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I don't see a topic for this year's Munga yet?

Anybody seen the start list yet? 

Contenders to watch?

On social media I see Willie "Smurfy" Smit is lining up! Should be fun dot watching how he goes. He must certainly be in it to win it..

 

DOT WATCHING TRACKING LINK:

https://themunga.com/munga-mtb-2023-tracking/?fbclid=IwAR25HnuJdPA9gwXBXvJbZwLGm7NP5Sdwm5w7Xa0zrf5Qw3jNnrP3n1Emskw

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Our Official 2023 Munga Rider List is out! 

Good Luck to the following Riders:

Aiden Choles
Alf  Whitehouse
Alphonso Theron
Andre Ormond
Andrew Gibbard
Andries De Villiers
Andy Blew
Annatjie Van Wyk
Anru De wet
Anton Robertson
Attie Kleinsmit
Bennie Du Plessis
Bernard Botha
Bertie Lourens
Bryce Hennessy
Carien Visser
Carlo Gonzaga
Carlof Van Der Merwe
Carlos Soares
Chris van Zyl  
Christo Koen
Christoph Lorenz
Clinton Halsey
Cobus Olwage
Cordre Smith
Corne Van Der Merwe
Danie Hoffman
Danny Sabbagh
Darryl Fox
David Diener
David Weber
Dean Schenkl
Derick Vosloo
Dirk Labuschagne
Drikus Coetzee
Dylan Pohlman
Elmien Beyers
Eugene Smith
Fanie Van Zyl
Francois Smith
Frank Du Plessis
Frank Schmaehling 
Freddie Fourie
Gary  Kirsten
Gavin Steyl
Gerald Cele
Gert Pelser
Giepie Nel
Gift Mwakona
Grant Mclean
Grant Van Der Wal
Hannes Pretorius
Hanno Kruger
Hano Otto
Hansie Joubert
Haydn Bam
Hendrick Pule
Hennie Olivier
Hennis Van Zyl
Herman Kriel
Jaap Beyers
Jacques Jonker
Jacques Terblanche
Jannie Du Plessis
Jannie Goosen
Jean Pierre Du Buisson
Jenny Close
Joggie Rautenbach
Johan Fourie
Johan Hoffman
Johannes Smit
Jp Van Rooyen
Kedaf Rossouw
Kevin Wynne
Kobus Small
Lewellyn Paton
Lionel Nel
Liza Vivier
Louis Otto
Marco Ferdinandi
Marelise Badenhorst
Marnus Nothnagel
Michael Chumbley
Michael Mol
Michael Wilson
Nabil Robiati
Natalie Madies
Nicky Booyens
Nicole Morse
Oren Azmanov
Otto  van der Dussen
Paul Krynauw
Pierre De Jager
Pierre Hough
Pierre Lambert
Piet Laubscher
Pieter  du Preez
Pieter Henderson
Rens Rezelman
Riaan Loots
Riccardo Stermin
Rob Selley
Sarah  van Heerden  
Shawn Benjamin
Sithembiso Masango
Sjaen Lucas
Sonja Greyling
Stuart Tanner
Sylvia Du Raan
Terence Abrahams
Thinus Redelinghuys
Tiaan Rohne
Tienie Maree
Tobie  Oosthuizen
Trevor  Case 
Vera Reynolds
Vernon Rudman
Vincent French  
Werner Schmidt
Werner Slabbert
Willie Smit
Wimpie Herbst
Wynand Oosthuizen
Wynand Van Der Berg

(Watch Out for the Munga 2023 Equipe team List)

#themunga2023entries #themunga2023

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4 minutes ago, LarryMTB said:


Drikus Coetzee

Willie Smit

 

There is the battle for top spot. I reckon Drikus will come out on top.

 

And in the ladies field it's going to be hard to bet against Jenny Close. She has put in some solid work these last couple of months.

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10 minutes ago, JohanDiv said:

I don't see a topic for this year's Munga yet?

Anybody seen the start list yet? 

Contenders to watch?

On social media I see Willie "Smurfy" Smit is lining up! Should be fun dot watching how he goes. He must certainly be in it to win it..

Maybe people are bored with a 1000km sufferfest in the karoo heat?

I know there are loads of people who keep on going back for more, and yes it sure is a tough challenge. The race has a few possible narratives (sometimes there's even a bit of podium action to keep it entertaining) but it's kind of the same story each year just with different names. Smurfy is doing it, rad. there's a long list of roadpros who came in with serious legs and ended up in a foetal position crying into their chamois, hopefully he can avoid that trap.

Each to their own, I'd rather use time and fitness (and entry RRR) on something I find a little less futile (imho).

 

ps.

oh, this is actually just a clickbaity post to get more action on @gemmerbal and is fund raising efforts in this race!

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8 minutes ago, LarryMTB said:

Our Official 2023 Munga Rider List is out! 

