Stellenbosch trail running couple, Christiaan and Landie Greyling, were back on the podium for the 42km Otter trail run marathon in Tsitsikamma on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday October 12 and 13.
Landie finished in second place in the women’s event in a time of 05:08:52, while husband, Christiaan, finished third in the men’s in a time of 4:27:58.
“I am absolutely elated to be on the podium in second place. I dreamed of it but never actually thought it could be achieved after having torn my ankle ligaments at the end of May. The race was tough but I had a blessed day out with no hiccups,” Landie said.
“As a result of my injury I missed a six-week period of vital training for the Otter so I am very happy with the result, despite my injury and juggling life with my one-year-old baby.”
The Otter is one of Landie’s favourite races, which she has had to sit out for the past two years. “Competition for the ladies was extremely tough, with big names such as Toni McCann, Nicolette Griffieon and Bianca Tarboton and loads of new talent.”
For Christiaan, the race was tough. “This was not my best time, but after rehabilitation after an injury and despite a talented field, I’m happy to be back on the podium.”