There is a definite fitness trend sweeping across South African. Apart from our incredible climate and beautiful terrain that is highly conducive to this tendency South Africans seem to have an inherent sense of adventure driving them outdoors.
The meteoric growth of mountain biking and other adventure lifestyle sports are testament to this. Another such example is the spike in the growth of the Momentum Health OatWell DualX powered by PeptoPro offroad duathlons. These events are ever growing in popularity from a mere 400 odd participants per event three years ago to close to a capped 1500 athletes per event.
Key to the success of these events are the combination of two of South Africans’ favourite sports mountain biking and trail running. The family friendly nature of the events also contribute largely to the growth of the series with three distances to choose from it also caters for a wide variety of fitness and skill levels.
Winter is always a challenge to stay fit and motivated when you are a weekend warrior and with most of the DualX events in the middle of the year it offers athletes some added incentive to keep the fat off and keep fit.
The second event in the 2016 series takes place this weekend at Hakahana trails just 30mins drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria. Close to a thousand athletes have already entered and most of the big names in the sport have secured their place on the start line.
Brand du Plessis and Andrea Steyn will look to continue their dominance in the discipline while dark horse Charl-Stephan Nienaber will be amongst the throng of athletes keen to dethrone an on form du Plessis.
The recent addition of the Knysna Oyster Festival event that will take place on 7 July will be the only event outside Gauteng opening the adventure to a wider audience.
Entries will still be available on the day
For more information visit www.dualx.co.za