Seen here:  Leilani Scheffer in action at the 24km FNB Platinum Trail Run at the ATKV Buffelspoort on Sunday, 03 June 2018. 

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

North West Province – Leilani Scheffer set the +-24km route ablaze at the 6th annual FNB Platinum Trail Run at the ATKV Buffelspoort on Sunday, 03 June 2018.

Following the wake of the infamous FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic that took place at the same venue the day before (Saturday, 02 June) Trail Runners of all fitness levels were granted the opportunity to pit their running prowess against the magnificent trails on offer in the Magaliesberg.

Entrants could choose between a tough (but rewarding) +-24km route, a slightly less challenging +-12km route or a fun +-8km route.

Leilani Scheffer dominated the women’s +-24km FNB Platinum Trail Run claiming gold in a deserving time of 01 hour 47 minutes 52 seconds.  “I’ve been training for the Comrades Marathon, but recently decided that I will no longer be taking part.  This is literally my first trail run in 7-8 months.  Every year the event is perfectly organised and the routes are well-marked.  It is fun, beautiful and a great change of scenery.  I love coming here.  I must’ve convinced 50 people to take part today.  I am super happy to cross the finish line first.  The win definitely makes up for not going to Comrades.”

Andronica Mokgotla came in 2nd, while Galaletsasang Makgde finished 3rd.

Rene Reynecke was the runner to beat in the women’s +-12km FNB Platinum Trail Run crossing the finish line in 52 minutes 53 seconds.  Elizabeth Dlhiwayo came in 2nd, while Takalani Ndandani finished 3rd.

The women’s +-8km FNB Platinum Trail Run was won by Phyllis de Fouw in 44 minutes 40 seconds.  Steffeny Visser came in 2nd, while Cindy Stacey finished 3rd.

“This year’s FNB Platinum Trail Run has been a major success and we are immensely proud to offer this experience to professional participants and many enthusiasts from across the country. We are equally proud of the role that this event continues to play in uplifting tourism in the region. Congratulations to all the participants, we hope to see many of them next year,” said Mike Vacy-Lyle, CEO of FNB Business.

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For more information on the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic or FNB Platinum Trail Run contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email

About the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run:

FNB Business and FNB Private Wealth are proud to once again be the title sponsor of the annual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run.

This sponsorship forms part of FNB’s ongoing strategy to support local and community events that focus on a healthy lifestyle and family involvement. This sponsorship affirms our dedication to providing a quality experience that exceeds expectation, for all participants and spectators along with their families, in order to continue building enduring, rewarding relationships. The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run are two events that are designed to provide an enjoyable outdoors family experience. The platform allows us the opportunity to engage with our clients and the broader community with the aim of creating lasting connections.


Issued by:                       NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of:                  STILLWATER SPORTS