KNYSNA SPORT NEWS - Two adventure racers from Knysna Primary School proved dynamite really does come in small packages by finishing top in their category at the 2019 SA Schools Adventure Racing Championships.
Roy Fraser-Mackenzie, Blake Muller and thousands of the country's best school adventure racers flocked to St Francis in the Eastern Cape region of Kouga on 23 September, for what would prove a tough race that brought out the best in Knysna's athletes.
While some older, high-school racers from Knysna and Plettenberg Bay also took part and proved themselves, Roy and Blake showed that you need to look out for the little guys too.
The pair competed in the sub-junior category (13 and under) under the apt name Team Dynamite. The two boys had spent many months preparing for the championships, according to Roy's mother Sally Fraser-Mackenzie, who said, "They have been training hard all year doing practice adventure races, getting lost and scratched in the forests around Buffalo Bay, Nature's Valley and Knysna, and having hours of fun and exercise."
All this hard work finally paid off for Roy and Blake when they managed to conquer the 45km track that comprised a 5km kayak leg, 20km cycle leg and a 20km coasteering leg in an impressive 06:42. "Their navigation was superb, they enjoyed sights of otters, buzzards, bokkies (bucks) and beautiful scenery along the way too. They worked together with such great support, friendship, sportsmanship, and similar ability," said the proud Fraser-Mackenzie.
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