Entries are officially open for two of the North West Province’s most revered sporting events, the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run.
“Both the FNB Magalies Monster and the FNB Platinum Trail Run depict the best off-road routes on offer in the North West Province,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Mountain bikers and trail runners can expect an exciting challenge that will award them with a sense of accomplishment. With both events taking place at the same venue over the same weekend, sports enthusiasts can enjoy a fun-filled weekend away with family and friends.”
EVENT INFORMATION: FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic
The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic is ideal for all mountain bikers. Entrants can choose between a 15km Fun Ride, the 35km ‘Half Monster’ and the 70km ‘Monster’.
|Date:||Saturday, 03 June 2017|
|Venue (start & finish):||ATKV, Buffelspoort|
|Distance, cost & start:||70km / R350 / 08h00|
|35km / R250 / 09h00|
|15km / R150 / 09h30|
|CSA Temporary License||R35|
Robyn De Groot conquered the Monster in 2016 in an impressive time of 03 hours 38 minutes 37 seconds. According to De Groot, the 2016 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic was nice and technical. “Crossing the finish line first is a nice feeling. It’s a good race to win. More professional mountain bikers should race this event.”
FNB Platinum Trail Run
The FNB Platinum Trail Run has three stunning routes to choose from: a challenging 24km race, a shorter challenge of 12km and a less challenging 8km route.
|Date:||Sunday, 04 June 2017|
|Venue (start & finish):||ATKV Buffelspoort|
|Distances, cost & start:||24km /R300 / 07:30|
|12km /R200 /07:45|
|8km / R120 /08:00|
Marianne Semmelink was the lady to beat at the 24km FNB Platinum Trail Run in 2016 crossing the finish line first in 01 hour 54 minutes 46 seconds. “I really enjoy being out in nature. I view it as my quiet time,” says a delighted Semmelink. “Crossing the finish line first was unreal. I will definitely be back next year.”
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FNB Business and FNB Private Wealth are proud to be the title sponsor of the annual Magalies Monster Mountain Bike Classic and Platinum Trail Run.
This sponsorship forms part of FNB’s ongoing strategy to support local and community events that focus on a healthy lifestyle and family involvement. This sponsorship affirms our dedication to providing an experience that is beyond expectation, for both our clients and their families in order to continue building enduring, rewarding relationships. Both the Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the Platinum Trail Run are designed to provide an enjoyable outdoors family experience. This platform allows us the opportunity to engage with our clients, non-clients and the broader community with the aim of creating lasting connections.