XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay routes ready to run and ride

XTERRA Warriors taking part in the Fedhealth XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay the weekend of 10 – 12 February 2017, will be pleased to hear that the mountain bike and trail run routes are marked and open to athletes to test.

Stuart Marais and Bradley Weiss photo credit Tobias Ginsberg.jpgStuart Marais and Bradley Weiss going neck on neck during the Mountain Bike leg of the 2016 Fedhealth XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay. Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg


“The Fedhealth XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay is unique as it has a ‘City Feel’ to it,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “It’s also the only XTERRA SA event to feature an Ocean swim. This adds an additional level of excitement while the beautiful Kings Beach serves as the perfect backdrop for XTERRA Warriors as they make their way to the finish line after a challenging day out on route.”


According to Hendrico Burger, Fedhealth XTERRA Race Director, the start of the Fedhealth XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay is sure to be fast. “The MTB discipline is mostly single track. It’s not very technical, but it will have a few challenging surprises. There will also only be a few short sections where XTERRA Warriors can juggle for positions. My advice to entrants is to train single track riding and running. Also practice your portage technique with your mountain bike. Lastly be sure to include a few beach-run sessions.”