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The Stihl Treverton Bundu Bash

[image] 28 January 2015

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The Stihl Treverton Bundu Bash held at Treverton College on the 3rd September heralded in Spring with around 400 enthusiastic athletes, from u4 to open age category, challenging themselves on one of the 8 events on the day.

The Chainsaw was just shy of 25km (20km MTB and 5km run) and had a few short technical bits of MTB single track thrown in for fun and a challenge (along a very picturesque Mooi river) otherwise apart from the river crossing and one fence crossing it was relatively fast paced course.

The Dustbuster was half the distance - ideal for the younger racers. It also had a river crossing but was less technical with no single track.

For the u10's three shorter routes were tackled by energetic youngsters (and their parents following close behind).

Each of these races ended with all athletes having to tackle a fun obstacle course and then they had to brave an amazing super slick steep slip 'n slide down to the finish line.

For those without a mountain bike there was either a 4km amble or 10km trail run to test their fitness levels. The trail run was very closely contested by two runners from Escourt running club.

The 40km Adventure Race was the true test for the few teams that took on this challenge. Time being spent searching for check points that was on the other side of the fence! Paddling up the Mooi river and negotiating cow-muddied (read cow poo) roads and paths searching for check points were just a few of the highlights of this race. One thing that stood out about this group of athletes is that they were still passionate and positive about the race and kept the desire alive to complete it even after 6 hours of racing!

Thank you to the Treverton KZN Parents Association for all the hard work that they did to pull off such a great day for all. To Mr Athol Davies and Mr Brad Neal who shouldered all the responsibility of designing the course, building or clearing the track, setting out the sponsors branding etc etc thank you seems so insufficient to sum up the school's appreciation. Lastly to the Treverton College Post Matrics who worked tirelessly and without complaint so hard and for so many hours behind the scenes in setting up, marshalling and then clearing up - thank you for your often unseen work without it the day could not have happened.


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