Strong competition at Spur Schools MTB nationals

Gunther Katzke, Armand Cronjé, Sheldon Muller, Janke Joubert, Jodi Spaumer and Annalene Rood.

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Gunther Katzke, Armand Cronjé, Sheldon Muller, Janke Joubert, Jodi Spaumer and Annalene Rood.


Merensky High School’s mountain bikers participated in the national Spur Schools XCO event at Bekker High School in Magaliesburg on 5 and 6 October. All nine provinces, with Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia were present.

In the midst of strong competition, the Plasies approached the especially technical route, with many loose stones and short slopes. Between 70 and 85 participants entered the boys’ categories, while between 40 and 50 cyclists participated in each girl category.

Over the two days, Merensky cyclists took the following places: Sheldon Muller (47 and 41), Armand Cronjé (38 and 33), Gunther Katzke (16 and 15), Jodi Spaumer (34 and 29), Annalene Rood (27 and 21) and Janke Joubert (11 and 7).