Affectionately known as South Africa’s premier three-day stage trail run, African X is a true test of ‘grit’ as teams tackle varied terrain to cover a combined distance of roughly 74 kilometres for the weekend. With the main ‘hub’, or festival village based at the Houw Hoek Hotel, runners explore the various mountain trail routes in the Overberg.

Good food, great ‘gees’ and even better views are some of the highlights participants can expect. The highlight for us was day 2. Wildekrans was the ‘host’ venue for the start of the second leg, with runners traversing our trails as part of their demanding route for the day.

The atmosphere at the start was absolutely unbelievable, and it was incredible to see everyone set off with such energy. What an honour for us, and congratulations to all who participated!

Read a runner’s account of stage two here.

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