PRONUTRO AFRICAN X TRAIL RUN presented by New Balance
16 – 18 March 2012
“Let nature give you a run for your money”
With breathtaking scenery, a fiery hot sun and its ever changing elements, Africa, and more specifically South Africa is a land of extreme beauty. Spending three days running through a section of this natural splendour will be one of the most rewarding things you could do with your body, mind and soul.
The ProNutroAfricanX Trailrun presented by New Balance is a 3 day stage race with a difference. For the first time in South Africa, a trail running stage race will follow a cloverleaf format. Runners will finish in Kleinmond on each of the three days, and the accommodation, meals and entertainment will remain in the same place. The route will be different every day, with the spectacular beauty of the area offering runners a very different experience every day of the event.
|Stage One :||33 km|
|Stage Two :||32 km|
|Stage Three :||25 km|
This event is run in a team of 2 people and I’m fortunate to have a very dear friend of mine, Elize Kruger, joining me this year. Elize lives in Boshoff in the Free State and has a very long and successful running history. Both she and her husband are runners and both her sons have joined in many races.
To us, this race is a dream come true, as we have wanted to run this together since the race started in 2009. In 2008 Elize was diagnosed with colon cancer so we were unable to make this event. She underwent surgery and chemotherapy, and since then has made a tremendous comeback. This will be a celebratory race for us, for more than one reason.