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Chris Mecklenborg

Discover your Extraordinary

Chris is a born Adventurer and teacher. He believes in Discovery, especially in building experiences that help others break through their limiting beliefs to discover a clearing in which to see the order beyond the chaos of ones own busy life. Chris learns fastest when he teaches and has developed a culture of learning and teaching in all that he does.

Chris is co founder and director of All Out Adventurers, Drakensberg Trails, Royal Drak MTB, Run and Ride the Berg Events and spends most of his time learning from and teaching his staff, guests, athletes and family.

Chris does not always play by the rules. At 4, he returned from a hike with two older friends and when asked by worried moms and state police, where they had been for 5 hours, the two older boys, pointed at Chris and said we were just following him.

Chris’s early discoveries centered around exploring his boundless energy and his love of riding bikes. At 8, Chris surprised his family and himself by peddling 160km around his Binghamton NY, home. By his 20s, Chris, developed a long distance bike touring system and after graduating university; took off to explore the vast North American seaboard from South Carolina to the Canadian borders of Newfoundland and Labrador. After nearly 10,000 km, he returned to Binghamton NY in 1988, eyes and heart wide open to opportunities of how to help others achieve their dreams to ski big mountains. For the next 11 years he helped 1000s of students find their dynamic balance and fulfill their dreams to fly down mountains on their feet. His dedication earned him the honor of top 100 ski instructors in North America as well as PSIA level 3 Alpine and Nordic Down Hill Examiner status.

Moving to South Africa in 1999 and starting his own family gave Chris his first real big reason to bring all his skills and experiences together to help make something truly extraordinary. The creation of SA’s much loved All Out Adventure Park, Drakensberg Trails and Berg Events; gave thousands more adventuring souls the sensation of flying in the mountains with out the need of snow. Drakensberg Trails is made possible through his inspired sets of local trail builders who through caring guidance constructed 150km of purpose built single track and adventure rides through the picturesque Northern Drakensberg wilderness.
Aligning the trails central to the best Northern Berg accommodation delivers custom solutions for pioneering families to find their next level adventure and endurance experience.

Chris’s Trail Events are packed with 25 years of studies in behavioral sciences, architecture, philosophy, psychology, physiology and proprietary technologies developed in his other businesses as well as 54 years of living life to the fullest. Today his mission is to work with like-minded organizations to expand opportunities for companies and individuals to step through apparent chaos into their own extraordinary life. Chris believes true work is a place of healing where the cure is a feeling you are getting paid to play.

The Experience in 2016

Friday morning , topped up my little Polotjie with fuel and set out a course using a GPS to a place I’ve never been before … Bergville , what was set out to be an amazing weekend in the mountains , far far away from human civilization and the deafening sounds of city cars and busses. The trip was filled with what one could call “scenic routes” , from the off ramp heading to Harrismith and the overberg pass leading up to the AllOut Adventures route. Words alone cannot describe the beauty one experienced on the route , the vendors with figurines and foreign tourists constantly nagging to have a photo of them taken. 

Now , back to the story at hand; as I checked in at Mont Aux Sources the Friday of June 24th 2016 I couldn’t help but panic , panic as to what I had set myself to do or to accomplish … then it hit me. I had never done a stage race before , nor were my legs ready for what was about to come to them on the treacherous weekend of Ride The Berg. As I laid in bed contemplating on not starting the Saturday ahead of me , I called a friend letting them know I had safely arrived at my destination (Mont Aux Sources) , without doubt I let her know I couldn’t start because of a stomach bug crippling me and possibly affecting my riding the day ahead. Soon as the discussions were turning up she intently let me know that I should start regardless of my health so I could get a taste of my money’s worth , convincing me like she always does I agreed to be at the starting line. Sleep , goodnight it went and so The Sandman took me to the land of no pain at all. 

I remember chime by chime as my alarm went off at 04:45 with my arm reaching for it to turn the bloody thing off. After I had turned the alarm off I knew what I had in store for me on that fateful Saturday morning. I , quarterly asleep , walked towards the balcony to check on how my 26 inch hardtail Bianchi bike slept outside in the super cold weather. She was indeed cold and shivering , so I wrapped her up with a blanket and lubed her chain hoping she would warm up and deliver good results for me as I had bestowed all my trust and faith on her. After that was done , I walked back in and took a shower and got myself dressed in full amour and steadily walked to the restaurant to have what some may call “the last meal” before a giant leap. After breakfast was had , I steadily walked back to my room and started to have a word with my bike letting her know she shouldn’t let me down and carry me across the line of the first day. She gladly sailed with me back to the car , onto the back carrier and off we went to AllOut Adventures …
Cold breeze had me looking for warmth , lots of people on bikes warming up , sounds of derreileurs shifting up and down , the click of cleats onto pedals , the smell of brewing coffee , the screams of children from the zip lines , the warm smiles of the officials , the sound of cable ties locking the boards on the frames … oh I felt like I was in Heaven as I walked to the race desk to collect my number board. There it was , 511 , the magic five eleven , my virginity of stage racing was about to be broken , and happy I was. Went back to the bike and mounted my number 511 onto my handlebars , shaking and nervous , batched in C , the social bunch. 

I undressed to my lycra and wore my Ride The Berg shirt that I had bought and clipped on my helmet as I rode to the starting bunch to say but hello to fellow riders. As I pushed into my batch , I was purely welcomed with nothing but smiles , as if they could tell I was nervous and panicking to the core. Chris gave a quick speech without me hearing a single word he mumbled out his mouth , and all of a sudden a gun went off and the A Batch snakes went off with their full might! Again , Chris uttered some words , well apparently jokes which everyone giggled and laughed at and I never did and again the gun went off and the B Batch goats went off … now as we sailed to the starting line , Chris looked at me and again mumbled some words which I agreed to without knowing what he had said to me and laughed. I could clearly remember the countdown from 3 , with some few jokes in between , 2 and then 1 poof!! Myself and other bikers were off and there it was , my virginity of stage racing was broken. With little to nothing knowledge of the trail I set out with the front pack to be ahead and show everyone that I too am part of the pack. Crossed the tar onto the lekker downhill that set ahead and pinned it very beautifully before the Tugela River. Sweet berms , beautifully trimmed and manicured trails … awesome smiles all around … well , such fun I am having , not as much of a challenge this would be I thought to myself.

