Sebona ready for title defence at FNB Magalies Monster

Seen here:  Philimon Sebona in action during the 2017 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic. 

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

North West Province – Philimon Sebona is hoping for a successful title defence at the 16th annual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic at the ATKV Buffelspoort on Saturday, 02 June 2018.

Making his debut in 2017, Sebona conquered the 70km Monster in an impressive time of 03 hours 06 minutes 10 seconds.

According to Sebona, the race was very tough with extremely strong competition.  “In the end everything worked out in my favour.  Crossing the finish line in the top positon was a definite highlight.  Not only is the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic a great race, it also prepares you for future plans. It gives you the fantastic opportunity to test yourself.  This year my goal is to better my time.”

“I would certainly recommend this race to other mountain bikers,” continues Sebona.  “It is one of the best, well-organized one-day races.  It’s amongst the best races to test your strength and skill.  It challenges you, it’s exhilarating and it’s truly a monster.  The best advice that I can give to newcomers is to have a solid breakfast before the race to fuel the body.  Conserve your energy for the climbs and do not “overcook” from the start.  Take good care of your bike especially on the down hills where you will need to negotiate loose rocks.  It can be quite dangerous.  Most importantly, have loads of fun.”

EVENT INFORMATIONFNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic

Date: Saturday, 02 June 2018
Venue: ATKV Buffelspoort
Distances, cost & start time: +-70km / R400 / 08:00
+-35km / R300 / 09:00
+-15km / R175 / 09:30

WIN with SPECIALIZEDTwo lucky FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic riders will take home a whopping R10 000 Specialized voucher and an entry into the 2-day 2018 Origin of Trails MTB Experience compliments of the event’s bicycle partner. The Specialized Lucky Draw will take place during prize giving on Saturday, 02 June 2018.

WIN an all-expenses paid trip to take on the 2-day Origin of Trails MTB ExperienceOne lucky FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic entrant will secure an all-expenses paid trip (valued at R15 000) for two to Stellenbosch where he/she will take part in the 6th annual 2-day Origin of Trails MTB Experience on Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 November 2018.

To qualify for either of these awesome prizes, contestants need to have taken part in the 2018 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and they need to be present during prize giving to collect their prize.

EVENT INFORMATIONFNB Platinum Trail Run

Trail runners are invited to share in the fun by taking on the FNB Platinum Trail Run the day after the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.

Date: Sunday, 03 June 2018
Venue (start & finish): ATKV Buffelspoort
Distances, cost & start time: +-24km /R330 / 07:30
+-12km /R220 /07:45
+-8km / R140 /08:00

For a sneak peek at what to expect watch our Teaser Video:  https://youtu.be/VSin5muSl4U

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For more information on the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic or FNB Platinum Trail Run contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email entries@stillwatersports.com

About the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run:

FNB Business and FNB Private Wealth are 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 a healthy lifestyle and family involvement. This sponsorship affirms our dedication to providing a quality experience that exceeds expectation, for all participants and spectators along with their families, in order to continue building enduring, rewarding relationships. The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run are two events that are designed to provide an enjoyable outdoors family experience. The platform allows us the opportunity to engage with our clients and the broader community with the aim of creating lasting connections.

ENDS

Issued by:                       NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of:                  STILLWATER SPORTS 

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