Around The Pot 100miler

Saturday, 18 July 2020
Western CapeSwellendam
  • Distance
    42 km
    Date
    18 Jul 2020
    25Miler Riders (40km) will leave Swellendam at 08:00 and will reach Waterpoint 1 (28km) at about 09h00<br />• 25 MILER 1x waterpoint on route (28km) will be stocked with good fluid supplies and some scrumptious snacks.<br />• Hamburger at the finish when you hand in your race number.<br />• Unfortunately NO support boxes or Support vehicles for 25 MILER Riders.<br />
  • Distance
    98 km
    Date
    18 Jul 2020
    60Miler Riders (97km) will leave Swellendam at 07:30 and will reach Waterpoint 1 (35km) at about 09h00<br />• 60 MILER 4x waterpoints (35km/48km/75km/85km) will be stocked with good fluid supplies and some scrumptious snacks.<br />• At Waterpoint 2 at Malagas (48km) you will enter a neutral zone for 45 minutes. Here you will be served with lunch and you'll experience real Overberg hospitallity. Unfortunately NO support boxes or Support vehicles for 60 MILER Riders.<br />• Hamburger at the finish when you hand in your race number.<br />
  • Distance
    160 km
    Date
    18 Jul 2020
    This route will mainly consist of fast flowing gravel/dirt roads through the rolling foothills of the Overberg.<br /><br />100 Miler Riders (160km) will leave Swellendam at 07:00 and will reach Waterpoint 1 (35km) at about 08h30-09h00<br />• 100 MILERS 6x water points on route with water, energy drink and eats.(35km/65km/100km/118km/130km/145km)<br />• At Waterpoint 3 at Malagas (100km) you will enter a neutral zone for 45 minutes. Here you will be served with lunch at Malagas and you'll experience real Overberg hospitallity. This is where you will meet your team support vehicle. Teams without support vehicles will be able to collect their support boxes at the water table. <br />• Hamburger at the finish when you hand in your race number.<br />

Details

OVERVIEW & FACTS
WHEN: Saturday 18 July 2020
FORMAT: Solo, Teams of 2, Teams of 3 and Teams of 4
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ENTRY FEES
FULL 200MILER/321KM
COST: Solo - R900
Teams of 2 - R1700
Teams of 3 - R2550
Teams of 4 - R3400

 

FULL 100MILER/160KM
COST: Solo - R700
Teams of 2 - R1300
Teams of 3 - R1950
Teams of 4 - R2600

 

60 MILER/98KM (SHORTCUT OVER THE FERRY)
COST: Solo - R600
Teams of 2 - R1000
Teams of 3 - R1500
Teams of 4 - R2000

 

25 MILER/40KM (CHICKEN RUN)
COST: Solo - R325
Teams of 2 - R550
Teams of 3 - R825
Teams of 4 - R1100
​REGISTRATION FOR ALL 3 DISTANCES WILL BE IN THE AFTERNOON ON FRIDAY 17 JULY 2020 FROM 15:00 TO 21:00 OR ON SATURDAY MORNING BETWEEN 05h00 AND 06h30
ONLINE ENTRIES WILL CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY 15 JULY 2020 AT MIDNIGHT
GOODIEBAGS ONLY FOR THE FIRST 500 ENTRIES
THE RACE BRIEFING WILL BE AT THE START LINE 15min BEFORE THE RACE START.
ALL FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE A RACE MEDAL AND A FINISH LINE HAMBURGER.
AFTER RACE MASSAGES CAN BE PRE-BOOKED ON ENTRYNINJA @R100. ON THE DAY FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS @ R120
PRIZE-GIVING WILL BE AT 15:00 ON SATURDAY

WHERE
All 4 races will start and finish at the Swellendam Showgrounds.
GPS Coordinates: 34*1.683' S 20* 26.546 E
Click on the 'Maps & Directions' icon above to see map and directions to Race Start

ON ROUTE & WATERPOINTS
This route will mainly consist of fast flowing gravel/dirt roads through the rolling foothills of the Overberg.

