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Athletes defend their titles for second year in a row at 31st Freshpak Fitness Festival

6 October 2017: Two athletes defended their 2016 winning titles successfully in this year’s Freshpak Fitness Festival on Saturday 30 September 2017 in Clanwilliam, one of the Western Cape’s most longstanding, popular multi-sport events.

Nicholas Quenet won the title of 2017 Freshpak Fitness Festival Triathlon champion for the second year in row in a time of 01:04:04 while Dennis Lamminga (01:03:44) secured the number one spot for the Biathlon, also for a second year in a row. Jonathan Hartzenberg claimed first place in the Duathlon (01:09:06). Linda Detering won the women’s Triathlon event in a time of 01:21:06 whereas the women’s Biathlon event was won by Martle Vosloo in a time of 01:09:55. Christelle Hattingh took first place in the women’s Duathlon (01:16:02).  Rudolph Visser won the 1.5km open water swim in a time of 00:19:54 while Caylan Bromley was the first woman (00:21:47). The 3km swim was won by Dylan Wright (00:38:23) and Alexandra Quenet finished in a time of 00:41:05 in the women’s event.

Seasoned and social athletes along with enthusiastic spectators, were rewarded with glorious weather and breathtaking views of the rugged Cederberg landscapes overlooking the Clanwilliam Dam.  Given that the dam was at its lowest level in the event’s history, served to reinforce the harsh reality of the drought with the athletes and spectators.

The various events included a 1.5km or 3km long swim, duathlon (5km run/20km cycle/2.5km run), biathlon (5km run/20km cycle) and a triathlon (800m swim/20km cycle/5km run) where participants competed individually or as part of a team. Younger kids also competed in the FitKids challenge (1km run, 200m swim, 1km run) and the Run for Fun (1km).

A percentage of the proceeds raised from entry fees will be donated to CANSA’s local branch that serves the West Coast region. Rooibos, which is grown only in the Cederberg, has antioxidant properties that fight cancer effectively and form part of a healthy lifestyle.

For results and times of the various events, visit https://www.entryninja.com/results/event/19102 and visit us on  Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FreshpakFitnessFestival), Twitter (https://twitter.com/FreshpakFitFest) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/freshpakfitnessfestival).

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