Good Luck to the following Riders:

Aiden Choles
Alf  Whitehouse
Alphonso Theron
Andre Ormond
Andrew Gibbard
Andries De Villiers
Andy Blew
Annatjie Van Wyk
Anru De wet
Anton Robertson
Attie Kleinsmit
Bennie Du Plessis
Bernard Botha
Bertie Lourens
Bryce Hennessy
Carien Visser
Carlo Gonzaga
Carlof Van Der Merwe
Carlos Soares
Chris van Zyl  
Christo Koen
Christoph Lorenz
Clinton Halsey
Cobus Olwage
Cordre Smith
Corne Van Der Merwe
Danie Hoffman
Danny Sabbagh
Darryl Fox
David Diener
David Weber
Dean Schenkl
Derick Vosloo
Dirk Labuschagne
Drikus Coetzee
Dylan Pohlman
Elmien Beyers
Eugene Smith
Fanie Van Zyl
Francois Smith
Frank Du Plessis
Frank Schmaehling 
Freddie Fourie
Gary  Kirsten
Gavin Steyl
Gerald Cele
Gert Pelser
Giepie Nel
Gift Mwakona
Grant Mclean
Grant Van Der Wal
Hannes Pretorius
Hanno Kruger
Hano Otto
Hansie Joubert
Haydn Bam
Hendrick Pule
Hennie Olivier
Hennis Van Zyl
Herman Kriel
Jaap Beyers
Jacques Jonker
Jacques Terblanche
Jannie Du Plessis
Jannie Goosen
Jean Pierre Du Buisson
Jenny Close
Joggie Rautenbach
Johan Fourie
Johan Hoffman
Johannes Smit
Jp Van Rooyen
Kedaf Rossouw
Kevin Wynne
Kobus Small
Lewellyn Paton
Lionel Nel
Liza Vivier
Louis Otto
Marco Ferdinandi
Marelise Badenhorst
Marnus Nothnagel
Michael Chumbley
Michael Mol
Michael Wilson
Nabil Robiati
Natalie Madies
Nicky Booyens
Nicole Morse
Oren Azmanov
Otto  van der Dussen
Paul Krynauw
Pierre De Jager
Pierre Hough
Pierre Lambert
Piet Laubscher
Pieter  du Preez
Pieter Henderson
Rens Rezelman
Riaan Loots
Riccardo Stermin
Rob Selley
Sarah  van Heerden  
Shawn Benjamin
Sithembiso Masango
Sjaen Lucas
Sonja Greyling
Stuart Tanner
Sylvia Du Raan
Terence Abrahams
Thinus Redelinghuys
Tiaan Rohne
Tienie Maree
Tobie  Oosthuizen
Trevor  Case 
Vera Reynolds
Vernon Rudman
Vincent French  
Werner Schmidt
Werner Slabbert
Willie Smit
Wimpie Herbst
Wynand Oosthuizen
Wynand Van Der Berg

(Watch Out for the Munga 2023 Equipe team List)

#themunga2023entries #themunga2023

like actual Gary Kirsten?! I remember as proteas coach he bunked day1 of a test match to go run the 2oceans or something once, classic.

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1 hour ago, Shebeen said:

ps.

oh, this is actually just a clickbaity post to get more action on @gemmerbal and is fund raising efforts in this race!

 

 

Was just about to ask Matt to check who hijacked your log in ... 👍

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You will also note former Springbok prop Jannie du Plessis on the startline, riding for their cause as parents who have lost kids. I think its called “they ride along”. And another former rugby player Tobie Oosthuizen. Michael Mol also taking on his second Munga. So its quite a field insofar as celebrities is concerned. 
 

I’m 💩 my pants. Half excited half scared. Dont know why. But, its all for a greater cause as mentioned earlier, think we are up to around R40k thats been raised so far so Im extremely thankful for the generosity displayed by each and every one. I’ll try my best to upload short videos to my instagram account as I go along, just to keep everyone entertained. Im expecting an emotional rollercoaster but thats kind of the idea behind the munga when i listen to Alex Harris speak about the event. 
 

Anyways, hopefully i sleep better than last night. My flight to Bloem is in the morning so here goes nothing…

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4 hours ago, Shebeen said:

Maybe people are bored with a 1000km sufferfest in the karoo heat?

I know there are loads of people who keep on going back for more, and yes it sure is a tough challenge. The race has a few possible narratives (sometimes there's even a bit of podium action to keep it entertaining) but it's kind of the same story each year just with different names. Smurfy is doing it, rad. there's a long list of roadpros who came in with serious legs and ended up in a foetal position crying into their chamois, hopefully he can avoid that trap.

Each to their own, I'd rather use time and fitness (and entry RRR) on something I find a little less futile (imho).

 

ps.

oh, this is actually just a clickbaity post to get more action on @gemmerbal and is fund raising efforts in this race!

Thanks @Shebeen! I’ll tell Gary Kirsten you say howsit?! Not out apparently… 🤣

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7 minutes ago, gemmerbal said:

You will also note former Springbok prop Jannie du Plessis on the startline, riding for their cause as parents who have lost kids. I think its called “they ride along”. And another former rugby player Tobie Oosthuizen. Michael Mol also taking on his second Munga. So its quite a field insofar as celebrities is concerned. 
 

I’m 💩 my pants. Half excited half scared. Dont know why. But, its all for a greater cause as mentioned earlier, think we are up to around R40k thats been raised so far so Im extremely thankful for the generosity displayed by each and every one. I’ll try my best to upload short videos to my instagram account as I go along, just to keep everyone entertained. Im expecting an emotional rollercoaster but thats kind of the idea behind the munga when i listen to Alex Harris speak about the event. 
 

Anyways, hopefully i sleep better than last night. My flight to Bloem is in the morning so here goes nothing…

What is your Instagram handle?

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4 hours ago, JohanDiv said:

 

There is the battle for top spot. I reckon Drikus will come out on top.

 

And in the ladies field it's going to be hard to bet against Jenny Close. She has put in some solid work these last couple of months.

I think Hansie Joubert is also going to be part of the podium

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