Summer Fast One

Sunday, 13 January 2019
GautengRand Water

Details

EVENT INFORMATION:

 

SUMMER FAST ONE

 

DATE: 13 JANUARY 2019

 

START AND FINISH VENUE: RAND WATER

 

EVENT DISTANCES:

 

DISTANCE ONLINE ENTRY FEE LATE ENTRY FEE

 

70 KM R180.00 R220.00

 

40KM R140.00 R180.00

 

10KM R60.00 R80.00

 

3KM KIDDIES FREE FREE

 

START TIMES:

 

70 KM- 07:30

 

40KM-07:40

 

10KM-07:45

 

HONESTY SEEDING:

 

BATCH A

 

BATCH B

 

BATCH C

 

BATCH D

 

ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE:

 

11 JANUARY 2019- 09:00 AM

 

REGISTRATION:

 

RAND WATER GROUNDS

 

11 JANUARY 13:00 TO 16:00

 

ROUTE DESCRIPTION:

 

VERY FAST, MIXTURE OF JEEP AND SINGLE TRACK.

 

ROUTE MAPS : will be published when available

 

Cut-off times:

 

N/A

 

Prize giving:

 

As soon as it is available

 

TROPHIES TO ALL FINISHERS!
ORGANISING COMPANY DETAILS:

 

events@spectrumsport.co.za

 

Cell No: 0825576884

 

RACE ORGANISER:

 

Louis Harmse

 

Cell No: 0825576884

 

PHOTOGRAPHER FOR RACE:

 

HENNIE DU PLESSIS:

 

E MAIL: hennie@presentmoments.co.za

 

https://www.presentmoments.co.za/copy-of-lifestyle-photography-1

Escapee.., Nov 15 2018 01:55

Always a lekker day out

 

Will def be there

NotSoBigBen, Nov 15 2018 05:26

Always a lekker day out

Will def be there

One day I may even get the nod and a hello?

mtbDobby, Jan 08 2019 01:02

is there route profile anywhere? waterpoints?

sidbwe, Jan 08 2019 01:28

One of my fav races, definately there

 

Wonder how muddy it is this time around

Escapee.., Jan 08 2019 01:38

One of my fav races, definately there

 

Wonder how muddy it is this time around

 

Plenty of rain last weekend but hopefully it dries out a bit towards Sunday.

 

Only really the one part next to the river that gets very muddy. I dont think they will go that way if its that wet again

 

Pic from 2017

 

20170115_091735-01.jpeg

Sidersky, Jan 08 2019 02:22

Plenty of rain last weekend but hopefully it dries out a bit towards Sunday.

 

Only really the one part next to the river that gets very muddy. I dont think they will go that way if its that wet again

 

Pic from 2017

 

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Yikes.

TyronLab, Jan 09 2019 09:38

Entered as well. The 2018 Winter Fast One was my first race after 3 weeks of MTB ownership, so excited to go back and see the change in the race and (hopefully) the improvements I've made.

 

That mielieland section was muddy even in August last year, so can only image what it'll look like now after all this rain.

Face Plant, Jan 09 2019 09:52

Plenty of rain last weekend but hopefully it dries out a bit towards Sunday.

 

Only really the one part next to the river that gets very muddy. I dont think they will go that way if its that wet again

 

Pic from 2017

 

attachicon.gif20170115_091735-01.jpeg

That part of the route fondly referred to as the "black hole" has been cut out, We rode the route yesterday and it was surprisingly dry after all the rain we have had, as you mentioned, it is just the part in the photo that could potentially be muddy but hey its not a roadie race  :whistling:

 

Can anybody remember the route in 2014? There was a massive storm upstream from the route the day before the race, when the route inspection was done on the morning of the race all the water crossings were fine, about a hour into the race all that water from the previous day came down and flooded the water crossing taking all the bridges we put up with it... some of the riders had to wade across shoulder deep in the water, this and the turf around that area necessitated the route change to what it is today, chances are pretty good that there will be some water on the route but there shouldn't be any serious mud from what we saw yesterday

TyronLab, Jan 09 2019 09:56

Thanks for the info Face Plant. Any idea on water points and what they will have? I still remember the OBS from the first checkpoint. 

Face Plant, Jan 09 2019 09:57

is there route profile anywhere? waterpoints?

mtbDoddy, here is the route that also shows the waterpoints, unfortunately i dont have a route profile but i can tell you that its flat!! very flat!! 

