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2017 Results | 5km

Gender
Age
Gender Pos..n
Age Position
Position
Race Number
Name
Time
Male
Under 18
1
1
1
762
Greg Fuller
0:19:40
Male
18-39
2
1
2
452
Matthew Slabbert
0:25:14
Male
18-39
3
2
3
786
Matthew Smith
0:28:56
Male
60+
4
1
4
769
Paul Moore
0:29:01
Male
50-59
5
1
6
773
Ryan Stein
0:29:50
Male
40-49
6
1
10
764
Nate Hoblitz
0:32:03
Male
40-49
7
2
11
766
Clement Jones
0:32:29
Male
40-49
8
3
12
429
Troy Mayers
0:33:45
Male
50-59
9
2
13
775
Mark Williams
0:34:03
Male
50-59
10
3
14
781
Ben King
0:34:24
Male
40-49
11
4
15
779
Jason Meredith
0:34:31
Male
18-39
12
3
18
756
Tyrone Bailey
0:35:19
Male
Under 18
13
2
20
784
Vivian de Jager
0:37:12
Male
Under 18
14
3
24
785
Theuns de Jager
0:38:37
Male
18-39
15
4
26
782
Juan Venter
0:39:00
Male
18-39
16
5
29
789
Tyran Storrier
0:39:44
Male
40-49
17
5
30
761
Domingos da Mata
0:39:51
Male
18-39
18
6
31
757
Alberic Bentley
0:40:04
Male
18-39
19
7
32
765
Jack Holt
0:40:35
Male
50-59
20
4
38
772
Euan Stein
0:45:19
Male
60+
21
2
40
758
Anastasia Clark
0:47:38
Male
60+
22
3
41
759
Angus Clark
0:47:41
Male
60+
23
4
42
760
Bruce Clark
0:47:43
Male
18-39
24
8
45
776
Lucky Zondi
0:49:56
Male
18-39
25
9
46
768
Ongama Mgquba
0:49:57
Male
50-59
26
5
48
763
Gayton Gallie
0:50:46
Male
18-39
27
10
61
774
Roland van Tonder
1:03:46
Male
Under 18
28
4
69
777
Marissa Lazenby
1:09:02
Female
18-39
1
1
5
702
Sara Bailey
0:29:31
Female
18-39
2
2
7
780
Desne King
0:30:27
Female
40-49
3
1
8
727
Rachel Mc Dermott
0:31:05
Female
18-39
4
3
9
750
Sinead Wannenburg
0:31:26
Female
18-39
5
4
16
736
Charmaine Peens
0:34:49
Female
18-39
6
5
17
791
Michelle Flowers
0:35:13
Female
18-39
7
6
19
707
Andrea Currie
0:35:45
Female
40-49
8
2
21
708
Melinda da Mata
0:37:24
Female
18-39
9
7
22
746
Jacoba Elizabeth Van Eeden
0:37:53
Female
18-39
10
8
23
739
Natasha Schutte
0:38:09
Female
18-39
11
9
25
783
Lo Riaan de Jager
0:38:48
Female
18-39
12
10
27
753
Kim Wild
0:39:26
Female
18-39
13
11
28
790
Tamaryn Storrier
0:39:38
Female
40-49
14
3
33
701
Verena Altern
0:41:17
Female
18-39
15
12
34
714
Charlene Gribble
0:41:23
Female
18-39
16
13
35
740
Christine Schwartz
0:42:37
Female
40-49
17
4
36
716
Lydia Heneke
0:43:20
Female
40-49
18
5
37
743
Leonie Stein
0:45:16
Female
18-39
19
14
39
709
Jasmine Dennis
0:45:27
Female
50-59
20
1
43
706
Christine Clark
0:47:46
Female
18-39
21
15
44
319
Samantha Esterhuizen
0:49:06
Female
18-39
22
16
47
788
Simone Bryson
0:50:30
Female
50-59
23
2
49
754
Sarah Zipp
0:50:51
Female
Under 18
24
1
50
752
Tamryn White
0:51:15
Female
40-49
25
6
51
778
Reshma Bhoola
0:51:34
Female
40-49
26
7
52
713
Prenusha Govender
0:51:43
Female
18-39
27
17
53
737
Joanne Quick
0:52:39
Female
18-39
28
18
54
719
Tanya Ingham-Brown
0:52:42
Female
40-49
29
8
55
751
Marike White
0:53:28
Female
50-59
30
3
56
703
Michelle Ann Bekkens
0:54:22
Female
40-49
31
9
57
351
Fikile Nhleko
0:57:58
Female
Under 18
32
2
58
787
Katlego Moletsane
0:59:07
Female
Under 18
33
3
59
748
Adelley van Tonder
1:03:41
Female
18-39
34
19
60
749
Celeste van Tonder
1:03:43
Female
18-39
35
20
62
731
Pamela Mellisa Naidoo
1:04:53
Female
18-39
36
21
63
742
Zelda Slabbert
1:04:56
Female
18-39
37
22
64
710
Kershnee Dorasamy
1:04:58
Female
60+
38
1
65
734
Susan Naude
1:07:56
Female
40-49
39
10
66
725
Deidre le Roux
1:08:08
Female
50-59
40
4
67
724
Elsa Lazenby
1:08:51
Female
18-39
41
23
68
733
Valerie Naidoo
1:08:56
 

