Enduro thrills in the hills for provincial champs

2017-07-05 06:00
PHOTOS: suppliedOverall women winners (from left) Kathryn Fourie, Sabine Thies and Amy-Jane Mundy.

PHOTOS: suppliedOverall women winners (from left) Kathryn Fourie, Sabine Thies and Amy-Jane Mundy.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THE start, finish and timing tents of the 2017 KZNMTB Provincial Enduro Championships were in the middle of the forests of the Cascades­ MTB Park, which provided riders and spectators a change of scenery­, but exactly the same vibe that locals never fail to bring to the racing.

Sam Bull and Sabine “Beani” Thies claimed the fastest respective overall man and woman on the day.

In the Elite Men’s race, Bull took top honours, with Christopher and Jonathan Philogene taking the respective second and third places to round off the podium.

“I really enjoyed stages one and four the best.

“It was fun. I fell on stage four, but got back up quickly and did not waste too much time.

“I am really happy with the way things turned out,” said Thies.

Thies, who won the Youth Women’s category congratulated those who came out to race, and gave a shout out to her sponsors - GM Cycles, Foxhead SA, Specialized Bicycles, Blu Gel, Dirt Junki - for their help this season.

“Thank you for making it possible for me to be able to ride,” she added.

Keira Duncan, who also placed third overall and enjoyed his race, won the Junior Men’s category.

The podium was rounded off with Sharjah Jonsson in second and Liam Read in third.

In the Sub Veterans category, Chris Pearton and Kathryn Fourie claimed the respective men’s and women’s gold medals, and the Veteran’s titles went to Craig Seaward and Sonja Engelbrecht­.

The race organisers said that they were looking forward to the downhill championships on Sunday, and were thrilled about the sunny weather predicted.

- Supplied.


1. Sam Bull 13:21

2. Christopher Philogene 13:29

3. Keira Duncan 13:31

4. Jonathan Philogene 13:40

5. Sharjah Jonsson 14:08


1. Sabine Thies 15:40

2. Kathryn Fourie 17:18

3. Amy-Jane Mundy 18:09


1. Sam Bull 13:21

2. Christopher Philogene 13:29

3. Jonathan Philogene 13:40

Junior Men

1. Keira Duncan 13:31

2. Sharjah Jonsson 14:08

3. Liam Read 15:55


1. Connor Finnnis 14:41

2. Kayle Seaward 14:54

3. Sean Westerdyk 16:35


1. Sabine Thies 15:40

2. Charne Dreyer 20:16

Sub Junior Boys

1. Jordan Anastasis 17:56

2. Kyle Brand 19:08


1. Christopher Pearton 14:21

2. André van Aarde 14:47

3. Andy Noble 15:19


1. Kathryn Fourie 17:18

2. Amy-Jane Mundy 18:09


1. Craig Seaward 15:10

2. Devlin Fogg 15:20

3. Tyrone Pinnoy 15:49


1. Sonja Engelbrecht 18:56


1. Alastair Brand 16:47

2. Dave Lees 20:09

3. Philippe Moretonas 20:10


1. Ashley Nesbitt

Sprog Boys

1. Ross Kew 16:41

2. Keagan Brand 16:50

3. Nate Tanner Hall 17:30


1. Georgia Finnis 34:35


1. Vaughn Preston 23:48

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Watch: Investing in the future through child development

An investment of R32-million into 11 early childhood development centres is changing the future for children in the Northern Cape.

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.


French Bulldog helps kids with facial differences

Lentil Bean is a french bulldog who was born with a severe cleft nose, lip and palate.



Weird things dogs do
Makeover saves dog’s life
For the love of Corgis!
Can we communicate with our pets?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.