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Don-Wauchope Duo Ready for AfricanX

Iain and Su Don-Wauchope

Iain and Su Don-Wauchope

Husband and wife trail running sensation Iain and Su Don-Wauchope (Central Drakensberg) will be aiming for a successful title defence the weekend of 19 – 21 April 2013 when they take on the 5th annual ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun presented by New Balance, South Africa’s most exciting three day stage trail run.

According to Su Don-Wauchope the success of a mixed team partnership lies on the male participant.  “I don’t think mixed teams complement each other, I think the success of a mixed partnership is a male runner who doesn’t mind running slower than usual and carrying the pack and a female runner who doesn’t complain when she has to race way out of her comfort zone.  Iain is an awesome athlete.  I am always amazed how he manages to race when I know how little time he has had to train.  My strategy will be to get fit enough to survive three days of running and hard enough to keep up with my husband”, laughs Su.

“Su has great mental tenacity and toughness”, says Iain Don-Wauchope.  “Since we know each other’s character’s so well, we know how to respond to various situations.  The competition at the ProNutro AfricanX is always healthy, while variety is the spice of life.  So I say bring on the new trails and new adventures.  The best advice that I can give to runners is to remember to stop and smell the roses, enjoy the views and engage with your fellow runners”.

Teamwork forms an essential part of the ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun presented by New Balance, as participants will have to rely on each other’s experience, strength and expertise in order to complete the route.  Teams of two (male/female/mixed) will be seen battling it out on a route varying in distance between 25-33km each day.  The three routes have been planned in such a way that the participants will have the opportunity to tackle a different breathtaking scenic route each day, allowing them to enjoy the full beauty of the Overberg.

DATE:                                             19 – 21 April 2013
FORMAT:                                     Three-day stage race / teams of two (male/female/mixed)
VENUE:                                         Festival Village on the grounds of the Houw Hoek Inn
DISTANCE:                                   Between 25km – 33km each day

The race village in Houw Hoek will be a hive of activity with entertainment throughout the day, which makes the event ideally suited as a family breakaway.  Family and friends will also be able to support the athletes at various vantage points along the route.

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