2017 Results | 20km

Gender
Age
Gender Pos..n
Age Position
Position
Race Number
Name
Time
Male
18-39
1
1
1
148
Tranquil Gumbo
1:30:46
Male
18-39
2
2
2
151
David Lenong
1:39:11
Male
18-39
3
3
3
128
Dillon McEvoy
1:49:52
Male
40-49
4
1
4
129
Andrew Nicholson
2:06:40
Male
40-49
5
2
5
152
Jacques Burger
2:07:39
Male
18-39
6
4
6
102
Grant Blair
2:07:43
Male
18-39
7
5
9
114
Pierre Joubert
2:14:24
Male
50-59
8
1
11
122
Norman Letcher
2:17:07
Male
60+
9
1
12
136
Neil van der Weele
2:20:18
Male
40-49
10
3
14
131
Dave Sinclair
2:22:39
Male
40-49
11
4
15
135
Bernard van der Poll
2:24:22
Male
50-59
12
2
16
121
Ruben Lawrenz
2:24:24
Male
40-49
13
5
17
127
David McCullough
2:25:12
Male
18-39
14
6
19
104
Richard Challis
2:29:01
Male
40-49
15
6
21
101
Albert Berning
2:29:38
Male
18-39
16
7
22
115
Richard Jubber
2:30:18
Male
50-59
17
3
23
146
Colin Spry
2:30:56
Male
40-49
18
7
24
99
Antony Barker
2:33:43
Male
18-39
19
8
26
125
Matthew Macaskill
2:36:46
Male
40-49
20
8
30
137
Pierre van Lelyveld
2:39:36
Male
18-39
21
9
31
110
Andrew Green
2:41:12
Male
40-49
22
9
32
130
Michael Rogers
2:41:14
Male
50-59
23
4
33
150
Joe de Lima
2:41:28
Male
40-49
24
10
34
143
Simon Jackson
2:42:27
Male
40-49
25
11
35
123
Geoff Linnell
2:42:29
Male
18-39
26
10
36
133
Muzi Skosana
2:43:40
Male
50-59
27
5
39
112
Paul Howes
2:45:25
Male
60+
28
2
40
117
Austin Kelsey
2:47:36
Male
18-39
29
11
41
103
Jonathan Borthwick
2:47:51
Male
40-49
30
12
44
124
James Lucas
2:50:09
Male
18-39
31
12
45
134
Devan Slabbert
2:50:24
Male
50-59
32
6
48
107
Angelo Coppola
2:55:32
Male
40-49
33
13
49
139
William Wilson
2:57:25
Male
50-59
34
7
52
111
Gary Hewitt
2:57:49
Male
40-49
35
14
56
149
Michael Barrow
2:59:03
Male
40-49
36
15
57
126
Louis Manyaka
3:03:45
Male
40-49
37
16
60
118
Mzuvukile Fana Khoza
3:10:11
Male
50-59
38
8
66
100
Frank Bekkens
3:20:44
Male
60+
39
3
72
142
Tienie Nortje
3:24:28
Female
40-49
1
1
7
60
Lana Dyer
2:07:54
Female
18-39
2
1
8
62
Sally Fenwick
2:13:40
Female
18-39
3
2
10
61
Jessica Edmeades
2:16:01
Female
18-39
4
3
13
51
Jessica Barrow
2:21:15
Female
60+
5
1
18
141
Veronica Warmington
2:28:50
Female
40-49
6
2
20
52
Melanie Blair
2:29:08
Female
40-49
7
3
25
90
Marita van der Walt
2:35:52
Female
18-39
8
4
27
64
Sandra-Mae Heard
2:37:12
Female
18-39
9
5
28
74
Beverly Longhurst
2:38:05
Female
18-39
10
6
29
91
Julie van Lelyveld
2:39:34
Female
18-39
11
7
37
84
Irmela Smit
2:44:10
Female
18-39
12
8
38
67
Robyn John
2:45:09
Female
50-59
13
1
42
144
Jutta Berns
2:48:59
Female
50-59
14
2
43
96
Tanya Worner
2:49:01
Female
40-49
15
4
46
95
Monica Woolridge
2:53:03
Female
50-59
16
3
47
70
Santie Kelsey
2:53:05
Female
40-49
17
5
50
145
Paulina Munsamy
2:57:30
Female
40-49
18
6
51
79
Rashika Rampersadh
2:57:34
Female
18-39
19
9
53
73
Jolanta Ksiezniak
2:58:19
Female
18-39
20
10
54
147
Allison Foster
2:58:34
Female
18-39
21
11
55
56
Marie-Victoire Cumming
2:58:37
Female
50-59
22
4
58
57
Caroline Dreyer
3:05:32
Female
40-49
23
7
59
71
Boitumelo Johannah Khoza
3:07:22
Female
18-39
24
12
61
63
Shelagh Green
3:12:59
Female
40-49
25
8
62
93
Judy Vanderwagen
3:14:20
Female
40-49
25
8
62
66
Chrissie Jay
3:14:20
Female
18-39
27
13
64
54
Julia Borthwick
3:15:47
Female
50-59
28
5
65
80
Tlalane Salemane
3:16:11
Female
50-59
29
6
67
83
Sandra Slabbert
3:21:07
Female
40-49
30
10
68
53
Elrien Bootha
3:21:25
Female
40-49
31
11
69
59
Sonja Durant
3:21:27
Female
40-49
32
12
70
55
Tracy Costa
3:23:13
Female
18-39
33
14
71
58
Suretha du Plessis
3:23:15
Female
50-59
34
7
73
81
Judith Simon
3:28:41
Female
18-39
35
15
74
65
Andra Human
3:29:46
Female
40-49
36
13
75
97
Gugu Zulu
3:31:07
Female
40-49
37
14
76
153
Tshidi Molefe
3:44:03
Female
Under 18
38
1
77
76
Julie Neogy
3:47:33
Female
50-59
39
8
78
88
Gale Ure
3:49:38
 

