Hollard JUMA 2019

Sunday, 25 August 2019
GautengUrban Sports - Marks Park Sports Club

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The HollardJUMA is Jozi's most exciting urban mountain biking adventure, starting & ending at Marks Park, Emmarentia on 25 August 2019. The event offers a 22km, a 54km and a 72km Punisher route, for those who dare.

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Urban Sports - Marks Park Sports Club, Gauteng
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coppi, May 09 2019 01:48

Did it once 2 years ago, got the T-shirt...............not again, thanks !

Adr!@n, May 09 2019 02:00

Anyone know how the crowds are in the 72km race? I remember the 50km race was an absolute zoo at every obstacle a couple of years ago, is it any better in the longer race?

 

I'm asking because I don't really enter many races like these and will probably start in later groups, but if it's going to be a traffic jam from start to finish I might reconsider.

LongDonkey, May 09 2019 02:04

If they did the same as last year, the 72 km guys do a loop around the graveyard before going down the spruit. After the 72 km batch started, the 50 km batches headed straight down the spruit. Therefore doing the 72 km will put you STRAIGHT into the soup of the slow spruit riders as soon as you clear the botanical gardens. The 72 km guys caught me (50 km option) going up the climb from the spruit to the Sandton Police station. Motorbike leading the 72 km leaders group informed us they were coming.

I FLY, May 09 2019 02:11

If they did the same as last year, the 72 km guys do a loop around the graveyard before going down the spruit. After the 72 km batch started, the 50 km batches headed straight down the spruit. Therefore doing the 72 km will put you STRAIGHT into the soup of the slow spruit riders as soon as you clear the botanical gardens. The 72 km guys caught me (50 km option) going up the climb from the spruit to the Sandton Police station. Motorbike leading the 72 km leaders group informed us they were coming.

I did the 72km race last year thinking that I would be ahead of the masses. Instead , as you pointed out, I was even further behind the masses.

 

So I will do the 50km as my wife missed out last year because of an injury and she wants to ride this year

Adr!@n, May 09 2019 04:05

I did the 72km race last year thinking that I would be ahead of the masses. Instead , as you pointed out, I was even further behind the masses.

 

So I will do the 50km as my wife missed out last year because of an injury and she wants to ride this year

 

Ah, that's a shame. I did this race a couple of years ago and started before the masses. I have done only 1 race (K2C) since and I'm not sure where I'd start if I did the 50km, so not sure entering is even worth it.

Ossie NL, May 09 2019 07:28

Ah, that's a shame. I did this race a couple of years ago and started before the masses. I have done only 1 race (K2C) since and I'm not sure where I'd start if I did the 50km, so not sure entering is even worth it.


If you have not raced in a long time you'll be with the back batches no matter which event you enter

nathrix ® ©™, May 09 2019 07:46

I’ll be there 👏👏👏👏

eddy, May 09 2019 08:03

I’ll be there

 

 

Double thumbs up !!!!

Letum911, May 10 2019 07:11

Had a blast last year. If memory serves there was only two bottlenecks where we stopped. Not the end of the world but this is IMO not a race unless you are in A or B batch, the rest is a ride and an experience. 

NotSoBigBen, Aug 20 2019 06:51

My first time ... Some of those sections looked a bit above my skill level but hey lets go see!

Who else will be there?

CraigCCW, Aug 20 2019 06:54

Got an entry for the 54km if anyone is interested

Darko, Aug 21 2019 07:40

My first time ... Some of those sections looked a bit above my skill level but hey lets go see!

Who else will be there?

 

Wanted to grab an entry online but see they are closed. Will most likely enter on the day for the 20km! 

Foxy_Roxy, Aug 21 2019 11:35

All you licensed riders, beware... And their attitude towards this is horrendous!

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F.Haasbroek, Aug 22 2019 11:18

Got an entry for the 54km if anyone is interested

Hi Craig, is the entry still available? 

Trevor Du Toit, Aug 23 2019 10:23

Hi Craig, is the entry still available? 

I've got an entry, unfortunately I can't ride.

Entered 72Km, but can substitute to another distance.

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RocknRolla, Aug 23 2019 11:21

All you licensed riders, beware... And their attitude towards this is horrendous!

 

Not sure what your expectation is?

 

It is very clear what CSA/UCI stand is towards licensed riders partaking in non-licensed events. You even posted the link.

 

Do you want JUMA to be apologetic? They decided not to involve CSA (I can't blame them) and it is your choice to participate, with the risk of receiving a ban/fine, or not.

 

Move along, Juma owes nothing here.

cat-i, Aug 23 2019 11:41

My first time ... Some of those sections looked a bit above my skill level but hey lets go see!

Who else will be there?

 

Entered the 72. Hoping to have some legs left after the 12k run tomorrow.

Looking forward to seeing what this is about.

Foxy_Roxy, Aug 23 2019 07:40

Not sure what your expectation is?

 

It is very clear what CSA/UCI stand is towards licensed riders partaking in non-licensed events. You even posted the link.

 

Do you want JUMA to be apologetic? They decided not to involve CSA (I can't blame them) and it is your choice to participate, with the risk of receiving a ban/fine, or not.

 

Move along, Juma owes nothing here.

 

It is not always clear if a race is sanctioned or not. Some sanctioned races never end up on the CSA website and races don't always state whether they are sanctioned (USN races etc). We entered because we expected that the JUMA would be sanctioned just like last year. I am still quite unexperienced with regards to the licensing etc so a lesson was learned to always check with the organisers first if it is not stated in their race details. JUMA did not state anything about CSA (just like many other races, even the sanctioned ones).

 

What I expected from them was to deal with this in a more professional manner. A friend and I entered and paid a few weeks ago. After realising that JUMA might not be sanctioned I asked them in an email (the online chats above was not me) if they were and if they could remove our results from the list after we raced. I got a short snotty answer without much help at all.

MudLark, Aug 24 2019 07:24

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Fjp1980, Aug 24 2019 08:03

Hi mates... if any one has a entry my mate is looking. Pls pm me. 72km pref

MudLark, Aug 25 2019 04:19

Sho. That was interesting. Not sorry I did it but don't see myself doing it again. Just a bit too much drain diving and porterage for my likes. But the ramps were great!

The fact that I slashed my rear tyre on some glass in the first long watercourse at about the 30km mark didn't help. Tube and DIY gaiter gave me another 14km. Second tube got me to within 2km of the finish line. So I ended up walking the last bit.

The best part? The other cyclists who were so incredibly friendly and helpful!

Ossie NL, Aug 25 2019 06:04

Lekka event...had a great ride

Zeffer, Aug 25 2019 08:26

What a great event once again but...........

 

I noted at least 4 major features removed this year including the floating bridge.

 

That was very very disappointing convincing my 15 years old to ride 52 kms then no bridge.

 

Probably due to declining entries. 

 

Its a fine balance.... enter next year?

the_bob, Aug 26 2019 08:06

Very interesting ride for sure. The 700 meter tunnel was something to experience.

Any idea what happened to the gent who crashed in the "canals" near Grayston off-ramp? He looked pretty banged up

Red Robin, Aug 26 2019 08:09

I enjoyed it. Well organised and nice area afterwards. I was also pretty disappointed to not do the floating bridge this year as I enjoyed that bit last year.

 

I will take  the children next year as I didn't realise there was a 10km option.  Truth if it wasn't for that I don't know if I would go just for myself again but the children will enjoy it.