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13 September 2021 - Kansanshi Cycling Weekend Results

Hello Kansanshi Cycling weekend riders and runners.

We hope you have recovered and are ready for the rest of the week. Firstly a big thank you to our amazing sponsors this year, we could not have done it without you!

The kansanshievents.com website has been updated with provisional results.

Don't forget to keep checking the gallery too as we slowly upload all those fantastic photos - there are some up there already!

Just a few stats, we had 180 MTB entries on Saturday, 60 Road racers and 60 trail runners. That tops the whole weekend off with 300 event entries!

A very big congratulations to all participants and in particular to the top 3 male and female riders of the weekend who had the fastest combined times (50km MTB and 75km Road Race):

Davies Kawemba (Juniors) 04:04:48 - 1st
Agoster Jilowa (Seniors) 04:06:12 - 2nd
Enerst Mazabuka (Juniors) 04:07:02 - 3rd

Kirstin McDonald (Juniors) 05:33:35 - 1st
Anita Yama (Seniors) 05:39:58 - 2nd
Rebecca Chiyuka (Seniors) 05:46:36 - 3rd

Finally, a quick thank you to the following, in no particular order:

Charlie and Samuel Watt for the timekeeping

Ryan Ellis for his route marking and MC skills

Eugin and team for marshalling, route marking and much more.

Mr Clarke and Oane Visser for the venue

Tony Fouche for setup and much more

Kevin Haslam for showers and power etc

Marion Lewis for ice cream and candy floss

Nora, Martin and Chisanga for photos

Tyron Coetzee and team for Bell sponsorship and water points

The Kansanshi Cycling team for riding out the kiddies after their 50km race

Kirsten Lightfoot for leading the kiddies race

Kerry and Sindy for packing goodie bags

Fiona McDonald for reassuring admin skills

Rodney Parker for leading the riders out safely as a commissar and amazing sponsorship on Sunday

Roads Team for keeping you all safe and fed on the road race

Titan Drilling for stacking the prize envelopes and sponsorship

Majaman for always being willing to sponsor

The Twinlink sisters for water at the finish

FQM Health and Wellness for the best medic support ever!

FQM mining for food and sponsorship


KGE Clubhouse for tasty food and drinks

Mandy for the trail run water point

The Security team

And to all the others that are not mentioned- thank you all!

Thank you all for the support and we hope you keep using the trails!

Up next- if anyone is interested in the Open water swim 26th September @ Kansanshi Mine recreation dam, please get back to us to put you in touch with the organiser.

Many thanks

The Kansanshi Events Team.

19 August 2021 - Kansanshi Cycling Weekend is ON!

Hello everyone! Kansanshi race is ON!

Its certainly been a while, we hope you have all been well and kept up the fitness!

The events team has been working hard at trying to find some normalcy during these difficult times and we have been given the green light to hold the Kansanshi Cycling weekend on 11th and 12th September 2021.

Please see flyer for basic info, and go to the entry form (which will inform you more about the event) here.

The proposed date for Mine2mine will be postponed or possibly cancelled for now until we find a new date that suits the many new factors that now apply.

As for the Kansanshi cycling weekend, we look forward to your entries. First 150 entries are guaranteed a t-shirt and goodie bag.

If you don’t wish to participate and rather help out, let us know, we are always looking for extra hands.

09 April 2021 - Kansanshi Events 2021 dates!

Please find below dates set for events this year. Please note that Covid-19 protocols will apply to all events.

20 October 2020 - Kansanshi Solo Challenge - Final News and Results!

Find pictures and results here!

14th September 2020: Week 1 of the Solo Challenge is underway!

Download the Solo Challenge briefing here.

This week you can RUN and/or RIDE the new 5km and 10km routes, both of which start and finish at the new trailhead in the game park.

31 August 2020: Revised Dates for Kansanshi Solo Challenge

Good day All

We need to inform you that the game park is currently closed for security reasons. Accordingly, we are delaying the start of the Solo Challenge by one week, so that Week 1 (5km and 10km MTB or run) will now start on 14th September.

Please keep up the practice (just not in the game park for now) and if you haven't yet entered the Solo Challenge, enter here!

7 August 2020: Kansanshi Solo Challenge 2020!

This year we're rolling out what is normally our biggest event - the Kansanshi Cycling Challenge - in a whole new format to beat the pandemic-related challenges of 2020! All entry proceeds will go towards setting up a brand new local schools cycling programme, Kansanshi Kids on Bikes. There will be special prizes up for grabs.

Take on the KANSANSHI SOLO CHALLENGE in your own time over the course of 4 weeks. Challenge yourself to a different distance every week, starting with a 5km or 10km run or MTB ride in Week 1, all the way up to a gruelling 100km MTB ride in Week 4! You can do just one challenge, or as many as you want!


WEEK 1 (Monday 7th - Sunday 13th Sep):
5km or 10km gamepark challenge - MTB AND/OR RUN

WEEK 2 (Monday 14th - Sunday 20th Sep):
25km gamepark challenge (white route) - MTB AND/OR RUN

WEEK 3 (Monday 21st - Sunday 27th Sep):
50km gamepark challenge (white & red routes) - MTB AND/OR RUN

WEEK 4 (Monday 28th - Sunday 4th Oct):
21.2km smelter road timetrial challenge - ROAD BIKE AND/OR RUN,
100km challenge (mine perimeter, white & red routes) - MTB


All Challenge details can be found at www.kansanshievents.com/other.

