MARONDERA — The first race in the Zimbabwe Spur Schools Mountain Bike League was held on February 25 at Gosho Park, Peterhouse Girls School, in conjunction with the Gosho Park fund-raising community ride.
Spur mountain bike league is a MTB race aimed at school-going children, but more geared towards senior schools.
The race is in XCO format, which means riding laps of about 5km through difficult terrain, thus it is a test of skill as well as speed. The number of laps is increased for the older age groups. Well done to all the finishers for keeping on going to the very end!
The selected route was the green route in Gosho Park which is 4,8km long. Gosho is a stunning venue and gratitude is extended to Penny Raynor and her volunteers for keeping the park so pristine and allowing us to use it.
A total of 31 riders took part, six of whom travelled from Trident College in Zambia, five boys and one girl, and six boys who travelled up from Falcon.
There were also four kids from Springvale. A huge thank you to the sponsors of the event, especially Electrosales who donated many awesome prizes and made sure that each and every rider went home with a gift voucher from Electrosales.
1st: Kieran Sanderson (Falcon)
2nd: Brennan Watt (Peterhouse)
3rd: Harry Orphanides (Peterhouse)
1st: Keith Elliott (Peterhouse)
2nd: Zak Keevil (Trident College, Zambia)
3rd: Scott Price (Peterhouse)
4th: Kunashe Mutombeni (Peterhouse)
1st: Levy Pyele (Trident College, Zambia)
2nd: Nicholas Dobropulos (Peterhouse)
3rd: Jonti van Vuuren (Falcon)
1st: Enerst Mazabuka (Trident College, Zambia)
2nd: tie James Ross and Ben Shoesmith (Peterhouse)
1st: Andrew Pyele (Trident College, Zambia)
2nd: Brett Elliott (Peterhouse)
3rd: Cullen Shoesmith (Peterhouse)
4th: Angus Fergusson (Peterhouse)
5th: tie Michael Zaartman and Aiden Moss (Peterhouse)
6th: Thubelihle Dhliwayo (Falcon)