Over 300 finish at Giba Gorge

2009-11-28 00:00

ANDREW Hill proved to be in devastating form at the Outsurance KZN MTB Expedition last weekend. Hill’s winning time of three hours, one minute, 14 seconds put him 10 minutes clear of second-placed Jeremy Thompson (3:14,47) with Shaun Peschl in third (3:15,56).

Samantha Oosthuysen again dominated the women’s race to take the victory in 3:34,09. Shale Exelby was the second women home, followed by Shawna Thunder.

The 70 km marathon distance started at Giba Gorge and took riders past Inanda Dam and into Durban following the Umgeni River to finish at Suncoast Casino. More than 300 riders finished the scenic yet testing course.

More than 500 participants took on the 40 km race that started at Inanda Dam. First home was Luke Roberts in 1:45,46, who was well clear of Ashton Davies (1:51,36) and Myles von Musshenbroek (1:54,36). Annik Crynen was first home in the women’s race.


The final event in the Moffatt Optical Muddy Buddy Series takes place at Giba Gorge tomorrow morning. Two buddies, two mountain bikes, one formidable obstacle and one mighty mud pit equals a true African adventure. Info: www.muddy buddy.co.za


Mountain bikers can enjoy a preview of the Karkloof Classic new single track at the Karkloof 40 km trail-blazer or 20 km dirt road rides taking place from the Karkloof Country Club tomorrow morning. Inquiries: Andrew Nicholson at 082 495 6276.

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