Strategic Avis X-trail excites participants

27 July 2020 | Sports

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa

WINDHOEK



The Standard Bank Winter X-trail series, which took place over the weekend at Avis, was a success despite its unusual format, event organiser Yvonne Brinkmann from OTB Sport said.

This was the first edition of the series for the year, and saw competitors covering distances over ranging from 7km to 16km. Tomas Hilifa Rainhold finished first with a time of 1:04:43 in the men's category, followed by Frans Amakali (1:04:49) and Matheus Jesaya (1:05:03) over 16km. Helena Ngodji clocked 1:03:29 to win the women's category, followed by Anna Itengula (1:03:33) and Hinduu Kahungi (1:06:37).



7km kings and queens

Jeremia Shaliaxue clocked 32:39 minutes to win the 7km race, while Malakia Namukomba came in second with a time of 32:40 and Nesley Gaweseb in third with 35:20.

The women's race was dominated by Shelikita Ndahambelela in 40:55, followed by Ladri Lahner (42:39) and Johene Beukes (43:27).

“We had a very good turnout and we actually had to make some adaptions because of the current climate and issues with the coronavirus pandemic.

“This means that we had separate starts for everyone participating, set as individual starts, which was something new to the competitors.

“I can however say that people did enjoy it even though they are not accustomed to the new ways of the race,” Brinkmann said.

She lauded sponsors Standard Bank Namibia and Bank Windhoek for their continuous support.



Happy to run

Competitors, who came out in their numbers, expressed their satisfaction to be part of the series. Being able to run in nature and loosen their muscles was a marvel, they said.

Monica from Letshego Bank, who competed for the first time, said the race was challenging, but fun.

“I really enjoyed being out here, doing what I love to do.

“They were very strategic as far as organising the event,” she noted.

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