Seen here: Lennard in action on the day. Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg
Mountain bikers were treated to amazing weather, superb mountain bike trails and magnificent views at the 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at Boschendal Wine Estate on Sunday, 17 September 2017.
With three events to choose from (a +-60km/Marathon; a +- 28km/Half Marathon and a 15km Fun Race), plenty of mountain biking challenges, heaps of family fun and a scenic day out of the city, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge catered for all levels of mountain bikers.
Katie Lennard obliterated the field in the women’s 60km/Marathon crossing the finish line first in 03 hours 24 minutes 55 seconds. “It was just an awesome day on route, perfect weather and cool trails,” says Lennard. “I love racing at Boschendal Wine Estate. The idea is always to win. I went out steady and then cranked up the pace. I love the new venue. It was definitely a great move. Although the route was tough, the amazing single track distracted me from the pain.” Louise Ferreira came in second, while Courteney Webb finished third.
Stefke Tolmay was the first woman home in the +- 28km/Half Marathon, her winning time was 01 hour 38 minutes 42 seconds. Michaela Beaton came in second, while Nienke Mostert finished third.
Olivia Penfold completed the 15km Fun Race in 38 minutes 06 seconds. Kayleigh Scholtz came in second, while Amelie Owens finished third.
Says Jeremy Yatt, Fedhealth Principal Officer: “Our third event and first Fedhealth MTB Challenge at Boschendal Wine Estate has been a huge success, with our participants really shaking it up on the new trails. Thank you for all the riders who joined us – we trust you smashed your personal bests and that you got to relax with your families as well. Being active and healthy is really important to the Fedhealth family, which is why we look forward to hosting many more of these events in future. See you next year!”
The 2017 Fedhealth MTB Challenge is sanctioned by Cycling SA.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: The 2017 Fedhealth MTB Challenge closed off on a high note with a lively performance by local band, Sunset Sweatshop.
For more information on the Fedhealth MTB Challenge, contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Issued by: NEWSPORT MEDIA