Low and Wortmann win sani2c nonstop mountain bike race – South Coast Herald
The Brink Racing team of David Low and Dean Wortmann won the nonstop KAP sani2c by crossing the finish line at Scottburgh in 13 hours 25 minutes and 10 seconds.
The race kicked off on June 4 at 2:00 a.m. and the KAP sani2c non-stop mountain bike endurance event covered just over 250km over much of the route from Underberg to Scottburgh, all within a time limit of 24 hours.
Low said they were a bit surprised to win the race at the end.
“It was a bit of a sprint finish with the leading team at the end,” he said.
“From before the fall in the Umko, we shoved with them, but they let us down so we kept our own pace. We saw them leave at each of the checkpoints, but we were both so tired. It was probably the hardest thing I’ve done on a bike.
“The best was to drop into the Umko and watch the sunrise. We usually start the Umkomaas valley fall when the sun is already a bit up, but this, seeing the sun peeking through the mountain, was absolutely breathtaking.
“It’s so calm you can hear the river in the background thundering and the birds chirping. They don’t call him the mighty Umko for nothing.
Founder of sani2c, “Farmer” Glen Haw was pleased with the success of the event and received positive feedback from runners who enjoyed the tough ride and fans who loved watching every bit of it.
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