Friday, October 25, 2019

South Africa: Lormar endurance ride - Full Article

25 October 2019
Race Report made with the assistance of Carmen du Preez

Fairview Farm, Middelburg, Eastern-Cape South Africa. Friday 18 and Saturday 19 October 2019. Karoo club hosted the legendary Lormar Eudurance Ride and 95 participants were challenged by abnormally hot weather and drought conditions making the road surfaces particularly hard and stoney.

Riders were forced to be more vigilant and careful as the course was flat but had many surface changes and turns.
Samson Mjika on Perdeberg Blue Domino owned by Danie Louw skilfully grabbed the win on the FEI 160 Standard weight category. Grabbing best conditioned and Best of the Best award. Sunette Burnette on Celine close on his heals at the end recovered smoothly after a close call with a fall near the finish. Only 6 of the 13 160 km starters finished the race...

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