Treverton joins Stihl series

2011-09-03 00:00

MULTISPORT

THE Stihl Treverton Bundu Bash takes place today at Treverton School, Mooi River. After successfully hosting 13 adventure races in the last nine years, Treverton has joined the successful Stihl Bundu Bash Series in association with St Johns DSG and St Dominics Academy.

The day offers something for all fitness levels and abilities. The Bundu Bash races consist of the Chainsaw and Dustbuster Events. The Chainsaw is the premier event of the Bundu Bash Series consisting of a five kilometre trail run, 20 km mountain bike and a series of adventure activities. The Dusbuster is for the younger and possibly less adventurous and consists of a 2,5 km trail run, 10 km mountain bike and a series of adventure activities.

Both routes will have water tables on route. Individual and team (of two) entries are available; one team member will run, the other will cycle and both will do the adventure activities.

Treverton will still be hosting an adventure race as in previous years. The total distance will be approximately 40 km. The race may consist of mountain biking, running/hiking, navigation/route finding, orienteering, paddling and any other non-motorised adventure activities the organisers may choose to add.

The next event in the series is hosted by St Johns School on the October 8, followed by the St Dominics Bundu Bash on October 22. For further details log onto www.roag.co.za

MOUNTAIN BIKING

The Stihl Umko MTB Challenge moves into it’s second year and organisers are looking to take the event to a new level.

The race takes place from Naauwpoort Farm (Umkomaas Valley), starting at 8.30 am with the 45 km Umko Valley MTB Challenge, followed by the Nkomo 25 km Race at 9 am and the 10 km Family Ride at 9.30 am.

Further info on www.roag.co.za

World Cup Downhill Series

SA’s Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) finished the UCI World Cup Downhill Series with a second place after a sixth-place result in Italy recently. Trek World Racing’s Aaron Gwin won the series overall — the title already decided in La Bresse, France. Minnaar and Gwin were the only riders to stand on top of the podium this season — Gwin securing five wins to Minnaar’s two. The technical and rocky course was demanding on the riders, with Minnaar taking strain on the qualifying run.

With an early start on race day, Minnaar (qualifying 34th) sat in the Hot Seat and remained there for quite some time before being relegated to sixth place.

Fellow South African, Andrew Neethling had a strong finish to his World Cup season, finishing ninth in Val di Sole. In his first season riding for the Giant Factory Off Road Team, Neethling scored the best result of his career (third at round five in the USA) and finished 15th overall in the final series ranking.

The proudly Pietermaritzburg World Downhill Racing icon Minnaar commented, “I was disappointed to end my season the way I did. I’m happy to still finish second overall. It’s been one of the toughest race seasons I’ve had since being on the Syndicate.

“It’s left me puzzled at times with crashes and being off the back. I want to thank the Santa Cruz Syndicate for all the support this year and SRAM/ RockShox and all my loyal personal sponsors for their support.”

The next event in the KZN Lassen Series takes place at Camperdown on Sunday, September 11. Entries close on Wednesday. Enter at http://onlineentries.mrpricesport.co.za.

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