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SarahCrunning - 01/03/2018 22:05:10
Addo Elephant Trail Run
Addo Elephant National Park in Eastern Cape, South Africa, is the only national park that is home to 'the Big 7' - elephants, lions, leopards, rhino, buffaloes, southern right whales and the Great White Shark. It boasts many more species besides, such as baboons, eland and zebra. The race was the first triple distance ultra trail run in South Africa, and the 100 mile event (South Africa's oldest 100) starts tomorrow afternoon. The 76km and 44km events take place on Saturday.

Our 8 runner reviewers all gave this event 5 stars, and it certainly offers a unique experience. The 100 mile runners will cross the park and climb around 18500 feet on varied terrain through valleys and Zuurberg mountain trails. They can expect to see a wide variety of wild animals, and they have 37 hours to complete the event. The average completion rate is 71%, and runners will be protected by avoiding running through areas containing lions, elephants, rhinos and buffaloes (they have opportunities to explore these areas safely before or after the race).

Good luck if you are taking part, and let us know how you get on.
Sarah Cooke

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SarahCrunning - 05/03/2018 02:25:37
RE:Addo Elephant Trail Run
Antoine Guillon won the 100 mile event and set a new course record of 19:48:09. He was over 5 hours ahead of the other competitors. The women's race was much closer, with first and second ladies crossing the line virtually together. There was also a new course record set for the 44km event. These are the podium finishers based on the provisional results:

100 MILE

1. Antoine Guillon - 19:48:09
2. Bradley Hyman - 24:58:46
3. Eduan Adams - 25:45:33

1. Sandra Le Roux - 32:15:39
2. Renee Vollgraaff - 32:15:39
3. Marie Ayton - 33:33:14

76 KM

1. Stewart Chaperon - 7:33:40
2. Christophe Le Saux - 7:57:19
3. Amadeus Witzemann (4th overall) - 8:18:17

1. Nicolette Griffioen (3rd overall) - 8:07:18
2. Naomi Brand - 8:32:18
Annalise Scholtz - 8:24:32

44 KM

1. Mvuyisi Gcogco - 3:44:02
2. Melikhaya Msizi - 3:54:44
3. Jacques Mouton - 4:16:48

1. Melissa Van Rensburg - 4:28:34
2. Carine Gagiano - 4:43:10
3. Mia Uys - 4:56:33

Sarah Cooke


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