The 11th
Redstone Mountain Bike and Trail Running Weekend
took place from 12-13 May 2017
at Buffelskloof, Kruisrivier, Calitzdorp.

Thank you

"Thank you to the participants and their fans, our sponsors, spectators and visitors to the Redstone MTB and Trail Running Weekend who help to make it a huge success. We hope that you enjoyed the weekend as much as we did and will join us next year.
A special word of thanks to the organisers, support staff (medical team, water boys and girls, marshalls, cleaning staff), and all the other people who prepared and served the food and drinks, the DJ and MC and the Band." Redstone Hills Trustees

Trophy Winners


Congratulations to the winners of the trophies: Fienie Barnard and Jan Paul Gerber with the Hennie Potgieter trophy for the 60kMTB. Tristan Nortje and Amy Tait with the Margaret Potgieter trophy for the 43k MTB. Eduan Burger and Melissa van Rensburg (Inset) with the Manie Potgieter trophy for the 20k trail run and Robin Poustie with the Masters trophy.

List of Winners and Results

Mountain Bike Races

Distance

Position

Male

Female

60km

68 finishers

1

Jan Paul Gerber

Fienie Barnard

2

Marchall Hendricks

Ester Lategan

3

Rynhardt Jacobs

Shauna Esmeyer

43km

122 finishers

1

Tristan Nortjé

Amy Tait

2

Casper Pretorius

Charlissa Schultz

3

Adriaan Venter

Britney Wilmans

17km

54 finishers

1

Julian Bunge

Linel Engelbrecht

2

Zandré Gerber

Alissa Coetzer

3

Zack Aaron

Sorina Venter

11km

36 finishers

1

Harry du Plooy

Monica Jones

2

Roy Frazer-Mackenzie

Natash Naude

3

Jovin Fortuin

Gita Hildebrandt

Trail Runs

20km

36 finishers

1

Eduan Burger

Melissa van Rensburg

2

Tommie Visagie

Anel van Wyk

3

Eddie Mouton

Elize Kloppers

11km

28 finishers

1

Neil Dendy Young

Linelle Whitehead

2

Deon van der Walt

Thelma Roberts-Boucher

3

JC Muller

Issabelle Brink

The Trust

The main object of the Redstone Hills Trust is to establish a fund to assist in the care and development of the less fortunate in the Kannaland Municipal District. The support is provided in the form of grants, donations, sponsorships and bursaries to individuals, educational institutions and sports clubs.

The Mountain bike and trail running weekend is currently the principal fundraising event of the trust.

Projects that we have supported this year

From the 2016 event the Redstone Hills Trust received R63,000 to use in support of community development activities.

From these funds we have made grants to five local projects:

The Kidstop Program, managed by the Hope Options Centre in Calitzdorp, attracts children from dysfunctional families off the streets of Calitzdorp and sets out to rehabilitate them back into the schooling system. It has a very meaningful impact on the welfare of the children, as well as uplifting the town as a tourist destination.

The Skype Project, run by the NG Kerk in Calitzdorp, guides and develops approximately 50 children in Calitzdorp to lead, serve, mentor and counsel their peer group, and to be model scholars.

The Friday Kitchen in Calitzdorp is also run by the NG Kerk. It provides a meal every Friday to about 50 indigent families.

The Chess Project at Calitzdorp High School teaches chess to the children as a method of stimulating them and arranges for chess masters to visit the school.

The Kruisrivier Craft Project is being created under the auspices of the Calitzdorp Tourism Bureau to create new work opportunities for the women of Kruisrivier and to market their craft products in Calitzdorp.

Apart from the funds raised by the Trust itself, the NG Kerk raised R51,000 from operating the food stalls and entertainments at the Redstone, for use in their projects.

The direct developmental impact of the 2016 Redstone will therefore be R118,000.

"Thank you for your participation which indeed makes a huge difference in the lives of the less privileged people around Calitzdorp and hopefully later in other areas within the Kannaland municipal area!"

Trustees: Chris Ball, Jac Bekker and Willemien Fourie

Sponsors, Donors and Media Partners

This event will not be possible without donors, sponsors and volunteers.

The Redstone Hills Trust is grateful for the sponsors of previous events and wishes to thank the individuals and businesses for their support and contributions to the 2017 event.

Cash donations are welcome and may be deposited in the Redstone Hills Trust's Standard Bank Account: 180688685 Branch code 051001. Please provide your name as reference.

The 2017 Sponsors and Donors (As at 12 May 2017)

Cash Sponsors

Wesgro, Time Freight, Klein Karoo Saad Produksie, JW Seeds, Klein Karoo Agri, Cashbuild, Tyres & Treads, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Paarl), The Queen of Calitzdorp, Seeff Oudtshoorn, Dryland Event Management, Du Plessis Motors, Irrikor Besproeiing, Mark & Molleke Duboccage, Solarcon, Kango Tractors and three generous anonymous donors

Donors of goods, gifts and services

Dryland Event Management, De Krans, Calitzdorp Wine Cellars, Boplaas, CP Nel Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo International, Port Wine Guesthouse, Welgevonden Guesthouse, Grundheim wines, Francois Smit, De Krans Bistro, Zamani Calitzdorp, Rose of the Karoo, Klein Karoo Toyota, Ford Mossel Bay, Cycle Addict, PSP Timbers, Sportsman Warehouse George

Media Partners

We are grateful to the following organisations, publications and individuals who helped to spread the word about our event.
Into Cycling, Calitzdorp Tourism, Oudtshoorn-info, Route62-info, goto.capetown, Oudtshoorn Courant, Mossel Bay Advertiser, George Herald, Die Hoorn, In The Bunch, Your Sport, Runner's World, Bikehub, Cyclists' Guide, Runner's Guide, Cycle Events and probably some more.

Organisers

The event is organised on behalf of the trust by an organising committee from the community and by Jakhals Events

Contact us

Redstone Hills Trust
Briëtte Barry
044 213 3642
welgevon@gmail.com

Redstone Organising Committee
Hennie Potgieter (Jnr)
079 630 2486
fouriepot@yahoo.com

Jakhals Events
Corne Botha
073 194 2948
jakhals.events@gmail.com

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