Illovo Wartburg MTB Classic

2016-03-02 06:00
Some of the 900 cyclists on their way.      Photo: La Photo

Some of the 900 cyclists on their way. Photo: La Photo

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ONCE again the Illovo Wartburg MTB Classic proved to be an outstanding success reports Brigitte Straeuli, co-ordinator of the event.
Just under 900 enthusiastic cyclists and trail runners made the journey to Wartburg to cycle and run through some of the most beautiful and scenic farms in the country, in perfect conditions. Key to the success of such an event is providing mountain bikers with an exciting and well-maintained track and an exceptionally well run event with ice cool drinks at all watering tables.
“We are blessed to be able to achieve this with the support of the Wartburg Kirchdorf School parents, staff, pupils and the community and our dedicated cycle committee, who always ensure that riders and their families and friends have a thoroughly enjoyable day out,” said Brigitte.

The event would not be possible without the support of sponsors and farmers who kindly allowed the race to pass through their farms. A special word of thanks to the companies and individuals who generously supported this event.


Illovo 65km marathon race was won by Alan Hatherly in the men's category and Genevive Van Coller in the ladies event.

Illovo 45km classic was won by two local cyclists Dean Wortmann (junior) and the ladies race by Kirsten Hillermann.

BP/Supa Quick 25km ride was won by John Nthuli and the ladies was once again won by another local, Sabina Thies, who also happens to be a sub-junior.

U12 10km fun ride was won by Nkosi Thandile and Savannah Wheeler.

The multi-sport event was won by Mazwi Smimango and Karen Bargate and the popular early morning 10km trail run was won by Mazwi Smimango and Wendy Mills.

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