Rhino Peak Challenge records shattered

Elite race winner Kane Reilly descends from the Rhino Peak (in the background) at the 2019 Rhino Peak Challenge in the Southern Drakensberg on Saturday. Reilly broke his own FKT record for the 23km outing. Anthony Grote/
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Underberg – Perfect weather conditions and strong small field of elite runners combined to see the Fastest Known Time (FKT) record for the Rhino Peak Challenge smashed on Saturday by Kane Reilly, while the event set a new record for funds raised for wildlife conservation. Reilly came into the event as the current record holder, and with hardly any wind ...

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UTCT 21km event: a gateway to ultra-trail running

The 2018 Ultra Trail Cape Town endurance trail running race that takes place on Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, South Africe, 1 December 2018. Image by Nick Muzik

Ultra-Trail Cape Town (UTCT), the premier trail running race that happens each year in late November/early December, drawing top elite runners both internationally and from South Africa, last year saw the inaugural 21km event take place the day after the established 35km, 65km and 100km events.   Since its successful launch last year, the challenging 21km route is fast becoming ...

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Reilly to take up RPC again in 2019


Underberg – After taking on the Rhino Peak Challenge in 2017, trail running star Kane Reilly will be back in 2019 to give the event another shot as he hopes to increase his pledges for the various environmental foundations that benefit from the event on 5 October. The 21km up and down route to the summit of the Southern Drakensberg’s ...

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Mr 10-kay eyeing FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN


  Precious Mashele has set his sights on the 3rdannual FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN that will take place on Sunday 13 October 2019.   They call him “Mr. 10-kay” for a reason. Twenty-eight-year old Lesibe Precious Mashele who trains under the guidance of Hendrick Ramaala at Zoo Lake, has failed to win only one 10km race in the last two ...

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Sandes in for RPC 2019

Decorated South African trail runner Ryan Sandes will be taking part in this year's Rhino Peak Challenge as part of Team Salomon for the event in the Southern Drakensberg on Saturday, 5 October. Graeme Murray/
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Underberg – Decorated ultra-trail runner and South African icon Ryan Sandes will be taking part in the 2019 Rhino Peak Challenge on 5 October as part of Team Salomon, in a bid to raise as much money for rhino conservation as well as the conservation of the endangered vulture and crane species that call the Southern Drakensberg home. Sandes, who ...

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Sponsors take the lead at FNB Run Your City Series

Runners putting their sprinting prowess to the test with PUMA and their #ForeverFaster ‘Beat Bolt’ sprint at the 2018 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Forming part of the FNB Run Your City Series the 4thannual FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUNand 3rdannual FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUNwill boast exciting sponsor activations on Tuesday 24 September 2019 (National Heritage Day) and Sunday 13 October 2019 respectively.   Bonga Sebesho, Head of Sponsorships at FNBsays, “We are excited to once again be part of the much anticipated 4thannual FNB ...

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Flats2Mountains, sharing a love of trail

Siviwe Nkombi entered the Ultra-trail Cape Town 21km event with the help of Flats2Mountains, and won the race.
Photo credit: Xavier Briel

A group of friends, trail runners from the Cape Flats, have started an initiative to share their love of trail running with the less fortunate in their communities. Flats2Mountains is an organisation that does just what its name says; it takes promising runners from the Cape Flats who may otherwise not have access to the amazing network of trails and ...

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Runner will take 80th birthday in his stride at FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN

Jannie Pieters and Michelle Carnegie

Bedfordview (Gauteng) runner, Jannie Pieters will make his FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN debut on Sunday, 13 October 2019, one month after his 80thbirthday!   Sharing his passion for running with his daughter, Michelle Carnegie, Pieters jumped at the opportunity for them to partake in this much loved event.      “I’ve been running for over 35 years, since my 40’s,” ...

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