Jessop waits to outsprint Marais

Karkloof – The race for the overall line honours at the Sappi Karkloof Classic Trail Festival 60 km ultra-marathon ended in a thrilling sprint finish with Under 23 ace Julian Jessop bouncing back from a series of crashes to outwit Stuart Marais on the finish line. Jessop and Marais raced the entire race together with Pieter du Toit, and the crowd enjoying the 25th anniversary celebrations of this pioneering event were treated to a grand…

"Jessop waits to outsprint Marais"

Juniors star at karkloof Enduro

Karkloof – Juniors Kiera Duncan and Beanie Thies rocked the Sappi Karkloof Classic Trail Festival by winning the STIHL Karkloof Enduro men’s and women’s titles respectively. 17 year old Duncan, who lives a stones throw away from the Karkloof trails on which he won the title, was ecstatic to claim the overall honours, when he had been aiming for the junior laurels. “Conditions couldn’t have been any better, they were absolutely prime,” he enthused. “I…

"Juniors star at karkloof Enduro"

Jessop looking for the win

The Sappi Karkloof Classic Trail Festival continues to be one of the most prestigious one day marathon titles on the mountain biking calendar, and with two second place finishes in the last two years Julian Jessop is hoping to claim his first win at the race on Sunday, 27 May. Having been pipped at post by Brendon Davids and Max Knox in the past two years respectively, Jessop’s drive to win this year’s event is…

"Jessop looking for the win"