After the huge success of the recent inaugural Cannondale GR 300, and a great demand for more of the same great MTB -the inaugural Seriously Strong 200 was born. This was a three day event, where mountain biking enthusiasts cycled 200km of the most beautiful terrain around Knysna.
Oakhill students, being part of the President’s Award, offered their services in this great event at the two water points each day. They were involved with filling water bottles, washing bikes, serving drinks, potatoes, sweets and muffins. The vibe that the Oakhill students brought was fantastic. They were very encouraging, helpful and friendly and I am sure that this contributed to all the participants finishing the race.
Some comments and feedback from the water stations:
“Incredible water tables!”; ”Just want to start off and say thank you for an amazing event – the route, food, friendliness, water tables!”; “Great water tables!”
On day 3, the Oakhill Adventure Racers were allowed to participate. They arrived motivated. They all did exceptionally well, with Harry Maarsingh being the second rider to cross the finish line. The Seriously Strong (and hot) team of Mr Pryke and Mr Langman finished the race in 15:50:45 .
Well done to all Oakhill students who were apart of this event. You have once again proved that you bring joy to everything that you participate in.
Reporter : Kyle Langman