2017 Results | 10km

Gender
Age
Gender Pos..n
Age Position
Position
Race Number
Name
Time
Male
18-39
1
1
1
471
Noah Manyengo
0:45:33
Male
40-49
2
1
2
447
Sello Ramaloko
0:50:37
Male
40-49
3
2
3
475
Moeketsi Maome
0:52:03
Male
40-49
4
3
4
113
Clinton Hunter
0:55:09
Male
40-49
5
4
5
420
Alain le Roux
0:57:48
Male
40-49
6
5
7
474
Edward Maleke
1:00:20
Male
Under 18
7
1
8
430
Jarryd Moses
1:01:22
Male
40-49
8
6
9
436
Karabo Nakedi
1:01:26
Male
18-39
9
2
10
450
Edward Senye
1:01:56
Male
18-39
10
3
11
405
Jan-Hendrik du Plessis
1:05:11
Male
50-59
11
1
12
456
Christopher Stein
1:05:59
Male
18-39
12
4
13
434
Duncan Muller
1:07:05
Male
50-59
13
2
15
455
John Standish-White
1:08:01
Male
40-49
14
7
16
428
Craig Matthysen
1:11:43
Male
Under 18
15
2
17
431
Jason Moses
1:11:45
Male
18-39
15
5
17
400
Martiens de Jager
1:11:45
Male
18-39
17
6
19
407
Henro Erasmus
1:11:48
Male
Under 18
18
3
22
366
Willie White
1:12:56
Male
50-59
19
3
23
421
Gerald Loe
1:13:00
Male
40-49
20
8
24
462
Reinhard von Ludwiger
1:13:32
Male
60+
21
1
26
413
Dave Hill
1:15:08
Male
40-49
22
9
27
414
Martin Hill
1:15:10
Male
40-49
23
10
28
457
Marcel Steinberg
1:15:42
Male
40-49
24
11
30
399
Ian Curry
1:15:44
Male
18-39
25
7
32
390
Abner Bischoff
1:16:48
Male
18-39
26
8
34
449
Darren Schwartz
1:18:24
Male
40-49
27
12
35
403
Kevin Derman
1:18:39
Male
40-49
28
13
38
441
Donagh Nolan
1:19:33
Male
18-39
29
9
39
416
Christopher Jacobs
1:19:54
Male
40-49
30
14
40
411
Mark Griffiths
1:20:00
Male
18-39
31
10
41
412
Wiri Gumbie
1:20:06
Male
18-39
32
11
42
388
Greg Akers
1:20:41
Male
40-49
33
15
45
410
Devan Govender
1:21:34
Male
40-49
34
16
47
435
Sodhie Naicker
1:22:37
Male
18-39
35
12
49
422
Julian Loe
1:22:55
Male
18-39
36
13
54
406
Garth Duncan
1:24:30
Male
40-49
37
17
55
459
Charl van Wyk
1:24:32
Male
40-49
38
18
56
425
Pieter Maree
1:24:44
Male
18-39
39
14
59
423
Ludolf Louw
1:25:43
Male
40-49
40
19
61
479
Jan Botha
1:26:22
Male
40-49
41
20
63
442
Glenn Noome
1:26:36
Male
40-49
42
21
64
404
Paul Dixon
1:26:46
Male
40-49
43
22
65
365
Greg White
1:26:49
Male
50-59
44
4
66
448
James Ross
1:26:51
Male
40-49
45
23
69
437
Jafta Namo
1:27:37
Male
40-49
46
24
74
394
Warren Botten
1:30:38
Male
18-39
47
15
78
438
Philip Nel
1:32:30
Male
18-39
48
16
80
426
Chris Marshall
1:32:50
Male
18-39
49
17
83
415
