Giba Gorge

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Trail Tales: Nhlakanipho Justin Mzimela

I met Justin (as he prefers me to call him 🙂 ) while running in the Hattons group on the road bright early one morning. Since then, I managed to convince him to have a few little/big different experiences…and join me on the trails! There is also a little cycling adventure that HE took ME on…story to follow…

How did you start trail running?

I started trail running as an off break from road running. I had  a very demanding comrades program and I told myself after it I want to try something away from running and during that time Dawn, she is like a coach through Comrades training, introduced me to this crazy adventure (ie trail running) and I immediately fell in love with it.

What is your favourite trail race and why?

My favourite trail race is the KZNTR 75 km Umgeni River Ultra Trail. It was my first official trail race (editor’s note – I did NOT suggest this as a first trail race…just saying!!! I didn’t!!) and finishing fifth in the monster trail ultra was an unbelievable personal milestone for me.

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