O’Brien ready for title defence at FNB Platinum Trail Run


Words: Newsport Media | Photo: Cherie Vale

Anita O’Brien is hoping for a successful title defence on Sunday, 25 May 2014 when she takes on the second annual FNB Platinum Trail Run presented by ISUZU at ATKV Buffelspoort (North West Province).

“Coming first at the 2013 FNB Platinum Trail Run was just a bonus as I enjoyed everything about this race last year,” says O’Brien. “I love the fact that I can enjoy the day with the entire family. The route has spectacular views, and a little bit of everything from technical sections to climbing sections and single track sections. The FNB Platinum Trail Run is one of my favourite races. I will do it every year. I am looking forward to doing the things that I love most, running trail and spending time with my family. My goal will be to run a comfortable pace from start to finish”.

O’Brien will face tough competition from top trail running stars such as Megan Mackenzie and Takalani Ndandani. In the men’s race reigning champion Thabang Madiba is sure to be out in front setting the pace.

According to Nicola Collins, Event Manager, the exclusivity and terrain of the Platinum Trail Run are what define this event. “Runners can expect to run on some of the best trails that the area has to offer, which consist of a wide variety of terrain and spectacular views. Each entrant will receive an awesome goody bag that will include an event t-shirt. This combined with a pristine running environment and a festive race village is what makes the FNB Platinum Trail Run presented by ISUZU an event not to be missed”.

Event informtation

DATE: Sunday, 25 May 2014
VENUE: ATKV Buffelspoort (North West Province)
START TIMES: 09h15 – 24km
09h30 – 12km
09h30 – 8km

Trail runners can stock up on much needed energy in the Bokomo Breakfast Zone the morning of the event.

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About the Sponsorship
FNB Commercial Banking and FNB Private Clients have made a joint commitment to sponsor the annual FNB Platinum Trail Run.

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 a sport that continues to grow in popularity as one of the key activities in the South African sporting calendar.

The Platinum Trail Run is aligned to our belief that adventure is the heart of innovation and this is one of many platforms on which we seek to make a lasting connection with new and existing clients.

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