Sharks Trail Adventure Media Release
Hillcrest’s Hill aims for fourth STIHL
Sharks Trail Adventure title
Shongweni – Andrew Hill is looking forward to returning to his local
stomping ground this Sunday, 4 December to take on the 40km MTB clash at
the festive season welcoming 2016 STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure, a race he
has reigned victorious at three times before.
Having won the Upper Highway event’s opening edition in 2012, the TIB
Insurance rider went on to clinch the following two years’ titles before
being upstaged by 2016 Olympian Alan Hatherly last time around in 2015.
The Hillcrest based athlete is looking forward to getting back onto
familiar trails this weekend and challenging for the top step of the
podium once more.
“I’ll definitely be at the Sharks Trail Adventure again this year and it
would be really cool to win it again,” says Hill.
“It’s an event that is now well-known in the mountain biking and trail
running communities and is a really nice way to kick-start the December
“There is always a great vibe there, the trails are always great and it is
always a really well organised event as well.”
Much like the majority of his fellow elite racers, Hill is currently
midway through his off-season programme.
Despite this though, the marathon and stage racer is looking forward to
short, sharp encounter.
“Pretty much all the pros are busy doing quite a bit of gym work and
putting in the occasional longer ride, but certainly nothing racing
orientated at this stage.
“The Sharks Trail Adventure is short enough though, so this shouldn’t be
too much of a factor, plus everyone will be in the same boat on Sunday.”
Competing in his own backyard and on trails he knows like the back of his
hand is an experience Hill doesn’t get to enjoy too often but one he looks
forward to annually.
“It will be great to get back out there and take on the trails of
Summerveld and Shongweni again.
“I’m not quite sure who else will be there this weekend but I’m sure my
local knowledge will help a lot nonetheless.”
The 2016 STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure takes place at Summverld Estate in
Shongweni on Sunday 4 December. Entries can be submitted online via
www.roag.co.za and more information
can be found at
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STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure logo - JPeg
TIB Insurance's Andrew Hill of
Hillcrest hopes to challenge for a fourth STIHL Sharks Trail
Adventure title in five years when he takes on this year's edition of the event on
Sunday, 4 December at Summerveld Estate, Shongweni.
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