Theresa Ralph only started cycling when she was 34 years old and only 6 months before her first Cape Epic in 2010. A rather late starter, but the bug bit and she has gone from strength to strength through the past 7 years.

Her highlight was coming second in the Cape Epic in 2012 as well as representing South Africa at World Marathon Champs in France.

Theresa’s hometown is Johannesburg. Born and bred there. She has always been a sportswoman which started at the age of 9 in a swimming pool.

Theresa concentrates on mainly marathon races. She enjoys the longer distances as it seems she gets stronger as the race gets longer. At the moment, Theresa is the SA Vet Marathon Champ.

Theresa is looking at trying something different this season and will make her way to some cross country races. She is hoping to get some stripes in this discipline as well as some good technical training.

Theresa also gets involved in Single Speed racing and likes to have some fun at their events. Despite it being a fun event, she also holds that title. SASS Champ.

Theresa is currently being coached by Mike Posthumas from Science to Sport. With Woman’s competition becoming much more competitive and many ladies turning full time pro’s, it is necessary to get as much guidance from professionals to assist with keeping you focused and on the right track.

Theresa’s Kit

Garmin Edge 820 

Garmin Vivosmart HR

Garmin Vector 2 Pedals

Holdfast Bike Carrier

Find Theresa online:
Twitter: @TheresaRalph

Career Highlights

2012:

  • ABSA Cape Epic 2012 (Ladies Team): 2nd Ladies Team Overall
  • Sani2C 2012 – 2 Stage wins and Overall 3rd (mechanical on day 2)
  • Magalies Monster 2012 – 1st Overall lady, 2nd Overall(including men).
  • Nissan Series Overall winner

2013:

  • Argus MTB Challenge: 2nd Overall Lady.
  • ABSA Cape Epic 2013(Mixed Team): Overall 4th

2014:

  • ABSA Cape Epic 2014(Ladies Team): Overall 3rd.
  • MTN XCM Crater Cruise 2014: 1st Overall Lady, 1st Sub Vet Lady
  • Bridge Cape Pioneer 2014(Ladies Team): Overall 3rd. 3rd Podium daily.
  • Wine2Whales Adventure Mixed Team winners. 2014

2015:

  • ABSA Cape Epic 2015(Ladies team) Overall 3rd. 1St SA Ladies Team overall.
  • Sani2C 2015 Race. 2×3rd place podiums. 4th Overall Ladies team.
  • SA Champs 2015. 2nd Vet Lady. 6th Overall lady
  • SA Single Speed Champs 2015. 1st Overall lady (Current SA SS Champ)
  • Transbaviaans 2 – 1st Ladies Team, 7th Overall(Including men)
  • Ashburton Series Results 2015: 1st Vet Lady, 3rd Overall Lady
  • Wine2Whales Adventure Mixed Team winners: 2015
  • Wine2Whales Race: 3rd ladies team overall.
  • Double Century Team(12): 1st Ladies team.

2016:

  • Tankwa Trek: 3rd Overall Ladies
  • ABSA Cape Epic 2016(Ladies team) Overall 5th. 1St SA Ladies Team overall.
  • SA Champs Masters: 1st Vet Lady – Current Vet SA Champ.
  • Sani2C 2016Race: 3rd Ladies Overall
  • Kalahari Challenge: 1st Mixed Team, 3rd Overall including all men
  • Knysna 200: 1st Mixed Team
  • TransBaviaans: 1st Ladies Team
  • Berg & Bush 2016: 3rd Ladies Overall.
  • Current SA Single Speed Champ 2016 (SASSC)
  • Ashburton Series Results 2016: 1st Vet Lady, 2nd Overall Lady
  • Wine2Whales Adventure Mixed Team winners: 2016
  • Double Century Team(12): 1st Ladies team.