The fifth round of the Warrior Series will take place at the Hazeldean Valley, east of Pretoria, on August 20 and 21.
This will be the first year that the historic Pretoria East Farm is hosting South Africa’s biggest obstacle course race (OCR).
Hazeldean Valley was once the home of the country’s biggest Ayrshire herd and today the old farm buildings provide the perfect farmyard atmosphere.
“Warriors taking part this weekend will be able to enjoy the start of the summer season.
“The team has been working flat out over the last few weeks to build an exhilarating course, which will be unveiled to athletes on race day,” said Advendurance event organiser and Warrior Series course designer Jonathan Hart.
Participants can look forward to a day of climbing, crawling, hanging and jumping as they attempt to tackle some of the course favourites designed to challenge the Black Ops athletes.
Black Ops Elite presents the toughest of the courses, set over 15 to 20km with 30 obstacles, and matching world OCR standards.
Jeep Team’s Thomas van Tonder tops the men’s Black Ops Elite leaderboard with 14 873 points after two wins, a second place and a fifth place.
With 13 844 points, Michael Joubert is the second male, followed by Greg Avierinos (13 714).
In the women’s Black Ops Elite standings, Trish Bahlmann heads the leaderboard with 13 651 points.
With 12 220 points, Dominique D’Oliveira is second overall, followed by Hanneke Dannhauser with 12 000 points.
An alternative to the Black Ops course is Warrior Commando, covering 10 to 14km with 15 obstacles.
Warrior Rookie is the perfect introduction to OCR, offering 15 fun obstacles over 5 to 8km.