Saturday, 06 July 2019

A chilly morning greeted riders to the third leg of the Nissan Trailseeker MTB Series in Hermanus. The stunning Sumaridge Wine Estate was the perfect venue for the race, with a picturesque backdrop of the ocean and wine valley below. Gushing winds made the race truly interesting and added to the already tough elevation.

The race attracted 700 entrants from all over South Africa to compete in one of the most scenic destinations. The routes had beautiful single tracks winding through vineyards, jeep tracks and a view from Rotary drive which overlooks the entire Hermanus bay.

Both SA XCM Champions, Arno du Toit and Samantha Sanders were leading throughout the race, kept their lead solid and took the title again 2 weeks in a row.

2019 Nissan Trailseeker MTB Series #3, Western Cape

Hemel & Aarde, Sumaridge Wine Estate

Leading results:

Overall men’s podium at 2019 Nissan Trailseeker MTB Series #3 Hemel & Aarde

  1. Arno Du Toit – 02:40:26         
  2. Matthys Beukes – 02:41:18    
  3. Nicol Carstens – 02:42:50
Arno du Toit and Matthys Beukes. Photo Credit: Nick Muzik

Overall women’s podium at 2019 Nissan Trailseeker MTB Series #3 Hemel & Aarde

  1. Samantha Sanders – 03:11:30
  2. Katie Lennard – 03:15:18
  3. Amy Beth McDougall – 03:17:26
Leading marathon ladies. Photo Credit: Nick Muzik

All results can be viewed here:

Preliminary results have been uploaded here and final results are being processed: If you have any queries regarding your results, please email Jumpertrax at with your SAS and ID number.

Round 4 of the 2019 Nissan Trailseeker MTB Series, takes place at Wellington on 17 July 2019. Information and online entries at