Nyedimane and Njeya look to wrap up trail league

Paulina Njeya (right) is set to win the women's Castle Lite Trail League for 2016. Njeya is still unbeaten this year. Jayme-Sue Vermaas (left) has pushed her hard in a few of the events. PHOTO: MORGAN PIEK

The final leg of the Castle Lite Trail League takes place at Wild Olive Estate in Bloemfontein this weekend, drawing the curtains on the thrilling series for 2016.

It’s safe to say that it’s a given that the overall men’s title will go to Chabeli Nyedimane, while the legendary road runner, Paulina Njeya, will claim the honours in the women’s series.

Chabeli Nyedimane has won every race in the series since the second leg, which took place at Glen Lyon just outside of Bloemfontein. The first race of the season was won by Wilfred Leeuw and was also run at Wild Olive Estate.

Leeuw himself has been consistent this season, however, in 2016 Nyedimane has simply been in a class of his own.

Njeya has totally dominated the women’s series and has yet to taste defeat on a trail. Amazingly, her first ever trail run was during the first round this year and she has not looked back since.

The only runner to have given her some form of competition, is Jayme-Sue Vermaas, who pushed Njeya in a few of the races.

Saturday’s run starts at 8:00 and as usual, will feature a 10km and 5km race.

Entry fee for the 10km race is R80, while the 5km race is R50. – MORGAN PIEK