Christiaan Greyling

Christiaan Greyling
Titles Held: 
Num-Num Winner and Record Holder, 2nd in Expedition Africa, Placed top 10 in all major trail run races in 2012.
Additional professional activities: 
Industrial Engineer
Diamond Dash Trail
Run Organizer
Mountain biker
What are your goals and ambitions?: 
2013 Excel in local races such as African X, Num-Num, Otter, TMC, Quantum series, Race for charity, Otter sub5 with an incentivised charity on board,2014 Represent South Africa in long distance mountain running

I believe that I have the ability to make a difference by doing what I love. I spend many hours training, racing and enjoying the God-given nature while so many people do not have the ability to do this. By doing what I do and supporting disabled people and create hope.


 Christiaan Greyling (28) a farm boy from Mpumalanga, have found sports adventure and outdoors very attractive since his childhood days. At school he excelled in cross country, road cycling, rugby and athletics. After he matriculated, he invested in his professional qualification as an Industrial engineer and concluded with an honours degree. It was during his studies when he discovered off-road sports such as mountain biking, adventure racing and trail running.

One of his sporting career highlights was to represent a sponsored South African team which took part in the 6-day Abu-Dhabi Adventure Challenge in 2008. Living his dreams as an adventure enthusiast, Christiaan together with his wife, Landie Greyling started the Diamond Dash events in Gauteng in 2010, whilst working full time.

Christiaan has six years experience in long distance adventure racing, which includes a couple of Swazi X-tremes’, the 500km Expedition Africa (2012) and the Abu-Dhabi Adventure Challenge in 2008. Christiaan comes from a strong mountain biking background but has also proven to be a talented when it comes to trail running. Off the race course he works as a consulting Industrial engineer who seeks the most efficient ways of creating success for his customers.

His aim in life is to live every day as if it is your last, and to not regret the things you didn’t do!

· Num-Num Winner and Record Holder, 

· 2nd in Expedition Africa, 
· Placed top 10 in all major trail run races in 2012.


· Excel in local races such as African X, Num-Num, Otter, TMC, Quantum series, 
· Race for charity, 
· Otter sub5 with an incentivised charity on board,

· Represent South Africa in long distance mountain running

Industrial Engineer, Diamond Dash Trail Run Organizer, mountain biker, traveller. I enjoy the post event socials.

Sport Achievements

Date Event Description & Venues Position
July 2011 Knysna Big 5 Challenge Knysna, Western Cape 3rd overall
July 2011 Houtbaai Trail Challenge Houtbay, Western Cape 3rd Mixed Team
August 2011 Kinetic Full Moon Adventure Race 120km Lydenburg, Mpumalanga 1st Team
September 2011 Otter Trail Run 42km Tsitsikamma, Eastern Cape 12th (5:26:00)
December 2011 George 200 Trail Run 8km George, Western Cape 2nd overall
February 2012 New Balance Trail Run 12km Grabouw, Western Cape 4th overall
March 2012 Bains Trail Run 12km Wellington, Western Cape 4th overall
April 2012 Constantia Valley Trail Run 21km Constantia, Western Cape 4th overall
May 2012 Expedition Africa 500km AR Port Alfred 2nd Team
May 2012 Oorlogskloof 42km Trail Run Nieuwoudtsville, Northern Cape 1st Mixed Team
June 2012 Old Fishermans Trail Challenge 20km Hout Bay, Western Cape 4th Senior male
June 2012 Slayley Trail Run 15km Stellenbosch, Western Cape 3rd overall
July 2012 Num-Num Trail Challenge 36km Mpumalanga 1st overall
July 2012 Featherbed Trail Run 15km Knysna 4th
July 2012 Featherbed Trail Run 11km   2nd
July 2012 Bastille Trail Run (35km) Franschhoek 3rd overall
September 2012 Table Mountain challenge Cape Town 7th overall
October 2012 Otter Trail Run Tsitsikamma 12th (5:04:27)


2013 Planned events

Date Race Distance Venue
1/13/2013 Totalsports Challenge 13km & 9km WC, Kleinmond
2/3/2013 George Marathon champs 42.2km WC, George
2/24/2013 Xterra Grabouw Full WC, Grabouw
3/2/2013 Addo Trail Run 76km EC, Addo Elephant Park
3/29/2013 Two Oceans Ultra 56km WC, CPT
19-21 April African X 90km/3days WC, Grabouw
5/5/2013 Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge 30km WC, Stellenbosch
5/19/2013 Helderberg Mountain Challenge 24km/15km WC, Somerset
6/8/2013 Arangieskop Trail Challenge 24km WC, Robertson
7/9/2013 Featherbed Trail Run 15km WC, Knysna
19-21 Jul Grootvadersbos Trail Challenge 50km/2days WC, Heidelberg
8/3/2013 Num-Num Trail challenge 37km MP, Machadodorp
8/31/2013 Green Mountain Trail 21km WC, Botrivier
9/14/2013 Thule 4 Peaks 24km Free State
9/22/2013 Otter Trail run 42km WC, Tsitsikamma
4-6 Oct Berg&Beach Trail Run 50km/2days WC, Hermanus
11/2/2013 Skyrun 100km EC, Lady Grey
11/23/2013 Redbull LionHeart 8km WC, Cape Town
12/7/2013 Muizenberg Trail Run 12km WC, Muizenberg