The long and straight and flat route made me think of pushing up a tempo and so I did but without knowledge of the trail I was murdering myself and depleting myself before the halfway point. Came the first climb … blonkers! Cramp! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! I stopped with solid as rock legs , unable to turn my cranks no more! Rider by rider passing me as I tried to unwork the cramps. Slowly I climbed up , riders which I passed passing me as if I was standing still , until an old toppie with an orange reflective jacket stopped behind me. We uttered a few words , but I recall telling him I was suffering and cramping 20kilos into the race and being the great sweeper he was he cheered me on and boosted my confidence to carry on without abandoning the race midway. I suddenly carried myself and miraculously my cramps had disappeared into obscurity and my spitfire legs were firing! Charging I was , until again … boom!! Cramps! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Took it slowly again and once again the sweeper caught up … with smiles on his face. Telling me he will stay with me all the way to the finish line or where I choose to abandon whichever came first. I remember very well starting not to focus on my state of health and legs and now looking around me at the breathtaking scenery and mountain side and the overhead view of the Tugela River. Majestic as the river sounded under complete silence and birds chirping ahead , brilliant conversations with the sweeper also. Riding at my pace , not rushing me into anything nor rushing me to kick up the tempo. We rode , commenting on such breathtaking view and the type of trails were going on. We formerly stopped and introduced each other , a friendly old man reached his right hand to me and politely said “Hi , my name is Johan” and I politely returned “Hi Johan , name is Malose and it is a pleasure to meet you and I hope to ride with you all the way to the finish , if you’re okay with it” . He politely agreed noting to me that there was no rush to the finish line and he would stay on course with me as long as I finish. 

We rode , steady and gentle pace absorbing the mountains and tranquility from the surrounding. With the first water station passed and climbing passed the school children cheering at us. We still chatted and I continued cramping all the way to the second water station where I decided to forfeit the race after not overcoming my cramping issue. Johan shook my hand with tons of respect as this being my first stage race ever! The kind ladies on the mountain at the water station offered me some anti cramping dissolvable pills to eliminate the pain and attempt to finish the race. Her remedy had worked as I was able to continue the beautiful downhill that continued , again catching up to Johan only to overtake him on the downhill and like always … cheering me on. Navigating the downhill through its rocks and tricky berms I was dropping down like a descendant of Greg Minnaar until a loose rock decided to take my downhill glory and throw it down the drain. Just to note , it was the most slowest 15 – 20 seconds in my life , rolling , dust , rocks flying all over and blood. 

Dusted myself and noticed I had gashed myself on the right leg and was kinda bleeding , not bleeding bleeding , but okay bleeding with a very painful hip. I stood up and went to my bike and straightened up my handle bars waited for the hot dust to clear. Johan eventually caught up and asked if all was well and I noted to him that I’m bleeding and was in pain. He made a call to race station alerting them of my situation ; because of where we were only the medic bike could reach me to apply some bandage and plasters and had to descend some more to atleast he shuttled out to get help. I fought as hard as I could descending to a point where I could be picked up. Soon as I got to the main road … a black Nissan Navara came to me and assisted me inside back to the medical station to get some medical help. Then I knew that my dreams of conquering this Berg was all but history , getting out the car and limping to the medics I then realized that I couldn’t make it to the start on Sunday and it had come to my attention that I didn’t finish on Saturday. A teardrop suddenly turned to waterfalls knowing I didn’t finish what I had started. My heart wanted to get to the start on Sunday but my hip and leg wound wouldn’t allow me to and I left the AllOut Adventures with nothing but sadness in my heart but with a sense of knowing I had experienced opulent scenes and remarkable people , with lots of smiles and a very kind and humble Johan who had said he came from the same hometown as me , Pretoria. I limped back to my car while pushing my also crippled bike in defeat and made a promise to come back the year after , better , stronger and fit! And not to ride with the backmarkers again! 

To summarize , it was a shi**y day on the saddle but the breathtaking views made it all worthwhile. The weekend away was one I was gonna make the year after. I still have the number board framed in my bedroom to remind me of a memorable time in 2016 and a goal I had set myself to achieve. A beer in pain also eased the pain a bit hahahahaha. 

Memoirs of non-rider

It is almost two years that I drove up the D119 for my interview at All Out Adventures. I remember looking at the trails and thinking, wow who made these little paths for people to walk on. My excuse is I was a city boy and have never heard of mountain bike trails, still I was amazed by how beautiful these little paths were. Fast forward to June after I was appointed, Chris took me to explore a new trail in the Langkloof area; oh by then I knew that the little paths were actually Mountain Bike trails. Boy did we walk, he didn’t really prepare me for that. Typical city boy behaviour you might think, in my defence I had not really converted from being a city boy to a country boy yet. Back to the story, I was blown away standing at the top of the mountain looking down at a beautiful valley. I felt proud to be part of a team marking a new trail that people would drive from all over the country to ride on.

Event day finally caught up with us, waking up early after a late night, I felt like the day would drag, quite the opposite actually. All Out Adventures was buzzing with riders, their families and friends, the atmosphere was out of this world and then it hit me, the late night, early morning and ALL that walking was worth it. This is what Ridetheberg is all about, you can compete if you want to but you can also take in all the beauty of the valley, enjoy the company of friends, do an Adventure ride or two or just chill on our bean bags. I was blown away!! I have by the way fully converted into a country boy and yes I have been on a bike out on the trails, even if it was only once and I did get lost from the group but I persevered and made my way back. Who knows maybe one day I will Ridetheberg.

