Herewith results of the 35km first stage of the AfricanX Trailrun which finished at the Houw Hoek Inn today.
Ben Matiso and Retsepile Khotle of Team Edunova claimed victory in the men’s race.
Givemore Mudzinganyama and Edwin Sesipi of Team ASICS Boys Gauteng came in second, while Kane Reilly and Thabang Madiba of Team Salomon finished third.
“This is my second and Retsepile’s fourth trail race,” said Matiso.
“Today’s strategy was to stick with the leading men. With 10km to go we decided to just run, but not to go too hard.”
In the women’s race, reigning champions Landie Greyling and Megan Mackenzie of Team Salomon Blondie took the win.
Team KWAY Nedbank’s AJ Calitz and Nicolette Griffioen set the course ablaze in the mixed team race.
Stage two will cover 33km from Rooisand to Wildekrans Wine Estate.
Stage one results:
1. Ben Matiso, Retsepile Khotle (Team Edunova) 2:48:18
2. Givemore Mudzinganyama, Edwin Sesipi (Team ASICS Boys Gauteng) 2:48:25
3. Kane Reilly, Thabang Madiba (Team Salomon) 2:52:07
4. Chris Strydom, Rory Scheffer (Team Adidas) 2:56:45
5. Timothy Chambers, Robert Rorich (Team Tim-Rob) 3:01:02
1. Landie Greyling, Meg Mackenzie (Team Salomon Blondie) 3:19:42
2. Keelyn Van Breda, Claire Horner (Team My Training Day) 3:25:07
3. Carla Van Huyssteen, Leilani Scheffer (Team ASICS Ladies) 3:28:21
4. Maphuthi Phaka, Jessica Pollock (Team EasyEquities Born2Run 2) 3:42:18
5. Ashleigh Simonis, Kathleen Shuttleworth (Team Splishy-Splashy) 3:43:15
1. Nicolette Griffioen, AJ Calitz (Team Kway Nedbank) 3:04:21
2. JC Visser, Danette Smith (Team Soul Running) 3:27:46
3. Tumelo Matlou, Ruan Van Der Merwe (Team Keyhealth Nevarest) 3:43:41
4. Matthew Lennon, Mia Uys (Team M&M’s) 3:48:56
5. Sebastian Pahl, Julika Pahl (Team Seawork Pahlkies) 3:51:36