Former IMPI Elite Cape Town winner, Greg Goodall will make a comeback on Sunday, 12 April 2015 when he toes the line at the picturesque Lievland Wine Estate and Wiesenhof Legacy Park in Stellenbosch just over 18 months after his first IMPI Elite victory in 2013.
Goodall’s celebrations were cut short when he tore the meniscus in his left knee. “It’s been a long process,” says Goodall. “I was out of action for four months. Easing back into it on the bike, I gradually built up the running mileage. My knee now feels good and I am slowly gaining in confidence to throw myself at an obstacle again”.
“I really enjoy the format of the IMPI Challenge,” continues Goodall. “I was disappointed last year when I was unable to defend my title. Although I always like to aim for a win, being out for a year and watching the level of competition increase as the race has grown in popularity, I have to be realistic and will be happy with a podium”.
In the women’s Elite Race newcomer and IMPI Elite Gauteng #1 winner Trish Bahlmann will get her first taste of IMPI Cape Town #1. “After the IMPI Elite race in Gauteng I can honestly say that I really enjoy obstacle course racing,” says Bahlmann. “It certainly challenges me to work harder on strength and technique. I’ve heard that the Cape Town trail is a little tougher and that there are more natural obstacles. My goal is always to do the best that I can on the day, however learning more from experienced obstacle course racers overpowers this goal. I can’t wait”.
IMPI Cape Town #1: Lievland Wine Estate and Wiesenhof Legacy Park (Stellenbosch)
|Date:||Saturday, 11 and Sunday, 12 April 2015|
|Categories & Cost:||IMPI Challenge: 10 km with 18 obstacles (age 18+ years); R400 per entry.|
|IMPI Dash: 5 km with 12 obstacles (ages 10+, all adults welcome). R300 per entry.|
|IMPI Mini: 1km with smaller supervised obstacles (ages 6 – 10 years). R100 per entry for unlimited circuits of the course.|
|IMPI Elite: 18- 20km with 25 tough obstacles (age 18+ years); timed event with prize money; R550 per entry.|
|IMPI Corporate: the 10km Challenge distance with extra benefits (age 18+ years); R500 per entry.|
The IMPI Challenge’s best dressed competition has become a much anticipated highlight of the event. Competition winners will go home with awesome sponsor prizes, while eliciting much laughter from all whom they come into contact with.
A spectator friendly event, family and friends can look forward to experiencing exhilarating entertainment and a great vibe in the Festival Village. A marked spectator route also guarantees a ringside view of the action.
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