BEZHOEK EXTREME TRAIL RUN 2017
Event Date: 25 November 2017
The inaugural Bezhoek Extreme was everything it promised to be
Never before run trails winding through some of the most beautiful countryside SA has to offer. Check. Working up a healthy sweat for a worthy environmental cause. Check. And a strong sense of comradery amongst runners and spectators alike. Again, check. The Bezhoek Extreme Trail Run – which took place near Middelburg, Mpumalanga last weekend – was everything it promised to be. So much so that many participants who entered this inaugural event vowed to be back again next year.
Just like a debutante making her first fashionable engagement in public, when Bezuidenhoutshoek Private Nature Reserve threw her gates open to outsiders for the first time to host the inaugural Bezhoek Extreme Trail Run last weekend, she did so in style. But instead of showing off glittering jewellery and wearing a pretty, flowing dress, her beauty took on a distinctly natural twist.
Recent rains had turned the 3 000 hectare farm into a lush wonderland. The wide open plains, home to more grass species than the Kruger National Park, were vast seas of green – tickling one’s senses with all their subtly changing hues, not to mention giving the land a crisp, fresh feel. The many sandstone outcrops, washed clean from all the rain, almost had a fluorescent glow about them thanks to the soft, diffused overcast light. And the mixed herds of game dotting the landscape seemed fat and content, testament to the land’s rich bounty. Just as importantly, the still-moist ground meant a dust-free trail experience for everyone!
Yep, it was obvious to all 120 runners participating in the Bezhoek Extreme Trail Run 2017’s three events – the 55 km Extreme, 30 km Warrior and 15 km Challenge – that they were about to experience something special. Read the full article here: www.navworld.co.za