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17 March 2017

This past weekend, 11-12 March 2017, saw Emerald Resort and Casino in Vanderbijlpark play host to Race #2 of the Toyota Warrior Race, powered by Reebok. The return of the Warrior Race to the heart of the Vaal Triangle attracted over 4000 obstacle course racers looking to tackle the infamous Warrior Race known for its well-built obstacles and multiple race formats.

Black Ops Elite Menís Podium; Thomas van Tonder (local from Hartbeespoort), Claude Eksteen, and Louis Smit.
Black Ops Elite Men’s Podium; Thomas van Tonder (local from Hartbeespoort), Claude Eksteen, and Louis Smit.

Jeep Team athlete and Top 3 2016 SA OCR Champion, Carina Marx, finished 2nd in Ladies Reebok Sprint on the Saturday, and in the Mixed Team, she raced with Jeep Team SA mates, Thomas van Tonder and Joshua Masudi, finishing 2nd overall.

Sunday saw the tough, world-OCR-benchmark race, Black Ops Elite, featuring some 30 obstacles over 17km, designed to challenge South Africa’s top OCR athletes in thirty different ways from endurance, strength and agility, to upper body strength, and carrying and dragging heavy objects for set distances.

Hank McGregor, Race 10 FNB Surfski Series, Photo: Anthony Grote- Gameplan Media. Friday, 10 March 2017, saw the 2017 FNB Surfski Series come to an exciting end with the Varsity College Surfski Challenge and the Varsity College SA Schools Championships taking place at the Marine Surf Lifesaving Club at Addington Beach. Multiple SA Surfski Champion and Jeep Team paddler, Hank McGregor, claimed an impressive seventh win of the 2017 series. McGregor narrowly beat Kenny Rice to the post, while Matt Bouman rounded out the podium in third.
Hank McGregor, Race 10 FNB Surfski Series, Photo: Anthony Grote- Gameplan Media.
Friday, 10 March 2017, saw the 2017 FNB Surfski Series come to an exciting end with the Varsity College Surfski Challenge and the Varsity College SA Schools Championships taking place at the Marine Surf Lifesaving Club at Addington Beach. Multiple SA Surfski Champion and Jeep Team paddler, Hank McGregor, claimed an impressive seventh win of the 2017 series. McGregor narrowly beat Kenny Rice to the post, while Matt Bouman rounded out the podium in third.

Jeep Team OCR athlete and 2016 SA OCR Men’s Champion, Thomas van Tonder from Hartbeespoort, finished 2nd in the Black Ops Elite race in 01:30:08, behind eventual winner, Claude Eksteen in 01:29:02, with Louis Smit rounding off the podium in 01:30:43.

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