Fidel Ncube dominating Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series®

Fidel Ncube on his way to first place at the second race of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series®. Image by Pat Black

Fidel Ncube on his way to first place at the second race of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series®. Image by Pat Black

We were treated to a superb race at the magnificent Segwati Game Ranch as just over 500 runners laced up their shoes at the start line of the second race of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series®.

Race two of four in the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series® at Segwati Game Ranch on Sunday saw a dominant trail running display in the men’s 12.8km long course Championship.  The ever humble Fidel Ncube flew into the home straight in a time of 54:25 to win by more than three minutes. In the ladies long course Championship race, there was no doubting who was the strongest as Maphuti Phaka led from start to finish and cruised home in 01:00:51 to take her second win of the Series.

The 7.6km short course Challenge race also saw impressive running displays as Ryan Mathaba showed remarkable consistency to place first overall with a time of 31:18, making it two wins from two in his category. In the ladies Challenge race, Anita O’Brien held off the charge of Phyllis de Fouw and Jeannie de Beer and came home first overall with a time of 38:30.

With two races in the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series® now completed, the competition for overall category prizes is heating up and we are looking forward to another tight race next week at B’Sorah for race 3.

A big thank you to our sponsors who make this all possible; Spur Steak Ranches, BOS Ice Tea, Protea Hotels and Graham Beck.

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