Why join a triathlon club like Trifactri? – By Kish Chettynn n n n 5/12/2017n nn n n n 0 Commentsn nn n The day I had been training for had finally arrived. It was that inevitable day of taking on my first triathlon race. Sure, it was just a sprint race, but to me, it was a whole lot more than that. It was the culmination in a few months of rigorous intense training, hours spent smelling of chlorine, tan lines (yes I get them), orange flavored gel breath and the consumption of a lot of oats and honey. Trying to remember all of Johan ‘JB’ Bronkhorst’s advice from the day before, I checked in my bike, hung up the bike and running transition bags and then casually made my way through to the Trifactri team Gazebo. Familiar faces were all about. A lot of supporters had travelled up from Johannesburg to Sun City and everyone knew it was my first race. The questions and comments had been flying about, ‘are you ready for this?’, ‘just have fun’, ‘don’t forget to smile for the cameras’ etc. I nodded in nonchalant approval. Those butterflies that were floating about, suddenly felt like gigantic bats fluttering about in my belly.