Tips for Duesouth XTERRA Knysna
by Deon Braun
First thing you should know is that it’s the only XTERRA in South Africa without a swim. The usual format is swim-MTB-run. Knysna’s event is run-MTB-run.
The transition on the sublimely-named Field of Dreams is on the lee-side of the hill but it can get cold if the wind is pumping.
1. Team up. Even if you’re not a multisporter or particularly fit, a team is a perfect way to become part of the action.
2. Two choices. There’s a shorter event which starts early if you want to do other activities in the afternoon. Just don’t miss XTERRA – it’s a wonderful event.
3. Get there early. Or face a long walk from the top. Parking is at a premium at this venue.
4. Bring a wallet. There’s always great food and drink to buy. The organisers put in a lot of effort to create a homely atmosphere.
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