South Coast MTB Series #1 (Red Desert)- PEHR Burry Stander MTB & Trail Run Sardine Festival

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45km MTB winner - Hayley Smith45km MTB winners -Jason Davies (2nd), Leeroy Emslie (1st), Mboneni Ngcobo (3rd)

The first race of the exciting new South Coast MTB Series together with an adventurous trail run was launched over the weekend at the Port Edward Holiday Resort.

Despite the very windy conditions, cold front and intermittent rain, hundreds of cyclists and runners still arrived and completed the challenging and scenic routes on offer. Put together by the Port Edward Holiday Resort, Beavercreek and Estuary Villas, endless compliments were received on how well marked and beautiful the course was. Participants were especially enthralled with the experience of going through the world’s smallest desert. In fact, the best professional mountain bikers and trail runners alike classed the route as one of the top 3 in KZN.

On Saturday, seasoned campaigner and no stranger to the South Coast – LeeroyEmslie finished in first position winning the cash prize as well as the uniquely designed trophy compliments of Africarve. Local legend Hayley Smith finished her race way ahead of second place, further securing her status as the best female mountain biker in the country.

MTB Results



1st LeeroyEmslie 01:54:13

2nd Jason Davies 1:55:19

3rdMboneni Ngcobo 01:55:29


1stHayley Smith 02:07:56

2ndCandice Parker-Dennison 02:16:04

3rdNatalie Bergstrom 02:17:08



1stLindokuhleMbhele 01:03:09

2ndJohn Cele 01:03:58

3rdThubalethuShange 01:05:35


1stTrish Shuttleworth 01:33:04

2ndPam Pillay 01:39:00

3rd Pam Stafford-Mayer 01:40:23

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