Mikalea Jonsson

ALTO Night Trail Run Series in Stellenbosch


Venue: Alto Wine Estate, Annandale Road, Stellenbosch (about 1km from Mooiberge/Thirsty Scare Crow)

What could be more pleasant than running on a warm summer night on one of our country’s oldest most beautiful and celebrated red wine estates. Being an avid trail runner, I was a bit reluctant at first because there were only two short distances on offer, 8 and 5km…

Turned out to be quite challenging: The first half of the route is steep and relentless uphill running (all on jeeptrack) and greeted at the top with a well deserved picturesque sunset view of the Helderberg Valley.

You will get a killer workout and it was quite the exercise to prevent yourself from tripping and stumbling with the fast descent.
Our post race treat: Live music with good red wine and cheese platters. Excellent venue and great organizing by Amoija Events.