Top XTERRA Warriors countrywide are counting down the days to the TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Buffelspoort presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT. Returning to the picturesque Buffelspoort Dam in the North West Province on Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 January 2015, sports enthusiasts have a valid reason to spend time outdoors and keep fit this festive season.
According to Pretoria based XTERRA Warrior Nico Sterk, the Totalsports XTERRA is the best organised triathlon. “Taking place in one of the cleanest freshwater dams in South Africa, the XTERRA Buffelspoort swim leg can be challenging due to the high altitude location and the fact that it is normally a non-wetsuit swim. The bike route has all the characteristics of a marathon style course and will test the fitness of each and every athlete. Most of the route is fast jeep track, but every now and then you will encounter rocky sections making it challenging. For me the 12km trail run is the most challenging part of the race. The trail run route features a variety of terrain including a ravine crossing, running through a forest and running on a plateau. The Totalsports XTERRA Buffelspoort is a big event on the local calendar”.
Stellenbosch based XTERRA Warrior Theo Blignaut agrees that the run discipline is the most challenging part of the Totalsports XTERRA Buffelspoort. “By the time one gets to the run discipline it’s been really hard going having completed the swim and mountain bike disciplines,” says Blignaut. “This makes it easy to lose focus, while the run course is not easy. I enjoy everything that the Totalsports XTERRA Buffelspoort has to offer. The vibe, the race and everybody’s war stories afterwards. It really is a great day out for participants and family”.
XTERRA Warriors can look forward to swimming in the pristine mountain waters of the Magaliesberg. The mountain bike route will include a diverse combination of quick and challenging single track, a rock garden, thick sand track, serious climbs up jeep track and a fun and winding single track descent through indigenous bushveld with spectacular views.
Entrants can choose between the adrenaline-pumping Totalsports XTERRA Full and the less challenging Totalsports XTERRA Lite.
Totalsports XTERRA Full
|Date:||Saturday, 24 January 2015|
|Format:||1.5km swim, 26.5km mountain bike and 12km trail run|
Totalsports XTERRA Lite
|Date:||Sunday, 25 January 2015|
|Format:||400m swim, 17km mountain bike and 6km trail run|
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XTERRA Warriors can stock up on energy at the much loved Bokomo Breakfast Zone, while the REHIDRAT® Zone will be a welcomed oasis for Warriors after a tough day of racing. All finishers will receive a well-deserved Totalsports XTERRA medal.