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20th Sedgefield Tortoise Tuff concludes as huge success

MARCH 17, 2017
20th Sedgefield Tortoise Tuff concludes as huge success

The 20th Tortoise Tuff is done and dusted and concluded to be a huge success as another star event in the Sedgefield calendar.

The race is even becoming global with international participation with one athlete from England and another two from Holland. On race day, the weather was very hot with temperatures peaking at 28 degrees for the participants. The athletes praised the vibe and atmosphere of the Sedgefield village and the accompanying water tables.

The volunteer water table teams put on a great show to encourage the athletes and provided them with plenty of cold water and drinks to combat the heat. Despite this heat the 10km ladies record was broken by Stephany Petro from Nedbank SWD in a time of 38:34min.

The Race Committee of Sedgefield Striders thanked the following sponsors: Wesgro, Knysna Municipality, Knysna Tourism, Pick n Pay Sedgefield and the local Sedgefied businesses for their support and without which, the Tortoise Tuff would not have been possible.

A special word of thanks was also given to the members of the Sedgefield Striders, their families and friends and also the local community who were always willing to assist in marshalling road junctions and manning the race entry tables and the finish. Without their professional support and assistance the event would not have been as successful as it was.

Results:

Open Men’s 30km trail run:

1

Ettienne Plaatjies

Nedbank SWD

1:48:43

2

Lindile Tokota

Nedbank SWD

1:53:36

3

Sinisipho Didishe

Knysna Marathon Club

1:56:33

 

 

 

 

Open Ladies’ 30km trail run:

1

Lisl Grobler

Knysna Marathon Club

2:27:06

2

Cecila Nel

Nedbank SWD

2:29:15

3

Allison Nell

Nedbank SWD

2:35:43

 

Open Men’s 21km trail run:

 

1

John April

Nedbank SWD

1:26:16

2

Ross Welsch

Nedbank SWD

1:30:45

3

Julius Korkee

Nedbank SWD

1:35:44

 

Open Ladies’ 21km trail run:

1

Melissa van Rensburg

Nedbank SWD

1:46:01

2

Annatjie Botes

Nedbank SWD

1:52:58

3

Elize Kloppers

TEMP

2:01:01

 

Open Men’s 10km trail run:

1

Francois Maquassa

Nedbank SWD

32:31

2

Lloyd Bosman

Nedbank SWD

33:00

3

Elfonzo Pieterse

Nedbank SWD

33:45

 

Open Ladies’ 10km trail run:

1

Stephany Petro

Nedbank SWD

38:34

2

Britney-Ann Meyer

Nedbank SWD

42:27

3

Macnita Samuels

Knysna Marathon Club

44:09