Radio personality signs up for two sporting challenges

Seen here:  Jeremy Harris in action at the 2016 Fedhealth XTERRA Lite in Grabouw.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo

South African Radio Personality, Jerry Harris will start his year on a fit note in Grabouw by taking part in both the Sanlam Cape Mile on Sunday, 19 February 2017 and the Fedhealth XTERRA Lite on Sunday, 26 February 2017.

According to Harris, he really enjoyed his first Sanlam Cape Mile in 2016.  “I promised myself that I’d be back as I have to improve on my very slow time,” laughs Harris.  “I was nervous to compete in 2016 as I’d never taken part in an event such as the Cape Mile.  The nerves subsided rather quickly though as the event was well organised and the other swimmers were very friendly.  The vibe on the day was great.  The Sanlam Cape Mile definitely is a family event.  I loved it.  My goal this year is firstly to improve on my 2016 time and secondly just to have fun.”

Harris admits to having unfinished business with the XTERRA Grabouw which will take place at the same venue the very next week.  “I was caught a little off-guard by the XTERRA Lite last year,” continues Harris.  “Although it was tougher than expected and with improper training, I still managed to finish.  This year I know what to expect and I want to deliver an improved performance.  Mental toughness definitely comes to the forefront in this event.  I really enjoy that.  It’s also a physical challenge and it feels great to cross the finish line.  Speedo has been amazing in their support of me and my training and preparation for various events, especially for XTERRA.  I’m not expecting to debut any new gear at these two events, but watch this space.  Speedo may surprise us all!”


Sanlam Cape Mile / Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape)

Date: Sunday, 19 February 2017
Venue:  Eikenhof Dam, Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape)
Distances:  500m and/or 1 mile (1.6km)

Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw / Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape)

Date: Event:
Friday, 24 February 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA Kids
  6-8 years (60m Swim, 2km MTB, 600m Trail Run)
  9-11 years (100m Swim, 3km MTB, 1.5km Trail Run)
  12-15 years (250m Swim, 5km MTB, 2.5km Trail Run)
Saturday, 25 February 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA Full:  1.5km swim, 28km MTB, 12.5km trail run
Sunday, 26 February 2017 XTERRA Trail Run:  12.5km and 5km
Sunday, 26 February 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA Lite:  400m swim, 12.5km MTB, 5km trail run

Follow us on Twitter:  @CapeMile / @XTERRASA

Like our Facebook page:  Cape Mile / XTERRA South Africa

For further information or to enter the Sanlam Cape Mile and/or the Fedhealth XTERRA Buffelspoort, Nelson Mandela Bay or Grabouw contact 082 991 0045 or email


Issued by:                           NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of:                     STILLWATER SPORTS

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