Sunday, 30 June 2019

Today was a day for records at the Nissan Trailseeker Trail Run Series at ARC Roodeplaat. Over 600 runners started the second leg of the Series, with Mara40 runner Thabang Madiba smashing the trail run marathon distance record with a time of 02:55:19.

A great turnout at trail run Sunday provided the much-needed warm vibes for the start of a bone-chilling cold day. The runners lined up, jumping with excitement to hit the renowned trails of Buffelsdrift. The routes were stocked with amazing water points, incredible scenery of the bushveld and diverse terrains.

“It was quite exciting, the routes were well marked with guidance along the way, it was much easier for us. From the beginning the guys were quite good, pushing sub 4-minutes per kilometre.” Thabang Madiba, Mara40 Winner

Podiums at the 2019 Nissan Trailseeker Trail Run Series #2 Buffelsdrift

Mara40 (40km) Men’s Podium

  1. Thabang Madiba – 02:55:19
  2. Jacques Buys – 02:58:09
  3. Simon Tshabalala – 02:17:35 

Mara40 (40km) Women’s Podium

  1. Marelise Retief – 03:44:13
  2. Nicky Booyens – 03:57:20
  3. Mia Van Rooyen – 04:14:30

Trail Blazer (20km) Men’s Podium

  1. Tranquil Gumbo – 01:25:58
  2. Tyron Bothma – 01:41:20
  3. Tarquin Meszaros – 01:44:58

Trail Blazer (20km) Women’s Podium

  1. Marcelle Coetzee – 01:57:21
  2. Andriel De Lange – 02:05:15  
  3. Elize Miles – 02:07:50 

Round 3 of the 2019 Nissan Trailseeker Trail Run Series, takes place at Hermanus on 07 July 2019. Information and online entries at