Gautengers are in for a treat this weekend with the season finale of the ever popular offroad run bike run event, the Momentum Health OatWell DualX powered by PeptoPro. The use of the old Rhino Parkjust East of Pretoria, now known as Legends MX, is creating quite a buzz among outdoor adventure enthusiasts.
Advendurance, the company behind the organisation of the Momentum Health OatWell DualX powered by PeptoPro, is investing heavily in building new trails in this pristine park previously only open to motorised sports. Francois Theron from Advendurance hails this as one of the most scenic venues, with incredible potential for breathtaking trails only a stone’s throw from major centres in Gauteng.
The DualX format is perfect for a first time event at the venue while the new trail network is still being expanded, because it switches between trail running and mountain biking, with various distances to choose from, making it really attractive for the whole family.
The overal series winners have already been decided, with Brand du Plessis and Andrea Steyn putting in dominant performances. Du Plessis won two of the three events he participated in with only multiple Xterra world champion, Conrad Stolz, managing to beat him at the opening event.
Two big names, Theo Blignaut and Nico Sterk, will take the racing to du Plessis in the last event in an effort to bump him off the top step of the podium.
Steyn will be looking to complete her perfect score, but it won’t be a walk-over, with Carla van Huysteen, Nicolette Griffioen and Lise Olivier lining up beside her in the women’s race on Saturday. Steyn, who has been racing non stop for six weeks and will be closing off her season with the DualX event, is still looking to close it on a high.
Entries are still available at CycleLab Fourways on Friday and at the venue on Saturday. Visit www.dualx.co.za for more information.