Chigome and Van Houwelingen Claim Victories at 75km Maxirace Cape Winelands

Perfect trail running conditions greeted the participants the morning of the 2021 K-Way Maxirace Cape Winelands presented by Banhoek Chilli Oil, with a fight for the top 3 places playing out over the course of the race between Joshua Chigome, Gabriel Kriel and AJ Calitz. Joshua took a convincing win in a time of 8hrs14min10sec, with Gabriel in 2nd place in a time of 8hrs27min23sec and K-Way athlete, AJ, taking 3rd place in 8hrs33min55sec.

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Joshua Chigome took the race to some big names and came out on top at the Maxirace Cape Winelands! PC: Craig Kolesky

“What a great, but tough route, it had a little bit of everything in it,” says winner, Joshua Chigome. “We had typical spring Cape Town weather, it was cold on the mountain this morning, but that was a great incentive to run faster! It was a great race, really well organised!”

Taking first place in the ladies category was Jana Van Houwelingen in a time of 11hrs21min46sec, with a close race between Kelly Shepherd in 2nd place in 11hrs35min06sec, and one minute later Sofi Ackerman in 3rd place in 11hrs36min11sec.

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Jana Van Houwelingen held a good lead at the Maxirace Cape Winelands but the race was tight for second behind her! PC: Craig Kolesky

“That was an incredibly tough day out, but I am so thankful to have been able to run it and win it,” says leading lady, Jana van Houwelingen. “I feel very blessed to have been able to spend all of that time out in the mountains today!”

John April took podium position for the 45km route in a time of 3hrs46min35sec, with Kyle Bucklow in 2nd place in 3hrs48min59sec and Grobler Basson in 3rd in 3hrs50min04sec. Christelle Hattingh was the first lady over the line in a time of 4hrs43min36sec, with Jade Bucklow in 2nd place in 4hrs48min30sec and Tarrin van Niekerk in 3rd place in 4hrs56min38sec.

For more info and all results please visit http://maxirace.co.za/

Top 3: Results
75km overall
Joshua Chigome                               8hrs14min10sec
Gabriel Kriel                                       8hrs27min23sec
AJ Calitz                                                8hrs33min55sec

75km Women
Jana Van Houwelingen                  11hrs21min46sec
Kelly Shepherd                                11hrs35min06sec
Sofi Ackerman                                  11hrs36min11sec

45km Men
John April                                            3hrs46min35sec
Kyle Bucklow                                     3hrs48min59sec
Grobler Basson                                 3hrs50min04secs

45km Women
Christelle Hattingh                           4hrs43min36secs
Jade Bucklow                                     4hrs48min30secs
Tarrin van Niekerk                           4hrs56min38sec

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