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AfricanX ÔÇô third and final leg route details disclosed
- Updated: April 8, 2013
Organisers of the ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun presented by New Balance have announced the route for the third and final stage of this hugely popular event that will take place in Elgin/Grabouw the weekend of 19-21 April.
Hendrico Burger, route designer, says that although the shortest of the three days, runners will need to reserve some energy as they will be in for a fair amount of climbing over the 24 kilometre route.
The stage features a total ascent of 750 metres with three waterponts.
ÔÇ£Stage Three will start at the Paul Cluver Amphitheatre with runners heading out towards the game enclosure.To spread the field out a bit the route will take runners on a short section through the famous Paul Cluver apple trees before joining the single tracks of Oak Valley.
From here runners will climb to the foot of the Groenlandberg Mountain Range. Although the climb contains some fairly steep sections, runners do not need to worry about it being too technical. On a positive note the climb will lead runners to a contour where they’ll be met with a spectacular view of the Elgin/Grabouw Valley.
“Runners can then enjoy running through some famous Cape Fynbos before starting the final descent back to the Houw Hoek Inn. The decent will be gradual and non-technical, allowing runners the chance to relax and soak in the final few kilometres of the 2013 ProNutro AfricanX journey,ÔÇØ says Burger.
Teamwork forms an essential part of the AfricanX Trailrun, which features three days of consecutive trail running, with between 25-33km being tackled daily.