Lomond Triathlon
Lomond Triathlon

Funky Fynbos Festival

22 – 23 September 2018

Come and spend Heritage weekend in the fynbos valleys of the Overberg

VENUE: LOMOND WINE FARM, GANSBAAI

EVENTS:

Funky Fynbos Duo (Trail run & MTB) 22 & 23 SeptFunky Challenge 2 Day MTB Stage Race (22 & 23 Sept)Funky Fynbos Trail Run (23 Sept)

Funky Fynbos Duo (Trail run & MTB)

Are you a hardcore Mountain Biker and Trail Runner ready for a challenging 2 day stage race? Then you can be our next Ysterman or Ystervrou!

Distances

LONG DUO:

Saturday 22 Sept: 50km MTB – Start at 08:00

The Funky Monster MTB: 50km of tough ascents and fast descents with a fun finish. Great scenic rewards in pristine fynbos and a great opportunity to ride/ race these trails which finishes with a 2km fun gravity finish including jumps and berms to rest your legs into the finish (chicken runs available). Times to be beat and course bests to be set, enter now. Requires a good level of fitness and technical skill levels.

Sunday 23 Sept:  30km Trail Run – Start at 07:00

This is a toughie with three steep climbs and a total altitude gain of 1229m. The run starts and ends at Lomond Wine Estate. The first water table is at the 6km mark under the shade of ancient white pear and wild olive trees. The trail meanders through magnificent fynbos to the Grootbos Milkwood Forest where runners will follow the forest trail path under these majestic, thousand year old trees. The route then takes runners down through pristine fynbos in full spring time bloom and the ancient milkwood forest to the second water point at Fynbos Retreat (21km mark). From here it’s down into beautiful forests and a surprise waterfall. The second major climb takes centre stage followed by steep descends into Flower valley through the unassuming Stinkhoutsbos Forest and down the valley to the finish line at Lomond Wine Estate.

There will be 2 water points en route but runners are expected to carry their own hydration as well as the normal compulsory gear (water proof jacket, charged cell phone, space blanket, whistle, buff / beanie, warm top).

Running time: Top runners can expect to take around 2.5 hours to complete the 30km route and back markers about 4.5 hours.

MEDIUM DUO:

Saturday 22 Sept:  24km MTB – Start at 08:30 (This is part of the lap race, so you will do 3 laps)

The FUNKY MTB Lap Races: 8, 16, 24 km raced on an 8km loop with fun obstacles and challenging climbs rewarded with a fun gravity driven finish. Choose your distance and go for it. Relatively easy 8km loop, requiring time in the seat the more laps you do. Just remember this is the Gansbaai routes and it is not without challenging climbs…rewarded with fun downhills.

Sunday 23 Sept:  12km Trail Run – Start at 08:30

This run is suitable for the novice-intermediate trail runner. The routes are by no means flat but it’s on farm roads, jeep tracks and a well-used hiking trail. The first three kilometers provides a relatively easy, gentle warm up along the lower slopes of Flower Valley, before a steep climb up the fynbos-clad slopes. At the top you will experience spectacular 360-degree views across the Agulhas Plain towards the distant Cape Agulhas at the southern tip of Africa, as well as beautiful views of Dyer Island and the South Atlantic Ocean. From the highest point at the 7km mark, the trail winds down a jeep track to the Stinkwood forest where runners will be treated to the shade of ancient indigenous trees and run along a sparkling stream before exiting the forest for the final charge down the valley to the finish at the Funky Festival grounds at Lomond Wine Estate.

Running time: Top runners can expect to take about 40-45 minutes, while back markers will take about 2 hours.

Registration & entry fees

Registration:

Friday 21 Sept 17:00 – 19:00 or Saturday 22 Sept 06:30 – 08:00 at the venue.

Start and finish is at Lomond Wine Estate, just outside Gansbaai.

 

Funky Fynbos Long DUO  – R450 pp

Funky Fynbos Medium DUO – R250 pp

Entry Fee includes a Bottle of Lomond Wine as well as a KAUAI meal for the Long DUO finishers!