 

200 Miler Riders (321km) will leave Swellendam at 00:00 (midnight) Friday evening and will reach Waterpoint 1 (50km) at about 02h00-03h00
200 MILERS 9x water points (of which 3 are official checkpoints) on route with water, energy drink and eats.
(50km / 90km(CP1) / 127km / 170(CP2)km / 192km / 223km(CP3-ferry) / 257km/ 295km/308km)
At Waterpoint 6 at Malagas (223km) you will enter a neutral zone for 45 minutes. Here you will be served with breakfast at Malagas and you'll experience real Overberg hospitallity. All other checkpoints will be included in your timing.
At all checkpoint is where you will be able to meet your team support vehicle or support box. Teams without support vehicles will be able to collect their support boxes at the 3 checkpoints.
Support boxes to be handed in by 21h00 on Friday. (3hours before start)
Support boxes to be collected as from 18h00 Saturday afternoon
Hamburger at the finish when you hand in your race number.
Cut off time at the ferry (223km) 17h00 avg speed 13.2km/h
Finish Line cut-off will be at 00h00 Saturday evening. (24hours)

 

100 Miler Riders (160km) will leave Swellendam at 7am and will reach Waterpoint 1 (35km) at about 08h00-9am
100 MILERS 6x water points on route with water, energy drink and eats.(35km/65km/100km/118km/130km/145km)
At Waterpoint 3 at Malagas (100km) you will enter a neutral zone for 45 minutes. Here you will be served with lunch at Malagas and you'll experience real Overberg hospitallity. This is where you will meet your team support vehicle. Teams without support vehicles will be able to collect their support boxes at the water table.
Support boxes to be handed in by 6:30am on raceday.
Collect boxes from 3pm after the race.
Hamburger at the finish when you hand in your race number.
Ferry cut off time at 100km 1:30pm avg speed 15.4km/h
Finish Line cut-off will be at 6pm (11hours)

 

60Miler Riders (97km) will leave Swellendam at 7:30am and will reach Waterpoint 1 (35km) at about 9am
60 MILER 4x waterpoints (35km/48km/75km/85km) will be stocked with good fluid supplies and some scrumptious snacks.
At Waterpoint 2 at Malagas (48km) you will enter a neutral zone for 45 minutes. Here you will be served with lunch and you'll experience real Overberg hospitallity. Unfortunately NO support boxes or Support vehicles for 60 MILER Riders.
Hamburger at the finish when you hand in your race number.
No support boxes allowed

 

25Miler Riders (40km) will leave Swellendam at 08:00 and will reach Waterpoint 1 (28km) at about 09h00
25 MILER 1x waterpoint on route (28km) will be stocked with good fluid supplies and some scrumptious snacks.
Hamburger at the finish when you hand in your race number.
Unfortunately NO support boxes or Support vehicles for 25 MILER Riders.
You will have 45 minutes to eat and cross the river.
Any minutes more than 45 spent in the Malagas Neutral zone will be added to your race time.

 

Kiddies area at the finish line!

 

200 Miler, 100 Miler and 60 Miler routes is Cyclo Cross/Gravel Bike Friendly. Please note this is an outdoor MTB gravel-road race. Please come prepared for all weather conditions. It can be nice and sunny, but also rainy and muddy.

 

SUPPORTER INFO
There will be a Support point for the at Malagas on the Western side of the Breede river just before you cross the FERRY. This will be a Neutral zone for Riders to enter for no longer than 45 minutes. Any minutes more than 45 spent in the Malagas Neutral zone will be added to your race time.

Venue

Swellendam, Western Cape
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Riaanoster, Feb 18 2020 08:18

Good morning Hubbers!

 

So I'm considering to enter the event for the first time, have done the Malmesbury 100miler before, but doubt you can compare the two.

 

Please share your thoughts / tips and info about Around The Pot event.

 

Much appreciated!

Karman de Lange, Feb 18 2020 08:23

Good morning Hubbers!

 

So I'm considering to enter the event for the first time, have done the Malmesbury 100miler before, but doubt you can compare the two.

 

Please share your thoughts / tips and info about Around The Pot event.

 

Much appreciated!

 

The 100miler is very up/down/up/down/up/down

 

Get lightweight bike (gravel bike perfect) and make sure you can do 30-120 second climbs... repeatedly

 

My 2019 Strava ride and you can see the profile... https://www.strava.c...ties/2548036697

 

Definitley an experience, and must do event..   

Riaanoster, Feb 18 2020 08:31

The 100miler is very up/down/up/down/up/down

 

Get lightweight bike (gravel bike perfect) and make sure you can do 30-120 second climbs... repeatedly

 

My 2019 Strava ride and you can see the profile... https://www.strava.c...ties/2548036697

 

Definitley an experience, and must do event..   

