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The Safire Notties-Himeville 100

[image] 26 February 2016

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Cool weather and warm smiles welcomed competitors to the picturesque Karmichael Farm for the start of the Safire Notties-Himeville 100.

More than 400 cyclists lined up to take on this amazing endurance event through the uKhahlamba World Heritage Site and take in the majestic views of the Drakensberg.
After some gentle rolling district road, the first big descents of the day started, with accompanying climbs out of the Umkomaas and Loteni Valleys.
As the race progressed Andrew Hill and Derrin Smith pulled ahead in the solo men's race to work together and build a solid lead. In the ladies, Jackie Moore worked hard early on to establish a comfortable lead in the ladies solo event. In the pairs category, team Echo Green was charging hard and leading the pack.
Behind them, the rest of the competitors rolled through the no technical route, fueled by the awesome Race Food bars they received at registration and at the water tables.
After smashing the previous record with a time of 3hr35, Andfrew Hill of Team TIB crossed the finish line in first place, followed by Derrin Smith and Kyle Dorkin in third.
In the ladies race, Salomon's Jackie Moore finished in a credible 35th overall and first in the ladies race, followed closely by Robyn Mare and Hayley Smith.
IN the teams race, Echo Green (Matt Goetsch/Rowan Tyler) took the win ahead of Bring it on Cycles (Liam Gordon Paterson/ Darrell Seed) and Healthy Pigs (Grant Lavers/ Gert Baum).
Big thanks must go to event partners Safire Insurance company for the support and contribution to the event.
Sean Stanton from Safire had this to say," We would like to thank the riders, landowners and Devlin's team for making the 2013 race really special. The rolling hills, moderate weather and top class water tables were memorable features in this years event."
Thanks to Race Food for their race bars. None of this could happen without the support of the community, the land owners (Greene Family in particular), Clifton School, Karmichael Farm, as well as the Lions Bush Conservancy and Noah's Ark for running our water tables. Through the water tables and shuttle service, we were able to raise in excess of R12 000 for the local communities and we are proud to contribute to these great causes.

1 comment(s)

Corrie Steenkamp
Had a total sense of humor failure with the grass tufts,after a 100k's I did not need that.