Series keeps residents moving

2020-02-05 06:01
Chabeli Nyedimane (middle), last year’s winner of the Standard Bank TrailrunSeries, with Paul Muller (left, Volksblad) and Nelio de Sà (TrailrunSeries). Photo:Mlungisi Louw

Chabeli Nyedimane (middle), last year’s winner of the Standard Bank TrailrunSeries, with Paul Muller (left, Volksblad) and Nelio de Sà (TrailrunSeries). Photo:Mlungisi Louw

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After a healthy and successful 2019, the Volksblad group again decided to back this year’s Standard Bank TrailrunSeries as media sponsor.

This popular series aims to give families a safe environment for working out together.

Aiming to share their love of exercise and passion for healthy living,Aiming to share theiWith a love for exercise in the open air and a passion for a healthy lifestyle, Bloemfontein athletes Nelio De Sà and Leon Engelbrecht started this trail run series about two years ago.

Jeannine van Zyl, general manager of the Volksblad group, says the group is proud to be involved in such a constructive initiative.

“People are becoming increasingly health-conscious,” says Van Zyl. Over the past year, we have seen that Bloemfonteiners want to work out together have a need to work together in a safe environment outdoors

“This is a fun way to exercise, and it happens early enough so it doesn’t interfere with your week­end.”

Most of the races take place on Saturday mornings.

To cater to people of all fitness levels, there is usually a shorter race ranging from 4 km to 6 km, and a longer distance of 8 km to 12 km.

Most events also have a 1 km race for children.

Although the events have only taken place in Bloemfontein thus far, races are also being planned for Bethlehem and Welkom.

The first race of the year is scheduled to take place at Naval Hill which the Volksblad will co-host this year with TrailrunSeries, will take place today (05/02).

Registration can be done online at trailrunSeries.co.za, or on the day of the event.

For more information, take a look at the annual programme on the website.

Express and its mother publi­cation, Volksblad, will also publish the dates of future events.

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