Vit-T-Go Mountain Bike Super Series 2009 (Race #9)

Watcha doin’ on the 9 August, huh, huh, huh, huh, huh? Well, if you’re anything like the rest of the MTB Shorts crew, you’ll be heading off to the Vit-T-Go MTB Super Series at Babba’s Lodge in Bultfontein (I’m going to be honest and say I have no freaking idea how to get there, but our friends at Supersport have been supreme awesomeness by providing directions for every non-GPS owner, so check out directions here).

Please take note that closing for all entries is Wednesday 5 August at 18h00. So get your number before it’s too late (a little birdie told me that if you enter online, you’ll also get a free T-Shirt – sweeeeeet!).

You know the drill: get the number, arrive there before starting time at 08h30, and race till your little lungs explode to claim a podium place and a mention on the results board. By the way, results of the event will be posted on www.spectrumsport.co.za.

I’ve also been so gracious to create a little summary of the information for everyone. You can thank me later by buying me lunch – that’ll be one Greek pasta salad and peach flavoured sparkling water from Woolworths please!

Brief Summary

Date: Sunday 9 August 2009

Venue: Babba’s Lodge, Bultfontein, Gauteng North

Distances: 70km (R110), 35km (R90), 12km (R70), 1km Brats (R50)

Starting Time: 08h30

Online entry webpage

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MTN Induna

This weekend, Hazyview was thrilled with MTB action as Round 3 of the 2009 MTN National Mountain Bike Series, The Induna Ultra-Marathon, took place!

 

In the men’s race, South African marathon champion, MTN Energade’s Kevin Evans, got his National Series title defence back on track when he claimed first place with a time of 4:35:35, ahead of Team Garmin Adidas’ Marc Bassingthwaighte (4:36:33) and Mannie Heymans (4:36:39). The result allows Evans to extend his lead in the series, which he hopes to defend successfully.

 

In the women’s event, Marsilio Projects’ Ischen Stopforth won her first ever National Series event victory in 3:44:39. Garmin Adidas’ Samantha Oosthuizen (3:56:07) took second place and Amoryn Saayman (4:06:56) rounded up the final podium place.

 

In the 45km MiWay Half-marathon, James Reid and Caitlin de Wet took the men and women’s title respectively.

Well done to everyone!

Round 4 of the MTN National Marathon Series, The Dirty Harry, will take place on Saturday, 8 August, in Harrismith. The event will also double up as the 2009 National Marathon Championships.

P.S. I just started watching Family Guy, brilliant series LOL

Ricky in Spandex