Thabani Khazi

I’m just an ordinary guy – S’bu Hlongwane

I’m just an ordinary guy at a completely unique fully marked 150 km of trails in the Northern Drakensberg. I started riding in 2013 –  Chris introduced me to Mountain Biking which I had never done before. I still remember Chris’s question “Would you like to ride fast?” Yeah sure!  

I went for it, with him- it was completely awesome and mind blowing –  the well handmade single track which flows endlessly made me swing my legs nonstop behind Chris. For a moment I forgot about myself and my worries, it was the bike and me at the easy Gypsies Bend –  which is sustainable for beginners as it has nice long curving switch backs along the river meander. Soon enough I was able to do the 20km intermediate Montusi Gorge. We flew off the escarpment downhill, up the Gorge view point where I couldn’t resist to take a break and have a view of the beautiful surroundings. There are even more scenic trails like the top of Grotto where I got to see the Amphitheater (Tugela Falls). Then it flows down the Mount Aux descent to the Tugela River, through the “half pipe” – Mind blowing!!

Well I fell in love with mountain biking so much that I could ride every day. Then I got into building trails, ramps, bridges. It got even more exciting having the privilege to build and get to ride the trails that I’ve handmade. It’s been a great experience in both working and also as a rider, I’ve grown my skills so much as a rider as I could now ride with some of the best riders who visit the Drakensberg. I’ve met the finest riders from all over the country, who come here to ride at our events like the – Royal Drakensberg MTB challenge and Ridetheberg which are all held at All out Adventures.

S’bu Hlongwane 

Serious riding without being a serious rider

I love mountain biking with a passion, everything about it from the fast flowing downhills to the slow grind up some switchbacks. It really is a happy place, with the exception of riding through the veld when my Dad told me it was glassy smooth but he actually just wanted to recce the new Ride the Berg route. (Which can’t only be on the 150km of trails that are already made but has to have some new exciting bits that are only accessible once a year!) Of course it is all worth it in the end, being a regular Drakensberg Trails rider, it was refreshing to ride the brand new beautifully groomed trail that was created in record time by employing a group of enthusiastic trail builders from the community.

Race day came quicker than I had expected and there I was telling myself that I’m not going to race it, “just do it at your own pace and enjoy it” is what I kept telling myself. Well my competitive nature was too strong and it overcame my sad attempt to pace myself. The next thing I knew I was hauling up the first hill like I was making a move on the Tour de France and it was only 10km in. This moment of glory was short lived as my breath was taken both by the serious lack of training and the insane view of the Amphitheatre. When the last hot shot had left me behind and when I managed to get my dangerously high heart rate down, it was true bliss – there was not much more that I could have asked for. It’s not often that you get a stage race that is 95% single track and on top of that it is quality – whether you are racing it like I was at the beginning or taking it easy and enjoying the view – the trails are perfect.

All riders can really enjoy these achievable trails without getting bored or broken. I highly recommend coming to this special part of the Berg and experiencing the great trails, great vibe and great people.

Torin Mecklenborg

A Tribute to Ridetheberg 2017

I sat on my bike, surrounded by fellow riders, listening to Chris giving us the run down on the course for the day, but wondering what really lay ahead. This was the start of the 2 day Ride the Berg event and there was now no going back.
Chris emphasised the fact that we were riding in very special surroundings and suggested we all take some time to look around whilst riding and to “drink in” the wonderful atmosphere that we were privileged to be riding in.

Gee whiz was he correct. I was riding with two mates on the first day and we made a pact to stick together and do exactly what Chris suggested and enjoy the day. We experienced the day to its fullest taking time out to enjoy being surrounded by the Mighty Drakensberg

The course itself was awesome starting off with the “Long Easy “along the banks of the Tugela. This part of the course was nice and flat with the added advantage of having a strong tail wind, although knowing that at some stage we were going to have to ride back into the wind!

We wound our way along the mighty Tugela, eventually starting to climb away from the river towards the mountains surrounding the Berg House Resort. Just before the main ascent we were welcomed by the people of the Langkloof Village and more specifically the children of the local school. What a welcome we received. It is something I will always remember. A most humbling experience!

We climbed up on the beautifully manicured, but at times tricky trail cut out of the mountains, until we reached the private Berg House road. We were then up and over, now facing the full force of a strong wind, onto a path which took us swooping down back into the valley, not before being welcomed by the Berg House owners and staff at a wonderfully stocked refreshment point.
Down into the valley at speed , across a small tributary and then began the long upwards trek back to All Out Adventures, eventually arriving after covering a fantastic 50km, to a wonderful reception at the All Out grounds, our only enemy being the relentless headwind which fought us for the second half of the day.

A wonderful experience made even more special because of the fact that we did not really race the course but as mentioned earlier, took our time to suck in the atmosphere.

Onto the second day, which judging by the race profile was going to be a brute of 50 kms.

Did it turn out to be a brute, oh yes it did, made even harder because of the fact that we decided that this was race day!!! We were going to challenge the course and ride hard.

Off we went to a flying down- hill start which turned out to be one of the few really fast sections, apart from the Montusi summit and the steep downhill to Mont Aux Sources and then another steep drop, complete with a rock garden of note, down to the Tugela River below Mont Aux Sources. For the rest it was a hard testing grind with the climb through the Grotto up and past the Cavern Resort probably being the most difficult.

My mate and I were flying along, having one of those brilliant days where the further we travelled into the race, the stronger we seemed to get until ” bang” my mate experienced a spectacular blow out on the tricky, winding paths between the Cavern and Mont Aux Sources. One of the unforeseen enemies of Mountain Biking. Three bombs, two perished spare tubes and then finally a very kindly borrowed tube, later, we were off again but having lost a good 15 minutes with all the riders we had passed earlier flying past us. We were disappointed but doubly determined to make up lost ground and attacked the course on a revenge mission. This was the section of the course that you could attack to the point of almost being reckless on some of the steep downhill sections, but boy was it fun.

