This past weekend at the National Marathon Mountain Bike Championships Frankie du Toit came one step closer to reaching her 2015 goal of winning four National Junior titles. Earlier this year Frankie also claimed the National Junior Women Road Race and Time Trial titles.
For obvious reasons, the South African Marathon Championships is always a highlight on my racing calendar. This year the 4th leg in the Ashburton Investments Series doubles up as the National championships and will take place this coming weekend at Van Gaalens Cheese farm, situated just west of Johannesburg.
If there is one stage race in South Africa that needs no introduction, it would certainly be the Sani2C three day mountain bike stage race from Sani Pass to the Indian Ocean. Due to its popularity, the Nedbank Sani2C has evolved to offer three annual editions of the same event - the Trail, the Adventure and finally the Race. These events all cover the exact same route but they start a day apart each offering 1500 riders (4500 in total) a ride of their lives.