Sunday, 29 November 2009

Kinetic Adventure season wraps up

The fifth and final event of the Kinetic Adventure events took place this morning at the Waterfall Estates in Kyalami. What a superb venue! Excellent mountain biking area - good mix of dirt roads, jeep track and single track.

Still clean! Team Triumph AR pre-race.
(L-R) Debbie, Lauren, Lisa

Our regular girls Team Triumph AR was together again (Lauren was at Southern Storm for the last-September event) and we had a great morning out. We also had tough competition with Susan Sloan, Vicky Wirsam and Nicky Booyens (Buff Girls) entered into the team category. We certainly knew that they would be faster than us, especially on bikes, but we hoped we'd sneak through on navigation. They flew through the course to beat us solidly and take the win at this final event of the year's series. We came after them to take second place.

Team Triump AR... one step down. Nicky, Susan and Vix on the top step.

These Kinetic Urban events are excellent fun and each has a different element. Heidi and Stephan also put a lot of effort into the event area to keep improving the setup. Music, Alistair on the mic, the McCain's hot chips van, cold water from USN and a wonderful vibe. The course was well planned (again!) with lovely elements and a good use of the area.

And... we're all AR Club members ;)

First, our thanks to Lizette from Triumph for their sponsorship of our ladies team throughout the series - and for her wishes of luck for the races. Although it would have been nice to make it five out of five, four out of five is a good ratio ;)
We've been very fortunate to receive Triumph sports bras. We were Triumph girls before the series and we remain loyal to their superb products. Girls, I can very highly recommend their new Seam-Free Crop Top (I love the hot pink colour!). It is even better than their Medium Support Crop Top, which many of us wear - and I've been wearing for years. Comfort, support and drying is much better.

Triumph girls - Debbie, Lauren & Lisa

Heidi, Stephan and your race team and sponsors - wow! The first race was good and with every event they got even better. Thank you for the effort you have put in to create a wonderful race atmosphere and your attention to detail - from the event area, to goodie bags, prize giving (with abundant lucky draw prizes!) and bringing in variation to the courses. Consider our entries for next year already in!

Sitting around at prize giving. There are always so many cool lucky draw prizes!

Carine, thank you for slotting in when Lauren was away. It was fun to race with you.

Lauren and Debbie, you girls are wonderful teammates and I look forward to racing with you both again.

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