Classic Trail Festival Media Release
Sappi Karkloof challenge for Change a Life Zulus
Howick – Martin Dreyer’s Merchants Change a Life Running Team is eagerly
awaiting the opportunity to take on the renowned trails of the Karkloof
region this weekend when they tackle Saturday’s all new trail running
events at the 2016 Sappi Karkloof Classic Trail Festival in KZN’s
Having grown in stature in recent times and fresh off his victory at the
KZN Trail Running’s Hilton College Trail event two weeks ago, Mthobisi
Mzolo will be a strong challenger for the inaugural title of this
weekend’s 21km clash.
“Mthobisi is the assistant coach of our Merchants Change a Life Running
Team and is a hardworking, reliable, responsible guy who has really grown
in leadership in recent years while also being a very natural, gifted
runner,” explains former Dusi Duke, Dreyer.
“When he was still at school he was always right at the front of our
Change a Life cross country events that took place weekly around Nagle Dam
and it’s great to see him now winning bigger races like the one at Hilton
“Karkloof will be a lot tougher with more competition at the front plus
Mthobisi doesn’t know the route at all. However his recent win will give
him good confidence so it will be great to see how he goes,” he adds.
Mzolo is likely to be joined by team mate and good friend Joe Maphumelo at
the front of the Change a Life 21km race challenge while a gaggle of CAL’s
exciting youngsters will hope to be at the sharp end of the 10km race.
“It’s a bit of swings and roundabouts when it comes to who usually wins
between Mthobisi and Joe at our regular races.
“They’re both very talented athletes while some of the school boys on our
team will also hope to feature in the 10km event this weekend.”
Dumisani Shabalala and Siyabonga Ngcongo followed Mzolo home at the Hilton
event recently, making it a one-two-three for Change a Life at the event,
and they too will be on the 21km start line this weekend, together with
Sphiwe Mjwara, Thulani Skhakhane and Siyanda Zondi while Phaka Gwala,
Sphelele Gumede, Mxolisi Zondi, Kwanda Mhlophe, Sandile Shangase and
Raymond Radebe take on the 10km race.
The 2016 Sappi Karkloof Classic Trail Festival takes place at Karkloof
Country Club on Saturday, 4 and Sunday, 5 June. The event offers 21km,
10km and 5km trail running races, 60km, 40km, 20km and 10km mountain bikes
events as well as an Enduro. Entries can be submitted via
www.roag.co.za while more information
can be found at
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Mthobisi Mzolo will look to
lead the Merchants Change a Life Running Team charge at Saturday's 21km
trail running event of the 2016 Sappi Karkloof Classic Trail Festival at
Karkloof Country Club having claimed a confidence boosting victory at the
Hilton College Trail clash two weeks ago.
KZN Trail Running
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