PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS - The Buco Adventure Breakfast Trail Run series got off to an energetic start with more than 100 runners taking on newly created routes on the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay two weeks ago.
The opener of the series of three events took place at Royston Farms and included 5km and 10km routes. The organiser, James Stewart of Muddy Foot Adventures, said the series got off to a "great start" and that more than 100 "masked runners" turned up to tackle the routes.
"Runners of all ages and abilities took on the routes with notable performances from the men's 10km winner Rodney Prins and women's winner Christie MacKenzie," Stewart said.
He added that Prins, who had entered the entire series, has laid down a marker and is therefore the one to beat. The second-placed women's 10km participant, Michele Botha, also entered the entire series and is therefore also the one to watch out for.
In the men's 10km category, Prins crossed the finish line in a time of 00:41:26 with Melikhaya Msizi just over two minutes behind him in a time of 00:43:41. Douglas Wood took the final podium position with a time of 00:46:41.
On the women's side, Mackenzie secured victory with a time of 00:52:45. Botha took second position with a time of 00:56:10 while Janet Woodhead finished third with a time of 00:59:58.
The second and third races are set to take place at Moss and Maple on 21 November at 08:30, and in Covie, Nature's Valley, on 6 December at 08:30.
Tickets through entrytickets.net range between R75 and R125 for adults and between R50 and R110 for children.
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