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.
“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.
“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.
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Top 3: Results
Joshua Chigome 8hrs14min10sec
Gabriel Kriel 8hrs27min23sec
AJ Calitz 8hrs33min55sec
Jana Van Houwelingen 11hrs21min46sec
Kelly Shepherd 11hrs35min06sec
Sofi Ackerman 11hrs36min11sec
John April 3hrs46min35sec
Kyle Bucklow 3hrs48min59sec
Grobler Basson 3hrs50min04secs
Christelle Hattingh 4hrs43min36secs
Jade Bucklow 4hrs48min30secs
Tarrin van Niekerk 4hrs56min38sec