JASON Reed successfully defended his title in the 65km cycle category of the Twizza Longhill Challenge at Sunnyside at the weekend.
Reed finished in a time of 2.34.44, followed by Jason Peach in a time of 2.38.17 with third place going to Steven Venter (2.43.26).
The first local man in was David McEwan in a time of 2.47.40, with first in the veteran category Delarey du Plessis (3.03.17) and first in the Masters and Grand Masters (GM and M), Fjord Jordaan (2.56.54).
In the 40km cycle, Kenny Redgard of Komani claimed top honours (1.35.50), followed by another local, Bobby Lottering, in a time of 1.43.32 and third, Cameron Middleton (1.45.04). The first woman in was Susan van Gent (2.06.42), then Christine Lloyd (2.11.46) and third Karin Middleton (2.13.16). Not included in the first three places, but the first local woman in was Lauren Kilian (2.21.24), the first local man Giulio Del Fava (1.46.02), the first junior 15-18 Peter McCausland (2.11.05), the first lady vet Laurelle Deysel (2.24.04), the first man vet Charlie van Gent (1.51.44), first lady GM and M Annelize Riley (2.57.42) and first man GM and M William Leslie (1.47.57). In the 20km, the first three women over the finish line were Janet Boy (0.53.54), Marlene Stals (1.00.03) and Wendy Freeman (1.28.43) and the first three men, Christian Jacobs (00.46.45), Dylan Jacobs (00.48.33) and Peter Hodgskiss (00.50.08). In the 10km cycle event, Carla van Jaarsveld (0.43.21) was the first girl in, followed by Amy Hoffmann (0.43.21) and Melissa Redgard (0.48.26). The first boy was Phillip van Oosten (0.35.31), followed by Brett Hofmann (0.37.48) and Luke du Preez (0.39.34).
In the 10km run, Xoliswa Bici of Butterworth was the first woman to finish with Bridget Smith second. Sandile Tsholoba of Harriers was the first man, followed by Bulelani Mapetshala of Phakama Athletics Club with 16-year-old Asthandile Siqwayi, also of Phakama, third.
The event raised money for the town’s game reserve.