Timing done by Live Time (Entryninja), so please bring your SAS timing chip with.  Otherwise you can rent one for R10 or buy one for R50.

 

This forms part of the Funky Fynbos Festival, with a lot of activities happening over the weekend.

Venue:

Lomond Wine Estate, just outside Gansbaai

GPS Coordinates:  34°33’58.8″S 19°28’58.4″E

Lomond Wine Estate

Enter the DUO

Funky Challenge 2 Day MTB Stage Race

Explore the magnificent Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy by participating in this fun 2day MTB Stage race.

Distances, timing and entry fees

Distance: 

Day 1: 50km (1,415m elevation)

The Funky Monster MTB: 50km of tough ascents and fast descents with a fun finish. Great scenic rewards in pristine fynbos and a great opportunity to ride/ race these trails which finishes with a 2km fun gravity finish including jumps and berms to rest your legs into the finish (chicken runs available). Times to be beat and course bests to be set, enter now. Requires a good level of fitness and technical skill levels.

Start/Finish
Highest point on the route

Day 2: 45km (1,145m elevation)

Day 2 is much easier than day 1. When you leave Lomond you will do the single track climb and descent into Flowervalley again, but this time we take you along the gravel road to Grootbos.  There is a little sting in the climb, but soon you will reach Grootbos and enjoy the magnificent views across Walker Bay. After crossing the airstrip you will have a long steady climb on the road to Fynbos retreat, and the old Witfoetskloof homestead.  Enjoy the pincushions, compacta, obtusifolia and repens. The descent here is very fast so please ride within your limits as you might also come across the occasional vehicle.  You will then traverse the top of the mountain to the Helderfontein beacon. Stop a moment and enjoy the views across the valley.  You will then begin the descent down the road and single track switchbacks you climbed on day 1. The third major climb is across the Koudeberg to the dam on Farm 215 – this will be mostly jeep track and a bit harder than the road climbs. After you have reached the 215 reservoir you will have a fun fast descent to Lomond. You will also enjoy the breathtaling views across the Kraaibosch Dam and Dyer Island in the distance. The last little bit will be a meander around the dam before the music and friends welcome you at the end.

Follow the map anti-clockwise.

Start/Finish
Highest point on route

Categories:  Teams / Solo

Entry Fees:  R600 p.p. for the Stage race and R280 p.p. for one day options

Explore the magnificent Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy by participating in this fun 2day MTB Stage race.  This forms part of the Funky Fynbos Festival taking place over the long Heritage Weekend with a number of other activities also happening.

The stage race is suitable for the fit and to those new to stage racing.

If you are not fit enough for both days, then you can choose to do one of the days or participate in the lap races happening on the Saturday.

Entry Fee includes:

  • Bottle of Lomond Wine
  • Timing
  • Medical assistance
  • Finishers reward
  • Well stocked water points (2 WP’s on both days)
  • Great vibe at the finish line – suitable for the whole family!
  • Awesome marked routes!
  • Land access / WBFC fees
  • KAUAI Meal for the Stage race participants!

Timing will be done by Live Time / Entryninja, so please bring your SAS timing chip with.   Alternatively rent one for R10 or buy one for R50.

Registration

Registration:

Friday 21 Sept 17:00 – 19:00

Saturday 22 Sept 06:30 – 08:00

 

Starting Times:

Stage race or 1 day options:  08:00 on both days

Lap races:  08:30 on Saturday 22 September

 

Venue:

Lomond Wine Estate, just outside Gansbaai

GPS Coordinates:  34°33’58.8″S 19°28’58.4″E

Lomond Wine Estate

Other Sporting activities happening:

Sunday 23 Sept:  30km Trail Run / 12km Trail Run / 5km Farm Run

We are looking for our Ysterman / Ystervrou to participate in the MTB on the Saturday and the Trail Run on the Sunday!  Cash prizes up for grabs!  Please see “Funky Fynbos DUO” for more information.

For more information contact us at 083 267 8164 or events@scuttle.co.za

Funky Lap Races

Not keen on doing long distances, but rather shorter distances which will make you smile?