We flew along the valley below Hlalanathi, up to the road and then covered the final 3 km’s between Hlalanathi and All Out at record speed sweeping into the finish, once again to a fantastic welcome.

We were tired as opposed to the first day but satisfied knowing we had given it all a full go. The finish with various vendors providing delicious refreshments had an awesome vibe which epitomised the magic experience of the 2 days.

All Out Adventures deserve a huge pat on the back for organising this amazing event paying attention to the smallest detail with regards to the trail routes, the manicuring of the trails, the seconding tables and the finish entertainment and refreshments.
A fantastic experience which I highly recommend. If you are in love with Mountain Biking and want a bit of everything from technical, to fast downhill’s, to rugged climbing, then this is the event for you.

Geoff Logan.

Post Race Note

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Dear Ridethebergers

Serious preparation paid off – the result- a playful vibe for a diverse group of riders at the second edition of Ridetheberg!

First of all, great thanks goes out to all who made Ridethberg a reality:

To Sbu and his happy trails team – We love what you do for the trails and the team. Well done, the tracks are in the best condition ever. I would still be out there scratching around if not for you.

To the Race Village team – The relaxed vibe greeting all riders put every one at ease. The self batching format allowed riders to fit in where they wanted without impacting their SA seeding status.

To the Ridetheberg Riders- you came along for the journey and discovered the unexpected rewards. Thanks for pitching in and helping those deflated tires and deflated riders. You know who you are.

The race in brief: Start time arrived on both days with amazing clear conditions. Some unseasonal winds mid way through on day one proved a bit challenging at first, then gave back in the form of a brisk tail wind to the finish. Day two was calm and clear with a high of 20 and amazing and fast riding conditions and free craft beer for all. Check the video highlights

Great tracks, food and beer brought delight to everyone. Some notable finishers are:

Males:

Overall win – Brendon Davids,

Grand Masters – Michael Guerin

Masters – Andrea Bacheca

Veterans – Grant Usher

Females:

Overall win – Vanessa Steyn (Also 1st Veteran)

Grand Master – Linda Edwards

Masters – Cheryl Smith

Veterans – Marietjie Serfontein (2nd Veteran)

This is what you had to say:

“An incredible MTB ride – they put the M into MTB. Chris is passionate and personally called each rider in the week before the race. Highly recommended.” – Gary Lane

“Great venue, superb route, magical support. I’ll be back next year. Thank you to all the support people.” – Cormac McCreesh

“Tough, hard core, scenic, epic, flowing, tough again , slick organization, locals are amazing!!!! Chris, family and team you guys are the real rock n roll deal!!! and…….lekker trophies!!!” – Guy Watkins

“EXCELLENT! Superbly organised event, with much passion and great riding. Definitely be back for more! ” – Johan Vorster

Awesome organization, Loretta’s extraordinary attention to the details that gave rise to the whole success of the weekend. You had the right marshals at the right place at the right time. Thanks Lol, love your logistical mind”- Chris Mecklenborg

“I personally had a blast and am grateful to have such a great team in place to pull it off. Looking forward to seeing you all back next year for more discoveries at Ridetheberg 2018.

Next up: Getting to the harder to reach places by foot – Please look at joining us on the weekend of the 30/9/17 to 1/10/17 for Runtheberg – there are a few spots left so move quick and register Here Look forward to seeing you all again

