Tuesday, 05 November 2013
Running Wild at Segwati
Race two of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series took place on Sunday at the scenic Segwati Game Ranch.
Gauteng treated everyone who went to the trouble of driving out to Segwati to a day perfect for trail running and the Long Course Championship race got underway with pre-race favourites Lucky Miya and Mapepane Mahlangu going head to head once more. Also in the mix, was the experienced Graeme McCallum who looked strong and ready to race.
It took only 49 minutes for Miya to come around the last corner and claim victory once more in 49:57, with rival Mahlangu not too far behind in 50:19. In the Ladies Championship race, Sally Fenwick picked up her first win in the Series, crossing the line in 01:10:42 with Catherine McGown showing remarkable consistency by taking home her second successive 2nd place finish, crossing under the arch in 01:12:18.
Its a Junior Take Over!
With seven Junior, 23 Minimee and eight Peewee runners lining up in the 7.5km Short Course Challenge race, it was bound to be an energetic and epic affair! Luke Schlebusch from Bryanston HIgh School once again crossed the line first in 28:40 to win the Junior category with Ryan Mathaba crossing only 5 seconds later to win the Open category. Luke's younger brother, Brandon claimed 3rd place overall and finished only 25 seconds after his older sibling.
In the Ladies race, Delia Jay went one better than last week and took the overall win in a terrific time of 38:20 to go along with her overall 2nd place finish last week and also took her second win of the series in the Veterans category. Second over the line and winner of the Ladies Open category went to Annerie Beetge, who claimed 2nd Open lady last week and this time crossed under the arch in 39:19.
Next week's is promising to be an exciting affair again as the series moves to a brand new venue, B'Sorah Tented Camp and the runners now knowing each others ins and outs.
For full results, photos and more information, go to www.trailseries.co.za
A big thank you as always to our sponsors Spur, adidas, Bos and Protea Hotels. See you on the trails!