Siyabonga Klahla © Kody McGregor

Siyabonga Klahla wins JBayX Turbine Run

In Events, J Bay X Trail Run, Latest News by Kev

First event in the three-instalment series a resounding success

The 2016 JBayX Turbine Run, the first event in the unique two-day, three-event  series that is JBay X, took place this morning at Impala Ranch outside JBay. Runners were treated to stunning singletrack and jeep trail running with a fairly ‘fast’ section between the four and 10 kilometre mark. Despite the chilly conditions a big, brave field tackled the route, which saw some 350m of elevation gain.

Because of the hill-and-dale nature of the area, the stiff morning breeze – which provided perfect offshore conditions for the JBay Open to be completed up at Supertubes – didn’t factor in too much.

The men’s race was won by Siyabonga Klahla in a time of 1:24:21. With Zoë Henn taking the women’s win in a time of 1:54:09.

Bradley Heyman who came in 3rd place overall is currently in the lead of the ‘full’ JBayX Trail Series, which consists of 3 x 20Km individual trails runs, all starting 12 hours apart.