K-Way-sponsored teams won both the men’s and women’s divisions in the recent AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS. Team K-Way Wintergreen (Bernard Rukadza and AJ Calitz) have so far won all three of the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS races to date. Carla van Huyssteen and Nicolette Griffioen in Team KeyHealth Neverest/K-Way won the ladies’ division.
The AfricanX Trailrun consists of three stages over three days (27-29 April) in Jonkershoek and the Boschendal Wine Estate.
Stage three was the most troublesome for both teams because of its flatness. “We knew all along that we would not be able to secure a stage three win as the route is too flat,” says Calitz. “Bernie is fast enough on the flats, but I’m not. We looked at the profile of each stage beforehand. We knew what our strengths were and knew what to expect. We managed to build a good gap after the first two stages. It wasn’t easy, but everything went according to plan. Bernie and I have raced AfricanX together three times and we’ve won all three. We’re happy with that.”