Race Results

Tough, but rewarding

The 10th Standard Bank KAV MTB Challenge & Trail Run 2021


The 10th Standard Bank KAV MTB Challenge & Trail Run 2021 successfully took place this past weekend. Over a hundred riders and runners participated in the MTB and Trail Run Challenge this year.

Tough. Scenic. Rewarding!

For some maybe tougher than for others, but our event is not for the faint-hearted. Many riders realized that there is still plenty of room for improvement on skills and fitness, to master all the tough and technical trails in the Aus Mountains.

The event offered an 11.7 km Time Trial reserved for the Ultra Marathon riders only; a 23 km Trail Run, 27 km MTB Half Marathon, 64 km MTB Full Marathon and a 97 km MTB Ultra Marathon.

The Time Trial took place on the Saturday afternoon and was conquered respectively by Greg Chase in 00:44:16 for the men; and Courtney Liebenberg in 00:55:55 for the women. Several riders commented that this was still the toughest technical route that they have ever ridden. The Time Trial results for each rider was added to their marathon time on Sunday for an overall end result.

Thomas Miller and Anja Schroeder were the respective winners in the 23 km Trail Run. Miller improved his results from last year by six (6) minutes.

Klein-Aus Vista Trail Run

The winner of the 23 km Trail Run, Thomas Miller in action. Photo: Klein-Aus Vista

Men’s Podium

  1. Miller Thomas 01:40:50
  2. Nel Eldo 02:02:54
  3. Amakali Frans 02:07:36

Ladies podium

  1. Schroder Anja 02:26:15
  2. Du Plooy Ilse 02:45:19
  3. Horn Gerda 02:46:02

The 27 km MTB Race was claimed by the youngsters Roger Suren & Ada Kahl.  Kahl was five (5) minutes faster than last year. Distances remained unchanged from last year.

Men’s Podium

  1. Suren Roger 01:23:05
  2. Chase Nathan 01:25:03
  3. Sanz Xavier 01:28:06

Ladies podium

  1. Kahl Ada 01:34:43
  2. Stoltze Renata 01:54:04
  3. Suren Claudia 02:00:55

The 64 km MTB distance was won by Greg Chase. See the marathon race times and also the podium positions over the 2 days.

  1. Chase Greg 03:32:18
  2. Suren Marcel 03:40:27
  3. Bohlke Stefan03:44:57
  4. Van Rensburg Pierre 03:57:41
  5. Spath Mark 03:57:00

Irene Steyn a three- time winner of the KAV MTB event had to withdraw due to a technical mishap in the Time Trial; and received a time penalty of 1h30 minutes. She had a strong performance in the marathon ride but could not manage to make up the time to beat Nicole Fester ,who was the overall winner over the 2 days. See the marathon race times and also the podium positions over the 2 days.

  1. Fester Nicola 04:15:20
  2. Grassow Elanor 04:13:57
  3. Steyn Irene 04:13:51
  4. Borg Susanne 05:02:16
  5. Kibble Kym 05:44:55

Mannie Heymans came back with a bang, returning to the KAV Race after 10 years, and dominated the Ultra Marathon distance, beating top riders like Hans Du Toit and Ian Grassow. The top 5 male riders spent hours in the saddle burning over 4000 kilo-calories during the Ultra Marathon race. See the marathon race times and also the podium positions over the 2 days.

  1. Heymans Mannie 05:57:08
  2. Du Toit Hans 06:42:29
  3. Grassow Ian 06:42:29
  4. Van Geunen Frikkie 06:50:25
  5. Von Medeazza Gregor 07:49:35

Courtney Liebenberg was the only woman brave enough to enter the 97 km distance and was riding well before she unfortunately experienced a technical problem with her bike 12 km before the end. She had to walk 7 km before she received outside assistance to enable here to complete the race in 10h08 minutes.

Klein-Aus Vista Mountainbike Challenge

Lilly Anggreny, a three-time Para Olympian from Germany, awarded the medals to the overall winners of the mountain bike event, Mannie Heymans and Nicola Fester. Photo: Klein-Aus Vista

On Klein-Aus Vista’s side: we would like to thank all our participants who supported us and enjoyed a day out in the Aus Mountains and the local hospitality.

From the bottom of our hearts, we would also like to thank our loyal sponsors:

Standard Bank Namibia as the title sponsor, giving N$25 000, as well as Maerua & Grove Super Spar who sponsored a whopping N$12 000 in shopping vouchers.

Furthermore, we are very grateful for the assistance given by Gondwana Collection Namibia and Namibia Breweries with marketing and equipment.

See you next year.

Lilly Anggreny who was a three-time Para Olympian from Germany, winning 1 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze in 1500 mm, 5000m and 10 000 m, honoured us by awarding the medals at the prize giving ceremony.

Klein-Aus Vista also sponsored three development riders from Aus, Sagues Boois, Keven Haraseb and Angelo Witbooi. Witbooi placed overall 5th in the 27 km MTB distance.

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KAV development team

The Aus development team, sponsored by Klein-Aus Vista. Photo: Klein-Aus Vista


Race Results of previous events 

2021 Standard Bank KAV MTB & Trail Run Challenge 

2020 Standard Bank KAV MTB & Trail Run Challenge

2018 Standard Bank KAV MTB Challenge Results




2014 KAV MTB Challenge Race Results Overall and Combined

2013 KAV MTB Challenge Race Results

2012 KAV MTB Challenge Race Results

2011 KAV MTB Challenge Race Results