New MTB run a thrilling affair

2016-07-07 06:00
Photos: supplied. Dannon MacKenzie, 20km trail run winner.

Photos: supplied. Dannon MacKenzie, 20km trail run winner.

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THE first race of the new PEHR Burry Stander MTB and Trail Run Sardine Festival 2016 was launched over the weekend at the Port Edward Holiday Resort.
Despite the windy conditions, a cold front and intermittent rain, hundreds of cyclists and runners arrived and completed the challenging and scenic routes. Put together by Port Edward Holiday Resort, Beavercreek and Estuary Villas, the best professional mountain bikers and trail runners classed the route as one of the top three in KwaZulu-Natal.

On Saturday, seasoned campaigner Leeroy Emslie finished in first position winning the cash prize as well as the uniquely designed trophy, compliments of Africarve. Local legend Hayley Smith finished her race way ahead of second place, further securing her status as the best female mountain biker in the country.
More than R1 000 was raised for Port Edward NSRI in a lucky draw raffle. Ed Cumming was the winner of a accommodation prize, courtesy of the Beekman Group. A highlight for the athletes was the 20km downhill trail that started at Clearwater and finished at the resort.
On Sunday, Michael Mzobe from South Coast Striders was victorious with a fast time while Dannon Mackenzie led the ladies race in style. Thank you to the emergency services, including the NSRI, KZN Private Ambulance and SAPS Port Edward that assisted with the event.

Saturday 2 July MTB results



1: Leeroy Emslie 01:54:13

2: Jason Davies 1:55:19

3: Mboneni Ngcobo 01:55:29


1: Hayley Smith 02:07:56

2: Candice Parker-Dennison 02:16:04

3: Natalie Bergstrom 02:17:08



1: Lindokuhle Mbhele 01:03:09

2: John Cele 01:03:58

3: Thubalethu Shange 01:05:35


1: Trish Shuttleworth 01:33:04

2: Pam Pillay 01:39:00

3: Pam Stafford-Mayer 01:40:23

Sunday 3 July trail run results



1: Michael Mzobe 01:12:10

2: Themba Xesibe 01:13:57

3: Eric Ndovela 01:17:01


1: Dannon Mackenzie 02:03:17

2: Tarryn Haigh 02:03:24

3: Sarah Lekoane 02:03:52



1: Sinovuyo Nkasa 36:25

2: Siyabonga Mbengo 40:56

3: Jabulani Majombozi 40:59


1: Danielle Cronje 58:40

2: Zinnia Freitas 1:01:33

3: Bianca Voigts 1:04:51



1: Simphiwe Mgcombo 20:14

2: Mpilwenhle Cele 20:40

3: Fabio Freitas 21:14


1: Rachel Adam 27:11

2: Nicola Freitas 27:38

3: Kristen Hulley 28:07. - Supplied.

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