Competitive spirit increases amongst Triseries Challenge athletes
The 2011 Triseries Challenge continues to inspire competitive spirit amongst athletes of all ages in the BSG Energade Triseries as they come together to represent their tertiary institutions, schools and corporate organisations, in a bid to secure the top spot on the series leaderboards.
The friendly rivalry between St Mary’s DSG and St Dunstan’s College has intensified after the fourth round of the 2011 BSG Energade Triseries, as St Dunstan continue to gain on St Mary DSG’s early lead. With a mere 73 points separating the two schools and only three events to go, both schools will be pulling out all the stops to ensure that they win the overall School Challenge title.
In the Tertiary category, athletes from the University of Pretoria racked up valuable points at the Midmar event significantly increasing their lead over their nearest rivals University of Witwatersrand. With their sights set on a top three finish, Varsity College are making waves on the leaderboard and they are now just 17 points behind University of Johannesburg who are currently in third place.
Deloitte are still topping the leaderboard in the Corporate category as they continue to build on their substantial lead, looking set to claim the overall title as they steadily increase their points with each event. The battle for second place continues between financial giants Standard Bank and Investec, with ABSA currently in fourth position still challenging from the rear.
The Triseries Challenge – brought to you by the BSG Energade Triathlon Series in association with Discovery Vitality – is a great way to build team spirit within your tertiary institutions, schools or corporate organisations as you take on rival institutions/organisations in a fun and engaging way. Promote participation within your institution/organisation and improve the overall health and productivity of your students/employees. Participation is easy: simply include the details for your organisation/institution when you enter and you will automatically earn points based on your finishing position within your own race category.
The Triseries Challenge Leaderboards as they stand after four of the seven events:
1 St Mary’s DSG 597
2 St Dunstan’s College 524
3 Dainfern College 148
4 Ashton College 147
5 Christian Brothers College Boksburg 136
Ranking Institution Total Points
1 University of Pretoria 2493
2 University of Witwatersrand 1289
3 University of Johannesburg 571
4 Varsity College 554
5 Tyger Valley College 475
1 Deloitte 1728
2 Standard Bank 751
3 Investec 644
4 ABSA 421
5 BBRAUN 367
Win quality First Ascent gear by participating in the MyPledge initiative! BSG Energade Triseries and First Ascent are challenging all race participants to raise funds for the LEAP Maths and Science School, who provide opportunities for education for learners from disadvantaged backgrounds within South Africa. Activate your personal networks to help raise funds in the form of pledges, with all monies raised going to LEAP Schools. First Ascent apparel will be awarded to all athletes who surpass set target levels for pledges. Visit http://www.bsgmultisport.co.za/my-pledge to participate in MyPledge and make a difference to the future of education in South Africa – building a brighter future for all!
Register online at www.bsgmultisport.co.za to enter for the next event of the 2011 BSG Energade Triseries which will be held at Pollock Beach in Port Elizabeth on Sunday, 13 November. Remember to indicate which school, tertiary or corporate you belong to and earn points for your institution towards the 2011 Triseries Challenge in association with Discovery Vitality.