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Mountain Splendour Mania

[image] 28 January 2015


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COMPLIMED Mountain Splendour Mania was held on the weekend of the 16-18
November at Mountain Splendour Eco-Resort in the Central Drakensberg. This
ever popular mountain biking weekend was first staged in 2005, and 2012 was once again a huge success with some 450 riders over the weekend.


The entire weekend was centered on fun for the entire family in the Berg on their
bikes. All of the 100 camp sites where fully booked way in advance of the weekend
and a special atmosphere was created with some 500 people in the camp site.
The 15km MTB Night race on Friday Night Friday night was won by local rider
Sanele Shabalala, followed by Craig Bishop and Peter Lowry.


Saturday morning was the Mountain Splendour Mania X/C Lap Race. The route
was 5 laps on 5km single track around the resort property. The results saw Andrew
Hill in 1st place followed by Tryon Bird, and Channing Smith. The 3 lap race was
won by Dylan Williams, 2nd Bradley Ford and 3rd Dean Wortmann.


The Sunday morning was the chance for the MTB riders to show their skills on the
brand new 40km and 20km courses with the 10km course in and around the
Mountain Splendour Resort. The 40km Super Classic proved a tough test of pure
mountain biking through nearby farmlands and Sappi and participants were
pushed to their limits. This race was won by Andrew Hill, 2nd place to Tyron Bird
and 3rd to Channing Smith. The 20km Intermediate was won by Cameron Wright,
2nd place Aaron Mitchell and 3rd Dean Wortmann. The Fun Race on Saturday
afternoon which tries to get parents and kids into the sport proved very popular
with over 50 participants


All age groups were catered for with kiddie's races on both Saturday and Sunday.
The final prize giving was held on Sunday with lots of prizes for all age categories
and lots of lucky give away prizes.


For all race results visit www.wardevents.co.za, and click on RESULTS on the TOP
of the homepage


Don't miss out on the 2013 race weekend scheduled for 15-17 NOVEMBER !!!!!!!

1 comment(s)

Charmaine Myburgh
Excellent day and excellent course...very enjoyable!!