SOME OF ROBYN OWEN’S ACHIVEMENTS
Denotes 2017 Races
• 2nd in Race-2-Stanford Triathlon, a Half Ironman distance, November 2017.
ADVENTURE RACING & MULTISPORT
• 2nd in the world-renowned Otter African Trail 44km race, October 2017
• 2nd in Hout Bay Trail Challenge, August 2017
• 3rd-place finish in 53km Merrell Whale of Trail, July 2017
• 1st Youth Team – Owen leads SA Youth Team to victory (1st youth team, 7th overall) in the Altay X-Trail Expedition Race in Northern China, 2-10 June 2017
• 2nd in Coast to Coast Longest Day “World Multisport Championships”, New Zealand, (winning fastest run & paddle trophies), February 2017
She was a member of Team Painted Wolf, an elite South African expedition racing team:
• 4th place (of 96 teams) at the Adventure Racing World Championships, November 2016 in Shoalhaven, Australia.
From November 2014 to February 2016, she was a member of the Merrell Adventure Addicts.
• During that period the team moved from 16th to 7th on the AR World Series rankings. Specific results:
• 3rd place at the Patagonian Expedition Race, Chile, February 2016
• 6th place at the AR World Championships, Pantanal, Brazil, November 2015
• 2nd place at XPD, Queensland, Australia, August 2015
• 1st place at Expedition Africa, Swaziland, June 2015
• FKT (at the time) for a mixed team on the Drakensberg Grand Traverse: 78h57m, November 2014
TRAIL / MOUNTAIN RUNNING
• 1ST – Otter African Trail Run 2016 & record holder (5th place overall, 4h48m)
• 24th & 1st South African woman – Represented South Africa at the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Poland, 2013
• 1st place at Darren Holloway Memorial (Buttermere Horseshoe), Lake District, & 2nd place at Welsh 1000 m peaks fell running race, Snowdonia, UK (June 2014)
• Podium finishes at popular South African trail running events: Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge, Old Fishermans Trail Challenge, Helderberg Extreme, Matroosberg Skymarathon and Lesotho Ultra Trail (2013)
• 5 times winner (2010-2014) & current record holder of the Dusi Canoe Marathon
• 2nd place (U23 women’s K1) and 4th place (senior women’s K2) at the ICF World Marathon Championships in Rome, 2012.
• Past winner of many of the major canoe races in South Africa including the Fish River Canoe Marathon, Berg River Canoe Marathon, Breede River Canoe Marathon, Drak Challenge and 50 Miler Canoe Marathon (2008-2013)
• 4th place South African K1 River Championships 2016 (Fish River Canoe Marathon)
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