Since this week on my blog is all about destination triathlons, I’d like to highlight some multisport races happening in Southeast Asia. I may not be able to attend all of them, but you might find one to your liking and put it on your calendar for next year!
New Moon Khcycle MetaSprint Series
We usually think that when we do a destination race, it has to be one of the longer-distance ones para sulit ang biyahe. But what if you only have time to train for a sprint distance and you’ve got some vacation leave coming up anyway? Check out the New Moon Khcycle Metasprint Series in Singapore. They have an aquathlon happening on February 16, a duathlon on March 16, and a triathlon on April 13.
There are four distance categories: Sprint, Discovery, Youth and Kids. You can easily squeeze in a sprint or discovery-distance aquathlon before heading off to tour Sentosa with the kids. Don’t feel like lugging a bike box around? In Singapore, you can easily rent a bike for the duathlon or triathlon. Visit the MetaSprint Series official website for more information and check out this short video about the sprint triathlon:
New Moon Khcycle MetaSprint Triathlon
If you missed registration for Ironman 70.3 Philippines but still want to do a long-distance triathlon around August of next year, the MetaMan half and full distance triathlon happens on August 23-25 on the island of Bintan, Indonesia. It’s only a 45-minute ferry ride from Singapore, the closest urban city. You may recall that our own Monica Torres won the MetaMan half this year. As for the full distance, this year they had a stellar field of Ironman pros consisting of Caroline Steffen, David Dellow, and Ceepo riders Gina Crawford, Belinda Granger, and Justin Granger. (I think the fact it’s one of the richest prize purses in Asia has something to do with this, hehe.)
There is also a Blitz category with a 1.2km swim, 55km bike, and 7km run if you want to do a recovery destination race after Ironman 70.3 Philippines. ;) Visit their website at metamanbintan.com.
MetaMan Bintan Triathlon