Updated 22 April 2013

Popular duathlon series heads to Lourensford

But it’s not all about chasing the medals – this series has seen strong growth in the number of families entering.

The second leg of the Momentum Health Meg 3 National Duathlon Series powered by PeptoPro will take place on 12 May at the magnificent Lourensford Wine Estate near Somerset West, Cape Town (Latitude: -34.068294,  longitude: 18.893985). Having seen the usual suspects dominating the first event in Gauteng, will the Cape Province see Andrea Steyn and Brand du Plessis dethroned?

Lourensford Estate, arguably one of the most beautiful wine estates in the world, brings with it an off-road bike leg that will allow mountain bikers to get their revenge on the roadies over roughly 30km of the dirty stuff. Let’s not forget that the world’s most prestigious mountain bike stage race, the Cape Epic, has seen its fair share of the Lourensford Estate over the years. However, if ever the beauty of one’s surroundings could be used to stave off fatigue and re-energise participants, this venue promises much inspiration and support from Mother Nature!

Registration will start at 6, allowing participants to warm up in time for the main race at 09h15:

07H15 – Race Briefing for Kiddies & Brats
07H30 – Brats Race
07H45 – Kiddies Race
09H00 – Race Briefing for Main Race
09H15 – Main Race
09H15 – Race Briefing for Fun Event
09H30 – Fun Event
12H00 – Prize Giving

In 2012, Vicky van der Merwe managed to take first with almost 10 minutes between her and Andrea Steyn. This year’s course again offers a great opportunity for an upset or two, leaving organisers and spectators alike licking their lips in anticipation of an exciting, world-class battle.

But it’s not all about chasing the medals – this series has seen strong growth in the number of families entering. The introduction of a Fun Event in 2013 bears testimony to the demand for a less cut-throat way to have healthy fun and seems set to become a popular and permanent fixture in future Momentum Health Meg 3 National Duathlon events.

Race distances:

Main event    Fun Event    Kids Race    Brats
5km RUN    2.5km RUN    1km RUN    50m RUN
30km MTB    13km MTB    5km MTB    300m MTB
2.5km RUN    1.25km RUN    1km RUN    50m RUN

Participants are encouraged to visit to view the results of Event 1, learn more about the enticing prize money on offer and garner all the information they may need to unleash their onslaught on what promises to be yet another stunner of a day out at Lourensford!