Ultra runner Hylton Dunn won the overall line honours at the 2018 Giants Cup two-day trail run in the Southern Drakensberg, in the same convincing way that he beat his drug addiction to become the formidable athlete that he is today.
The exclusive Giant’s Cup two-day trail run in the Southern Drakensberg gets underway on Friday with the select group of runners tackling the pristine trails of the Maloti Drakensberg National Heritage Site from 18 to 19 May.
Johannesburg resident and third place finisher at the 2017 Giant’s Cup Travis Green will be back for another crack at the 62km, two day race and this year will have his wife Fiona on the start line too when the race kicks off on Friday 18 May.
Local wildlife ranger Thabo Mdlala realised his dream of winning the Giants Cup trail run on the weekend as he and seasoned ultra-athlete Su Don-Wauchope wrapped up the men’s and women’s titles on the 30km final stage.
The fourth edition of the Giant’s Cup will attract a number of the region’s top trail runners when they take on the two-day, 62km journey along the fabled Giant’s Cup hiking trail in the Southern Drakensberg on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May.
Last year “The Professor” gave a master class to the trail running community at the Giant’s Cup trail run in the South Drakensberg, but this year Iain Don-Wauchope, nicknamed The Professor, is unable to take part due to illness, but he was on hand this week to give some sage advice to those taking part in the 2017 event on 19-20 May.