Winterskloof Trail Run
Over 200 runners and walkers braved an August 14th blustery Sunday morning to participate in the first Winterskloof Trail Run/Walk.
By the time the race started the wind had died down and a festive crowd set out down Valley Road to explore the 8km route.
A few runners set a blistering pace at the front, with Darren Fuller finishing first in a time of 36.02. Michael Patrick came second with Vicky Crookes third (38.45) and the first woman home. She and Fuller each won a Dlamini statue donated by Zulu-lulu Art House.
Other prize winners were: First primary school boy: Joseph Hobden (fifth overall) ; First primary school girl: Sarah Anders (eighth overall); First high school boy: Josh Benadie; First high school girl: Mary Wheeler and Tamryn Nicol (tie); First walker home: Tony Clark
Laddsworth Primary School won a 2,200-litre JoJo tank, donated by Hilton Build It, for the school with the most entries, and JG Afrika won R10 000 worth of business coaching from ActionCOACH Business Coaching, for fielding the most entries by a business.
There were plenty of lucky dip prizes for the rest of the field too. Thanks to the generosity of 40 local businesses, most contestants went home with something — for those who weren’t lucky in their draw there were avocados donated by Rusty Roodt.
Participants were upbeat about the event, with one runner saying it was “an excellent event, better organised than many I’ve done before”. The Winterskloof Conservancy committee expressed thanks to local residents and businesses for supporting it, and said they were hoping to do it again next year.