Competition & Fun: The fitCal Night Trail excites!


WORDS: Barry Tanner

The third fitCal Night Trail Run was held on Monday 18 May at the picturesque Country Club Johannesburg in Woodmead. Runners could choose between a gentle 5km route and a more grueling 10km.

With cash prizes up for grabs for the first three men and ladies in both distances, racing up front was pretty serious with some remarkable times being produced. Most notable was young Daniel Ellis who destroyed the 5km field winning in a very impressive time of 20:32, a full minute and 17 seconds ahead of the 2nd placed runner.

First in the 10km race was Sello Ramaloko in a time of 40:39. Sello and Daniel were both defending their crown having won their respective race at the previous fitCal night run in March.

The majority of the field was out there to enjoy themselves and that certainly seemed to be the case judging by the smiles caught on camera along the route and especially at the finish. Although that might have been relief at the sight of the Energade arch and thoughts of the free Energade.

The fitCal Night Trail Run is going from strength to strength with a great mix of competitive running and fun. Keep your eye on the fitCal Facebook page for details of the next event. They are certainly worth entering!

Runners can find their results here