Chris and the Rad Ridetheberg Team

Results 2017

Race No
Full Name
Sex
Age Cat
Stage1
Stage2
Total Time
Age Pos
Ov Pos
138
DAVIDS BRENDON
M
Senior
2:03:47
1:59:27
4:03:15
1
1
25
BRADLEY POTGIETER
M
Senior
2:03:47
2:02:05
4:05:53
2
2
89
GRANT USHER
M
Veteran
2:07:50
1:59:26
4:07:17
1
3
32
NIC WHITE
M
Veteran
2:07:32
2:05:14
4:12:46
2
4
230
BRUCE TURVEY
M
Veteran
2:21:44
2:17:36
4:39:21
3
5
224
PAUL STEYN
M
Veteran
2:22:42
2:25:48
4:48:30
4
6
54
ALAN IRVIN
M
Veteran
2:34:48
2:28:23
5:03:11
5
7
296
HANO VAN LOGGERENBERG
M
Veteran
2:36:44
2:31:02
5:07:46
6
8
112
ANDREA BACHECA
M
Master
2:37:23
2:32:37
5:10:01
1
9
9
BRUCE BOWDEN
M
Veteran
2:38:42
2:34:25
5:13:07
7
10
69
MICHAEL GUERIN
M
Grand Master
2:43:23
2:39:58
5:23:21
1
11
81
GRAHAM STACEY
M
Veteran
2:48:34
2:46:16
5:34:50
8
12
292
PIETER MULLER
M
Veteran
2:54:31
2:50:09
5:44:41
9
13
298
HERMAN MENTZ
M
Veteran
2:56:33
2:49:13
5:45:47
10
14
295
CHRISTO VAN WYK
M
Master
2:53:14
2:55:15
5:48:29
2
15
11
BRIAN WRIGHT
M
Master
2:54:22
2:56:57
5:51:19
3
16
41
ROGAN DUFFY
M
Veteran
2:59:36
2:58:35
5:58:12
11
17
47
RUDOLF VAN RENSBURG
M
Sub Veteran
2:58:26
2:59:49
5:58:15
1
18
228
JOUBERT HAY
M
Master
2:58:28
2:59:48
5:58:16
4
19
10
DENIS BOWDEN
M
Sub Veteran
3:01:22
2:57:28
5:58:51
2
20
87
JAN JOHANNSEN
M
Veteran
3:01:39
3:05:39
6:07:19
12
21
113
RENIER VAN AARDT
M
Sub Veteran
3:01:38
3:05:41
6:07:19
3
22
76
BYRON SACK
M
Veteran
3:06:41
3:00:55
6:07:36
13
23
77
BARRY EAST
M
Sub Veteran
3:06:42
3:00:54
6:07:37
4
24
95
RUDIGER VAN HUYSSTEEN
M
Junior
3:05:17
3:04:54
6:10:11
1
25
222
VANESSA STEYN
F
Veteran
3:06:45
3:03:47
6:10:33
1
1
44
GARY LANE
M
Veteran
3:07:02
3:04:25
6:11:27
14
26
6
BRENDON SMITH
M
Master
3:08:15
3:03:49
6:12:05
5
27
219
HENDRIK KEMP
M
Master
3:08:55
3:11:38
6:20:34
6
28
226
CRAIG BAMBER
M
Sub Veteran
3:16:02
3:07:54
6:23:56
5
29
106
ANDREW POOLER
M
Sub Veteran
3:16:03
3:07:55
6:23:59
6
30
75
JOHANN KRUGER
M
Sub Veteran
3:15:21
3:14:21
6:29:42
7
31
290
DALE ANTHONY EDWARDS
M
Veteran
3:37:54
2:52:58
6:30:52
15
32
107
RIALETTE KRUGER
F
Sub Veteran
3:15:23
3:17:24
6:32:48
1
2
225
CHRIS BAISCH
M
Veteran
3:31:25
3:05:02
6:36:28
16
33
64
IAN BUCHANAN
M
Grand Master
3:17:55
3:20:41
6:38:36
2
34
58
MIGUEL SIMOES
M
Veteran
3:13:52
3:26:15
6:40:08
17
35
68
EDGAR PROZESKY
M
Sub Veteran
3:15:09
3:25:04
6:40:13
8
36
238
MARK SCHROETER
M
Veteran
3:13:51
3:26:34
6:40:25
18
37
67
PAUL STEVENS
M
Veteran
3:20:39
3:26:35
6:47:15
19
38
91
KEVIN PARKER
M
Veteran
3:17:10
3:32:18
6:49:28
20
39
98
EUGENE CLOETE
M
Veteran
3:27:11
3:23:24
6:50:35
21
40
100
MARC HERMAN
M
Veteran
3:27:12
3:23:25
6:50:38
22
41
285
MIKE CAMPBELL
M
Veteran
3:31:27
3:22:07
6:53:34
23
42
72
BRYAN BLOY
M
Sub Veteran
3:31:25
3:22:28
6:53:54
9
43
5
MARIETJIE SERFONTEIN
F
Veteran
3:23:09
3:31:48
6:54:58
2
3
286
COLLIN STROBURG
M
Master
4:22:13
2:34:47
6:57:01
7
44
8