Jonathan Hornby
1:33:59
Male
18-39
50
18
89
419
Martin Koch
1:36:01
Male
18-39
51
19
90
460
Allan Venter
1:36:08
Male
18-39
52
20
91
401
Jarrod de Wet
1:36:36
Male
60+
53
2
95
391
Arnold Bischoff
1:37:33
Male
50-59
54
5
96
458
Jaco van Deventer
1:38:37
Male
50-59
55
6
97
396
Gerry Capatos
1:38:41
Male
40-49
56
25
101
451
Nigel Sherriff
1:39:51
Male
60+
57
3
102
395
Steve Burbidge
1:40:00
Male
40-49
58
26
106
444
Clinton Peters
1:41:08
Male
40-49
59
27
109
408
Theo Esterhuizen
1:42:19
Male
18-39
60
21
110
402
Kyle de Wet
1:42:21
Male
18-39
61
22
114
445
Deon Potgieter
1:46:25
Male
40-49
62
28
139
424
Innocent Makhaye
2:12:11
Female
18-39
1
1
6
323
Odette Geertshuis
0:59:43
Female
50-59
2
1
14
379
Sonja van der Vyver
1:07:40
Female
18-39
3
2
20
318
Nina Durieux
1:11:58
Female
40-49
4
1
21
369
Michelle Sparke
1:12:55
Female
18-39
5
3
25
316
Lindsay du Plessis
1:14:52
Female
40-49
6
2
28
301
Claire Bain Venn
1:15:42
Female
40-49
7
3
31
352
Vicki O’Brien
1:16:14
Female
40-49
8
4
33
305
Catherine Boyle
1:17:10
Female
18-39
9
4
36
307
Naftali Britz
1:18:49
Female
40-49
10
5
37
334
Lisa Langner
1:19:24
Female
60+
11
1
43
320
Patricia Fana
1:21:22
Female
40-49
12
6
44
328
Elsabe Hunter
1:21:25
Female
40-49
13
7
46
321
Letitia Ferreira
1:22:25
Female
40-49
14
8
48
311
Vanessa de Beer
1:22:42
Female
40-49
15
9
50
330
Fiona Katergarakis
1:23:03
Female
40-49
16
10
51
478
Nonhlanhla Biggins
1:23:05
Female
18-39
17
5
52
367
Meagan Snow
1:23:19
Female
40-49
18
11
53
306
Sharleen Bradford
1:23:38
Female
60+
19
2
57
331
Maria Kavallieratos
1:24:53
Female
40-49
20
12
58
340
Karen Matthysen
1:25:21
Female
50-59
21
2
60
481
Thuli Nyembe
1:25:53
Female
50-59
22
3
62
353
Anne O’Gorman
1:26:29
Female
40-49
23
13
67
324
Sally Goncalves
1:26:54
Female
40-49
24
14
68
382
Ilze Wagener
1:27:12
Female
18-39
25
6
70
361
Alexandra Ross
1:28:09
Female
18-39
26
7
71
314
Loryn Dilley
1:29:59
Female
18-39
27
8
72
327
Carmen Harvey
1:30:03
Female
40-49
28
15
73
480
Colleen Smanjak
1:30:35
Female
18-39
29
9
75
304
Jacqui Botten
1:30:41
Female
18-39
30
10
76
312
Beatrice de Klerk
1:30:42
Female
18-39
31
11
77
341
Gerda McLachlan
1:32:07
Female
40-49
32
16
79
335
Maria Lazzari
1:32:36
Female
18-39
33
12
81
326
Rentia Greyvenstein
1:32:59
Female
40-49
34
17
82
362
Celeste Ross
1:33:29
