Jeff started his sporting career as a swimmer. After a serious injury he looked at other alternatives and decided to give triathlon a go. Despite his swimming roots, Jeff's favourite discipline is the bike leg. He says, "I love travelling around at crazy speeds on a machine that I'm pushing forward." The bike leg in the event certainly incorporates some seriously fast, flat sections that should allow all those speed freaks out there to get their fill of fun and excitement. The course takes competitors out along the coastline, on a route that is a traditional firm favourite for the regular Durban cyclists and one that provides incredibly scenic views, all of which help to detract from the times when the cycle leg feels tough.
It's no hidden fact that triathlons are tough and a challenge regardless of the distance. Norton, who has competed at the highest level, still maintains that the camaraderie amongst the athletes makes the sport fun and enjoyable. Another appeal of the sport is that anyone, of any age, can participate. "Everyone does Triathlon for different reasons. That's the beauty of it," Norton continued, "You can have kids under 10 and guys over 70 doing it for the first time."
The Trirock triathlon is taking place on the 22nd September and entries are currently open. The weekend features various distances and events for all ages and levels of fitness. Visit for entry details. The whole family can be part of the fun, so set the challenge and give triathlon a go!