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22 Jul, 2014

The Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ off to a muddy start

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The Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ kicked off with a bang at the Paul Cluver Estate as more than 1000 runners came out to take on the epic trailS of Paul Cluver Estate during the weekend.

Robinson takes the GLB46 Ultra
On Saturday almost 100 runners took on this magnificent ultra that makes its way up and around the Groenlandberg. Will Robinson led throughout and won the 46km race in a time of 3:51:04 while Mags Haacke won the ladies race comfortably in a time of 4:52:29.

Rukadza stamps his authority
Things most definitely picked up speed on Sunday as more than 900 runners descended on the Paul Cluver Estate to take part in the first race of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™.
Bernard Rukadza picked up where he left off in the summer Series and started strong in his bid to win his fifth straight Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™. He blitzed the 16km course in 1:08:59. Liandi van der Westhuyzen showed her class and took top spot in 1:27:47, almost four minutes ahead of her closest rival.

Exciting talent in the short course
It was business as usual for Riaan Wildskut as he wrapped up yet another short course victory with a blistering run. He came charging down the hill to finish the 9.1km course in only 34:07. One of the most exciting performances of the day had to have been that of 13-year-old, Mia Doyle who won the ladies’ short course in a magnificent time of 44:19.

The second race in the Series this Sunday at the Tygerberg Nature Reserve has also sold out and runners can expect another huge turnout and a fun day out.

A big thanks to all the runners who came out to Grabouw and of course to our sponsors, Spur Steak Ranches, adidas, BOS and Protea Hotels for their continued support. And a special thanks must go to the Paul Cluver Estate for opening their gates to the masses and hosting us at this beautiful property – such a privilege!

For the full race report, visit the website at www.trailseries.co.za. Follow us on Twitter @WildrunnerZA and like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/trailseries for any updates on this and other Spur Trail Series™ races.

For full results click here and for more photos click here.