Van Huyssteen, Griffioen claim gold at AfricanX Trailrun

Van Huyssteen, Griffioen claim gold at AfricanX Trailrun

Seen here: Carla Van Huyssteen and Nicolette Griffioen in action during Stage Three of the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.

Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg

“Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money”

 

Team KeyHealth Neverest/K-Way’s Carla Van Huyssteen and Nicolette Griffioen’s combined finishing time of 08 hours 36 minutes 34 seconds (after three days of running a combined distance of +- 86km) firmly secured them the top spot on the podium at the 2018 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.

According to Van Huyssteen, Stage Three’s open roads did not suit their running style. “We just did what we could and ran as hard as we could. Nicolette has been amazing these past three days. We are really happy with the stage. It’s the camaraderie that brings us back to AfricanX each year. Next year I plan to start a family, while Nicolette will most likely go on to win world champs. I’m just really glad that we could close off our partnership in this way.”

“We pushed a little on Stage One and really enjoyed the trails. This was definitely a positive change to the event. Stage Two was long. On Stage Three we pushed again, just focussing on getting it done. Carla and I raced our first AfricanX together in 2015. My focus is now on endurance racing,” says Griffioen.

Team Rehidrat’s Chantel Nienaber and Katya Soggot came in 2nd, while Team Tailwind Ladies’ Danette Smith and Kate Mapham finished 3rd.

In the mixed team race, Team Crumb’s Daneil Feldmann and Davide Del Fante claimed victory in an overall combined time (after three days of racing +-86km) in 09 hours 20 minutes 38 seconds.

“Our legs felt good today,” confirmed Feldmann. “We once again just ran our own race and kept it consistent. The AfricanX Trailrun has an awesome vibe. Claiming the mixed team title is amazing. It’s really cool to do that with my partner. It’s just amazing to be able to socialize and do sport at the same time. I’ve wanted to take part in AfricanX for quite some time. Winning is just an added bonus.”

Team Gauteng Diesiel Engines’ Takalani Ndandani and Mazu Ndandani came in 2nd, while Team ATS’ Leani Grimes and Jacques Buys finished 3rd.

EVENT INFORMATION: 2018 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS

The three routes were planned in such a way that the runners were treated to a different breath-taking scenic route each day.

STAGE ONE: Friday, 27 April 2018

Start & Finish Venue: MTO Head office, Jonkershoek
Distance: 33km -36km

STAGE TWO / DRESS UP DAY: Saturday, 28 April 2018

Start & Finish Venue: Retreat, Boschendal Wine Estate
Distance: 33km -35km

STAGE THREE: Sunday, 29 April 2018

Start & Finish Venue: Retreat, Boschendal Wine Estate
Distance: 20km -22km

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

ENDS

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On behalf of: STILLWATER SPORTS

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Jacky McClean NEWSPORT MEDIA: PR and Communications Tel: +27 21 886 9204 Mobile: +27 83 291 9283 jacky@newsportmedia.tv Twitter: @newsportmediatv Facebook: Newsport Media

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