Female
18-39
35
13
84
342
Terry-Joy Mogano
1:34:04
Female
18-39
36
14
85
347
Jacqueline Naude
1:34:20
Female
40-49
37
18
86
472
Renny Letswalo
1:34:22
Female
40-49
38
19
87
384
Christine Walsh
1:35:27
Female
18-39
39
15
88
77
Monique Olivier
1:35:41
Female
40-49
40
20
92
350
Santie Naude-Serena
1:36:41
Female
50-59
41
4
93
359
Sue Pretorius
1:36:49
Female
40-49
42
21
94
345
Mudzunga Mulangaphuma
1:37:29
Female
40-49
43
22
98
329
Kerry Hurst
1:39:13
Female
18-39
44
16
99
364
Verni Slabbert
1:39:46
Female
40-49
45
23
100
383
Melanie Wagner
1:39:50
Female
18-39
46
17
103
339
Boikhutso Makokwe
1:40:30
Female
50-59
47
5
104
477
Dori Moreno
1:40:56
Female
40-49
48
24
105
356
Liesel Peters
1:41:04
Female
40-49
49
25
107
317
Caroline du Toit
1:41:43
Female
50-59
50
6
108
358
Rina Pretorius
1:42:02
Female
40-49
51
26
111
349
Jeannine Naude Viljoen
1:44:32
Female
40-49
52
27
112
302
Victoria Barclay
1:44:36
Female
18-39
53
18
113
308
Suzie Cameron
1:45:05
Female
40-49
54
28
115
357
Mabel Pon
1:46:38
Female
18-39
55
19
116
745
Duy-Kim Tran
1:47:49
Female
50-59
56
7
117
377
Karen Tonelli
1:49:01
Female
18-39
57
20
118
344
Xoliswa Moloto
1:49:07
Female
18-39
58
21
119
368
Zandile Solani
1:49:09
Female
50-59
59
8
120
371
Jackie Staveley
1:51:25
Female
50-59
60
9
121
370
Jackie Standish-White
1:51:30
Female
18-39
61
22
122
378
Johanna van der Merwe
1:54:53
Female
40-49
62
29
123
343
Lerato Moletsane
1:55:24
Female
18-39
63
23
124
386
Cassandra Zipp
1:57:43
Female
40-49
64
30
125
336
Juanita Leedham
1:57:44
Female
40-49
65
31
126
313
Marilyn Dickens
1:57:47
Female
18-39
66
24
127
92
Anri van Niekerk
1:58:04
Female
50-59
67
10
128
309
Jeni Chick
1:59:53
Female
50-59
68
11
129
337
Monique Lincoln-Burbidge
2:00:14
Female
40-49
69
32
130
322
Brenda Gallie
2:00:43
Female
18-39
70
25
131
338
Catherine Macdonald
2:00:47
Female
60+
71
3
132
473
Kaitlin Alsofrom
2:01:36
Female
60+
72
4
133
476
Alethea Mayger
2:01:39
Female
18-39
73
26
134
373
Carisa Swart
2:05:15
Female
18-39
74
27
135
380
Sanri van Heerden
2:05:20
Female
18-39
75
28
136
375
Leane Terblanche
2:07:20
Female
40-49
76
33
137
346
Kaveshnee Naicker
2:10:47
Female
18-39
77
29
138
325
Tarishma Gosai
2:10:55
Female
50-59
78
12
140
310
Margaret Clack
2:16:52
Female
40-49
79
34
141
348
Marietjie Naude
2:20:52
 

