Running

Mitsubishi Partners with Ultra-Trail Cape Town

Mitsubishi

There is an innate connection between a brand like Mitsubishi and Table Mountain. Both present undeniable aesthetic appeal; but their toughness shouldn’t be underestimated. On 10 December 2016 1000 trail runners from 40 nations will take on Ultra-Trail Cape Town (UTCT), racing either 100km, 65km or 35km routes. Our mountain will show them just how beautiful, and tough, she is. ...

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Puma signs South African teenage sprint sensations

Gezelle Magerman

PUMA announced today it has signed endorsement deals with Malesela Senona and Gezelle Magermans. The teenage duo are among the brightest rising stars in South African athletics. 17-year-old sensation Malesela Senona is the Boys U18 National Champion and one of the top ranked young sprinters in the world, having covered the 100m in 10.34 and the 200m in 20.74. He ...

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Trail Runners to Tackle the Iconic Mountain Stage in the Tankwa Trail

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The ancient rock formations of the Kouebokkeveld and the orchard lined Witzenberg Valley will play host to the second Tankwa Trail, trail running stage race, from the 17th to the 19th of February 2017. Runners will be treated to three days of superb trail running, old-fashioned platteland hospitality, hearty and healthy catering, an oasis like race village, and a mystery ...

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Don’t miss AfricanX’s Training Runs

Trail running enthusiasts taking part in the 2017 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS will be pleased to hear that there are three training runs geared at helping entrants prepare for this premier three day stage trail run.
“The training runs are free of charge and ideal for trail runners of all fitness levels,” says Dawid Visser, ASICS FrontRunner.  Seen here:  Dawid Visser and Leilani Scheffer in action during the 2016 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Trail running enthusiasts taking part in the 2017 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS will be pleased to hear that there are three training runs geared at helping entrants prepare for this premier three day stage trail run. According to Dawid Visser, ASICS FrontRunner, the goal of the first training run is to get athletes into the trail running ...

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The Attakwas Trail: Just Two Years Old but Already Big on History

Summiting the Attakwaskloof neck is the first challenge of the Attakwas Trail. photos by Oakpics.com

The Attakwas Trail, which takes place on Saturday the 17th of December 2016, offers trail runners the unique experience of traversing the remote Attakwaskloof. The fabled kloof was once a trading route between the coast and the hinterland of the Klein Karoo, but in recent years it has become synonymous with mountain biking. The Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge is ...

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Fairview Dryland Traverse 2016

The trail runners head out for the final stage of the Fairview Dryland Traverse, on the 6th of November 2016.


Photo by: Oakpics/Fairview Dryland Traverse/SPORTZPICS

On Thursday 3 November 2016 my running partner (Niel Swanepoel) and I left Cape Town to go run a stage race in the Klein Karoo (Oudtshoorn, Western Cape). Our plan was to run, relax and enjoy some “down-time” with awesome people. I can honestly say the event met and exceeded all our expectations. From ancient caves to mountain tops, from ...

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Victory for Rorich Wraps up the 2016 Fairview Dryland Traverse

The trail runners head out for the final stage of the Fairview Dryland Traverse, on the 6th of November 2016.


Photo by: Oakpics/Fairview Dryland Traverse/SPORTZPICS


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The short, 11km, final stage of the 2016 Fairview Dryland Traverse was wrapped up by rising trail running star Robert Rorich as he ran to stage and general classification victory in the solo men’s race. The leading men’s team of John April and Francois Maquassa finished just behind Rorich to secure their fourth category stage victory of the race and ...

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Team 1 win Stage 2 of the Fairview Dryland Traverse

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On the hilly Stage 2 of the 2016 Fairview Dryland Traverse, on Saturday 5 November, the Team 1 combination of John April and Francois Maquassa ran to victory to extend their general classification lead. Behind them Robert Rorich was the first solo runner home, followed by leading solo lady Danette Smith, mixed category leaders Landie and Christiaan Greyling, and the ...

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Rorich Surprises on Stage 1 of the Fairview Dryland Traverse

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Robert Rorich surprised the field of experienced Fairview Dryland Traverse runners to cross the line first on Stage 1 of the four day adventure trail run, on Friday 4 November. The first men’s team across the line were the Team 1 duo of John April and Francois Maquassa, while South African trail running superstars Landie and Christiaan Greyling claimed victory ...

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25 000-strong field to contest three races through iconic township

Images from Jetline Action Photos from 2015

It’s all systems go for a bigger and better Old Mutual Soweto Marathon, says race director Danny Blumberg. Blumberg, who has took over this year as race director, has said the race organisers’ ambition is to have it regarded as Africa’s version of the New York City Marathon. He has been concentrating on “ticking the boxes” required to deliver an ...

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