19 July 2020: KGE Sundowner Charity Run & Cycle

Shout out to everyone who braved the cold and the wind to support our charity run and cycle at KGE on Saturday 18th July. The event included an auction of beautiful copper jewellery from Nsanshi Art, and all proceeds went to the Young Women's Christian Association's wonderful work with survivors of gender abuse. The event raised K22,400 in total!

Much as we would have liked to open this event to all, this was not possible in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. We look forward to running events in which everyone can once again take part.

Thanks, everyone...stay fit and stay safe!

17 June 2020: Walk for Water success!

Dear all

We are pleased to bring you the final results of the W4W challenge!

To start though, a reminder of the purpose of the challenge:

In May 2020, Kansanshi Events and FQM's CSR department agreed upon a community exercise initiative, "Walk for Water", which could benefit Solwezi's orphanages. The CSR department pledged to fund boreholes for the orphanages according to kilometres covered during exercise by W4W participants. Walking, running and activities such as rowing and swimming would earn K10 per km, while cycling would earn K5 per km.

When we started our challenge and fund raising activity, there were three registered orphanages in Solwezi that FQM CSR supported. The one named Gigal Orphanage had some problems with sanitation (which is a big thing that we’ll be helping the orphanages with!) and had to re-home their children. They are hoping to re-open, out of town, in a few months and when Covid-19 restrictions die down and their borehole can go in then.

We are delighted to report that in the course of 4 weeks of exercise, 191 individuals and 4 Trident College hostel teams contributed a total of 35,091kms to the Kansanshi Walk For Water initiative! This impressive distance was made up of 10,693km running/walking, 23,867km cycling and 531km in other activities.

The total amount earned is ZMW 231,575.00!!

And...the borehole work at Emmanuel Orphanage and Kilelabanda Orphanage is underway! We look forward to sharing more news and pictures as the work progresses.

Congratulations, one and all! Your enthusiasm, commitment, positive feedback and the many hours on your feet, on your bike, in the pool or in your boat, are much appreciated. It's been a great community effort by all.

Two points in closing:

  • We would like to give a token of appreciation to participants who logged kms for 3 or 4 weeks of the 4-week challenge. These are in the form of bespoke Kansanshi Events W4W buffs or masks. We will be e-mailing you directly to arrange for collection plans for one of these.

  • Just for interest's sake (and for that competitive element!), please find here 'Top 50' reports for most kms run or walked, most kms cycled, most kms overall and most kwacha earned. If your name doesn't appear on these lists and you would like to find out anything about your own stats, feel free to contact us.

Please also click on this link to see pictures and accompanying comments sent in by W4W participants - thank you!

Thanks to Kansanshi Mining PLC AGM, John Gladston and CSR manager Bruce Lewis for their support, and thanks also to James Stephenson, CSR, for his invaluable work liaising with the orphanages. Thanks to the FQM CSR Department for enabling this all to happen!

15 May 2020: Walk for Water!

Every kilometre you walk, run or ride from Monday 18th May 2020 to Sunday 14th June 2020 will help to pay towards a borehole for each of 3 orphanages in Solwezi - Emmanuel, Kilelabalanda and Gigal Orphanages.

This initiative is sponsored by KMP's CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) department. Together, we can help provide clean, safe water for these 3 orphanages. Every km you walk or run equates to K10 that will be donated by the CSR Department towards the project. Every km you ride equates to a K5 donation.

To take part in this worthy cause, all you need to do is to sign up using our online form, then start walking, running or riding! (We will also allow other activities which can be measured by distance, such as rowing, swimming and golf.) Once we have your details, we will send you a link so you can log in your weekly kilometres every Sunday. You can also just whatsapp or text your kms to +260966597986 if that's easier.

Please note that walks or runs need to be specific activities - you can't just count your steps for the day.

Anyone involved in the Kansanshi community can take part, anywhere. You need to be able to provide proof of your activity if asked - this can be done by providing a screenshot or pic from your tracking device, or joining our Strava event. However if you don't have a device, that's ok - we can provide you with details of measured routes to walk, run or ride.

We will publish a regular tally so we can all see how much we have raised as a community, towards the boreholes. There will be spot prizes so check the Kansanshi Events emails, Facebook and Instagram pages!

Please remember to follow prescribed Covid-19 regulations as you exercise: keep a safe distance from others, and wear a mask in public places.


12 May 2020: KGE Triathlon Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the KGE Triathlon has had to be be cancelled. We look forward to hosting this event again next year.

17 March 2020: Mine2Mine race postponed

In light of recent developments relating to the Coronavirus pandemic, the organisers of the Mine2Mine road race in Solwezi due to be held on 5th April, have made the decision to postpone the event until further notice.

In the best interests of the health and wellbeing of the Mine2Mine riders and the communities along its route, there is no question that the correct thing to do is to postpone.

We will update you soon with a new date once all restrictions are settled.

Please stay positive and keep those wheels rolling.

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