After a solid finish in Desert Dash 2013 in spite of a late withdrawal by the injured Jeffrey, Team Topnaar-Gobabeb is motivated and ready for Desert Dash 2014. With a four-man entry in the pocket, the team has been training in earnest and have all passed their first test–Gobabeb’s own mountain bike race (the very tough GobaDash) with flying colours. Continue reading
A great way for the Team to end May, with a finnish in the NEDBANK Coastal Marathon Race which was held on the 25th of May 2014. The Team was so excited to participate in the Men 34km race which gave Sameul Gowaseb a great finnish in 3rd position(1:34:30 time), followed by Richardt Swartbooi in position 13 (1:40:45time) and Johannes Uirab in position 43 (2:20:25time) as displayed by Rock and Rut site. Continue reading
Gobabeb’s intrepid cyclists Samuel /Gowaseb and Richardt Swartbooi of Team Topnaar-Gobabeb participated in the Nedbank Classic Mountain Bike race, held in Windhoek last weekend. Both rode in the 75km race and found it extremely tough. It is a lot different from the cycling they are used to here in Gobabeb, being much more technical and hilly, but they managed to finish before the cutoff time. With arguably the most difficult race behind them, they are looking forward to the rest of the season’s racing, with short and long events that will be held in Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Windhoek
throughout the year. Continue reading
Team Topnaar-Gobabeb (Richardt Swartbooi, Samuel //Gowaseb, Whitey Uirab and Theo Wassenaar) took part in the famous Desert Dash bicycle race and finished unbelievable 369km within 19h 57m 16s.
After an extensive search for a replacement for Linda, the team has selected Whitey Uirab of Natab 2. When not cycling, Whitey is a farmer tending his goats. The team gave him a formal test, looking at his ability to ride fast for short periods, and then took him for a long ride to see how his endurance levels are. They are happy that he will be able to fill Linda’s shoes. Whitey did agree that the added demands of racing will mean that he will have to cut back on smoking a bit. Which is good on all accounts.
Linda has to go into hospital for an operation. Wishing her good luck. Looks like Linda will have to withdraw! The team is very despondent.