Elite runners ready for Addo trail run

2016-02-25 06:00
;A total of 314 runners will be participating in the Addo Elephant Trail Run this weekend. A 5km fun run will be held at Zuurberg Mountain Inn on Saturday at 09:00. Photo: SUPPLIED

;A total of 314 runners will be participating in the Addo Elephant Trail Run this weekend. A 5km fun run will be held at Zuurberg Mountain Inn on Saturday at 09:00. Photo: SUPPLIED

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Trail runners from eleven countries across the globe will pit themselves against the elements this weekend as they set their sights on completing the Addo Elephant Trail Run.

Set in one of the unique trail running locations in the world – the Addo Elephant National Park – a total of 314 runners will be participating. This includes an elite set of 39 runners who will be running the new 100 mile trail, equivalent to 160km. These runners will be out in the field for over approximately 20 hours. As it is a new course there is no history to predict an exact result. The race will be tracked by SPOT GPS tracking units as runners make their way through the park and the Zuurberg Mountains.

One of the elite runners is Linda Doke, who was the 1st woman at Run the Rann 100 Miler in India, 2015. She also won the womens category at Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon 2014 (250km 7-day self-sufficient stage race) and she represented South Africa at the IAU World Ultra Trail Championships in Wales 2013.

Zuurberg - 5km fun run

PPC will be sponsoring the race for the second year, including Saturday’s 5km fun run at Zuurberg Mountain Inn. Registration for the 5km fun run is at 08:00.

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