Fedhealth XTERRA Ambassador, Natia van Heerden, gives some sound advice on what to pack for race day:
“The race village at the Grabouw Country Club is well worth the visit. Hot showers are available after the race, and you can sip on an ice-cold beer whilst waiting for the prize giving. Be sure to bring some cash as there are some awesome food stalls to curb the post race hunger. Better yet, pack a healthy picnic box if you are bringing the family and soak up the relaxing afternoon.”
I recommend slops as your feet might be sore after the race
Dry set of clothing
Cash, for a well deserved beer!
Goggles x 2 (test your spare pair too!)
Wetsuit: I know it is the middle of summer, but trust me, take it with to transition as the weather might change and the walk back to the car is very long!
Baby oil: I put a little oil around my wrists and ankles; it minimalises that very frustrating penguin dance when you are trying to take your wetsuit off.
Tri-suit or any suit you feel comfortable racing in
Black tape, for strapping your energy bars/ nutrition/ GU onto your top tube
Bike, check your bike the day before the race
Small bottle, to sip water before the race
Gels of choice
Energy bars of choice
Energy drink of choice
Bottles x 2
Camelback if needed
Spare tube, bomb, bomb adapter and tire leavers
Baby powder: I put a bit in my shoes (or socks if you are wearing) to make it easier to get your wet feet in
Cap or peak
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