AfricanX Training Run heads to Cecilia Forest

Seen here (from left to right):  Leilani Scheffer and Carla Van Huyssteen in action during the 2017 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

“Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money”

 Trail running enthusiasts are invited to join in on the AfricanX Training Run #2 at Cecilia Forest (Constantia) this coming Saturday, 20 January 2018.

Open to the public, the AfricanX Training Runs are hosted under the guidance of former AfricanX winners Dawid Visser and Rohan Kennedy.  The goal is to prepare runners for the 10th annual AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS that will take place at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate (Stellenbosch/Franschhoek) in April 2018.

According to Visser, the trail running routes at Cecilia Forest are sure to test the fitness levels of runners.  “The AfricanX Training Run #2 will feature spectacular scenery changes, a contour path, single track, jeep track, stairs and some mountain stream crossings.  The main focus will be on climbing and running on technical surfaces.  A good fitness level is needed for this run.  Runners can look forward to steep climbs, varying terrain and spectacular views.”

EVENT INFORMATIONAfricanX Training Run 2

DATE: Saturday, 20 January 2018
TIME: 07:00
VENUE: Cecilia Forest
DISTANCE: 10 – 15km
WHAT TO BRING: Wear trail shoes, bring enough fluid (handheld or hydration packs) and pack energy gels and/or bars.

Remaining Training Run Dates:

  • Training Run 3: Saturday, 03 February 2018 / Jonkershoek
  • Training Run 4: Saturday, 24 February 2018 / XTERRA Trail Run in Grabouw (Grabouw Country Club)
  • Training Run 5: Saturday, 17 March 2018 / Boschendal Wine Farm
  • Training Run 6: Saturday, 07 April 2018 / Silvermine

For further information or to confirm attendance please email

EVENT INFORMATION:  2018 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS

Teams of two (male/female/mixed) will be seen putting teamwork and endurance to the test when they battle it out on a route that will vary in distance between 22 – 34km each day.  The three routes have been planned in such a way that the runners will have the opportunity to tackle a different breath-taking scenic route each day.

DATE:                         27 – 29 April 2018

FORMAT:                  Three-day stage race / teams of two (male/female/mixed)

VENUE:                      Boschendal Wine Estate (Stellenbosch/Franschhoek)

DISTANCE:               Between +- 22km – +- 34km each day


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For additional information on the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email


Issued by:                        NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of:                  STILLWATER SPORTS

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