Cape Mohair Fynbos Trail run rocks with Rockets

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Winner of the 30km King Protea trail run. Photo credit: Brenda Du Toit

Wow, what a great weekend!  Thanks to all the runners who made their way out to The Cape Mohair Fynbos Trail run on Sunday.  The weather was great, the vibe at De Uijlenes venue with the Rockets Funky Fynbos Festival was chilled and super friendly and the 3 routes (6km, 10km & 30km) provided something special for everyone.

We have only had positive feedback with comments like ‘That was the best trail run I have done this year’ and ‘That was the most beautiful run ever’. Thank for all the positive feedback we are still receiving from runners via personal phone calls and emails – it is really appreciated.  Keep the feedback coming!

The 30km King Protea route was designed to challenge even hard core trail runners.  It covered a full 30km of The Fynbos Trail hiking route which is normally walked over three days with an altitude gain of 1200 metres and 3 steep climbs including a King of the mountain hotspot on the summit of Swartkransberg (508 metres).
The race was won by John Rocke in a time of 02.42.55, a record which we think will take some beating in years to come. John also was first to the King of the mountain hotspot. Neil Quayle came in 2nd place in 02.54.31 and Adam Clark in 3rd in 03.08.46.

Not far behind in 4th place, was our first Grootbos Iron Man winner, Tim Hoek in a time of 03.12.20 who won the 41km monster MTB race on Saturday and completed the weekend Iron man challenge with a combined time of 05.37.16.

We had a great turn out of ladies for the 30km and the winners were Caitlin Lewis and Mags Wright who crossed the line together in 03.38.22.  They also took the Queen of the mountain hotspot summiting Swartkransberg together. Wendy Mcleod finished in 3rd place in 03.54.04.

The 10km Pincushion route took runners through the beautiful Flower Valley and over Windheuvel through the Lomond vineyards.  The race  was won by Akanyan Golebaman from Worcester in 44.15 followed by Connor O’Sullivan in 46.00 and Ewoudt Botes in 3rd in 48.44.

The ladies race was won by Kate Mapham from Whalers in Hermanus who was 3rd overall across the line in 48.52, 2nd was Phia O Kennedy in 58.03 and 3rd place was Suzanne Verster in 58.45.

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6km Race start (Photo credit: Brenda Du Toit)

The 6km Platbos route was enjoyed by runners and walkers and while there was some confusion along the route thanks to a closed gate, competition was fierce, especially amongst the many school kids who blitzed around the course.

Results will shortly be available at http://www.great-time.co.za/Results/

Official pictures will be available in a weeks time at http://photocity.co.za

Thanks to all the landowners, prize sponsors, The Funky Fynbos Festival organisers and especially our main sponsor Cape Mohair for making this event such a success.

Please feel free to share your pictures on our facebook page.

We can’t wait for next year!

Best Regards,
Sean & Michelle Privett & The Fynbos Trail Team

 

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