The Dusi Umngeni Conservation Trust’s (DUCT) first Trail Run of  a 3 part series was a starting success and sure to explode with  numbers as runners that experienced  the beautiful and challenging course in the Bishopstowe area of PMB won’t want to miss out the next race that takes place at one of the most exquisite and hidden secret venues also just outside Pietermaritzburg, called Cumberland.

For my ‘Change a life’ warriors, the 15km course was as testing as all  the other races they have experienced as ‘novices’. They chased the mens leader, Iain Don-Wauschope, with their  hearts wanting to explode from their chests, in hope of making it onto the podium and into the prize money. Majority of the route was a Trail Runner’s paradise, where athletes traversed the technical terrain on single track. Having crossed the Dusi below the ‘Hole in the Wall’ portage, runners made their way back on the opposite side of the River. ‘Change a Life’ athletes, Nhlanhla and Zonele finished in 2nd and 3rd  position respectively, saying it was well worth every effort and hard breath. The rest of the ‘Change a life’  athletes all  finished in the top ten . 



For a time, semaun was on the economics faculty

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