Virgin Active Warrior #2, 1 October, Prime View JHB

Oktoberfest meets Virgin Active Warrior Race

On 1 October 2022, thousands of brave Warriors toed the start line of what would be the first Warrior Race under the banner of our new title sponsor, Virgin Active! And what a journey it has been already, with Virgin Active on board. The Virgin Active Train Warrior initiative had Warriors download their training programme and train consistently and purposefully toward realising their obstacle course racing (OCR) dreams!

Race day dawned bright and beautiful in the highveld, and, as usual, Warrior Ric, with the help of Warrior Ceri, had every Warrior amped and motivated to get out there and run, crawl, jump, carry and push their way through a world-class obstacle course. If you were wondering who the guy on the mike was at the start, welcome Warrior Ceri!

The course was flat and fast, and to make up for the flat terrain, we had to rethink the obstacles to make it more challenging for our Warriors. Laid out around the beautiful Prime View dam the many water obstacles made this race delightful and fun.

Watching our Elite athletes achieve amazing feats of strength, grit, and endurance while powering their way through the Rookie, Commando and Black-Ops courses, was incredible.


Congratulations to every Elite Warrior who won a spot on the podium!

Black-Ops Elite Winners:


πŸ₯‡ Brandon Hulley

πŸ₯ˆ Claude Eksteen

πŸ₯‰ Louis Smit


πŸ₯‡ Sabrina Daolio

πŸ₯ˆ Trish Eksteen

πŸ₯‰ CJ Clarke

Commando Elite Winners:


πŸ₯‡ Tyron Bothma

πŸ₯ˆ Bailey Locker

πŸ₯‰ Corrie Breydenbach


πŸ₯‡ Nicole Von Metzinger

πŸ₯ˆ Lauren Paxton

πŸ₯‰ Natasha Yoko

Rookie Elite Winners:


πŸ₯‡ Divan Venter

πŸ₯ˆ Monray Downes

πŸ₯‰ Simeon De Bruyn


πŸ₯‡ Marinene Landman

πŸ₯ˆ Desiree Lourens

πŸ₯‰ Phiane Oosthuizen

Well done to every Warrior who persevered in the face of adversity, conquered their fears and faced the day. Well done on getting muddy, wet and dirty! Well done on facing the height of The Tower and plunging into the muddy waters below! You did it! Victory belongs to each of you, whether you took home a medal or not. You earned that dog tag!

Access your resultsΒ here.

Thank you to all Warriors for stepping up and dressing up! We loved your Oktoberfest outfits. You guys really brought the vibe! Add to that the fantastic Dodo Nyoka and Tian Nienaber jamming away on stage all afternoon as the Warriors completed their respective races. No oompah band here. Munich has nothing on Virgin Active Warrior #2 Oktoberfest 😜.

Thank you, Virgin Active, for coming on board and elevating The Virgin Active Warrior Race to even greater heights! We look forward to getting active together, being brave together and conquering together.

Next up is Virgin Active Warrior #3 on 3 December. See you there.