XTERRA Grabouw doubles up as ITU Cross Tri World Championships selection race

Carina Wasle by Tobias Ginsberg

Reigning XTERRA Grabouw Women’s Champion, Carina Wasle (Austria) in action during a previous year’s XTERRA Grabouw. Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg

Taking place at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club on Sunday, 24 February 2019 the XTERRA Grabouw (Full Race) will serve as a selection race for the 2019 ITU Cross Tri World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain.

 

The largest XTERRA in the word, the XTERRA Grabouw Lite (taking place on Saturday, 23 February 2019) features a 400m swim, a +-14km MTB and a +-6.5km Trail Run while the XTERRA Grabouw Full (taking place on Sunday, 24 February 2019) features a 1.5km Swim, a +-25.6km MTB and a +-12.4km Trail Run.

 

“XTERRA Grabouw boasts a high standard of national competition and a high standard of event presentation,” says Jan Sterk, Vice President Triathlon South Africa (TSA).  “In order to be considered for the SA team athletes must be fully licensed with TSA before race day.  The team will be selected and announced within a week of the event taking place. Qualification categories will include Elite, all Age Group and Para Tri categories.  The results will be released straight after the events, before prize giving which takes place after cut-off of the races.”

 

Previous qualifiers include:

 

Men:

  • Bradley Weiss (02:28:55) / South Africa
  • Brice Daubord (02:37:36) / France
  • Nico Sterk (02:39:05) / South Africa

 

Women:

  • Carina Wasle (02:51:43) / Austria
  • Johandri Leicester (03:06:43) / South Africa
  • Natia van Heerden (03:07:01) / South Africa

 

For further information please visit:  www.triathlonsa.co.za

 

EVENT INFORMATION:   XTERRA Grabouw (Elgin-Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape)

 

XTERRA Grabouw kicks off the 2019 XTERRA racing season.  Adventure seekers (and their families) can look forward to a weekend of action packed racing that will entertain the entire family. 

 

Date: Event:
Saturday, 23 February 2019 XTERRA Lite: 
  Format:  400m swim, +-14km MTB, +-6.5km Trail Run
  Entry Fee:   Lite Individual Entry / R600.00
  Entry Fee:  Lite Team Entry / R900.00
   
  XTERRA Kids:
  Event 1:  6-8 years (60m Swim, 2km MTB, 600m Trail Run)
  Event 2:  9-11 years (100m Swim, 3km MTB, 1.5km Trail Run)
  Event 3:  12-15 years (250m Swim, 5km MTB, 2.5km Trail Run)
  Entry Fee:  R100.00
   
Sunday, 24 February 2019 XTERRA (full event)
  Format:  1.5km Swim, +-25.6km MTB, +-12.4km Trail Run
  Entry Fee:  Individual  Entry / R1200.00
  Entry Fee:  Team Entry / R1500.00

 

All XTERRA Lite and Full entries will receive an official event t-shirt.

 

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For further information or to enter XTERRA Grabouw please contact 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.comor visit www.stillwatersports.com