Sesipi, Scheffer successfully defend titles at Puma Trail Run Buffelspoort

Seen here:  Leilani Scheffer in action on the day.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo

Seen here: Leilani Scheffer in action on the day. Photo Credit: Jetline Action Photo

Just under 600 trail running enthusiasts gathered at Buffelspoort Dam (North West Province) on Sunday, 25 January 2015 to partake in the much anticipated PUMA Trail Run.

Forming part of the action of South Africa’s largest off road triathlon, the Totalsports XTERRA presented by REHIDRAT SPORT, the PUMA Trail Run incorporates the XTERRA trail run routes.  Edwin Sesipi and Leilani Scheffer successfully defended their titles in the 12km race crossing the finish line first in 48 minutes 09 seconds and 01 hour 01 minute 21 seconds respectively.

According to Sesipi, the 12km PUMA Trail Run was fun.  “This is the perfect training for cross country trails especially if your legs aren’t used to running cross country.  The route was hilly, this makes it really interesting.  I am very happy as I didn’t expect to win.  I’ll definitely come back next year”.  Thabang Madiba came in second, while Altus Badenhorst  finished third.

“The route was really nice,” said Scheffer.  “I ran with Anita O’Brien up until the 3km or 4km mark before making my break.  The PUMA Trail Run is definitely the toughest of the short trail runs.  It’s always nice to take part in an event that is organised by Stillwater Sports.  The routes are nicely marked, while the event is well organised.  I managed a faster finishing time than last year, so I am very happy with today’s performance”.   Anita O’Brien came in second, while Natia Van Heerden finished third.

Zandre Du Plessis took the lead in the men’s 6km race crossing the finish line first in 27 minutes 53 seconds.  Daniel Ellis came in second, while Franco van der Merwe finished third.

Annerie Beetge claimed victory in the women’s 6km race crossing the finish line first in a well-deserved time of 35 minutes 10 seconds.  Mariska Uys came in second, while Henriette Greef finished third.

All entrants received an awesome goody bag, while medals were awarded to all finishers.  Podium finishers secured a complementary entry into the 2015 FNB Platinum Trail Run, while one lucky runner won a team entry into the 2015 ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun!

NEXT UP:  PUMA Trail Run Grabouw (Western Cape)

Date: Saturday, 21 February 2015
Venue: Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape)
Distance: 5km and 11km
Start Time: 07:00 (both distances)
Entry Fee: 5km/R120 and 10km/R150

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RESULTS:

PUMA TRAIL RUN Buffelspoort
Sunday, 25 January 2015
RESULTS
WOMEN / 6km
P_Sex Time Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist
1 00:35:10 1855 Beetge Annerie F 6
2 00:36:13 3955 uys mariska F 6
3 00:36:38 970 Greeff Henriette F 6
4 00:36:56 13392 Nienaber Ronel F 6
5 00:37:16 13220 Richard Claudia F 6
6 00:40:33 13658 Clark Sue Ann F 6
7 00:41:48 1983 Edgecomb Roslyn F 6
8 00:42:12 30115 van der Merwe Lize F 6
9 00:42:13 645 Willoughby Noleen F 6
10 00:42:21 13801 Van der merwe petro F 6
11 00:43:15 1163 Viljoen Gretchen F 6
12 00:44:01 1259 Burger Annet F 6
13 00:46:57 1034 Fouche Chris-Marie F 6
14 00:47:19 1654 Swart Cindy F 6
15 00:47:33 3168 Wilson Marike F 6
MEN / 6km
P_Sex Time Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist
1 00:27:53 30187 Du Plessis Zandre M 6
2 00:28:02 30669 Ellis Daniel M 6
3 00:29:21 1412 van der Merwe Franco M 6
4 00:30:28 2349 Dorfling Tiaan M 6
5 00:30:54 30798 Chambers Dean M 6
6 00:31:43 2775 No Data No Data M 6
7 00:33:42 30804 Kamffer johan M 6
8 00:34:25 895 Chambers Attie M 6
9 00:35:12 848 No Data No Data M 6
10 00:36:02 3896 No Data No Data M 6
11 00:36:15 30711 Turner Anthony M 6
12 00:36:48 761 Prinsloo Liam M 6
13 00:37:14 835 badenhorst nick M 6
14 00:37:22 1460 Kruger Henho M 6
15 00:37:35 813 Rosemann Werner M 6
WOMEN / 12km
P_Sex Time Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist
1 01:01:21 3196 scheffer leilani F 12
2 01:04:46 13013 O’Brian Anita F 12
3 01:07:45 1703 van heerden natia F 12
4 01:08:22 2247 Terblanche Adel F 12
5 01:08:46 30932 Booyens Nicky F 12
6 01:09:16 2377 Brits Estie F 12
7 01:11:16 3743 Johnston Janice F 12
8 01:11:26 237 Kretzinger Warren F 12
9 01:14:04 13202 Manxani Rachel F 12
10 01:14:56 30747 Uren Lynette F 12
11 01:20:14 3690 Temperman Elzemari F 12
12 01:20:41 375 Maree Rethe F 12
13 01:25:13 30336 Doogan Hannie F 12
14 01:25:20 1698 Amm Jacqui F 12
15 01:26:05 30137 fourie nadine F 12
MEN / 12km
P_Sex Time Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist
1 00:48:09 13972 Sesili Edwin M 12
2 00:50:18 12882 Madiba Thabang M 12
3 00:50:25 30555 Badenhorst Altus M 12
4 00:51:28 1359 Steenkamp Van Zyl M 12
5 00:54:50 30229 Mulder Herman M 12
6 00:57:46 2880 Laage Dykhard M 12
7 00:59:44 2053 Thomas van Tonder Jeep Team M 12
8 00:59:47 229 Dorfling Chris M 12
9 01:00:16 2141 Gombart Michael M 12
10 01:00:47 13224 Magobiane Jackson M 12
11 01:00:51 30921 Janse van Rensburg Naas M 12
12 01:01:19 11416 Molwsi Aaron M 12
13 01:01:35 30642 Deysel – Jeep Team Jay Jay M 12
14 01:02:14 2889 Kenedy Wayde M 12
15 01:03:24 30266 No Data No Data M 12