 

40km & 70km Routes (2).jpg

Face Plant, Jan 09 2019 09:59

Thanks for the info Face Plant. Any idea on water points and what they will have? I still remember the OBS from the first checkpoint. 

TyronLab, i have just posted the route that shows the waterpoints, as usual the waterpoints will be well stocked with bananas, cookies, coke, juice, sweets, water etc

bluewhite, Jan 12 2019 09:55

Ah that’s good to hear I’ve just packed a bag with snacks bananas etc now I’ll leave it behind see you guys tomorrow

bluewhite, Jan 13 2019 11:47

Hizit

Just did the fast one in alberton. Got to the 2nd water point only to be told “no water” when I say no water I actually mean no liquid at all. Same at the 3rd . Then there was a mess with route markers cutting the race short. It seemed badly organized me . Anyone experience the same ?

Chris Newby-Fraser, Jan 13 2019 01:35

The 10km was only 8.5km. Not a big deal fod most but for little riders this is quite a big difference.
The event did seem to be under-funded. The entry fee was very reasonable and maybe did not meet all costs. This is no doubt a sign of the hard financial times that all are experiencing.
Until money comes back into the sport, event organisers may need to curtail their desire to provide wonderful routes for all classes and focus on providing a good experience for the majority?

BaGearA, Jan 13 2019 01:50

Every single year people complain about crappy races , with rising entry costs only to go do the same bloody race next year 

 

I've said this many times 

 

 

take your money and go ride some trails at A dedicated park or save up and do a trip 

 

I'm sorry your race was A bad experience but trust me its not going to get better 

Cotic, Jan 13 2019 01:59

I hear you.
Guys another thing experienced riders have learnt is to go prepared.
You go on a 120k ride with 2 bottles, do the same even on a 70.
I'm certain if you asked around 95%of people enjoyed the ride and it's a wonderful event/course to get novices into the sport

Patchelicious, Jan 13 2019 02:03

If you are stopping at water points you aren’t racing, you are riding 😉

Dexter-morgan, Jan 13 2019 02:04

If you talking about the MTB, I tool 1.5l in my camelback, only took potatoes from the table.

davevdm, Jan 13 2019 06:32

Results?

Face Plant, Jan 13 2019 06:33

Hizit

Just did the fast one in alberton. Got to the 2nd water point only to be told “no water” when I say no water I actually mean no liquid at all. Same at the 3rd . Then there was a mess with route markers cutting the race short. It seemed badly organized me . Anyone experience the same ?

Hi Bluewhite

 

We are extremely concerned to hear that the water tables ran out of water, this is never acceptable and is taken very seriously! The water tables let us know that their stock was low and we immediately sent replenishments, unfortunately it seems that it didn't make it to the tables in time and this lead to some riders not having water when they stopped there. All i can do is to apologize for the inconvenience, as mentioned, this is never acceptable and we will certainly ensure to stock the tables with more water in future. 

 

sorry that this put a damper on your event

Face Plant, Jan 13 2019 06:40

Results?

www.finishtime.co.za

Dexter-morgan, Jan 13 2019 07:11

As many said be self sufficient, the half banana and potatoes were nice, all in all, I enjoyed.

Ettas, Jan 13 2019 08:44

As many said be self sufficient, the half banana and potatoes were nice, all in all, I enjoyed.


If you pay for a race and they advertise water points there should be water at said water points. Plain and simple.

W@nna-BE, Jan 13 2019 09:47

Was a nice day out, first mtb race since the sani in 2017 so it was nice to back out there.
Missed a turn towards the end after the drag next to R59 with a few guys, we went back past the last water point and joined at the 40km split, seems a few guys did that . Distance seems a bit further but not by much.

scotty, Jan 14 2019 06:25

Hi Bluewhite

 

We are extremely concerned to hear that the water tables ran out of water, this is never acceptable and is taken very seriously! The water tables let us know that their stock was low and we immediately sent replenishments, unfortunately it seems that it didn't make it to the tables in time and this lead to some riders not having water when they stopped there. All i can do is to apologize for the inconvenience, as mentioned, this is never acceptable and we will certainly ensure to stock the tables with more water in future. 

 

sorry that this put a damper on your event

Good reply and one I would expect from a race organizer instead of HTFU and take your own, tell that also to all the riders before who also stopped. The last rider finished in just under 5 hours that's longer than the Pro's take in a an EPIC stage and they stop for refreshments. Not every one has hydration pack's (stigma of this aside) and 2 bottles cages