Van Zyl, Moolman conquer the Totalsports Xterra Buffelspoort Lite

Seen here:  Ruan  Van Zyl in action on the day.  Photo Credit:  Volume Photography

Seen here: Ruan Van Zyl in action on the day. Photo Credit: Volume Photography

Following the action of the previous day’s Totalsports XTERRA Full, just under 800 multi-sport athletes gathered at the water’s edge of Buffelspoort Dam (North West Province) on Sunday, 25 January 2015 to take on the much anticipated TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Buffelspoort  Lite presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT.

The perfect introduction into the sport of XTERRA, the TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Lite features a 400m swim, 17km mountain bike and 6km trail run.

Taking no prisoners, defending champion Ruan Van Zyl set a blistering pace on route completing the event in an impressive combined time of 01 hour 18 minutes 42 seconds, successfully defending his title.  “Today was fun.  I didn’t have the best swim, but I loved the cycle with its flowing, technical sections.  My legs weren’t holding on the trail run, but I managed to pull through.  Buffelspoort is my favourite venue, it never disappoints”.  Michael Ferreira came in second, while Michael Lord finished third.

Adrienne Moolman took top honours in the women’s race completing the three disciplines in a well-deserved combine time of 01 hour 35 minutes 45 seconds.  According to Moolman, the Totalsports XTERRA Lite was lovely.   “The mountain bike route was technical, with rocks, sandy sections and a nice climb.  The trail run had two big climbs, but luckily there was a nice cool breeze.  It was absolutely beautiful.  The Totalsports XTERRA is a nice balance, the distances are not too long and you never get bored.  I plan to take part in Grabouw in February”.  Jessica Alcock came in second, while Mikaela Jonsson finished third.

Heinrich Kussel, Llwellyn Lubbe and Juan-Pierre van der Merwe of the Dream Team secured the top spot on the podium in the team race with a combined winning time of 01 hours 35 minutes 58 seconds.   Team Beauty & The Beasts came in second, while Team Danwood finished third.

XTERRA Warriors could stock up on energy at the much loved Bokomo Breakfast Zone the morning of the event, while the REHIDRAT® Zone was a welcomed oasis for Warriors after a tough day of racing.

All finishers received a hard earned Totalsports XTERRA medal.

XTERRA Warrior Nieke Pelser’s day ended on an extra high note as she went home with a brand new Trek Bicycle, complements of our superb bike partner.

NEXT UP:  TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Grabouw presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT

Totalsports XTERRA KIDS 

Date: Friday, 20 February 2015
Venue: Grabouw Country Club
Format: Swim, Bike and Run
Start Time: 15:00
Categories and distances: 6-8 yrs: 50m Swim, 1,5km Cycle, 1km Run
  9-11yrs: 100m Swim, 5km Cycle, 2km Run
  12-14yrs: 200m Swim, 10km Cycle, 3km Run

                 PUMA Trail Run Grabouw (Western Cape)

Date: Saturday, 21 February 2015
Venue: Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape)
Distance: 5km and 11km
Start Time: 07:00 (both distances)

Totalsports XTERRA Lite

Date: Saturday, 21 February 2015
Venue: Grabouw Country Club
Format: 400m swim, 12km mountain bike and 5km trail run
Start Time: 09:00

Totalsports XTERRA Full

Date: Sunday, 22 February 2015
Venue: Grabouw Country Club
Format: 1.5km swim, 27km mountain bike and 11km trail run
Start Time: 08:30

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For further information on the TOTALSPORTS XTERRA presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT please contact Stillwater Sports on 086 138 3591, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com.

RESULTS:

TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Buffelspoort  Lite presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT
Sunday, 25 January 2015
RESULTS
Individual Women
P_Sex Time Surname Name
1 01:35:45 Moolman Adrienne
2 01:43:06 alcock jessica
3 01:45:32 JONSSON MIKAELA
4 01:50:02 Constancon Petruschka
5 01:53:32 Groenewald Thana
6 02:01:03 De Lima Ashleigh
7 02:01:21 Bontekoning Brinlee
8 02:02:24 Moolman Wanda
9 02:03:26 Steyn Somarie
10 02:03:27 Botha Corne
11 02:03:37 Rossouw Zanri
12 02:04:02 Engelbrecht Carlien
13 02:06:02 Landau Andrea
14 02:07:05 van Heerden Sjaan
15 02:07:26 Kriek Gardi
16 02:08:55 Cilliers Karlien
17 02:09:34 Russell Manda
18 02:09:44 Geldenhuys Ilse-Marie
19 02:10:02 Dippenaar Elsmarie
20 02:10:03 Botes Danel
Individual Men
P_Sex Time Surname Name
1 01:18:42 Van Zyl Ruan
2 01:19:33 Ferreira Michael
3 01:24:14 Lord Michael
4 01:26:06 Kennealy Stephen
5 01:30:33 Myburgh Adriaan
6 01:31:04 van Tonder Wynand
7 01:31:37 Erwee hanno
8 01:32:41 Kamffer Heinrich
9 01:32:54 Van der leeuw Phillipe
10 01:32:59 van der merwe xander
11 01:33:00 Porteous Justin
12 01:33:39 alcock bradley
13 01:33:46 Nienaber Martin
14 01:33:54 van der Merwe Michael
15 01:33:54 van aswegen juandre
16 01:34:19 Colborne Patrick
17 01:34:31 Wehmeyer Hendrik
18 01:34:49 mulder mark
19 01:37:15 Moolman Anton
20 01:38:56 Henning Christian