Race 3 of the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series™ took place at the magnificent Segwati Game Ranch as more than 800 runners took advantage of a beautiful winter’s morning to get out and run wild.
The 12km long course Championship race was blitzed by Quintin Honey as he finished in only 47:55 to beat Kenyan-born, Samuel Ongaki by 92 seconds. In the ladies field another epic battle was fought between Marelise Retief, Takalani Ndundani and Anita O’Brian. O’Brian and Retief have both won one race in the Series and Ndundani took her turn this week, winning in a time of 59:41. Retief secured second and O’Brian took third place to leave the Series title wide open.
In the men’s short course Challenge race of 7.4km, Ryan Mathaba secured his third win on the bounce with a time of 29:15 to seal the overall men’s Open category while Penny Taylor made it a perfect 3 out of 3 with her win in a time of 36:13.
All three races of this year’s Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series™ have sold out and race 4 is no different with the last few entries going fast. It is set to be an epic finish at the Pelindaba Nature Reserve this Sunday and a fitting end to what has been a fantastic Series thus far.
A big thanks to all of you who ran and big thanks to our sponsors, Spur Steak Ranches, adidas, BOS Ice Tea and Protea Hotels for their amazing support and energy.