After another convincing win in the Phillipines in her opening race of the season (see previous report on this blog), Flora Duffy has returned to her training base in South Africa to prepare to defend her title at the tough Grabouw Xterra on Sunday February 22nd. Grabouw is about 1 1/2 hours south east of Cape Town on South Africa’s Western Cape. It is also not far from Flora’s training base in Stellenbosch.
The full course race consists of a 1500m swim, 28km mountain bike and 12.5km trail run. It is a notoriously tough bike course ( see video of 2014 race at link below). The race starts at 8.30AM South Africa time (2AM in Bermuda) and you can find the results at the link below :