Jan-Hendrik Gutter and Lodewyk Lombard won stage one of the Berg and Bush ‘Great Trek’ in the Drakensberg area of Kwazulu-Natal today.
The Lost Boyz pair completed the 98km route in a time of 4:20:30. They were followed home by Team Chap’s Eric Storbeck and Francois Lotter, with Boerseuns’ Rudi Barnard and Mackie Adlem in third.
Blondes on a Bender’s Michele du Toit and Bev Wood won the women’s race in 5:12:27. In second place were Blondies’ Tanielle Hermanson and Samantha Summerscales, with Fast Skinny L’asses’ Nicolle Weir and Catherine Albertyn in third.
Team Big Box Mixed’s Junita and Gerhard Kruger claimed victory in the mixed race, with Yeti and the Bee’s Rowan Lyle and Brenda Ferrar in second and Team Arosea’s Steffen and Uta Joachim in third.
Carl Adendorff won the solo men’s race in 3:57:15, with Dean van Dyk and Michael-John Cannon in second and third respectively.
View more provisional results below.
1. Jan-Hendrik Gutter, Lodewyk Lombard (Lost Boyz) 4:20:30
2. Eric Storbeck, Francois Lotter (Team Chap) 4:21:01
3. Rudi Barnard, Mackie Adlem (Boerseuns) 4:21:08
4. Andrew West, Geoff Wood (McCain 4) 4:22:53
5. Stephen Fowler, Chris Kuun (Suzuki OTR) 4:28:57
1. Michele du Toit, Bev Wood (Blondes on a Bender) 5:12:27
2. Tanielle Hermanson, Samantha Summerscales (Blondies) 5:22:12
3. Nicolle Weir, Catherine Albertyn (Fast Skinny L’asses) 5:24:28
4. Valerie Bontekoning, Tracey Reynolds (DMR) 5:31:21
1. Junita Kruger, Gerhard Kruger (Team Big Box Mixed) 4:46:47
2. Rowan Lyle, Brenda Ferrar (Yeti and the Bee) 5:01:28
3. Steffen Joachim, Uta Joachim (Team Arosea) 5:15:14
4. Ross Macgregor, Michelle De Souza MacGregor (Mac Relax) 5:20:40
5. Suzette Roode, Bernard Roode (Kapama) 5:21:55
1. Carl Adendorff 3:57:15
2. Dean van Dyk 4:00:39
3. Michael-John Cannon 4:01:24
4. Warren Lamb 4:17:44
5. Carlo Gonzaga 4:28:09