BOONSTRA SET TO CONCLUDE PRO XTERRA SA CAREER IN KNYSNA

The Duesouth Xterra Knysna presented by Rehidrat® Sport returns to the majestic PEZULA Private Estate on Thursday, 07 July 2011. This much loved event promises to be an extra special experience for Xterra Warrior, Lieuwe Boonstra, who will be enjoying his final professional Xterra race on home soil.

The Duesouth Xterra Knysna presented by Rehidrat® Sport  returns to the majestic PEZULA Private Estate on Thursday, 07 July 2011.  This much loved event promises to be an extra special experience for Xterra Warrior, Lieuwe Boonstra, who will be enjoying his final professional Xterra race on home soil.

According to Boonstra, he’ll always be involved in the sport of Xterra.  “I’ll never stop taking part in Xterra races I just won’t do so on a professional level anymore.  I’d really like to start focusing on mountain bike stage races such as the Contego Wines2Whales MTB Race.  Above all I am really looking forward to spending some time at home, between work and training I only see my house and my fiancé in the dark,” laughs Boonstra.

“My most memorable Xterra moment would have to be when I was crowned Xterra SA Champion in 2009, that was really special,” continues Boonstra.  “Securing a second place at Xterra Japan in 2010 was also so surreal.  The sport of Xterra has been really good to me so I’d like to stay involved and give back to the sport as much as possible”.

After the Duesouth Xterra Knysna presented by Rehidrat® Sport Boonstra plans on taking part at Xterra Japan and hopefully Xterra Mexico before retiring from the professional Xterra circuit at the end of the year.

The Duesouth Xterra Knysna presented by Rehidrat® Sport is the only Xterra SA event that does not feature a water discipline, but instead follows a run/bike/run format.  Forming part of the much loved Knysna Oyster Festival participants can take part individually or in teams of two.

EVENT INFO:

Date: Thursday, 07 July 2011

Venue: PEZULA Private Estate, Field of Dreams

Start: Xterra Lite ~ 10h00

XTERRA Full ~ 12h30

Format: Xterra Lite ~3km trail run, 12.5km mountain bike & 3km trail run

Xterra Full ~3km trail run, 23km mountain bike & 7km trail run

REGISTRATION:

Wednesday, 06 July 2011:

Time: 14h00 – 21h00

Venue: adjacent to the Duesouth and Totalsports Store, Knysna Mall

Thursday, 07 July 2011:

Time: 07h00 – 09h00 (Xterra Lite)

07h00 – 11h00 (Xterra Full)

Venue: PEZULA Field of Dreams

For more information on the Duesouth Xterra presented by Rehidrat® Sport please contact Stillwater Sport & Entertainment on 086 138 3591, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com.  For more information on the Knysna Oyster Festival visit www.oysterfestival.co.za.