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Century City runner wins Sanlam 12km Peace Trail

Century City runner Tanya Posthumus-Fox won the prestigious Sanlam Cape Town Peace 12km Trail over the weekend with a time of 01:11:50.

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Date 18 September 2017

In second place was Stella Kuhn von Burgsdorff with a time of 01:12:18 and Megan North in third place with a time of 01:17:25.

The 12km Peace Trail forms part of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon events weekend which also includes a 22km Trail Run on the Saturday, and the Marathon (42.2km) and 10km Road Races on the Sunday. The scenic route is over the trails of Signal Hill and Lion’s Head.

Tanya has won nine races since May this year including the Langebaan Weskus Half Marathon and the Steps for Hope, Welgedacht Wine Estate 10km Trail Run, the latter of which was held on Sunday the day after the Sanlam Cape Town Peace Trail.

She says she still has a lot to learn when it comes to trails and a few fears to get over.

“Steep declines scare the hell out of me and I encountered a couple of those on Saturday.

“At one point I literally stopped at the top of a drop not knowing how I was going to get down from there but I eventually managed.

“At another drop I had to deliberately run into a tree so as not to run off the side of the mountain because I could not control my speed with such a decline.

“There as a third incident where I took a nasty trip fall due the excessive camber on the last off road section but thankfully there were no major injuries.”

Races undertaken by Tanya since May this year and the positions she has achieved are:

  • Langebaan Weskus Half Marathon – 06/05/17 – Win!
  • Slave Route 10km – 14/05/17 – Podiumed 2nd Women
  • Mamre Half Marathon – 10/06/17– Podiumed 3rd Women
  • Don Lock Memorial 15km – 25/06/17 – Podiumed 3rd Women
  • Knysna Houtkapper 9km Trail Run – 16/07/17 – Podiumed 3rd Women
  • Run the Vines #7 – Olsen Winery 10km Trail Run – 09/08/17 – Win!
  • Riebeek Kasteel Lentefees Half Marathon – 02/09/17 – Podiumed 2nd Women
  • Sanlam Cape Town Peace 12km Trail Run – 16/09/17 – Win!
  • Steps for Hope, Welbedacht Wine Estate 10km Trail Run – 17/09/17 –  Win!
  • Run the Greens Night Series (July – Sept 2017) – 5 Wins