Australia.  I’m talking about Pieter du Preez, affectionately known as Supa Piet. Pieter is one incredible human being and when things aren’t quite going your way or if you’re struggling, think of Pieter and his journey to becoming an Ironman.I also mentioned out free 70.3 webinar that takes place on Thursday. If you want to register for it or find out more just click here. Read more

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