Exciting running at muddy Giba Gorge

The start of the third race of the Spur KZN Trail Series™ at Giba Gorge. Image by Greg Labuscagne

The third race of the Spur KZN Trail Series™ took place at the ever popular Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park and more than 130 runners faced the wrath of the weather gods as they lined up for a fun night race in muddy conditions.

In the men’s long course 10km race, it was Ayanda Mlotshwa who made it two wins from two as he finished in a time of 42:28 with Muzi Madikwa hot on his heels a mere 7 seconds adrift. The hard work and determination of Yolande Visser paid off as she claimed top spot in the ladies long course with last week’s winner, Christine Whitfield just 2 seconds back in a time of 55:49.

The man of the hour in the 5km short course race was once again Owen Bengo who took home his second consecutive victory, finishing in 21:43 while Sabrina Ward picked up where she left off last week and claimed her second win on the trot with a time of 26:48.

The overall Series titles are still up for grabs in both the men’s and women’s long and short course and this Sunday’s final race at iSithumba is sure to make for exciting running as the leaders will give it their all to claim the titles.

A big thanks to our sponsors, Spur Steak Ranches, adidas, BOS Ice Tea and Protea Hotels!

For a full report, results and more photos from the race visit the website here.