Adventure seekers sign up for double the XTERRA challenge
Adventure seekers Hayley Preen (Hout Bay, Cape Town) and Marc Price (Sandton, Johannesburg) have opted for double the challenge of XTERRA by signing up for both the XTERRA Lite and XTERRA Full at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club on Saturday, 23 February 2019 and Sunday, 24 February 2019 respectively.
The largest XTERRA in the word, the XTERRA Grabouw Lite features a 400m swim, a +-14km MTB and a +-6.5km Trail Run while the XTERRA Grabouw Full boasts a 1.5km Swim, a +-25.6km MTB and a +-12.4km Trail Run.
Hayley Preen in action during the 2018 XTERRA Grabouw. Photo Credit: Jetline Action Photo
A second year Mechanical Engineering student at UCT, Preen started cycling competitively for UCT’s first team in 2018. “I love off-road triathlons, trail running and mountain biking,” says Preen. “XTERRA has always been such a fun event. I was very young when I first started taking part in XTERRA. I literally started with the XTERRA Kids Race. I have taken part in every XTERRA since 2013, either individually or as part of a team. In 2018 I made my debut in the XTERRA Full Race.”
Marc Price in action during the 2017 XTERRA Grabouw. Photo Credit: Jetline Action Photo
“I love the XTERRA weekend,” continues Preen. “I entered the XTERRA Lite with my mom and my dad. My mom will swim, while my dad and I still need to decide who will mountain bike and who will run. I entered the XTERRA Full in the individual category as I look forward to pushing my limits again. XTERRA Grabouw has a world class route. I love the mountain bike discipline, especially the rock garden. The trail run route is also very nice. My goal at the XTERRA Lite is to have fun with my family, while at the XTERRA Full I’d like to finish in a top 10 position.”
According to Price, he is passionate about off-road triathlon. “I started taking part in XTERRA when it was first introduced to South Africa in 2004,” says Price. “The XTERRA route is brutal, but I love it. I’m not a fan of deep, soft sand but it comes with the territory. The venue is beautiful and well worth the drive. My goal is to podium in my age group category both in the XTERRA Lite on Saturday and the XTERRA Full on Sunday.”
EVENT INFORMATION: XTERRA Grabouw (Elgin-Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape)
XTERRA Grabouw kicks off the 2019 XTERRA racing season. Adventure seekers (and their families) can look forward to a weekend of action packed racing that will entertain the entire family.
|Saturday, 23 February 2019||XTERRA Lite:|
|Format: 400m swim, +-14km MTB, +-6.5km Trail Run|
|Entry Fee: Lite Individual Entry / R600.00|
|Entry Fee: Lite Team Entry / R900.00|
|Event 1: 6-8 years (60m Swim, 2km MTB, 600m Trail Run)|
|Event 2: 9-11 years (100m Swim, 3km MTB, 1.5km Trail Run)|
|Event 3: 12-15 years (250m Swim, 5km MTB, 2.5km Trail Run)|
|Entry Fee: R100.00|
|Sunday, 24 February 2019||XTERRA (full event)|
|Format: 1.5km Swim, +-25.6km MTB, +-12.4km Trail Run|
|Entry Fee: Individual Entry / R1200.00|
|Entry Fee: Team Entry / R1500.00|
All XTERRA Lite and Full entries will receive an official event t-shirt.
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For further information or to enter XTERRA Grabouw please contact 082 991 0045, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.stillwatersports.com