In preparation for the 10th anniversary of the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS, event organisers have announced that six training runs will be hosted between December 2017 and April 2018.
Open to the public, the first training run will kick off in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 16 December 2017. “We would like the 2018 AfricanX experience to be a memorable one,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Adequate preparation can only enhance a runner’s experience at an event. It is for this reason that we are extremely excited to host six training runs that will be under the guidance of two former AfricanX winners, Dawid Visser and Rohan Kennedy. The focus will specifically be on AfricanX event preparation and training. We’d like to invite all runners to join us as we build up to what is guaranteed to be the best AfricanX Trailrun experience yet.”
“A fair fitness level is required, but there will be sufficient breaks between the climbs to recoup and get your breath back,” continues Visser. “The training run will be a good indication of what still needs to be done to get fit for race day. My advice to AfricanX entrants is to start training with the equipment, clothing and supplements that they will use over the race weekend. Experiment with nutrition on your runs. See what works best for you.”
Training Run 1: Saturday, 16 December 2017 / Coetzenburg Stadium
Training Run 2: Saturday, 20 January 2018 / Cecilia Forest
Training Run 3: Saturday, 03 February 2018 / Jonkershoek
Training Run 4: Saturday, 24 February 2018 / Xterra Trail Run, Grabouw Country Club
Training Run 5: Saturday, 17 March 2018 / Boschendal Wine Farm
Training Run 6: Saturday, 07 April 2018 / Silvermine
Event: 27–29 April 2018 / Boschendal Wine Estate, Franschhoek
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