Ideal event for off-road runners

2017-01-19 06:01
Up-and-coming off-road triathlete Ruan van Zyl will be seen in action at the Fedhealth XTERRA race in Nelson Mandela Bay. Photo: TOBIAS GINSERG

Up-and-coming off-road triathlete Ruan van Zyl will be seen in action at the Fedhealth XTERRA race in Nelson Mandela Bay. Photo: TOBIAS GINSERG

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“I love the XTERRA vibe. It is a lifestyle and a healthy one at that. It tests your body to the limits.”

This is according to top South African off-road triathlete Ruan Van Zyl, who will for the first time participate in the Fedhealth XTERRA Lite race in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Adventure seekers and/or seasoned triathletes can sign up for the complete challenge of the Fedhealth XTERRA (1.5km swim, 26km MTB, 12km trail run), while new- comers to the sport can take on the less daunting Fedhealth XTERRA Lite (400m swim, 19km MTB, 6km trail run).

Both events also welcome team entries. A team needs to consist of a swimmer, a mountain biker and a trail runner.

For further information or to enter the Fedhealth XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay contact 082 991 0045 or visit

XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay:

Friday, 10 February: Fedhealth XTERRA Kids 6-8 years (50m Swim, 1,5km Cycle, 1km Run); 9-11 years (100m Swim, 5km Cycle, 2km Run); 12-15 years (200m Swim, 10km Cycle, 3km Run).

Saturday, 11 February: Fedhealth XTERRA Full: 1.5km swim, 28km MTB, 12km trail run.

Sunday, 12 February: XTERRA Trail Run: 12km and 6km

  • Sunday, 12 February: Fedhealth XTERRA Lite: 400m swim, 12km MTB, 6km trail run.

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