In preparation for the 10th anniversary of the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS, event organisers have announced that six training runs will be hosted between December 2017 and April 2018.
Open to the public, the first training run will kick off in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 16 December 2017.
“We would like the 2018 AfricanX experience to be a memorable one,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Adequate preparation can only enhance a runner’s experience at an event. It is for this reason that we are extremely excited to host six training runs that will be under the guidance of two former AfricanX winners, Dawid Visser and Rohan Kennedy. The focus will specifically be on AfricanX event preparation and training. We’d like to invite all runners to join us as we build up to what is guaranteed to be the best AfricanX Trailrun experience yet.”
According to Visser, the first training run will focus on kick-starting the training ahead of the Festive Season madness. “To warm up the legs, the run will start off on a flat road before heading into the trails. Expect some steep trails and rocky terrain, but it will be good fun. The views in Stellenbosch are spectacular.”
“A fair fitness level is required, but there will be sufficient breaks between the climbs to recoup and get your breath back,” continues Visser. “The training run will be a good indication of what still needs to be done to get fit for race day. My advice to AfricanX entrants is to start training with the equipment, clothing and supplements that they will use over race weekend. Experiment with nutrition on your runs. See what works best for you.”
EVENT INFORMATION: AfricanX Training Run 1
|DATE:||Saturday, 16 December 2017|
|VENUE:||Run from Coetzenburg Stadium – meet in the parking lot to the left of the stadium.|
|DISTANCE:||10 – 15km|
|WHAT TO BRING:||Wear trail shoes, bring enough fluid (handheld or hydration packs) and pack energy gels and/or bars.|
Remaining Training Run Dates:
- Training Run 2: Saturday, 20 January 2018 / Cecilia Forest
- Training Run 3: Saturday, 03 February 2018 / Jonkershoek
- Training Run 4: Saturday, 24 February 2018 / XTERRA Trail Run in Grabouw (Grabouw Country Club)
- Training Run 5: Saturday, 17 March 2018 / Boschendal Wine Farm
- Training Run 6: Saturday, 07 April 2018 / Silvermine