Wild Joburg 2017 – Pre Race Briefing

Hey WildJoburgers!
First things first, we are expecting the perfect running day on Saturday. AccuWeather has us at a low of 5C and a high of 19C, with “Clouds and sun”. In a nutshell we can expect a fresh start, and manageable temperatures into late-morning and midday. We even have some clouds for ambience. One of the upsides of the Highveld winter!

1. Start Times
20km – 07h00
10km – 07h30
5km – 08h00

2. Registration
Registration will be at the venue at Thaba Trails and will open at 06h00. Runners will be able to register for their race up to 10 minutes before Start time. Please arrive as early as possible to register to avoid queues and unnecessary delays. No registration = no race number = no run!

3. Race Day Entries
By virtue of receiving this email, you’ve already entered online 🙂 but we know that often us early planners end up bringing along our procrastinating friends who enter on the day, so this is still worth knowing. Race Day Entries will open at 06h00 and entries for each distance will close 30 minutes before that race’s Start time. Entry fees on Race Day include a Race Day surcharge and will be payable in CASH ONLY, as follows: 5km-R180, 10km-R270 & 20km-R380.

4. Batching & Self-seeding
Continuing with the great trail running and WildJoburg tradition, batched starts will be used where necessary. In the event of a batched start being called, runners will be sorted into batches at the Start of their race on a self-seeding basis. This means that runners will be asked to voluntarily place themselves into the front batch, middle batches, or last batch. The number of batches and runners per batch will depend on the number of entrants per race. At this point we can advise that the 10km race will definitely have a batched start. That being said, the trails are well spread and well-balanced, so nobody should be desperate to start in any particular batch. In addition, positions and prizes will be awarded based on batch-adjusted times. However if you are planning a competitive race, we strongly recommend that you start in Batch A.

5. Race Shirts
Those of you that ordered one of the radical WildJoburg 2017 Race Shirts please note that they will be available for collection at Registration.

That’s it for now! Looking forward to Saturday!

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WildJoburg 2016 – Pre-race Briefing #2

Hey WildJoburgers!

Two more sleeps! and WOW, have we got the perfect day for some awesome trail running! AccuWeather has us with a chilly but convenient low of 5C and a very manageable high of 18C, with partly sunny conditions and some cloud to keep things a bit cooler towards midday. It promises to be brisk at Registration and the Start, so be prepared and get there early enough to enjoy a hot cup of something from Cafe 88.

For those of you who had not entered yet or who might not have seen it, here is the link to Pre-race Briefing #1. Read it.

https://www.wildjoburg.co.za/wildjoburg-2016-pre-race-briefing-1/

We are expecting a good turnout on Saturday, so make sure you get there with plenty of time to spare. We will also prioritise pre-entries (meaning YOU guys) over Race Day Entries, so if you come with friends who still have to enter, you make sure you register first and let them sort their entries out at the separate tables.

Route Markings

5km runners you can ignore this 🙂 your route is fantastically straightforward and easy to follow.

For the rest of you guys, this is the most important piece of any information you might receive. Please read this carefully, apply your mind and think about what it means. We do this because experience seriously shows that people do NOT listen at Race Day Briefings, although we will still repeat this for you at the Start of your race.

Although the Start times are 30min apart so as to avoid as much congestion on the trails as possible, the 10km and the 20km races share a significant proportion of their respective routes. This will not be a problem in terms of traffic, but this is what it means in terms of marking:

The first approximately 8km of trail are marked with WildJoburg specific marking boards with BOTH Red (10km) AND Blue (20km) directional arrows. Picture examples can be seen on yesterday’s post on the WildJoburg Facebook Page. At about 8km, the 20km runners will peel off and head right, to be stretched, battered and bruised for another 10km or so, following their WildJoburg specific marking boards with Blue directional arrows only, while 10km runners will head left and follow a couple of WildJoburg specific marking boards with Red arrows only. The 20km runners will eventually rejoin the main route with about 2.5km to go, so the last stretch will again be common to both races, and runners will again follow the WildJoburg marking boards with BOTH Red AND Blue arrows.

