AfricanX Champions set to face off at the FNB Platinum Trail Run

Givemore Mudzinganyama and Edwin Sesipi will face-off at the 2017 FNB Platinum Trail Run.

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The ATKV Buffelspoort will be a hub of excitement on Sunday, 04 June 2017 when reigning AfricanX men’s team champions, Givemore Mudzinganyama and Edwin Sesipi face-off at the 2017 FNB Platinum Trail Run.

Currently the reigning FNB Platinum Trail Run champion, Mudzinganyama is looking forward to racing against his AfricanX Trailrun partner.  “Although I will be racing against Edwin, it would be nice if we could both finish on the podium,” says Mudzinganyama.  “The trails are absolutely beautiful.  It’s not very technical, but it does feature loose rocks that will demand attention.  Even a beginner will enjoy these trails.  My goal will be to run as quick as possible from the start.  I love to see how the competitors respond.”

Having toed the line an impressive four times at the FNB Platinum Trail Run, Sesipi will be hungry for gold.  “In 2013 I finished 2nd behind Thabang Madiba.  In 2014 I could not complete the race due to illness.  In 2015 I finished 2nd behind Lucky Miya and in 2016 I finished 2nd behind Givemore.  The FNB Platinum Trail Run is one of the high profile races.  If you make top three you know that you are strong.”

The FNB Platinum Trail Run forms part of the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic’s 15 year birthday celebration.  Adventure seekers are invited to enjoy a weekend of fun by signing up for the 15km Fun Ride, the 35km ‘Half Monster’ or the 70km ‘Monster’ that will take place on Saturday, 03 June 2017 at the ATKV, Buffelspoort.


The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic is ideal for all mountain bikers.  Entrants can choose between a 15km Fun Ride, the 35km ‘Half Monster’ and the 70km ‘Monster’.

Date: Saturday, 03 June 2017
Venue (start & finish): ATKV, Buffelspoort
Distance, cost & start: 70km / R350 / 08h00
  35km / R250 / 09h00
  15km /  R150 / 09h30
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The FNB Platinum Trail Run has three stunning routes to choose from:  a challenging 24km race, a shorter challenge of 12km and a less challenging 8km route.

Date: Sunday, 04 June 2017
Venue (start & finish): ATKV Buffelspoort
Distances, cost & start: 24km /R300 / 07:30
12km /R200 /07:45
8km / R120 /08:00

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For more information on the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic or FNB Platinum Trail Run contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or  email

FNB Business and FNB Private Wealth are proud to be the title sponsor of the annual Magalies Monster Mountain Bike Classic and Platinum Trail Run.

This sponsorship forms part of FNB’s ongoing strategy to support local and community events that focus on a healthy lifestyle and family involvement. This sponsorship affirms our dedication to providing an experience that is beyond expectation, for both our clients and their families in order to continue building enduring, rewarding relationships.  Both the Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the Platinum Trail Run are designed to provide an enjoyable outdoors family experience. This platform allows us the opportunity to engage with our clients, non-clients and the broader community with the aim of creating lasting connections.


Issued by:                        NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of:                  STILLWATER SPORTS

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