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The 2018 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS by Ulrica Stander

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What a privilege, the 2018 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS by Ulrica Stander.  Looking back on the last few days running the African X, I realized once again, how extremely privileged we are running/doing events like these. An experience and feeling one will always treasure and remember for ever. The one thing that makes the AfricanX so special and so unique ...

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AfricanX hat-trick for Rukadza and Calitz

Carla Van Huyssteen and Nicolette Griffioen

Perfect planning saw Team K-Way Wintergreen’s Bernard Rukadza and AJ Calitz claim their 3rdAfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS title in the men’s team race on Sunday, 29 April 2018.   Starting and finishing at Retreat (Boschendal Wine Estate) Stage Three of the AfricanX Trailrun pitted runners against a 20km – 22km route.   “We knew all along that we would ...

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Rukadza, Calitz claim second stage victory at AfricanX

Carla Van Huyssteen and Nicolette Griffioen in action during Stage Two of the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Team K-Way Wintergreen’sBernard Rukadza and AJ Calitz further extended their lead with a second consecutive stage victory at the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS at Boschendal Wine Estate on Saturday, 28 April 2018.   Stage Two started and finished at Retreat, Boschendal Wine Estate. Teams had to complete a 33km – 35km route.   According to Calitz, the stage was by ...

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Trail runners throw down the gauntlet at Stage One of the AfricanX Trailrun

Team K-Way Wintergreen’s Bernard Rukadza and AJ Calitz dominated Stage One of the 10th annual AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS at Jonkershoek on Friday, 27 April 2018.  Running their 3rd AfricanX Trailrun together as a team, Rukadza and Calitz completed the 33km Stage in a well-deserved time of 02 hours 45 minutes 44 seconds.  Nicolette Griffioen and Carla Van Huyssteen of Team KeyHealth Neverest / K-Way crossed the finish line first in the women’s race in a time of 03 hours 25 minutes 31 seconds.  The mixed team race was won by Team Crumb’s Daneil Feldmann and Davide del Fante in a time of 03 hours 40 minutes 40 seconds.

Team K-Way Wintergreen’sBernard Rukadza and AJ Calitz dominated Stage One of the 10thannual AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS at Jonkershoek on Friday, 27 April 2018.   Running their 3rdAfricanX Trailrun together as a team, Rukadza and Calitz completed the 33km Stage in a well-deserved time of 02 hours 45 minutes 44 seconds.   “The stage was awesome,” said a very ...

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From road to gravel – Ulrica Stander taking on the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS

Eye on the goal. Full heart. Photo Credit: Etienne Schoeman

Ulrica and Sean, already well established athletes will be representing Enduro Hub during the 2018 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS. “Excited and grateful all together, running the African X this weekend. Sean Hulley and myself are both running and experiencing this wonderful event for the first time. I am an endurance athlete, currently running both marathons and ultra marathons. My partner ...

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AfricanX routes set to shine for 10th anniversary

Celebrating its 10th anniversary at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate (Stellenbosch/Franschhoek) the weekend of 27 – 29 April 2018, the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS will treat trail runners to an exhilarating trail running experience.  Although all three stages of the AfricanX Trailrun are equally special, Stage Two features ‘that extra flair’ with trail runners allowing their creative sides to get the better of them as they try to outdo their rivals in the AfricanX’s “Best Dressed” competition.  With awesome sponsor prizes up for grabs, “Dress Up Day” is sure to be the source of much excitement.  Seen here (from left to right):  Adnaan Mohamed and Sonja Britz of Team “Superman and Superwoman” in action during Stage Two “Dress Up Day” of the 2017 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Celebrating its 10thanniversary at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate (Stellenbosch/Franschhoek) the weekend of 27 – 29 April 2018, the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS will treat trail runners to an exhilarating trail running experience.   Founded in 2009, the AfricanX Trailrun was hosted in the quant coastal town of Kleinmond for four years.  In 2013 the event moved to Oak ...

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AfricanX pays tribute to trail runners

Francois Groenewald and Anele Mnukwa

Trail runners taking part in South Africa’s premier three-day Stage Trail Run, the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS the weekend of 27 – 29 April 2018, are encouraged to send through their nominations for the event’s cherished ‘Sanet Wentzel Spirit Award’.   Introduced in 2010, one year after the AfricanX’s inception (the event celebrates its 10th anniversary this year), the ...

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Best Dressed title up for grabs at AfricanX Trailrun

Renata Schoemand (Bellville) and Nic de Beer (Bellville) in action during Stage Two of the 2017 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Although all three stages of the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS are equally special, Stage Two features ‘that extra flair’ with trail runners allowing their creative sides to get the better of them as they try to outdo their rivals in the AfricanX’s “Best Dressed” competition.   In 2017 Renata Schoeman and Nic De Beer of Team “Goldilocks and The ...

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AfricanX training incorporates XTERRA Trail Run

Trail Runners in action at the 2017 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Taking place at the Elgin-Grabouw Country Club on Saturday, 24 February 2018, the much anticipated XTERRA Trail Run will double up as the AfricanX Trailrun’s 4th Training Run.   The AfricanX Training Runs are hosted under the guidance of former AfricanX winners Dawid Visser and Rohan Kennedy. The goal is to prepare runners for the 10th annual AfricanX Trailrun presented ...

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AfricanX training runs kick off this festive season

Trail runners in action during the 2017 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

In preparation for the 10th anniversary of the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS, event organisers have announced that six training runs will be hosted between December 2017 and April 2018. Open to the public, the first training run will kick off in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 16 December 2017. “We would like the 2018 AfricanX experience to be a memorable one,” ...

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