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- Updated: May 8, 2011
Dawid Visser and Rohan Kennedy of Team Velocity Sports Lab successfully claimed the championship title in their third attempt in the men’s team category of the 2011 three-day ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun presented by New Balance in Kleinmond on Sunday.
Team Hi-Tec Infinity Girls walked off with a hat-trick win this weekend, while Team ProNutro Mixed took gold in their category.
Visser reckoned competition was tough on the day.┬áÔÇ£Rohan and I didn’t expect the other teams to go out so hard.┬áTeam ProNutro were definitely trying to prove a point.┬áLuckily day two’s lead was sufficient enough to carry us through to an overall win.┬áOur team work was really tested today with Rohan having to pull me on the beach stretch, while I had to push him on the climbs.┬áThe AfricanX Trailrun is an awesome event that can be enjoyed by all runners.┬á We’ll definitely be back next year, but plan on putting in more training beforehand,ÔÇØ says Visser.
Team Velocity Sports Lab completed the three-day route (routes of approximately 24, 41 and 21km) in an impressive time of 6hr 35min 53sec.┬á Team Kelfords came in second, while Team Contego finished third.
Jeannie Bomford and Sarah Gray of Team Hi-Tec Infinity Girls crossed the finish line first in their category on all three days of the event.┬áTheir finishing time 7:35:20.┬á For Bomford stage three was a perfect combination of the stage one and two routes.┬á ÔÇ£We experienced brilliant climbs and single track today, combined with a mountain and beach run.┬á What more can you ask for?
“The vibe amongst the athletes was awesome, with everyone loving the routes.┬áSarah and I really enjoyed the experience,ÔÇØ says Bomford.┬áTeam Road Runners came in second, while Team Dudley’s Girls finished third.
Husband and wife duo Su and Ian Don-Wauchope of Team ProNutro Mixed claimed their second stage win and overall event win in the mixed team category with an astounding combined finishing time of 7:19:56.┬á According to Su, being able to race with Iain was an amazing experience.┬áÔÇ£I loved racing with Iain, he really took good care of me carrying our backpacks all the way.┬áI take my hat off to all the ladies teams.
“The ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun is a truly amazing event.┬á I definitely want to return next year, most probably as part of a women’s team as I think Iain has his eye on racing in a men’s team,ÔÇØ said Su.
Team Pure Planet Racing Presented By Fairbairn Private came in second, while Team Puma finished third.