One of the Eastern Capes prominent events, the MYSPAR MTB CLASSIC & FUN FARM RUN, was once again a resounding success. Held annually on the first Sunday of May, over 550 participants were treated to a spectacular Autumn day of tailor made mountain bike routes (and fun farm run) in a very impressive race vibe and setup.
The superb venue Zuurbron Farm, allowed spectators to relax with food stalls, beer tents, jumping castles, face painting and some great MTB watching. Race founder & director, Jacques Steenkamp worked hard at ensuring the entire family could spend a fun-filled morning on his farm and judging from the comments received everyone did just that!!!
Apart from the fantastic vibe, the continued support and generosity of title sponsor, MY SPAR together with additional support from local Koukamma Businesses ensures race winners and category winners can win from a total prize purse of over R18 000.00.
The 60km challenge started in perfect weather conditions. Not an easy race in any terms with few riders covering it in under 3 hours. Midway through the race Jason Meaton and Marco Joubert got away from the other riders on the more technical part of the race route. Marco Joubert took the King of the Mountain prime and managed to open a gap on Jason Meaton to stay away to win in 2.19.26. Much to the delight of the locals, Steven Venter finished 3rd in a time of 2.31.09.
In the ladies race Anriette Schoeman was leading the race as the riders passed the halfway mark and managed to open a gap on San Mari Woithe. Anriette took the Queen of the Mountain prime and managed to open the time gap on Woithe to win the race in 2.51.39. With Pauline Tunstead hot on her tail, San Mari finished second in a time of 2.55.30 and Pauline 2.55.44
PODIUM PLACERS: (Position – Name – Age – Race Time)
1 MARCO JOUBERT (19) 2.19.26
2 JASON MEATON (24) 2.25.49
3 STEVEN VENTER (33) 2.31.09
1 ANRIETTE SCHOEMAN (39) 2.51.39
2 SAN MARI WOITHE (47) 2.55.30
3 PAULINE TUNSTEAD (46) 2.55.44
Other MTB Results from the day:
1 FERNANDO TALLIE (24) 1.42.38
2 JOSH MCGRATH (27) 1.44.54
3 JOSH HANCOCKS (21) 1.44.59
1 KELSEY VAN SCHOOR (15) 1.42.22
2 HANNAH OELOFSEN (15) 1.55.25
3 CHERRY JACKI (30) 1.56.56
20KM RIDE (U15):
1 PATRIGE CHIMWENDO (14) 0.53.26
2 BRADLEY BOSMAN (13) 0.54.17
3 CAYLEN ESSEN (13) 0.54.31
1 LARA LOTTER (13) 1.10.55
2 NERINE-MARI PIENAAR (13) 1.14.17
3 GABRIELLE DE MEYER (12) 1.18.52
10KM FUN RIDE (U12)
1 JOSUA WAGNER (11) 0.53.26
2 MATTHWE THOLE (9) 0.38.46
3 ATHULA (10) 0.40.42
1 CHLOE LOTTER (10) 0.50.34
2 IVANKA VD MERWE (10) 0.55.37
3 SHELBY CAMPBELL (12) 1.01.15
10KM FARM FUN RUN
1 GIFT ZET (29) 0.33.47
2 RODNEY PRINS (28) 0.33.58
3 MARK MURRAY (29) 0.41.37
1 MARIE PETRELIS (41) 0.54.27
2 CINDY PUREN (33) 0.56.06
3 SANDY GLOVER (56) 0.56.52
JP Venter (owner of My Spar Jeffreys Bay /Hankey and title sponsor of the MTB CLASSIC) together with the race organisers would like to thank each and every one– participants, spectators, volunteers and local businesses – for their support and generosity in making the day the enormous success it was.
THEY LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL AGAIN NEXT YEAR!!
Race Organiser – MySpar MTB Classic