Landie Greyling

Landie Greyling


After finishing school in 2001, I braved the borders and went to England where I worked and travelled for two years. Upon my return to South Africa I enrolled for the B Com Degree at the University of Pretoria. It was during my study years where I picked up my running career and started training seriously in 2007. I initially started out as a road runner, but in May 2008 I was exposed to my first off-road event, an adventure race in the Gauteng area. My second race resulted in a win, followed by a number of podiums in the off-road races to follow.

I completed my B Com Honours degree in 2007, where after I started working for Pricewaterhousecoopers to complete my articles. I started competing in trail running events in 2009, immediately stamping my authority by obtaining podium positions in every race.

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant at the end of 2010, I was seconded by PWC to

work in the USA for 4 months. During this time I competed in numerous trail runs, winning the female category in every race.
Once back in South Africa, I lived in the Garden Route for a year, whereafter myself and my husband moved to the Stellenbosch area. My latest results included a win and a new record at the gruelling Salomon Skyrun, a third place at the Otter Trail run, a win against some of the country’s top runners at the Two Oceans Trail run in April 2012, the Old Fisherman’s Trail Challenge in June 2012 as well as the Houtbay Challenge in July 2012. I was also recently nominated to represent South Africa as the female trail runner for the World Mountain Running Championship in Italy and Switserland in September 2012.

Race held in May which forms part of the AR World Series.
In order to further my academic career, I am currently in the final stages of my Masters in Taxation at the University of Pretoria. Apart from competing in sport events, I am also organizing the Diamond Dash off-road events in and around Gauteng.

The following events have been/will be covered by Supersport:

  • Salomon Featherbed Trail Run
  • Otter Trailrun
  • Salomon Skyrun
  • Pronutro African X
  • Two Oceans Trail Run
  • Houtbay and Old Fisherman’s Challenge

Sport Achievements

Date Event Description & Venues Position
March 2010 Kinetic AR Gauteng 1st Mixed Pair
May 2010 Pronutro African X Western Cape 2nd Female Pair
June 2010 Gauteng Winter Trail Series Gauteng Female : Series Champion
August 2010 Wonderboom Trail run Gauteng 1st Female
September 2010 Mont-Aux Sources Challenge KZN 2nd Female
September 2010 Kinetic AR Gauteng 1st Mixed Team
October 2010 Kinetic Full Moon 120km AR Free State 1st Team
December 2010 Abu Dabi Adventure Challenge Abu Dhabi 17th Position
January 2011 Bayo's Bend Trail Run Texas, USA 1st Female
February 2011 Austin Livestrong Half Marathon Texas, USA 4th Female in age group
March 2011 Run-to-the-Altar Trailrun Texas, USA 1st Female
April 2011 San Luis Mountain Run California, USA 1st Female
May 2011 Mosselbay Mall 21km Western Cape 1st Female
May 2011 Asics Xtreme17 Trailrun Western Cape 1st Female
June 2011 The Wreck Challenge Duathlon Western Cape 1st Female
July 2011 Salomon Featherbed Trail Run Knysna, Western Cape 1st Female
July 2011 Duesouth Xterra Knysna, Western Cape 2nd Female
July 2011 Knysna Big 5 Challenge Knysna, Western Cape 2nd Female
July 2011 Grootvadersbosch Trail Challenge Heidelberg, Western Cape 1st Female
July 2011 Houtbaai Trail Challenge Houtbay, Western Cape 3rd Mixed Team
August 2011 Outenikwa Traverse George, Western Cape 1st Female, 2nd Overall
August 2011 Kinetic Full Moon Lydenburg, Mpumalanga 1st Team
September 2011 Otter Trail Run Tsitsikamma, Eastern Cape 3rd Female
October 2011 Hobbit 100km Trail Run Hogsback, Eastern Cape 1st Female, 4th Overall
October 2011 Hermanus Beach&Berg Trail Run Hermanus, Western Cape 1st Female
October 2011 Hoekwil Trail Run George, Western Cape 1st Female, 3rd Overall
October 2011 Hermanus Berg&Beach Hermanus, Western Cape 1st Female
December 2011 George 200 Trail Run George, Western Cape 1st Female
February 2012 New Balance Trail Run Grabouw, Western Cape 2nd Female
March 2012 Pronutro African X Kleinmond, Western 2nd Mixed Team
March 2012 Cape Epic Vineyard Trail Run Somerset West, Western Cape 1st Female
March 2012 Bains Trail Run Wellington, Western Cape 1st Female
April 2012 Two Oceans Trail Run Cape Town 1st Female
April 2012 Mast Challenge Tokai, Western Cape 2nd Female (Queen of the Mountain Category)
April 2012 Constantia Valley Trail Run Constantia, Western Cape 1st Female
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 Hout Bay, Western Cape 1st Female
June 2012 Slayley Trail Run Stellenbosch, Western Cape 1st Female
July 2012 Num-Num Trail Challenge Mpumalanga 1st Female
July 2012 Featherbed Trail Run Knysna 1st Female
July 2012 Bastille Trail Run (35km) Franschhoek 1st Female
July 2012 – Aug 2012 Winter Trail Series Western Cape 1st Female
Sept 2012 World Short Distance Mountain Running Champs Italy 66th Senior Lady
Sept 2012 World Long Distance Mountain Running Champs Switserland 30th Senior Lady
October 2012 Otter Trail Run Tsitsikamma 3rd Female
November 2012 Salomon Skyrun Lady Grey 1st Female, 6th Overall


2013 Planned events

Date Race Distance Venue
13-Jan Totalsports Challenge Various events Kleinmond
02-Mar Addo Trail Run 76km Addo Elephant Park
29-Mar Two Oceans Trail Run 22km CT
19-21 April African X 90km/3days Grabouw
05-May Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge 30KM Stellenbosch
19-May Helderberg Mountain Challenge 24km/15km Somerset
08-Jun Arangieskop Trail Challenge 24km Robertson
27-29 June Aussenkehr Desert Extreme 100km/3days Namibia
6-7 July Trail Running World Champs 70km Wales
09-Jul Salomon Featherbed Trail Run 15km Knysna
19-21 Jul Grootvadersbos Trail Challenge 50km/2days Heidelberg
27-Jul Fish River Canyon 90km Namibia
03-Aug World Long Distance Mountain Running Champs 42km Poland
31-Aug Green Mountain Trail 21km Botrivier
14-Sep Thule 4 Peaks 24km Cape Town
22-Sep Otter Trail run 42km Tsitsikamma
4-6 Oct Berg&Beach Trail Run 50km/2days Hermanus
02-Nov Skyrun 100km Lady Grey
23-Nov Redbull LionHeart 8km Cape Town
07-Dec Muizenberg Trail Run 12km Muizenberg