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Ashburton National Marathon Series - Meerendal: Race Report!

03 Feb 2015

Ashburton National MTB Series
Saturday 31 January we took part in the Meerendal Ashburton race, which is the first 2015 National MTB series. 10 girls and 9 boys took part in the race from the program.
For 6 of the girls it was their first race ever, they were very excited on the day before the race but on the race day they did not talk much, they looked so nervous!
On the race day we left our clubhouse a bit late, Azu and I (Sipho) ended up missing the start by 15-30mins I think. It was only two of us that did the ULTRA from the team, the rest did 70km, 40km and most of the girls doing the 20km. Missing the start was not an excuse for us, we still raced! The most important thing was to give our best and have fun and that's exactly what we did.
The girls enjoyed their first race on the other side and they did very well. One of the girls, Lelethu Nyalasa commented after the race " The race was very good, I enjoyed it so much and I thought it was gonna be difficult but it was cool"
Songo was racing as well, he did 40km. It's always nice to see him racing too!
The girls
The boys @ the race
Thanks to, Specialized South Africa and BMT Bike Shop for the support & to Advendurance and Meerendal for the entries!