Van Huyssteen Gunning For Hat Trick Win At Xterra Buffelsport

Reigning women’s champion Carla Van Huyssteen has her heart set on a hat trick win at the TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Buffelspoort presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT which will take place at the picturesque Buffelspoort Dam (North West Province) on Saturday, 26 January 2013.

According to Van Huyssteen, the Totalsports XTERRA Buffelspoort routes are really tough.

“The heat experienced on the day together with the altitude and the loose rocky climbs make the bike discipline very technical. Having to overcome various obstacles on the run, you are left with very little rhythm, but that is what makes XTERRA unique. It’s not only the super fast competitors that stand a chance to win, as there is a technical element that can either make or break you. My favourite part of XTERRA Buffelspoort is climbing the damn wall, no pun intended”, laughs Van Huyssteen.

The new XTERRA SA kid on the block is Bradley Weiss. Rated by Dan Hugo as the up and coming warrior to look out for, Weiss will make his Buffelspoort debut on Saturday.

“I’ve competed at XTERRA Grabouw three times, once in the XTERRA Lite and twice in the XTERRA Full. I have also competed in three international XTERRA events. The first was in Pelham, Alabama USA where I competed in the ITU Cross Triathlon U23 Elite World Championships which I won in May 2012. I then followed the XTERRA US Tour competing in two more XTERRA events, one in Richmond Virginia and one in Beaver Creek, Colorado. I have competed in many international events, but they do not come close to XTERRA SA events. The phenomenal organisation and professionalism with which these events are run is second to none. For as long as I continue competing at XTERRA events, I will be sure never to miss our local Totalsports XTERRA races”, says Weiss.

Other top XTERRA Warriors to look out for on the day will include Conrad Stoltz, Dan Hugo and Stuart Marais.


The 2013 event will see the TOTALSPORTS XTERRA FULL and the TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Lite be split over two days, Saturday 26 January and Sunday, 27 January respectively.  Trail Runners will be pleased to hear that they can now join in on the fun with the introduction of the 6km and 12km New Balance Trail Run presented by ISUZU on the Sunday.

Date:                               Saturday, 26 January 2013

Venue:                           Buffelspoort Dam, North West Province

Event Format:             TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Full:  1.5km swim, 26.5km mountain bike and 12km trail run

Start:                               08:30

Date:                              Sunday, 27 January 2013

Venue:                          Buffelspoort Dam, North West Province

Event Format:             6km and 12km New Balance Trail Run presented by ISUZU

Start:                               07:00

Event Format:             TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Lite:  400m swim, 17km mountain bike and 6km trail run

Start:                               09:00

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