South African trail running star AJ Calitz and Yolande de Villiers started the Tankwa Trail on a high note by taking the honours on stage one today.
The 32km stage provided challenging conditions as the day grew warmer after a chilly start.
The temperature soared into the mid-thirties, but the heat did not affect Calitz as he blazed to victory in 2:23:55.
Rounding out the solo men’s podium were Angelo Pegado and Jonathan van Wyk, while Alana Jane Munnik and Therese Hansson filled the second and third positions in the women’s race.
In the team events, Soul Running, featuring JC Visser and Mauritz Jansen van Rensburg, led the men’s category. Landie and Christiaan Greyling (Salomon/Garmin) were first in the mixed section, while Jana Trojan and Tracy Forbes (Partners in Crime) led the women home.
See more results at Tankwa Trail.