Record field expected at final Spur MTB race

2015-09-08 06:00
Tommy Osrin of Sacs will be competing in the final round of the Spur Schools Mountain Bike League on Saturday.

Tommy Osrin of Sacs will be competing in the final round of the Spur Schools Mountain Bike League on Saturday.

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A record field and fierce competition is expected at the Western Cape finals of the Spur Schools Mountain Bike League on Saturday at the Paul Roos Gymnasium track.

Going onto the finals the front runners on the mixed teams log is Parel Vallei High with 1447, followed by DF Malan with 840 points and Montana a close third with 836 points.

Home team Paul Roos is hoping to win the men’s category for the fourth year running and is currently lying comfortably at the top of the men’s log with an impressive 1049 points and is second overall.

Other schools on the top 10 list this season include Drostdy, Paarl Boys’, Kayamandi, Westerford, Durbanville and Sacs.

Riders who have participated in the first three events should only have the indemnity form signed by a parent and hand it in at registration, along with payment. Race boards will be allocated and given at this point.

Registration will open at 08:30 and close at 13:30. Course practice for primary schools will be from 08:30 to 09:30 with the first race setting off at 09:30 (sub nippers 7-8 years). At 10:00 it is the turn of the nipper boys (9-10), followed by the nipper girls (9-10) at 10:05. Sprog boys (11-12) will start at 10:30, followed at 10:35 by the sprog girls (11-12). Sub junior boys A (13) will start at 11:00 and sub junior girls A (13) at 11:05.

The course will reopen for practice from 11:40 to 12:10, but only once the track is clear.

The sub junior boys B (14) set off at 12:15, youth men B (16) at 12:45, youth men A (15) at 13:20, girls (14-18) at 14:00.

Junior men (17-18) wrap up the day at 14:45.

Pre-entries close today at 12:00, but entries will be taken on race day. The entry fee for primary school age categories is R50 en R60 for high school categories.

Entrants are urged to check whether they have been entered in the correct age category. V

For more information contact Amarider on 021 884 4547 or michelle@amarider.co.za


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