Trail Runners in action at the 2017 AfricanX Trail-run. Photo: Tobias Ginsberg

JOHANNESBURG – Taking place at the Elgin-Grabouw Country Club on Saturday the much-anticipated Xterra trail run will double up as the AfricanX trailrun’s 4th Training Run.

The AfricanX training runs are hosted under the guidance of former AfricanX winners Dawid Visser and Rohan Kennedy.  

The goal is to prepare runners for the 10th annual AfricanX trailrun that will take place at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate (Stellenbosch/Franschhoek) in April, 2018.

“The Xterra trail tun is perfect preparation for the AfricanX Trailrun,” says Visser. 

“The Elgin-Grabouw trails feature every type of terrain possible. They are technical, sandy and rocky with lots of single track. Xterra athletes are called Xterra Warriors.  

“It’s fitting that trail runners can show that they are equally qualified to be called Trail Warriors.  Being part of an actual event will add excitement to the training run, while giving the runners a sneak peak of what to expect from AfricanX.”

“The runners will also be able to test their gear, fitness and pre-race routine,” continues Visser.  “The Xterra Trail Run route perfectly simulates what will be on offer at AfricanX.  

“In addition to testing fitness and gear, runners will also be able to get in some necessary speed-work.” 

African News Agency (ANA)

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