MALCOLM DAVIDSON
M
Sub Veteran
3:34:47
3:23:34
6:58:22
10
45
233
FRIKKIE THIART
M
Sub Veteran
3:32:15
3:32:39
7:04:55
11
46
220
KEAGAN MALYON
M
Sub Veteran
3:42:17
3:23:44
7:06:02
12
47
19
MIKE HARKER
M
Master
3:19:40
3:46:24
7:06:04
8
48
297
MANUELA SANFELICI
F
Veteran
3:31:55
3:36:59
7:08:55
3
4
115
WALTER BROSIUS
M
Sub Veteran
3:39:04
3:30:20
7:09:25
13
49
117
AILEEN ANDERSON
F
Veteran
3:39:10
3:30:20
7:09:30
4
5
71
GARETH MACGREGOR
M
Sub Veteran
3:33:31
3:39:26
7:12:57
14
50
7
CHERYLL SMITH
F
Master
3:27:36
3:47:26
7:15:03
1
6
293
SUSAN VAN WYK
F
Master
3:54:29
3:21:21
7:15:51
2
7
217
GRAEME YATES
M
Master
3:34:17
3:41:49
7:16:07
9
51
43
JOHN VAN WYK
M
Veteran
3:36:00
3:50:39
7:26:39
24
52
42
MACHTILT SUSANNA FERREIRA
F
Veteran
3:36:04
3:50:40
7:26:45
5
8
74
SEAN OWEN
M
Veteran
3:42:56
3:47:40
7:30:37
25
53
216
JASON SPENCER
M
Veteran
3:42:55
3:47:43
7:30:38
26
54
78
MARC HUNWICK
M
Veteran
3:42:15
3:49:27
7:31:42
27
55
80
HAYDN RENCKEN
M
Veteran
3:42:14
3:49:28
7:31:43
28
56
125
MALOSE SEBATA
M
Senior
3:40:14
3:59:02
7:39:16
3
57
237
ROBYN COY
F
Sub Veteran
3:43:20
3:57:47
7:41:08
2
9
90
HEIKO SCHULTE
M
Master
3:35:37
4:06:08
7:41:45
10
58
289
KLAUS WEDELL JOHANNSEN
M
Master
3:37:55
4:06:07
7:44:02
11
59
15
JOANNA BROMLEY-GANS
F
Veteran
3:53:18
4:08:36
8:01:54
6
10
294
MEGAN THORPE
F
Veteran
3:54:33
4:10:13
8:04:47
7
11
36
IAIN GIBSON
M
Grand Master
3:55:33
4:09:43
8:05:17
3
60
39
CLAUDZ RICHARD
F
Sub Veteran
3:55:33
4:09:48
8:05:21
3
12
94
IAN VAN HUYSSTEEN
M
Master
3:52:50
4:15:33
8:08:24
12
61
136
GEOFF LOGAN
M
Grand Master
4:08:02
4:01:56
8:09:59
4
62
236
JAN OPPERMAN
M
Sub Veteran
4:02:08
4:08:58
8:11:07
15
63
134
DEREK ALLEN
M
Master
4:08:00
4:06:13
8:14:14
13
64
57
ADRIAN NUNN
M
Veteran
4:19:08
4:02:18
8:21:27
29
65
49
EDWARDS LINDA
F
Grand Master
4:03:58
4:26:43
8:30:42
1
13
213
EDWARDS DAVE
M
Grand Master
4:03:57
4:26:45
8:30:43
5
66
212
IAIN WATSON
M
Grand Master
4:15:32
4:26:51
8:42:24
6
67
99
NICO VAN DER WALT
M
Sub Veteran
4:38:59
4:04:02
8:43:01
16
68
137
DENNIS PEWSEY
M
Grand Master
4:08:04
4:36:47
8:44:52
7
69
61
DIANE LOGIE
F
Sub Veteran
4:24:53
4:34:20
8:59:14
4
14
214
MYBURG FERDI
M
Master
4:28:07
4:42:22
9:10:30
14
70
282
ROWAN DUVEL
M
Master
5:12:14
5:30:55
10:43:10
15
71
211
CORMAC MCCREESH
M
Master
5:12:18
5:30:54
10:43:12
16
72
288
JP VAN DER WALT
M
Grand Master
4:03:59
4:03:54
8:07:53
8
73
59
ANDRE TOICH
M
Veteran
3:07:46
3:02:10
7:19:55
30
74
4
GARY WILLIAMS
M
Master
5:23:25
2:43:59
7:20:32
17
74
3
CAMERON WILLIAMS
M
Junior
5:23:14
3:10:43
7:21:19
2
74
84
NIELS EICHHORN
M
Veteran
4:21:27
3:01:09
7:22:15
30
74
110
HARKO DE BOER
M
Grand Master
2:42:23
2:46:21
7:22:52
9
74
121
R V D MERWE
M
Grand Master
3:34:50
2:49:22
7:25:54
9
74
70
DERICH EICKER
M
Sub Veteran
4:29:25
3:39:20
7:26:16
17
74
86
WILLIAM TYSON
M
Veteran
3:31:12
3:09:51
7:27:21
30
74
 

