The South Coast Fever MTB & Trail Run Series Wraps Up

by Editor on 30 September 2019
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The South Coast Fever MTB & Trail Run Series, a four-part cycling race, came to an exciting end on Sunday, 22 September at Lake Eland Game Reserve. In the men’s division, the honours went to Andrew Hill and Brennan Anderson, co-champions for 2019; and it was Hayley Smith who took the ladies’ championship. This year also saw the crowning of new 25-kilometre champions, Tayne Rudling and Riley Smith.

The winning athletes were awarded medals, ribbons, trophies and category prize money and the overall winners received an additional R5 000 in prize money and bouquets of flowers at a well-attended ceremony, presided over by MC, Marno Bester. He extended a warm welcome to all attendees, including the VIP guests, the CEO of UGU South Coast Tourism, Phelisa Mangcu; editor-in-chief of South Coast Fever, Nazreen Rasool; head of publishing at South Coast Fever, Marcus Govender; and Allan Hall, the CEO of Hibiscus Insurance. This uniquely contested race gives riders and trail runners the chance to challenge themselves across four diverse terrains - the red desert (Sardine MTB Race at Port Edward Holiday Resort), the beach (the Sappi Scottburgh MTB & Trail Run Weekend at Scottburgh Beach), the forest (The Ingeli MTB & Trail Run) and the game reserve (The Lake Eland Classic at the Lake Eland Game Reserve).

USCT CEO, Phelisa Mangcu, commended the organisers for another fantastic event: “This is now the fourth year of The South Coast Fever MTB & Trail Run Series and it continues to be one of the region’s biggest tourism drawcards. Our incredibly diverse terrain, beautiful climate and welcoming communities will undoubtedly see this event attract even more visitors in the years to come.”

Alongside the South Coast Fever MTB & Trail Run Series, USCT has a number of exciting tourist-centric activities coming up including The KZN Drags at Dezzi South Coast Raceway on 28 September; The Spring Fling from 20 to 29 September. For more information, visit www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za or visit the Facebook Page: South Coast Tourism.

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