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Talbot Trail Run Series / Falklands

[image] 26 February 2016

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Talbot Trail Run Series Wrap:

The final of the 3 trail running events in the Talbot Winter Series took place on 27 July at Faulklands Farm on the Table Mountain Rd. Excitement and fear peak at the final event as it involves crossing the Umngeni River twice! Fortunately at this time of the year river levels are low, but the crossings still present a technical challenge and many runners attend the event specifically to test their legs through the water.

The 14km long course was a hard fought dual between Mdu Zondi and Owen Bengo in the men's race. Bengo was more adept through the water and claimed his swimming skills earned him a slender lead going into the final climb, but Zondi managed to close the gap and win the race by a few seconds. In the ladies race Susan Carter-Brown sealed her second win of the series over Jetaime Ribbink by 3 minutes. The Zondi and Carter-Brown wins  placed them on top as men and ladies Talbot Trail Runs Series Winter Champions. They will now have to wait until November when the summer series takes place to defend their titles.

Huge thanks must go to the title sponsors Talbot & Talbot who have entered their 4th consecutive year of sponsorship and the Duzi-Umngeni Conservation Trust the main beneficiary of the events who provide a lot of logistical support to the series.

Andrew BoothKZNTrailrunning082 603 4098

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