Ridetheberg – The Authentic Mountain Bike Race

Interesting fact: There are 62 mountain ranges in South Africa. But despite its relatively high number of mountain ranges, South Africa has surprisingly few mountain bike races in mountains. Actually, there are just a handful of events that have race routes in mountains. Why? Because they’re hard to build and a bugger to maintain that’s why.

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Results 2016

Race No
Full Name
Age Cat
Sex
Stage1
Stage2
Total Time
Age Pos
Ov Pos
523
NICO PFITZENMAIER
Veteran
M
2:05:37
1:54:12
3:59:50
1
1
174
JACO PELSER
Senior
M
2:05:37
1:54:12
3:59:50
1
2
479
TYRONNE WHITE
Sub Veteran
M
2:05:35
1:54:38
4:00:13
1
3
461
DEWALD LOTTER
Sub Veteran
M
2:06:28
1:56:49
4:03:17
2
4
636
NIC WHITE
Veteran
M
2:11:07
1:56:49
4:07:57
2
5
521
JOHN NTULI
Sub Veteran
M
2:17:20
2:00:39
4:17:59
3
6
503
JEREMY THOMSON
Veteran
M
2:18:12
2:02:14
4:20:27
3
7
473
STU RAWLINSON
Sub Veteran
M
2:21:25
2:05:48
4:27:14
4
8
261
DJ KRUGER
Youth
M
2:28:59
2:05:48
4:34:47
1
9
607
GAVIN DEVEREUX
Sub Veteran
M
2:25:16
2:09:59
4:35:15
5
10
167
MARTIN DREYER
Veteran
M
2:24:51
2:10:48
4:35:39
4
11
506
DAVID LEIMAN
Sub Veteran
M
2:23:31
2:12:20
4:35:51
6
12
582
JACQUES KAMMEYER
Senior
M
2:24:24
2:13:41
4:38:05
2
13
590
ANDREW KING
Veteran
M
2:27:40
2:11:38
4:39:19
5
14
5
JEANNIE DREYER
Sub Veteran
F
2:25:10
2:17:21
4:42:32
1
1
194
JOHNATHAN TODD
Sub Veteran
M
2:29:10
2:13:56
4:43:07
7
15
609
JONATHAN EWEG
Sub Veteran
M
2:31:15
2:14:55
4:46:11
8
16
580
WERNER KAMMEYER
Sub Veteran
M
2:24:21
2:21:54
4:46:16
9
17
280
NEVILLE SCHUIT
Veteran
M
2:31:49
2:19:05
4:50:54
6
18
140
GAVIN KEARNS
Sub Veteran
M
2:32:52
2:28:30
5:01:22
10
19
596
PIETER JORDAAN
Sub Veteran
M
2:36:25
2:25:09
5:01:34
11
20
502
ETIENNE VAN DER MERWE
Sub Veteran
M
2:39:02
2:28:58
5:08:01
12
21
466
KYLE HAINES
Senior
M
2:38:56
2:31:49
5:10:46
3
22
266
ALWYN HANEKOM
Sub Veteran
M
2:44:35
2:27:28
5:12:04
13
23
43
TORIN MECKLENBORG
Youth
M
2:47:51
2:27:58
5:15:49
2
24
581
HEINRICH KAMMEYER
Grand Master
M
2:41:26
2:36:54
5:18:21
1
25
600
DOUG SMART
Master
M
2:47:16
2:32:20
5:19:37
1
26
641
MARCO PULVIRENTI
Veteran
M
2:53:24
2:26:56
5:20:20
7
27
485
LEO MALAN
Sub Veteran
M
2:49:08
2:33:06
5:22:14
14
28
265
DANIEL GREEN
Junior
M
3:01:08
2:22:38
5:23:47
1
29
507
MICHAEL GUERIN
Grand Master
M
2:52:22
2:33:25
5:25:48
2
30
279
KEN RUEST
Veteran
M
2:48:23
2:39:00
5:27:23
8
31
646
TANYA ORTLEPP
Veteran
F
2:52:52
2:37:32
5:30:25
1
2
242
EBERT CAWOOD
Sub Veteran
M
2:44:02
2:46:53
5:30:55
15
32
268
CARL SCHOLTZ
Master
M
2:53:32
2:42:15
5:35:48
2
33
233
MIKE DRAPER
Veteran
M
2:46:03
2:50:01
5:36:04
9
34
519
KERRY-ANN WALTON
Senior
F
2:56:15
2:39:56
5:36:11
1
3
615
KATHRYN ROBINSON
Sub Veteran
F
2:58:40
2:40:55
5:39:35
2
4
281
JACQUES DE BRUYN
Senior
M
3:03:43
2:38:46
5:42:29
4
35
87
ADRIAN BERGH
Sub Veteran
M
2:57:11
2:45:37
5:42:48
16
36
84
ADRIAN GALLIARD
Veteran
M
2:55:23
2:48:43
5:44:07
10
37
61
RUDIGER VAN HUYSSTEEN
Youth
M
3:00:08
2:47:45
5:47:54
3
38
482
DANIEL MAGRIZOS
Sub Veteran
M
2:54:45
2:53:58
5:48:44
17
39
148
WERNER VAN STRAATEN
Sub Veteran
M
3:04:50
2:44:32
5:49:22
18
40
54
BRAD WATTS
Veteran
M
3:03:49
2:47:36
5:51:26
11
41
564
PAUL FOUCHE
Sub Veteran
M
3:00:09
2:56:38
5:56:48
19
42
499
FLOH THIELE
Master
M
3:13:16
2:46:46
6:00:03
3
43
601
JOERG ROESSLER
Sub Veteran
M
3:13:18
2:46:48
6:00:06
20
44
184
MIKE HARKER
Master
M
3:02:46
3:01:52
6:04:38
4
45
270
MICHAEL PARKIN
Sub Veteran
M
3:06:40
2:58:19
6:05:00
21
46
630
WERNER FOURIE
Senior
M
3:07:04
2:58:17
6:05:21
5
47
594
RIAAN BRITZ
Senior
M
3:07:04
2:58:19
6:05:24
6
48
483
JONATHAN ADKINS
Sub Veteran
M
3:07:22
3:00:41
6:08:03
22
49
648
RICHARD DE JESUS
Sub Veteran
M
3:07:29
3:00:42
6:08:11
23
50
49
JAMES UECKERMANN
Master
M
3:23:48
2:48:33
6:12:22
5
51
618
BRUCE WAYNE KEARLEY
Veteran
M
3:15:53
2:58:32
6:14:25
12
52
488
JAN JOHANNSEN
Veteran
M
3:16:30
2:57:55
6:14:26
13
53
232
DAVID VAN DER WESTHUIZEN
Grand Master
M
3:14:57
2:59:36
6:14:33
3
54
489
ANTHONY BRIAN MEYER
Grand Master
M
3:14:58
2:59:37
6:14:36
4
55
181
RENIER VAN AARDT
Sub Veteran
M
3:16:33
2:58:08
6:14:42
24
56
475
JOYCE BENADE
Master
F
3:10:22
3:04:35
6:14:57
1
5
156
HANCKE BENADE
Senior
M
3:10:25
3:04:38
6:15:03
7
57
290
RHIANNON FARRELL
Veteran
F
3:17:57
3:06:00
6:23:57
2
6
463
ANDRE TOICH
Veteran
M
3:14:09
3:10:05
6:24:14
14
58
169
HANNO VAN DER WALT
Veteran
M
3:18:47
3:15:04
6:33:52
15
59
271
CAIMEN TOICH
Senior
M
3:25:17
3:10:06
