Miya and Madiba ready for FNB Platinum Trail Run showdown

Lucky Miya in action at the 2014 FNB Platinum Trail Run at the ATKV Buffelspoort (North West Province) in 2014. Photo Credit: Volume Photography

The third running of the FNB Platinum Trail Run has been met with much enthusiasm with a number of top trail runners signing up for an experience like no other.  Two top trail runners that will be gunning for gold come Sunday, 24 May 2015 are Lucky Miya and Thabang Madiba.

“Placing 2nd at the FNB Platinum Trail Run in 2014 was great as the field was strong,” says Miya.  “I enjoyed the route as well as the spectacular scenery.  The 24km route is technical and features both jeep and single track.  There is a river crossing.  In a nutshell the route is challenging and fast, but very enjoyable.  I’d recommend the 24km route because it’s a true test of your physical fitness.  Just take it easy, focus and enjoy the beauty of trail running.  My goal will be to give my best, while enjoying the run”.  Earlier this year Miya placed 2nd at the South African Trail Run Champs in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

According to Madiba, he entered the FNB Platinum Trail Run because of its speed.  “It’s one of the faster trail races in Gauteng and this will be the third time that I take part.  The route features all terrain types.  I strongly believe this is what attracts so many runners every year.  Finishing the race will be my number one goal, while finishing top three will be a bonus”.  Madiba narrowly missed the podium in 2014, finishing 4th in a time of 01 hour 34 minutes 49 seconds.

Defined by its exclusivity and terrain, trail runners can look forward to experiencing some of the best trails on offer in the area.  Each entrant will receive an awesome goody bag that will include an event t-shirt, while medals will be awarded to all finishers.

With the action-packed FNB Magalies Monster Mountain Bike (MTB) Classic presented by ISUZU taking place the day before, why not make it a fun filled weekend away with family and friends.



DATE: Sunday, 24 May 2015
VENUE: ATKV Buffelspoort  (North West Province)
DISTANCE, COST & START: 24km / R300 / 08h30
12km / R200 / 08h45
8km / R120 / 09h00


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For more information or to enter the FNB Platinum Trail Run and/or the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic presented by ISUZU contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com.

About the Sponsorship

FNB Business and FNB Private Wealth have made a joint commitment to sponsor the annual Platinum Trail Run and Magalies Monster Mountain Bike Classic.

FNB’s ongoing strategy is to support local and community events that show the potential to grow. This sponsorship affirms our dedication to providing an experience that is beyond expectation, through sporting disciplines that continue to grow in popularity as two of the key activities in the South African sporting calendar.

The Platinum Trail Run and Magalies Monster Mountain Bike Classic are aligned to our belief that adventure is the heart of innovation and these are two of many platforms on which we seek to make a lasting connection with new and existing clients.



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