Riddle, Kruger dominate Fedhealth XTERRA Lite

Jamie Riddle and Susan Kruger were the XTERRA Warriors to beat at the 2018 Fedhealth XTERRA Lite at the Elgin-Grabouw Country Club on Sunday, 25 February 2018.

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Jamie Riddle in action during the 2018 Fedhealth XTERRA Lite at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club on Sunday, 25 February 2018. Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg

 

A road triathlete, Riddle professed that the Fedhealth XTERRA is the only off-road triathlon that he participates at. “XTERRA Grabouw is my only off-road event. It’s awesome,” says Riddle. “Mountain biking is a lot harder than road cycling. So my plan was to get a lead on the swim and then go into survival mode. I managed to keep my lead though. The event was a lot of fun. It was super well organized with a lot of marshals out on route. Being able to successfully defend my 2017 title was awesome. It’s great to see hard work paying off.”

 

Riddle completed the 2018 Fedhealth XTERRA Lite in an impressive time of 01 hour 06 minutes 20 seconds. Samuel Courts came in second, while David Sher finished third.

 

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Susan Kruger in action during the 2018 Fedhealth XTERRA Lite at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club on Sunday, 25 February 2018. Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg

 

Obliterating the women’s race, Kruger travelled all the way from Pretoria to take on the Fedhealth XTERRA Lite in Grabouw. “I was hoping to do well, but I really didn’t expect to win,” says Kruger. “I was second out of the water and managed to catch the leader early on the mountain bike leg. From there I led till the end. I enjoy XTERRA because it is tough, but fun. It keeps your mind going.”

 

Kruger completed the 2018 Fedhealth XTERRA Lite in a deserving time of 01 hour 19 minutes 32 seconds. Xanri Haak came in second, while Daneil Feldmann finished third.

 

“Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw is the biggest XTERRA in the world, and this year has once again thrilled both local and overseas participants. The Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw Lite gives beginner off-road triathletes the chance to prove themselves in the dam, on the tough climbs of the mountain bike course, and on the tough trails. As there is also an event for kids and more serious XTERRA Warriors, the whole family can share in the fun and fitness over the weekend,” says Jeremy Yatt, Principal Officer of Fedhealth.
A perfect introduction to the sport of XTERRA, the 2018 Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw Lite saw off- road triathletes having to complete: a 400m swim in the picturesque Eikenhof Dam, a 14km mountain bike route and a 6.5km trail run.

 

For a complete set of race results visit www.finishtime.co.za.

 

Top 10 Men

 

1 Jamie Riddle 01:06:20,
2 Samuel Courts 01:07:28,
3 David Sher 01:07:41,
4 Herbert Peters 01:09:49,
5 Caleb van der Veen 01:10:22,
6 Angus Mcleod 01:11:23,
7 John-Pierre Weideman 01:12:58,
8 Stephen Kennealy 01:13:27,
9 Khan Nothnagel 01:13:48,
10 Maniora Regis 01:13:56

 

Top 10 Women

 

1 Susan Kruger 01:19:32,
2 Xanri Haak 01:21:13,
3 Daneil Feldmann 01:24:20,
4 Georgia Grobler 01:25:28,
5 Michaela Beaton 01:25:46,
6 Kasha Dickie 01:28:39,
7 Holly Erasmus 01:29:02,
8 Nadia Malan 01:29:35,
9 Suzaan Hobson 01:30:15,
10 Claire le Pors 01:31:21




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