Karoo2Coast 2014

Congratulations Jennie on your podium finish at the Karoo2Coast!

“Now it will be a few weeks of training before the Pioneer!” – Jennie Stenerhag

“On Sunday morning we packed up and drove to Uniondale and the start of Karoo2Coast, the temperature rose from 0 in Herold to 5 in Uniondale but at 8.00 when we started it felt warmer and we could leave the arm warmers in the car. The race begins with a rocky uphill for a few kilometres, I stayed with Robyn but lost her close to the top. I put the hammer down on the downhill and managed to catch her ​after a while. We were sitting in a good bunch of guys and since this is a bit of a road race it was difficult for anyone to get away. It goes up or down the whole time so my only chance to get away would be on the long 10km downhill after about 25km. I pushed hard down and got a gap of maybe a minute, but Robyn caught me again on the next long climb up to the Queen of the Mountain, which I managed to take! We were together until the last climb where she put in a real roadie attack, I was not prepared for it and my legs could not respond, I did not give up and tried my best but I could no catch her. I was still happy with my second place about a minute behind Robyn.

Robyn is very strong at the moment, and I felt stronger then at PE to Plett so I hope my form is on its way. We look forward to racing together again in Pioneer in about 3 weeks time, we will have some stiff competition from international teams there.

Craig also did very well at the race and finished 13th overall and first Vet! Well done honey!

Craig and I drove home on Sunday night and it was nice to sleep in our own bed after a 10-day trip where we moved around and slept in 6 different places!”

View more pictures of Jennie’s race at Karoo2Coast on her website.