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Reilly and Rupanga take Stage One

Kane Reilly and Nicholas Rupanga of Team Salomon take Stage One

Kane Reilly and Nicholas Rupanga

Kane Reilly and Nicholas Rupanga

Kane Reilly and Nicholas Rupanga of Team Salomon set a blistering pace during Stage One of the much anticipated ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun presented by New Balance in the beautiful Elgin, Grabouw area on Friday, 19 April 2013.

According to Reilly they felt really good on the day.  “We took it fairly slow for the first 15km, before breaking away with Michael Bailey and Ben Brimble, with whom we were very evenly matched.  Today’s route wasn’t very tough and featured nice ups and downs.  Nicholas and I go way back, he use to take me to the track.  It is nice to finally get the chance to run with him.  Our strategy for Stage Two will be to stick with the lead guys and not let anyone get away,” says Reilly.  Team Salomon completed the 31km route in an impressive time of 02hours15minutes46seconds.  Michael Bailey and Ben Brimble of Team ProNutro ASSICS came in second, while AJ Calitz and Nic De Beer of Team KWay Vivo Gu finished third.

Ronel Nattrass and Kathleen Shuttleworth of Team Mizuno were the ladies team to beat on the day crossing the finish line in 02hours45minutes28seconds.  For Nattrass the team dynamic worked well on the day.   “We had a solid run today, pacing ourselves well.  The route was fairly easy except for the surprise just before the finish.  The competition has definitely become tougher since last year,” says Nattrass.  Theresa Fourie and Belinda Noades of Team Columbia came in second, while Chantel Nienaber and Kerry Sillifant of Team Running Wild  finished third.

In the mixed category husband and wife duo Landie and Christiaan Greyling of Team ION Salomon had an impressive race claiming the top spot on the podium in a deserving time of 02hours37minutes32seconds.   “We had an amazing run today,” says Landie.  “My partner was really helpful and that’s just what it’s about in a team event.  We had loads of fun and the route was just perfect.  Tomorrow we’ll just take it easy and see how the legs feel”.   Iain and Su Don-Wauchope of Team Mountain Splendour came in second, while Carla Van Huyssteen and Marc Price of Team Troisport Supermassive finished third.

Stage One Results below

Stage Two:

Date:           Saturday, 20 April 2013
Distance:   33km
Total Ascent:     900m
Water Points:    Four in total (on the 7.5km, 14.4km, 16.4km and 24km mark)
Start Venue:      Ongegund
Finish Venue:    Oude Molen Brandy Distillery

Family and friends will also be able to support the athletes at various vantage points along the route.



Team Name First Name Last Name Category Elapsed Time

Open Mens

1 Salomon Team Nicholas Rupanga Open Men 02:15:46 AM
Salomon Team Kane Reilly Open Men 02:15:46 AM
2 ProNutro ASICS Michael Bailey Open Men 02:15:57 AM
ProNutro ASICS Ben Brimble Open Men 02:15:58 AM
3 KWay  Vivo  Gu AJ Calitz Open Men 02:20:28 AM
KWay  Vivo  Gu Nic De Beer Open Men 02:20:28 AM
4 New Balance Rustenburg Jac Steenkamp Open Men 02:22:52 AM
New Balance Rustenburg Johnny Young Open Men 02:22:52 AM
5 Vivobarefoot A Greg Goodall Open Men 02:23:50 AM
Vivobarefoot A Charl Souma Open Men 02:23:50 AM
6 Xpedient Medical Rohan Kennedy Open Men 02:24:24 AM
Xpedient Medical Chad Gordon Open Men 02:24:25 AM
7 Team Contego Bernard Rakadaz Open Men 02:26:01 AM
Team Contego Eddie Lambert Open Men 02:26:01 AM
8 WinterWill Monkeys Damian Will Open Men 02:31:59 AM
WinterWill Monkeys Ryan Winter Open Men 02:31:59 AM
9 Team Gravity Training Dreyer Van Huyssteen Open Men 02:32:59 AM
Team Gravity Training Ryno Griesel Open Men 02:32:59 AM
10 Satisfaction Octopus Al Leslie Open Men 02:34:38 AM
Satisfaction Octopus Matthew Daneel Open Men 02:34:38 AM
11 Vivobarefoot B Bennie Roux Open Men 02:36:46 AM
Vivobarefoot B Allan McCreadie Open Men 02:36:46 AM
12 TEAM ENDURANCE Cliff Robbertze Open Men 02:42:21 AM
TEAM ENDURANCE Paul Worsnip Open Men 02:42:21 AM
13 Raw Terence Bell Open Men 02:46:10 AM

Open Womens

1 Team Mizuno Ronel Nattrass Open Women 02:45:28 AM
Team Mizuno Kathleen Shuttleworth Open Women 02:45:28 AM
2 Team Columbia Theresa Fourie Open Women 02:49:46 AM
Team Columbia Belinda Noades Open Women 02:49:48 AM
3 Running Wild Chantel Nienaber Open Women 02:50:16 AM
Running Wild Kerry Sillifant Open Women 02:50:16 AM
4 Roadrunners Tania Fourie Open Women 03:22:50 AM
Roadrunners Marlize Van Schaik Open Women 03:22:50 AM
5 Team Earthscout Christine Collins Open Women 03:25:36 AM
Team Earthscout Kim Taylor Open Women 03:25:36 AM

Open Mixed

1 Team iON Salomon Christiaan Greyling Open Mixed 02:37:32 AM
Team iON Salomon Landie Greyling Open Mixed 02:37:32 AM
2 Mountain Splendour Su Don-Wauchope Open Mixed 02:40:55 AM
Mountain Splendour Iain Don-Wauchope Open Mixed 02:40:55 AM
3 TROISPORT SUPERMASSIVE Marc Price Open Mixed 02:43:57 AM
TROISPORT SUPERMASSIVE Carla Van Huyssteen Open Mixed 02:43:57 AM
4 Fleet foxes Guy Morel Open Mixed 02:51:51 AM
Fleet foxes Ingrid Peens Open Mixed 02:51:52 AM
5 Jo-Ga-Mo Jodi Moss Open Mixed 02:53:48 AM
Jo-Ga-Mo Gavin Mofsowitz Open Mixed 02:53:48 AM
6 Team Booyens Helen Buley Open Mixed 02:59:05 AM
Team Booyens Andre Booyens Open Mixed 02:59:05 AM
7 du plessis Jaco Du Plessis Open Mixed 02:59:20 AM
du plessis Anita Du Plessis Open Mixed 02:59:20 AM
8 Pakworks Yolandi Visser Open Mixed 03:03:17 AM
Pakworks Dawid Visser Open Mixed 03:03:17 AM
9 Crazy Eyes Sandy Russel Open Mixed 03:04:20 AM
Crazy Eyes Victor Gardiner Open Mixed 03:04:20 AM
10 Golden Harvest Luzandrie Steenkamp Open Mixed 03:05:52 AM
Golden Harvest Stefan Viljoen Open Mixed 03:05:52 AM


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