Two very important things to remember – first, although there will be no bikers allowed on the trails on Race Day, the Thaba Nature Reserve is generally a multi-use facility, so there are other markers that are used at other times by our mountain-biking brethren etc. IGNORE EVERYTHING THAT IS NOT A WILDJOBURG SPECIFIC MARKING BOARD!! Second, a huge amount of work has gone into ensuring that ANY possible point of uncertainty has been marked with a WildJoburg arrow board, OR is clearly indicated with red & white danger tape closing off where you should NOT be going, OR will be manned by marshals. Experienced trail runners will know because they have learnt the hard way – do NOT just follow the crowd. Concentrate on the routes and the marking at all times for YOURSELF, and be aware of where you are going at all times. Statistically, individual trail runners almost NEVER get lost, while groups tend to get lost with depressing regularity. Enjoy the legendary trail runner cameraderie, but also concentrate on the route while you make new friends on the trails.

Lastly, in the roughly 3km – 8km section on the open plain where you are likeliest to spot game and the running is the fastest, you are also likely to be able to see other runners on different sections of the trail – ignore them and do NOT be fooled into thinking that just because you see other runners that that is the direction you need to be running! Concentrate on your own section of trail and the route markings! NOBODY should get lost if they follow these instructions.

Please also be aware that all three races will be covered by our very experienced, super capable and uber friendly WildJoburg Sweepers making sure that everybody gets home safely.

That’s probably enough to think about for now! Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday 🙂

Regards,

Warren

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WildJoburg 2016 – Pre-race Briefing #1

Hey WildJoburgers!

As we suffer through a cold & wet weekend it is good to know that we can look forward to some awesome trail running in great sunshine at WildJoburg next Saturday 🙂 The upside of everybody sitting at home under blankets is that we can get through some pre-race admin, which is important because as we all know, nobody listens to the Race Briefings on Race Day!

1. Start Times

20km – 07h00

10km – 07h30

5km – 08h00

2. Registration

Registration will be at the venue at Thaba Trails and will open at 06h00. Runners will be able to register for their race up to 10 minutes before Start time. Please arrive as early as possible to register to avoid queues and unnecessary delays. No registration = no race number = no run!

3. Race Day Entries

By virtue of receiving this email, you’ve already entered online 🙂 but we know that often us early planners end up bringing along our procrastinating friends who enter on the day, so this is still worth knowing. Race Day Entries will open at 06h00 and entries for each distance will close 30 minutes before that race’s Start time. Entry fees on Race Day will be payable in cash only and are as follows: 5km-R150; 10km-R250 & 20km-R350.

4. Batching & Self-seeding

Continuing with the great trail running and WildJoburg tradition, runners will be sorted into batches at the Start of their race on a self-seeding basis. This means that runners will be asked to voluntarily place themselves into the front batch, middle batches, or last batch. The number of batches and runners per batch will depend on the number of entrants per race. We expect between 2 and 4 batches per race, with batches of between 50 and 80 runners per batch. The trails are well spread and well-balanced, so nobody should be desperate to start in any particular batch. That being said, Attention Racing Snakes: positions and prizes will be awarded on a first-across-the-line basis, so if you are planning a competitive race, make sure you start in Batch A. For everyone else, finishing times will accurately reflect your Batch Start time. Batches will be set off 5 minutes apart.

5. Coffee & food

Previous WildJoburg runners will be familiar with the awesome coffee and food provided by Damian@cafe88. You will be glad to know that they will be there again on Saturday, and hot coffee / hot chocolate and delicious breakfast rolls, healthy rusks and other goodies will be available on what promises to be a perfect-for-running chilly morning from 05h45.

6. Race Shirts

Another great WildJoburg tradition, and fantastic to see the high-quality attractive WildJoburg Race Shirts from Anatomic at some of top trail runs around the country. Shirts are still available to order for post-race home delivery. All queries or orders to be directed directly through the Race Organisers at this email address.

That’s it for now! Enjoy the drier weather and have a great week 🙂

Regards,

Warren