PAUL ROOS | BESTMED XCO INTER-SCHOOLS INVITATIONAL RACE 2016

Paul Roos Gymnasium promotes the sport of Mountain Biking to its learners by appreciating our natural beauty by means of healthy exercise, determined competition and the building character and relationships.

This is our way to express the above in a fun relay and to bring this mentioned characteristic together.  The choice of track options would underline the emphasis of the event – to enhance the competitive environment of juniors, and to test them to true international standards.  Cycling is an individual, professional or family sport and Bestmed believes in encouraging all people to be more active and enjoy what cycling has to offer. Our sponsorship of such a race is one way in which we hope to make a big difference in opening up the sport to enthusiasts of every level.

RACE INFORMATION & ENTRIES

Date

Saturday 24 September 2016

Venue

Coetzenberg Sport Field – (click here to view venue on Google Maps)

Time

07:30 to 16:30

RELAY RACE (OPEN FOR PUBLIC ENTRIES!)

DOWNLOAD: To enter the relay race please complete THIS FORM and email it back to info@prgmtb.co.za.
Registration will take place at the venue on Friday, 23 September from 14:00-17:00
DOWNLOAD: Please familiarise yourself with the event rules and regulations.
For general inquiries please contact 079 194 8833
Prize giving will commence once all races are completed.

  • Relay teams consists of 4 members and can be as an all-male, all-female or a mixed team.
  • Relay routes will follow the same general course as the xco event but will be slightly longer and the technical domains will be closed.
  • The top teams will receive prizes and lucky draws will be presented randomly.

INTER-SCHOOLS INVITATIONAL RACE (SCHOOL TEAMS – BY INVITATION ONLY)

This is a Schools team event where junior athletes compete individually, albeit the result would be determined as that of the combined effort of the whole team.  Schools can pick a team of up to 15 riders with the first 5 riders` results determining the outcome of their school`s effort.  The best individual result of each school counts double the score.

RACE DAY START TIMES

RACE DAY COURSES

The races will consist of two routes – a relay race and cross-country race, on the foothills of Stellenbosch Mountain, with a combination of single track and jeep track.  Please click on the route maps, elevation profiles below or download the Google Earth KMZ files.

RELAY RACE Download the Relay race kmz file here.

The relay race will consist of 4 laps of 7.5km each (total 30km) with an elevation gain of 290m per lap (1160 elevation).

CROSS COUNTRY RACE Download the XCO race kmz file here.

The schools xco race will be made up of between 3 or 5 laps of 5km each with an elevation gain of 220m per lap depending on the age group participating.

BestMed is one of the top healthcare providers in South Africa with over 50 years of experience and is still setting the pace amongst medical aid schemes with respect to healthcare standards. Currently ranked fifth in the industry, BestMed continue providing their members with the same excellent service and outstanding client care they have grown accustomed to.  When compared to other medical schemes BestMed offers better value for money.  Being self-administered, BestMed has more freedom to negotiate for better benefits and services for all our members and constantly strive to exceed expectations. This can only be done by implementing our core values, compassion, loyalty, care, warmth and accountability. As a non-profit scheme, we believe in putting members before profit. It is our small way of giving something back to the community.