The 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA season kicked off at the majestic Buffelspoort Dam today (Friday, 20 January 2017) with the much anticipated Fedhealth XTERRA Kids Race.
A highlight at every XTERRA SA Event, the Fedhealth XTERRA Kids Race attracted junior XTERRA Warriors between the ages of 6 – 15.
According to Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports, the 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA SA Season started on a high note in Buffelspoort. “The XTERRA Kids Race never fails to impress. The energy and enthusiasm displayed by the young entrants and their supporters is electric. This is what XTERRA is all about: fitness, fun and most importantly family. We look forward to continuing the excitement at the Fedhealth XTERRA Full Race on Saturday.”
“We are extremely excited to see so many kids participating in our Fedhealth XTERRA Kids events. We believe that it’s never too early to start cultivating a healthy lifestyle, and fitness plays a major role in that. And, seeing as we’re all about family, we wanted to offer our members a fitness event the whole family could enjoy together – whilst reaching their individual goals and getting a scenic workout,” says Jeremy Yatt, Principal Officer of Fedhealth.
Junior XTERR Warriors could choose between three age group categories when entering the Fedhealth XTERRA Kids Race: 6-8 years (60m Swim, 2km MTB, 600m Trail Run), 9-11 years (100m Swim, 3km MTB, 1.5km Trail Run) and 12-15 years (250m Swim, 5km MTB, 2.5 km Trail Run).
“I really enjoyed the XTERRA,” says Tristan Van Der Linde, 6-8 age group athlete. “Last year I came second. It feels really good to win today.”
According to Alrich Uys, 9 -11 age group athlete, he felt good after the race. “I entered to enjoy myself. This is the first time that I’ve taken part. I enjoyed all three events, the swim, the mountain bike and the run.”
“It’s good to get out and have fun,” says Nadya Stolarczyk, 12 – 15 age group athlete. “XTERRA is the only off road triathlon that I take part in. I really enjoyed today. My XTERRA hero is Flora Duffy.”
Next Up in Buffelspoort:
Saturday, 21 January 2017
Fedhealth XTERRA Full: 1.5km swim, 26km MTB, 12km trail run
Sunday, 22 January 2017
XTERRA Trail Run: 12km and 6km
Sunday, 22 January 2017
Fedhealth XTERRA Lite: 400m swim, 19km MTB, 6km trail run
EXCITING NEWS ~ Fedhealth members will be pleased to hear that they can enter free of charge by typing in their Fedhealth membership number when entering on line.
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For further information or to the Fedhealth XTERRA Buffelspoort, Nelson Mandela Bay or Grabouw contact 082 991 0045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Issued by: NEWSPORT MEDIA
On behalf of: STILLWATER SPORTS