Nevarest takes on multiple events at multiple locations and gets multiple podiums

When you have the talent that we have, getting all your athletes to one event simply isn’t good enough. This weekend saw multiple races, in numerous different disciplines, happen all over the country, with the Nevarest Team showing up to all of them and racing as hard and fast as they could.




To start the weekend off, we had the Discovery Tough Mudder, holding its inaugural event in Cape Town, this brought OCR talents from all over the nation to Cape Town to try and compete for the first ever Tougher Mudder title.

Through the difficulty of not knowing what to expect, to travelling to the venue, to competing against some of the best SA has to offer,  Nevarest’s very own Louis Smit and Carla van Huyssteen each respectively took home first place. This is an awesome accomplishment, which comes with a nice prize pool, and even more awesome title and memories.


Keeping with OCR, Michelle Meyer one of our female OCR superstars, took on The Savage Beast #16 this weekend. If OCR athletes didn’t go to Tough Mudder, they were definitely here! With a very experienced field of female athletes in the Savage(Elite) batch, it was anyone’s game. Michelle toughed out most of the competition, claiming an extremely well earned 2nd place.

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Moving to Adventure Racing, but still, a sprint (of sorts) Ruan together with Nicolene took on took the Kinetic Sprint Mixed division while Jaco together with Ross took on the Kinetic Sprint Male Pairs division. Continuing the theme of winning, both pairs took home a very impressive first place. Proving once again, that when it comes to the Kinetic Adventure Series, Nevarest athletes put their all into it!





Keeping with the theme of AR, we had the A1 series – WCAD (Western Cape Adventure) 24 hour adventure race (150km) come up, with athletes spread all over the country Nevarest fielded only one team in this race, that team consisting of Jonathan Ham, Yolande Speedy, Michael Joubert and Alex Ham.

The team had a really great start, keeping pace with the top pack and still lying in 2nd after leg 3, unfortunately, after a bike mechanical as well as a navigation error they fell back and with the pace of the teams up front, their lead quickly became too much to catch up to. They raced their hearts, gaining the Nevarest Team very valuable points in the A1 series, which is now a 5 team race for the win.

The team managed a 5th place finish pushing through the night to finish after 22 hours of intense racing.


Ruth, venturing out of the “normal” multi sport races she does, participated in the highly competitive and insanely difficult Nissan TrailSeeker MTB Race. She truly knows no limits, a member of one of the highest rated young AR teams, one of the top young OCR females for many years now, and a consistent winner at the Trail Adventure races, now venturing into the world of MTB racing, an already she has placed 8th in her age group!


Overall, as you can see, it was a phenomenal weekend for Nevarest and our athletes. We’re always incredibly proud of them and their results, whether it’s a podium or not, we love to compete and further the sports that we take part in.

When you see all these athletes compete in so many different locations, and at such a high level, it shows the strength of not only the athletes, but the sponsors who back our athletes, without them there is no way that any of this would be possible, as always, we’re extremely thankful to our wonderful sponsors: Keyhealth Medical Scheme, Toyota South Africa, First Ascent and HIGH5.

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