Winterskloof trail run filmstripA “thank you” to the community from the Winterskloof Conservancy, Hilton

 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.

Mr Gavin Lambooy (Principal) with Mr Andrew Tedder and Mr Sinclair from Build It, Mrs Penny Wheeler and Mrs McClouglin from the Winterskloof Conservancy with all the pupils and staff of Laddsworth who took part in the  Winterskloof Trail Run. Laddsworth pupils took part in the Winterskloof Trail Run/Walk on Sunday, 14 August. Joseph Hobden was the first Primary School Boy to finish and Sarah Anders the first Primary School girl to finish. The first high school boy and girl were both ex-Laddsworth pupils and the winning woman was also an ex-Laddsworth pupil. Laddsworth won a 2200L JoJo tank, a prize for being the school with the most  scholar entries at the event. Well done to Mrs Houghting, Mr Nxumalo and all the Laddsworth family entrants and thank you to Build It for sponsoring this lovely prize. The tank was presented to the school in Assembly on Monday 22 August 2016 by Mrs Wheeler and Mrs McCloughlin from the Winterskloof Conservancy and Mr Tedder and Mr Sinclair from Hilton Build It.

Mr Gavin Lambooy (Principal) with Mr Andrew Tedder and Mr Sinclair from Build It, Mrs Penny Wheeler and Mrs McClouglin from the Winterskloof Conservancy with all the pupils and staff of Laddsworth who took part in the Winterskloof Trail Run.
Laddsworth pupils took part in the Winterskloof Trail Run/Walk on Sunday, 14 August. Joseph Hobden was the first Primary School Boy to finish and Sarah Anders the first Primary School girl to finish. The first high school boy and girl were both ex-Laddsworth pupils and the winning woman was also an ex-Laddsworth pupil. Laddsworth won a 2200L JoJo tank, a prize for being the school with the most scholar entries at the event. Well done to Mrs Houghting, Mr Nxumalo and all the Laddsworth family entrants and thank you to Build It for sponsoring this lovely prize. The tank was presented to the school in Assembly on Monday 22 August 2016 by Mrs Wheeler and Mrs McCloughlin from the Winterskloof Conservancy and Mr Tedder and Mr Sinclair from Hilton Build It.