X-Day in South Africa
Stillwater Sports, the organisers of South Africa’s premier off-road triathlon the Fedhealth XTERRA, launch "X-DAY" at the picturesque Wildekrans Wine Estate.
The two day event granted XTERRA Warriors the unique opportunity to test and perfect their multisport prowess in the prelude to the 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA SA Season.
“We are extremely proud to introduce X-DAY to the XTERRA Community,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Unlike XTERRA, X-DAY won’t be a mass participation event, but rather a more intimate gathering of sporting enthusiasts looking to train at their own pace on a safe, ‘simulated’ XTERRA course. The ‘event’ will be self-timed with XTERRA Warriors starting and finishing at their own leisure. We invite all sport enthusiasts to enjoy a day out celebrating the sport of XTERRA at the magnificent Wildekrans Wine Estate.”
Four-time XTERRA World Champion, three time ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion and XTERRA SA Ambassador, Conrad Stoltz was on hand, riding and running the routes. Stoltz also offered guidance and advice to all X-DAY participants.
According to Stoltz, he participated in his first XTERRA race in 2001 in Richmond, Virginia. “It was the adventure, technical challenge and cool people that attracted me to the sport,” says Stoltz. “I enjoyed road triathlon and I was relatively good at it, but it was only after I’d discovered XTERRA (ten years after turning pro) that I’d really found my calling. I’d recommend this sport to newcomers because it’s outside in nature, it’s exciting, challenging, well rounded, the people are cool and there are many great places that you can visit to take part in an XTERRA.”
“I think X-DAY is a fantastic idea,” continues Stoltz. “It’s basically a training camp that is open to everyone. It’s a great way to learn the tricks of the trade from an old hand. I’m really honoured to be an XTERRA ambassador. I’d like to inspire people of all abilities to ‘live more’. Loving sport and the outdoors is a very important part of my life, which I’d like to share with my children and hopefully the people I reach as an ambassador.”
For further information or to enter the Fedhealth XTERRA Buffelspoort, Nelson Mandela Bay or Grabouw visit www.stillwatersports.com.