Seen here: Phillimon Sebona in action during the 2017 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.
Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg
Returning to the ATKV Buffelspoort on Saturday, 01 June 2019 Phillimon Sebona has set his sights on a second FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic title!
Sebona got his first taste of victory at this event in 2017 when he conquered the Monster (Marathon / +-65km) in a deserving time of 03 hours 06 minutes 10 seconds.
“The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic is a one day event that can seriously test your limits,” says Sebona. “The Monster’s route is very challenging especially the first 10km into the race with sand and hard climbing on loose rocks. Claiming gold at the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic in 2017 has had a positive effect on my mountain biking career. It was definitely my biggest win and as a result it’s become a must do event for me. ”
“I would like to win again,” confirms Sebona. “So I will be coming back stronger than before and will work extremely hard to win. The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic is an awesome event. My advice to newcomers is to keep your own pace and do not make the mistake of going hard from the start.”
EVENT INFORMATION: FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic
|Date:||Saturday, 01 June 2019|
|Distances & Entry Fee:||Marathon / +-65km / R430.00|
|Half Marathon / +-33km / R325.00|
|Fun Ride / +-15km / R200.00|
|Kids Event / 2.5km / R100.00 / Kids 6 years and older|
The first 1000 mountain bikers to enter (and pay – Marathon/Half Marathon/Fun Ride) will receive an official event t-shirt. All event finishers will receive a medal (Kids Event included).
EVENT INFORMATION: FNB Platinum Trail Run
|Date:||Sunday, 02 June 2019|
|Venue (start & finish):||ATKV Buffelspoort|
|Distances & Entry Fee:||Long / +-24km / R340.00|
|Medium / +-12km / R240.00|
|Short / +-8km / R150.00|
|Kids Event / 2.5km / R100.00 / Kids 9 years and older|
The first 1000 trail runners to enter (and pay – Long/Medium/Short) will receive an official event t-shirt. All event finishers will receive a medal (Kids Event included).
About the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run:
FNB is proud to once again be the title sponsor of the annual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run.
This sponsorship forms part of FNB’s ongoing strategy to support local and community events that focus on healthy lifestyle activities and family involvement. We pride ourselves in creating memorable experiences that exceed expectation, for all participants and spectators along with their families with the aim of creating enduring rewarding relationships
Issued by: NEWSPORT MEDIA
On behalf of: STILLWATER SPORTS