IMPI Challenge attracts attention of mixed martial artists


Words: Newsport Media

Ten members of Reps Fitness, a Bellville based Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) gym, have teamed up for a complete new challenge, the IMPI Challenge that will take place at the picturesque Lievland Wine Estate (Stellenbosch) the weekend of 18 and 19 October 2014.

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“Reps Fitness is the gym you have always dreamed of,” says Rudi Wilcocks, Manager and Trainer Reps Fitness.  “We offer a lot more than traditional gyms including CrossFit, Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing, BoxFit, MMAFit, Personal Training and more.  I have been doing obstacle course races for about three years now.  I enjoy the challenge and the mud.  This time round I am very excited as we’ll be getting some of our athletes involved”.

“Our main goal is just to have fun and enjoy the challenge with friends,” continues Wilcocks.  “With obstacle course racing you never know what to expect.  It is just as much mental preparation as it is physical.  Here at REPS we definitely prepare for challenges like that.  Every time you are in the ring fighting, it’s a mental game to keep going and not surrender to your opponent.  In the CrossFit class it’s always the unknown, and unexpected, but we always push through and finish on top.  I enjoy the new and exciting obstacles that IMPI thinks out each year.  Even though I enjoy running, for me it’s definitely the hardest part of the race.  Getting wet and dirty is the most enjoyable”.


Event Information:  IMPI Challenge Cape Town #2          

Combining trail running with an adventure style obstacle course, the IMPI Challenge is a spectator friendly event that is ideal for the entire family!          

Date: Saturday, 18 October 2014 and Sunday, 19 October 2014              

Venue: Lievland Wine Estate and Wiesenhof Legacy Park (Stellenbosch)

Categories: IMPI Challenge, IMPI Dash, IMPI Elite and IMPI Mini - IMPI’s categories cater for a variety of athletes, from elite sportspersons, competent and beginner runners and families looking for a fun experience.


There are four structures to choose from when entering the IMPI Challenge:

IMPI Challenge:  10 – 12km with18 obstacles (age 18+ years); R400 per entry

* IMPI Dash:  5 - 7km with 12 obstacles (ages 10+, all adults welcome). R300 per entry

* IMPI Mini:  1km with smaller supervised obstacles (ages 6 – 10 years).  R80 per entry for unlimited circuits of the course.

* IMPI Elite:  15 – 20km with 25 tough obstacles (age 18+ years); timed event with prize money; R550 per entry.

Enter individually or as part of a team (teams vary in size from 2 – 25 people, although team members start together, they do not need to finish together).


Awesome Prize:  The first Elite male and female competitor to cross the finish line having successfully completed all obstacles will go home with a whopping prize of R10 000.00 each.

Top Competitors:  Leading South African multisport and trail runners to look out for in the IMPI Elite Race will include:  Claude Eksteen, Stuart Marais, Andre Calitz, Carla Van Huyssteen, Eddie Lambert, Charl Souma, Christiaan Greyling and Matthew Daneel.

Best Dressed:  One of the many highlights of the IMPI Challenge, IMPIs are encouraged to let creativity reign.  The best dressed individual and/or team stand the chance to win awesome prizes compliments of our sponsors. 


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