 

Thanks , not going to buy a new bike for the event, will do on my MTB ;-) 

JohanDiv, Feb 18 2020 08:55

I love this event..I actually think it's one of my favorite on the calendar. Rolling hills and canola fields all the way..don't spend too much time at the pont(neutral zone) because you will have a second roosterkoek and your legs will get cold, and that 45min go by very quickly before the clock starts ticking again.

Riaanoster, Feb 18 2020 09:05

I love this event..I actually think it's one of my favorite on the calendar. Rolling hills and canola fields all the way..don't spend too much time at the pont(neutral zone) because you will have a second roosterkoek and your legs will get cold, and that 45min go by very quickly before the clock starts ticking again.

 

 Sound's LEKKER!!!!

Karman de Lange, Feb 18 2020 09:16

Thanks , not going to buy a new bike for the event, will do on my MTB ;-) 

I did on my hardtail , it was good day out, but would have loved something more efficient on dirt roads.. 

JohanDiv, Feb 18 2020 09:33

I did on my hardtail , it was good day out, but would have loved something more efficient on dirt roads.. 

 

2018 the roads were in perfect condition, gravelbike paradise(except the last 10km maybe), although HB Kruger won it on his full suspension MTB. Last year the road conditions weren't bad, but it was a bit worse than 2018. I do this event on my full suspension MTB, lock out the front and back suspension for the entire race, and pump my tyres a bit more than usual. I'd also like to one day do this event on a lightweight gravebike, I can just imagine how you'd fly on those roads!

Karman de Lange, Feb 18 2020 10:36

2018 the roads were in perfect condition, gravelbike paradise(except the last 10km maybe), although HB Kruger won it on his full suspension MTB. Last year the road conditions weren't bad, but it was a bit worse than 2018. I do this event on my full suspension MTB, lock out the front and back suspension for the entire race, and pump my tyres a bit more than usual. I'd also like to one day do this event on a lightweight gravebike, I can just imagine how you'd fly on those roads!

 

Was checking stats now .. On the  DC my average power was 178w for 30km/h , around the pot the average was 170W for 20km/h, distance 40km difference, but climb was about same..  Both events I did lots of drafting and alot of sitting in the wind.

 

Guess one can easily gain 5-7km/h with bit more appropriate wheels/tyres , I did it on 2.4's and one cannot really call them very efficient on the rolling test on smooth roads.

 

Wonder of some gp4000's will fit on my 29er's rims :)

milky4130, Feb 18 2020 10:22

Good morning Hubbers!

So I'm considering to enter the event for the first time, have done the Malmesbury 100miler before, but doubt you can compare the two.

Please share your thoughts / tips and info about Around The Pot event.

Much appreciated!

100 miles is 100 miles you can either pace it well finish strong or start fast and suffer later on. Also I’ve done both events you can actually compare the 2. Although each have it owns uniqueness. In terms of the gravel roads ATP is in better shape, weather is colder as it’s in July vs AMA Rider which is still Autumn. The deal breaker is the portage, you are basically forced to stop waste 15-30 mins there and get going again and this makes ATP harder...IMO at least.

Waynemol, Feb 19 2020 07:22

I've done the 60 miler 2 years in a row and it’s probably time to upgrade too the 100. Of course now they’ve shifted the goalposts to 200 but that’s never going to be on my radar.

At 100km there is a support box option - what do you out in the box ?

Mamil, Feb 19 2020 08:46

One flies ... until you hit the corrugations and then it's not so lekker

 

2018 the roads were in perfect condition, gravelbike paradise(except the last 10km maybe), although HB Kruger won it on his full suspension MTB. Last year the road conditions weren't bad, but it was a bit worse than 2018. I do this event on my full suspension MTB, lock out the front and back suspension for the entire race, and pump my tyres a bit more than usual. I'd also like to one day do this event on a lightweight gravebike, I can just imagine how you'd fly on those roads!

Skubarra, Feb 19 2020 09:21

Good morning Hubbers!

 

So I'm considering to enter the event for the first time, have done the Malmesbury 100miler before, but doubt you can compare the two.

 

Please share your thoughts / tips and info about Around The Pot event.

 

Much appreciated!

 

In my biased opinion this race is much nicer than the boring 100 miler which is just endless badly corrugated roads. Better roads, better scenery, better waterpoints, better vibe.

Sbloomer, Feb 19 2020 11:59

It's time I do this race... er ride... I'm in no position to race.