Feeling the aftermath of Stage One’s racing in their legs, teams caught an early morning bus from the Houw Hoek Inn (Grabouw) to Rooisand (Kleinmond) for the start of Stage Two. Affectionately known as ‘Dress Up Day’, runners had to complete a 33km route before crossing the finish line at Wildekrans Wine Estate in Botriver.
Reigning women’s team champions Landie Greyling and Megan Mackenzie of Team Salomon Blondie secured their second stage victory of the weekend, completing the 33km route in an impressive time of 02 hours 48 minutes 53 seconds.
“Today was very nice,” says Greyling. “It was hard, but I really enjoyed the first half. My partner was awesome. We had a good Stage Two. It’s awesome to see how the competition in the women’s field has improved. We are psyched for Stage Three.” 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 Soul Running’s JC Visser and Danette Smith’s goal of a Stage Two victory came to fruition after 02 hours 38 minutes and 54 seconds of exceptional team work. “Today was great,” says a very happy Smith. “My partner was ill during Stage One, luckily he felt much better today. Coming from a road running background, the Stage Two route suited our style of running well. We wanted to win one stage, so today we felt a little more pressure. Our hard work paid off, and we are happy with the reward. AfricanX allows us to do what we love for three days. We’re surrounded by likeminded people at an event that is professionally run. We don’t want to miss out, so we’ll definitely be back each year.”
Team KWAY Nedbank’s AJ Calitz and Nicolette Griffioen came in second, while Ruan Van Der Merwe and Tumelo Matlou of Team Keyhealth Nevarest finished third.
Stage Three: Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Wildekrans Wine Estate
Houw Hoek Inn
The leader board is currently as follows going into Stage Three:
1 Edwin Sesipi and Givemore Mudzinganyama, Team Male ASICS Boys Gauteng 05:04:53
2 Ben Matiso and Retsepile Khotle, Team Edunova 05:10:04
3 Chris Strydom and Rory Scheffer, Team Adidas 05:19:32
1 Landie Greyling and Megan Mackenzie, Team Salomon Blondies 06:08:36
2 Keelyn Van Breda and Claire Horner, Team My Training Day 06:15:45
3 Carla Van Huyssteen and Leilani Scheffer, Team ASICS 06:21:15
1 AJ Calitz and Nicolette Griffioen, Team KWAY Nedbank 05:45:56
2 JC Visser and Danette Smith, Team Soul Runner 06:06:41
3 Ruan Van Der Merwe and Tumelo Matlou, Team Keyhealth Nevarest 06:42:11
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