With less than one week to go to the start of the ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun presented by New Balance (16, 17 & 18 March 2012), trail run enthusiasts are starting to feel the bitter sweet nervous tension that goes hand in hand with an event of this nature. Not even the professional runners are exempt from this feeling. Reigning men’s champions Rohan Kennedy and Dawid Visser and reigning mixed team champions Iain and Su Don-Wauchope will be aiming for a successful title defence after completing the combined distance of 95km over the three day period. [Read more...]
Rohan Kennedy and Dawid Visser of Team Velocity Sports Lab showed their colours on Saturday, 07 May 2011 when they completed Stage Two of the ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun presented by New Balance in a winning time of 03hours05minutes53seconds. Team Hi-Tec Infinity Girls continued their winning streak on the day, while Team Puma took gold in the mixed team category.
According to Kennedy Stage Two’s routes perfectly suited their style of running. “Today’s course was awesome and just the right distance for us. The last 700m beach stretch was a killer. I think the organisers were trying to teach us a lesson,” laughs Kennedy. “Dawid and I followed the exact same tactic as in 2010. We started out conservatively over Stage One, allowing us to study the competition. Today we worked off of each other’s strengths and managed to build a satisfying lead. The AfricanX Trailrun is an awesome event that can also be enjoyed by the general runner,” says Kennedy. Team Kelfords came in second, while Team Contego finished third. [Read more...]