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.
|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)|
|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|