Varsity College 12hr Pure Adrenaline MTB Race
This year Varsity College took over the title sponsorship of the 12 Hour Pure Adrenaline MTB Race and the participation, vibe and competition was bigger and better this year. Varsity College entered teams into all categories: 12 Hour (Solo), 3 Hour (2 man team), 6 hour (4 man staff team) and 12 hour (4-10 riders). Despite a strong competitive group of riders and some extreme weather conditions Varsity College came 1st and 2nd in all the categories they entered.
• Paul van Zweel (PTA student) won the 12 Hour solo category,
• Jared and Matthew (Sandton) came 2nd in the 3 hour category,
• Justin, Victor and Tyrone (Sandton staff members) came 1st in the 6 hour category
• 12 hour team made up of student riders from Durban North, PMB and Sandton came 2nd missing the gold medal by 3 minutes split difference.
A huge congratulations to all the riders and a special thanks to those who travelled from PMB and Durban North!
Fish River Canoe Marathon – 2011 USSA Canoe Race
Varsity College truly dominated at this year’s Fish River Canoe Marathon which is Africa’s premier canoe race and also doubles up as the USSA Canoe Race. Grant vd Walt (Durban North) won the event with his partner for the 3rd K2 year in a row in record time and we also had SOBT student Mark Mulder (Durban North) come 9th with his partner. The ladies also did us proud with Jenna Ward (Westville) coming 4th overall and the 1st junior ladies as well as Jenna Starr (PMB) coming 8th overall and was the 1st U23 ladies double; these fantastic results meant that VC won the USSA ladies race...which is an excellent achievement!! We also had a number of other staff and students participating and well done to all paddlers! Check out the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fN2Oxw-JMc
BSG Energade Triathlon Series
Varsity College triathlon clubs around the country are focussing on this series as there is a very competitive tertiary category that we would like to dominate this year and if the 1st two races are anything to go by we’ll hopefully be the top Varsity at the end of the series. Race 1 at Roodeplaat Dam - Henri Schoemann (Durban North) came 7th overall and in race 2 at Hartebeespoort Dam Henri came 4th and we also had two teams from the Pretoria campus who finished 1st and 2nd in the tertiary category and 2nd and 7th respectively in the overall team category...Fantastic results for VC!!
Rooibos Freshpak Tea Clanwilliam Triathlon – Cape Town
CPT students - Kelli Leibbrandt, Craig Getz and Daniel Matthews took part in their 1st triathlon event as a VC team. They entered the mixed team category and did VC proud by coming 1st in that category which meant our newly formed team took home gold medals!! There was some fierce competition on the day as this is a popular race amongst the triathlon community in CPT. Craig Getz also participated in the 1.5km swim earlier that morning, where he finished overall 5th but 1st with a wetsuit.