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Rhenish XCO champ wins marathon too

Local MTB rider Andrea Schöfmann bagged the SA Junior Marathon MTB title in Paarl on the weekend, and is currently also the SA Junior XCO MTB (cross country) champion.

The Grade-12 pupil at Rhenish Girls’ High says she is very happy about the win. “I’m glad things went according to plan after having some bad luck in the past few races,” she said.

“I hadn’t raced in a marathon for more than a year, so I had no idea what to expect. But I felt strong on the day and managed to get away, with 10 km to go.”

Andrea said she loved the trails in Paarl. “The climbing was pretty tough, so I just paced myself. I struggled to find a chance to eat en route for energy, because we were either going up or down. I managed to eat something towards the middle of the race.”

As for her training regimen she stuck to her normal routine. “I didn’t change my training, and I only did two long rides this weekend before hoping that my XCO training would be enough. I focus more on XCO racing, so I didn’t change my training to suit a marathon race, as the marathon racing season is usually later in the year.

“My arm is still recovering from injury so I’m missing the next WC XCO, but I’ll be back between the tape for the next SA XCO Cup in Hartebeespoort this month, defending my SA XCO title in July and hopefully World Champs in Italy later this year.”

Andrea said she is thankful for all the support. “A big shout-out to Specialized Stellenbosch for always making sure my bike is running smoothly, Enduren for keeping me fuelled for the long race, and family and friends for supporting on the sidelines and, of course, Paarl MTB Challenge for the great event.”

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