Debuting at the Pezula Field Of Dreams (Knysna) on Wednesday, 09 July 2014, the exciting PUMA Nightcat Dash saw adventure enthusiasts sprinting up and then back down one of the infamously steep hills at the Pezula Private Estate.  Ettiene Plaatjies and Liandi Van Der Westhuizen were the athletes to beat in the men’s and women’s race respectively.

PUMA Nightcat Dash participants needed to complete a 1,5km run (+- 750m up the hill and +- 750m down the hill).  The race took place in heats, with the fastest runners advancing to the semi-finals.

Ettiene Plaatjies (Oudtshoorn) was victorious in the men’s race completing the 1,5km run in a mind-blowing time of 04minutes17seconds.  “The race was very easy for me.  The first couple of heats were run at a steady pace, while the final heat was much faster.  I wasn’t worried though, as I knew I’d catch the guys on the hills.  I enjoyed everything about the event and would definitely recommend it to others,” says Plaatjies.  Antoine Van Heerden came in second, while Francois Maquassa finished third.

Liandi Van Der Westhuizen (Durbanville) claimed victory in the women’s race in a lightning fast time of 05minutes34seconds.  According to Van Der Westhuizen, the PUMA Nightcat Dash is unique.  “Taking place in the evening, the PUMA Nightcat Dash was a lot of fun.  I’d recommend it to anyone that enjoys adventure.  It is very adventurous”.  Cameron Riddle came in second, while Michelle Haines finished third.

The 2014 PUMA Nightcat Dash was staged by Stillwater Sport & Entertainment, organisers of the TOTALSPORTS XTERRA presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT.


Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:00 Pezula Private Estate, Field of Dreams (Knysna) Totalsports XTERRA Lite
  12:30 Pezula Private Estate, Field of Dreams (Knysna) Totalsports XTERRA Full
  19:00 Cruise Café, Waterfront Drive (Knysna) XTERRA Party
  20:30 Cruise Café, Waterfront Drive (Knysna) macstanley

Featuring an exciting run/bike format, each entrant will receive an awesome goodie bag, while medals will be awarded to all finishers!

Totalsports XTERRA Lite and Full entrants can look forward to stocking up on energy at the much loved Bokomo Breakfast Zone the morning of the XTERRA at Pezula Field of Dreams, while tired Warriors can regain their strength in the REHIDRAT® Zone, or spend time with family and friends in the Fedhealth Family Zone and the ISUZU Chill Zone.

All Totalsports XTERRA Pezula entrants will receive one double ticket to the XTERRA Party brought to you by Windhoek.  Tickets need to be collected from Race Office on race day

LATE ENTRIES will be accepted on the day at the Race Venue.

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Issued by:                                     NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of:                               STILLWATER SPORT & ENTERTAINMENT

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