Review of 94.7 Telkom Cycle Challenge - 19 November 2017

Sport Cycle Race
Event 94.7 Telkom Cycle Challenge
Date 19 November 2017
Where Johannesburg, South Africa
Distance 94.7 Km
Finishing Time 04:19:00
Race Number 23354
Result 10638/19955
Top % 53%
Pace 2:44 m/km
Speed 21.94 km/h
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My experience at the event:

In a year when I turned 40 and  I basically stopped doing as much sport as I used to (I'm down to running, winter excluded, and my usual football), while trying to find a balance between life and work, I was looking forward for the two last races of the year: the classic 94.7 Cycle Challenge and the Tough One a week later.

With my usual bro-in-law Curtis ready to start with me for the 9th consecutive year, we decided to simply take it easy and finish without too many complications. And this exactly what happened. On a course that starts slow, climbs steadily until the mid mark (with a great section on the Kyalami GP track) and then speeds up until the last 3 crazy hills at the end (KOM, Steyn and arrival), we took our time, and enjoyed the 4 hours plus of discomfort on our asses, after being off the road bike since basically the last 94.7 in 2016...

At the end Curtis gave up only in the last 5 km, after the KOM, and finished 5 minutes behind me, but a good lunch at Hooters helped us feeling much better!

Usual stats from my Garmin: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2339749953

And now some pictures:
Early start at the race Ready under the sun Hills? No problem With Curtis on the Nelson Mandela Bridge Last effort Our 9th medal Done it again! Usual feat at Hooters! Back to sports