XTERRA GRABOUW.... What more needs to be said? Anyone who has ever had the privilege of competing at this prestigious event will know what I am on about. In my three years of racing here I have yet to step off the course without multiple war stories! The weather is HOT, terrain extremely unforgiving and organizers determined on out-doing their previous year's performance.
Xterra Grabouw is the only race in my calendar year where I don't have the stresses of travel, accommodation, food requirements etc on me because my house is just a 30min drive from the course. Having the opportunity to go out and view the course weeks prior to the event and refresh the memory on just how tough the terrain is out there is a massive advantage and one I take full advantage of. Come race day I know the course backwards and this year specifically I was convinced I was ready to put up a good fight and do my best to sneak onto the podium against such a quality SA field with so much depth. Xterra Grabouw always attracts the best of the best and this year was no different. Stoltz, Hugo, Murray, Marais, Phitzenmaier the list goes on! if you are planning on doing well here you sure as hell better bring your A game.
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