The FUNKY MTB Lap Races: 8, 16, 24 km raced on an 8km loop with fun obstacles and challenging climbs rewarded with a fun gravity driven finish. Choose your distance and go for it. Relatively easy 8km loop, requiring time in the seat the more laps you do. Just remember this is the Gansbaai routes and it is not without challenging climbs…rewarded with fun downhills.

  • 24km – R200
  • 16km – R150
  • 8km – R50

Bottle of Lomond Wine included if you do the 2 or 3 laps.

Timing will be done by Live Time / Entryninja, so please bring your SAS timing chip with. Alternatively rent one for R10 or buy one for R50.

Enter the MTB race

Funky Fynbos Trail Run

Enjoy the magical Fynbos Trail Run

Distances, entry fees and starting times

  • Fynbos Trail Run: 30km – R 300 – 07:00
  • Funky twelve ‘k’: 12km – R 150 – 08:30
  • Lomond Farm Run: 5km – R 20 – 09:00 (no timing or medal but wine at discounted prices)

 Race entries include:

  • Bottle of Lomond wine / medal
  • Timing
  • Medical support
  • Race refreshments & water points, and after race chill space with great food and award-winning wines and local craft beers.

Registration and late entries at Lomond Wine Estate:

Friday 21 Sept 17:00 – 19:00

Sunday 23 Sept 06:00 – 08:30

Timing will be done by Live Time (Entryninja), so please bring your SAS timing chip with.  Otherwise you can rent one for R10 or buy one for R50.

Venue:

Lomond Wine Estate, just outside Gansbaai

GPS Coordinates:  34°33’58.8″S 19°28’58.4″E

Lomond Wine Estate

Fynbos Trail Run - 30km

This is a toughie with three steep climbs and a total altitude gain of 1229m. The run starts and ends at Lomond Wine Estate. The first water table is at the 6km mark under the shade of ancient white pear and wild olive trees. The trail meanders through magnificent fynbos to the Grootbos Milkwood Forest where runners will follow the forest trail path under these majestic, thousand year old trees. The route then takes runners down through pristine fynbos in full spring time bloom and the ancient milkwood forest to the second water point at Fynbos Retreat (21km mark). From here it’s down into beautiful forests and a surprise waterfall. The second major climb takes centre stage followed by steep descends into Flower valley through the unassuming Stinkhoutsbos Forest and down the valley to the finish line at Lomond Wine Estate.

There will be 2 water points en route but runners are expected to carry their own hydration as well as the normal compulsory gear (water proof jacket, charged cell phone, space blanket, whistle, buff / beanie, warm top).

Running time: Top runners can expect to take around 2.5 hours to complete the 30km route and back markers about 4.5 hours.

Funky twelve ‘k’

This run is suitable for the novice-intermediate trail runner. The routes are by no means flat but it’s on farm roads, jeep tracks and a well-used hiking trail. The first three kilometers provides a relatively easy, gentle warm up along the lower slopes of Flower Valley, before a steep climb up the fynbos-clad slopes. At the top you will experience spectacular 360-degree views across the Agulhas Plain towards the distant Cape Agulhas at the southern tip of Africa, as well as beautiful views of Dyer Island and the South Atlantic Ocean. From the highest point at the 7km mark, the trail winds down a jeep track to the Stinkwood forest where runners will be treated to the shade of ancient indigenous trees and run along a sparkling stream before exiting the forest for the final charge down the valley to the finish at the Funky Festival grounds at Lomond Wine Estate.

Running time: Top runners can expect to take about 40-45 minutes, while back markers will take about 2 hours.

Funky 5/6 km Farm Run

This run is for beginners and families who want to participate in the Funky without any real fitness concerns. The route offers an easy run around the vines and the dam providing a gentle fun experience.  Pram and kiddies bike friendly.

Enter the Trail Run

Kauai – the official healthy food supplier to the Funky Fynbos Festival

Superbar

Superbar – the official healthy race food supplier to the Funky Fynbos Festival