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08 November 2019

Skeerpoort – Adventure seekers faced their fears in emphatic style at the IMPI Challenge #2 at the Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij (Skeerpoort, North West Province) on Saturday 2 November!

A trail run with a twist, IMPI Warriors could choose between four categories when entering the IMPI Challenge: 1. IMPI Corporate, 2. IMPI Challenge, 3. IMPI Dash and 4. IMPI Mini. 

The IMPI ‘Competitive’ Challenge men’s and women’s race was won by Andrew Leeburn (Kensington, Johannesburg) and Danel du Plessis (Potchefstroom) respectively.

“I’ve done the IMPI Challenge the last couple of years. I also know this particular trail route at Van Gaalen, so I was excited to give it a bash,” said Andrew. “My goal was to go out, race hard and enjoy it. I found myself out in front, having to set the pace, which is not a usual position for me in a race. I like to follow and then put pressure on the front runners. Setting the pace was difficult.”

Andrew completed the +-10km course that featured +-18 obstacles in a time of 01 hour 05 minutes 44 seconds. Johan Boonzaier came in 2nd, while Glenn Gordon finished 3rd.

According to Danel, she only started taking part in obstacle course races a few months ago. “I just went out to see what I could do,” said Danel. She completed the IMPI Competitive Challenge in a time of 01 hour 15 minutes 36 seconds. Cindy Wills came in 2nd while Welmari Cousins finished 3rd.

John van der Berg (Klerksdorp) completed the IMPI “’Competitive’ Dash’s +-5km route with +-11 obstacles in a time of 49 minutes 03 seconds. David Jansen came in 2nd, while Edward Mostert finished 3rd. 

John entered the IMPI Dash because he wanted to have a fun day out with his daughter. “It was our first one, so we wanted to take part and enjoy it. We love running, so the obstacles were something new for us.”

The IMPI ‘Competitive’ Dash Women’s Race was won by Angela Nucci. Sara Vita-Jansen came in 2nd while Ashley Turner finished 3rd.

The IMPI Challenge #3 will take place on Saturday, 23 November at the Purple Windmill, Stellenbosch (Western Cape). 

Danel Du Plessis took no prisoners! Photo Credit: Kyle Cestari.
Andrew Leeburn in action during the IMPI ‘Competitive’ Challenge #2 at the Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij. Photo Credit: Kyle Cestari.


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