As some of you might have seen last week on my Facebook or Twitter, my oldest brother MG, did an race called the Cape Epic. When he told met that he was going to take part in the epic a few months ago, I had NO idea what it was but could see from the look on his face that this must be something out of the ordinary. Okay, so for those of you who also do not know what this race “entails” see below:
It’s 8 days of mountain biking over 707km. (the one day is a 145km stretch!!!!!)
And this was a big deal from me…because it was a big deal for my brother. He practiced for hours and hours, even though he has a tough schedule running the family farm. I was so excited and proud of him for tackling this huge challenge and working towards a goal. I saw him the day they started, once during the race and then when he finished. I felt like one of those mommies next to the rugby field when their 7-year old plays their first rugby game. All emotional and of course my brother is the best among them all! He was just nice for letting 252 other teams crossing the finish line before them. (600 teams started)
He did excellent and i LOVED seeing him living a dream and reaching such a huge personal goal.
Sjoe eks lief vir jou MG! Jy sal maar altyd my beste oudste boeta bly…
MG and his Epic team mate, Gerhard Huiskens. Gerhard has 30 years of experience and just finished his 3rd Epic race!
The “third member” and very good supporter, Theresa. She also has done one of the Epic races before!
Thanks soooo much for everything you did for MG and Gerhard, Theresa!!!
Let the games begin:
…and the much needed rest in between…
The dog in the back is Theresa’s, her name is Diva. Definitely the best doggy-supporter of the Epic!
And then i found Juné, my friend (and grrrreat photographer) among all the people! Her husband also did the race:
The last day my other brother (see the resemblance?), Tjaart. He did a 55km mountain biking race that morning as well. (Well done Tjarra!!!)
Here he is with his dirty face, waiting to support MG at the finish line:
Whohoooooooooooo! 8 days and 707km later.
45hours and 46min in the saddle!
I gym about 3 hours a week. It would have taken me almost 4months to finish what they did in 8 days, hehee!
Natasha (Mission Workout) and MG. She is a friend and MG’s massage master and sponsor of their shirts.