Hayley Preen was the lady to beat with an impressive finish time of 01 hour 29 minutes 59 seconds to win the Fedhealth XTERRA Lite at the Buffelspoort Dam on Sunday as cool weather greeted a spectacular field of adventure seekers.
Preen made her Fedhealth XTERRA Buffelspoort debut on the day, having only ever competed at the Fedhealth XTERRA in Grabouw. “I’ve taken a gap year to focus on triathlon. So I’ll be taking part in all three XTERRA Lite races.
“The XTERRA Buffelspoort Lite is much easier than the XTERRA Grabouw Lite,” said Preen. “My swim was better than usual. I managed to catch the leading ladies early in the mountain bike leg. The run was tough though as I was struggling with the altitude. I love XTERRA because I love the trails.” Bridget Theunissen came in second, while Susan Kruger finished third.
South Africa’s premier off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA Lite in Buffelspoort saw athletes having to complete
A 400m swim, followed by a 19km MTB and then finally a 6km trail run. Featuring some exciting route upgrades, even the XTERRA regulars were kept on their toes.
“Many of us want to start living a more active life, but don’t always know where to start,” says Jeremy Yatt, Principal Officer of Fedhealth. “The Fedhealth XTERRA Lite offers just that: a well-organised swim, MTB ride and trail run that’s perfect for beginner triathletes. And, since the Fedhealth XTERRA also offers a Kids and Full event, there is something for every member of the family to do. We invite families to come make a weekend out of it!”
Next on the Fedhealth XTERRA SA Calendar:
Fedhealth XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay / Eastern Cape
10 – 12 February 2017
Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw / Western Cape
24 – 26 February 2017
For further information or to enter the Fedhealth XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay or Grabouw contact 082 991 0045 or email email@example.com
Issued by: NEWSPORT MEDIA
On behalf of: STILLWATER SPORTS