Gauntlet thrown at 2017 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun

Gauntlet thrown at 2017 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun

“Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money”

Starting at Trails End, the ideal destination for all adventure seekers, Stage One of the Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS saw teams of two having to conquer an action packed 35km route before crossing the finish line at the picturesque Houw Hoek Inn on Friday, 17 March 2017.

In the women’s race, Reigning Champions Landie Greyling and Megan Mackenzie of Team Salomon Blondie were leaving nothing to chance, claiming the stage victory in 03 hours 19 minutes 42 seconds.  “Today was tougher than expected,” says Greyling.  “We managed to have a good race.  Thank you to Stillwater Sports for the awesome trails and a wonderfully organised event.  AfricanX is special for many reasons.  Megan and I love running together, the vibe is awesome and we get to catch up with a lot of friends.”

“It’s always awesome to claim a stage,” says Mackenzie.  “Going into Stage Two, we’ll have to see what the weather has in store, gauge how we feel and just run.”  Keelyn Van Breda and Claire Horner of Team My Training Day came in second, while Leilani Scheffer and Carla Van Huyssteen of Team ASICS Ladies finished third.

Team Kway’s AJ Calitz and Nicolette Griffioen set the course ablaze in the mixed team race claiming gold in 03 hours 04 minutes 21 seconds.  According to Griffioen, Stage One was tough.  “We worked hard today, so that we can take it easier tomorrow.  The route was tough.  We had to run very consistently.  AJ and I worked really well as a team.  Going into Stage Two with a lead is always great motivation.”  JC Visser and Danette Smith of Team Soul Running came in second, while Tumelo Matlou and Ruan Van Der Merwe of Team Keyhealth Nevarest finished third.

Stage Two:   Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS

Stage Two:
Saturday, 18 March 2017

Start Time:
08:00

Distance:
33km

Start Venue:
Rooisand (Kleinmond)

Finish Venue:
Wildekrans Wine Estate (Botriver)

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For additional information on the Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email entries@stillwatersports.com.

ENDS

Issued by:                        NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of:                  STILLWATER SPORTS

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