TEAM SALIRE/MAD MAC's p/b HÄZZ COFFEE
The häzz family embodies a characteristic way of thinking, feeling and acting – like-minded people who don’t mind standing out from the crowd and doing their own thing! We support a modern, youthful and healthy culture. Our slogan reads: coffee for heroes. This recognises our appreciation for people who improve their communities with the help of local resources, their own skills, and hard work.
The MAD MACS team:
- Alex Heward (Elite)
- Jonathan van Gesselleen (Elite)
- Max Sullivan (Elite)
- Ian Lategan (U23)
- Shaun Glover (U23)
- CP van Wyk (U23)
- Bradley Gouveris (U23)
- Charles McFall (MTB)
- Etnard Louw (MTB)
This Stellenbosch-based semi-professional / student cycling team was founded by Alex Heward a few years ago, branching off of the Maties road team. Alex has created a set-up in which students and young professionals can train, race and have fun on the bike while working or completing their tertiary education. He has enabled students to compete on a professional level.
When the riders aren’t hitting the books or working, they can be found out on the open roads and often travel to Franschhoek or Pringle Bay. Often, they start and end their rides with a häzz coffee.
In 2018, the team will continue competing at the highest level in the Western Cape, while taking on some of the larger national and even international races. Mountain bike races also feature on the calendar for most of the team. The student riders also compete for Maties, attaining outstanding results at the National Competition over the past few years.
Ultimately, the team brings a group of great cyclists together to enjoy a coffee, compete at the highest level possible, and have fun while doing so!
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This professional trail runner lives in Stellenbosch and loves drinking perfectly brewed häzz coffee. She’s been racing on trails since 2011, and has built quite a name for herself in South African sports cycles.
Described by Runners World as ‘Miss Sunshine’, Landie burst onto the trail-running scene a couple of years ago, and has achieved 30 top positions in the last few years, including victories at the Salomon SkyRun, the Two Oceans Trail Run, the Hout Bay Trail Challenge, and the Old Fishermans Trail Challenge.
Others sports include slack lining, mountain biking, and beach tennis. Her favourite music ranges from Jeremy Loops, Fun and Counting Crows to Imagine Dragons and jazz. Her passions include travelling to new places, spending time with animals, and enjoying live orchestra music.
Landie’s philosophy? “Live your dreams, be disciplined, smile and be kind!”
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Mia is a personal trainer who owns her own successful business called Mia’s Training in Stellenbosch.
She’s a fierce competitor who loves a challenge. As such, Mia has competed in and completed events like the 70.3 Ironman, the Comrades Marathon, and the Cape Epic. When she’s not spending time enjoying the outdoors, or taking her clients through a training session, you’ll most probably find her at häzz Stellenbosch. Mia also just had her first baby, so is spending a bit more time at home.
Christiaan, a professional trail runner and qualified engineer, lives in Stellenbosch with pro-athlete wife, Landie Greyling. When he isn’t travelling to the Lesotho mountains or the Alps in search of new trails and challenges, he works on his trail-coaching business.
“One of the few things that remains a constant every day is my cup of morning häzz – sometimes made at home with my Breville, on a mountain top with my Bialetti, in a hotel room with my Aeropress, or simply enjoyed at häzz in Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch.”
After eight years of focused trail running, Christiaan won the following major races:
– 2017 Otter African Trail Run, Eastern Cape (42km)
– Azores Trail Run, Portugal (42km)
– Riano Trail Run, Spain (100km)
– 2016 SkyRun, Eastern Cape (100km)
– 2015 Ultra Trail Cape Town (100km)
– Table Mountain Challenge (40km)
Follow him on Instagram to learn more. He truly is an inspiration!