Marais defends his Eston title

Stuart Marais continued his stellar season by retaining his title at the Illovo Eston MTB Challenge, as lady luck deserted his nearest challenger Andrew Hill once again. Marais and Hill quickly put themselves head-and-shoulders above the rest of the strong elite field and raced away to a massive early lead. They slugged it out on the tough climbs, and Marais just managed to out-muscle Hill to take the King Of The Mountain hotspot. With a…

"Marais defends his Eston title"

Eston set for exciting battles

The 16th edition of the Illovo Eston MTB Challenge will see hundreds of excited mountain bikers and trail runners gather at the Eston Farmers Club for an exciting morning of competition on Sunday. The 60km marathon is seen by many of the country‚Äôs finest marathon riders as one of the premier events on the MTB calendar and one of the most sought after titles to win. Following a number of end sprints over the past…

"Eston set for exciting battles"

Tight battle for ROAG Series

AS Julian Jessop finally seems to be imposing his grip on the men’s Quattro ROAG Series MTB log, the tight and tense battle for the women’s honours continues to get more intriguing with each event. After Sunday’s Illovo Eston MTB Marathon there are just two events remaining in the lucrative Quattro ROAG MTB and Trail Running Series and while the men’s MTB is starting to look settled, the women’s battle between Christie-Leigh Hearder and Andrea…

"Tight battle for ROAG Series"

Elusive Eston title motivating Hill

Eston – One of the perennial pacesetters of the KwaZulu-Natal mountain bike elite racing scene, Andrew Hill, will set his sights on the elusive Illovo Eston MTB Challenge title this weekend, a title that somehow has eluded him over the years. Hill has won almost every elite race on the local calendar, and comes into the race after a solid season that includes a good win at the recent Sappi Scottburgh MTB Race and some…

"Elusive Eston title motivating Hill"