6:35:24
8
60
562
WILLIAM TYSON
Veteran
M
3:25:19
3:10:59
6:36:19
16
61
567
JUSTIN COLYN
Master
M
3:31:43
3:07:51
6:39:34
6
62
149
BRIAN WRIGHT
Veteran
M
3:25:22
3:15:12
6:40:35
17
63
78
SEAN OWEN
Veteran
M
3:28:49
3:13:21
6:42:11
18
64
16
MARIUS JANSE VAN RENSBURG
Veteran
M
3:23:07
3:21:56
6:45:04
19
65
635
CORNIE MALAN
Grand Master
M
3:21:33
3:24:12
6:45:46
5
66
91
EDGAR PROZESKY
Sub Veteran
M
3:25:26
3:21:07
6:46:33
25
67
103
STEFAN VAN DEN BORRE
Veteran
M
3:25:38
3:22:21
6:47:59
20
68
647
PAUL KLAASEN
Veteran
M
3:23:42
3:25:03
6:48:46
21
69
36
RICHARD KELLY
Veteran
M
3:26:23
3:26:45
6:53:08
22
70
602
GRAHAM PILE
Veteran
M
3:31:44
3:21:46
6:53:31
23
71
240
JUAN CARPENTER
Sub Veteran
M
3:36:27
3:20:15
6:56:42
26
72
243
JOHAN CHRISTIAAN CLAASSENS
Sub Veteran
M
3:36:29
3:20:12
6:56:42
27
73
99
CRAIG WIGHT
Veteran
M
4:03:14
2:57:44
7:00:58
24
74
269
DANIEL HEUNIS
Sub Veteran
M
3:42:00
3:20:58
7:02:58
28
75
244
PIETER MULLER
Veteran
M
3:47:26
3:22:21
7:09:48
25
76
493
PIERRE SINGERY
Master
M
3:36:15
3:33:33
7:09:49
7
77
505
GLENN CROMPTON
Veteran
M
3:36:14
3:34:36
7:10:51
26
78
504
MARK JACKSON
Veteran
M
3:36:13
3:34:38
7:10:52
27
79
272
DRIES BEETGE
Veteran
M
3:39:46
3:32:15
7:12:01
28
80
278
CHRISTOPHER LANGEFELD
Senior
M
3:36:43
3:38:32
7:15:16
9
81
110
ASHLEY GALLIARD
Veteran
M
3:46:24
3:37:23
7:23:47
29
82
141
MIKE LANGE
Master
M
3:44:34
3:41:22
7:25:57
8
83
168
DON CURLE
Sub Veteran
M
3:20:48
4:08:14
7:29:03
29
84
498
DAVE TARRANT
Master
M
3:41:46
3:47:27
7:29:14
9
85
522
RAINE LIDBETTER
Senior
F
3:47:10
3:43:00
7:30:10
2
7
587
RUDI VON FINTEL
Veteran
M
3:50:19
3:41:53
7:32:13
30
86
512
RODNEY SPENCER
Sub Veteran
M
4:00:22
3:35:10
7:35:33
30
87
44
ALAN SARKIS
Master
M
4:00:24
3:35:10
7:35:35
10
88
171
KEVIN BRENTLEY
Master
M
3:50:35
3:45:26
7:36:01
11
89
47
CINDY BRENTLEY
Master
F
3:50:34
3:45:28
7:36:02
2
8
514
WILLEM REITSMA
Grand Master
M
3:52:56
3:44:39
7:37:36
6
90
644
BYRON NEAT
Veteran
M
4:13:17
3:29:27
7:42:45
31
91
273
CHESTER ALDRIDGE
Master
M
3:47:20
3:55:31
7:42:52
12
92
262
PIETER KRUGER
Veteran
M
3:50:58
3:53:13
7:44:11
32
93
234
GREGORY DOW
Senior
M
3:57:29
3:52:25
7:49:54
10
94
500
TAMLYN CRAMER
Sub Veteran
F
3:57:25
3:52:33
7:49:58
3
9
83
PETER ALKEMA
Veteran
M
3:40:02
4:11:52
7:51:55
33
95
595
MARK CATHRALL
Veteran
M
3:56:40
3:56:43
7:53:24
34
96
470
ANNE STUDDERT
Veteran
F
3:56:37
3:56:48
7:53:25
3
10
606
JOSICK WATKINS
Master
F
4:04:11
3:57:28
8:01:40
3
11
642
GUY WATKINS
Master
M
4:04:14
3:57:30
8:01:45
13
97
633
SINEAD WANNENBURG
Senior
F
4:11:48
3:59:07
8:10:55
3
12
249
BEN REGAL
Veteran
M
4:09:49
4:15:39
8:25:28
35
98
599
GERDA REGAL
Veteran
F
4:09:51
4:15:40
8:25:31
4
13
629
DIANE LOGIE
Sub Veteran
F
4:20:08
4:09:36
8:29:44
4
14
59
IAN VAN HUYSSTEEN
Master
M
4:21:31
4:17:16
8:38:48
14
99
492
JP FOURIE
Sub Veteran
M
4:18:00
4:22:19
8:40:19
31
100
501
MOSIUOA MONA
Sub Veteran
M
4:29:18
4:14:04
8:43:23
32
101
494
FERDINAND VAN NIEKERK
Grand Master
M
4:19:07
4:24:46
8:43:53
7
102
570
FERDI MYBURG
Master
M
4:32:29
4:19:33
8:52:03
15
103
515
PETER JONATH
Veteran
M
4:32:00
4:26:16
8:58:16
36
104
153
DIEDERIK POTGIETER
Sub Veteran
M
4:32:17
4:46:46
9:19:03
33
105
481
SUNE BEUKEN
Youth
F
4:38:46
4:46:36
9:25:23
1
15
583
LEOPOLD BEUKEN
Master
M
4:38:45
4:46:48
9:25:34
16
106
71
LEANNE LANGE
Veteran
F
4:41:07
4:44:54
9:26:02
5
16
471
TREVOR GELDENHUYS
Master
M
4:33:19
4:59:03
9:32:22
17
107
649
MARIAAN SMIT
Master
F
4:33:20
4:59:08
9:32:28
4
17
274
MANFRED HERTENBERGER
Veteran
M
5:06:23
4:38:04
9:44:28
37
108
462
SONICA POTGIETER
Sub Veteran
F
5:26:16
4:46:38
10:12:54
5
18
645
DEBORAH ROSBERGEN
Senior
F
4:03:12
4
19
75
ANTHONY CARTE
Grand Master
M
4:37:17
8
109
478
ALBERTUS ESTERHUYSE
Grand Master
M
4:56:31
8
109
100
VILIAM KOVAC
Master
M
5:09:42
18
109
490
PIERRE KRITZINGER
Veteran
M
3:51:20
38
109
579
HARKO DE BOER
Master
M
3:29:13
18
109
625
DAVE RAWLINSON
Grand Master
M
3:04:04
8
109
614
DONOVAN FRANCIS
Veteran
M
2:53:21
38
109
185
JODI LEA KEARNS
Senior
F
3:10:19
4
19
585
CHARL MARAIS
Sub Veteran
M
2:59:21
34
109
639
ATTIE VAN DER LINDE
Sub Veteran
M
3:14:18
34
109
477
JACQUES ESTERHUYSE
Sub Veteran
M
3:37:43
34
109
155
KIRSTY GALLIARD
Sub Veteran
F
5:26:11
6
19
176
MICHAEL LONEON
Senior
M
3:47:38
11
109
612
JEAN-LOUIS SWART
Senior
M
4:00:55
11
109
643
JACOB CASPER KOORTZEN
Veteran
M
3:19:45
38
109
275
EDWARDS DAVE
Grand Master
M
4:30:58
8
109
474
CARLOS DA COSTA
Veteran
M
2:26:02
38
109
276
EDWARDS LINDA
Grand Master
F
4:30:56
1
19