XTERRA Trail Run entries now open

Xterra Trail Run

Incorporating the trail run routes of South Africa’s premier off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA, the XTERRA Trail Run will kick off at the Buffelspoort Dam (North West Province) on Sunday, 22 January 2017, then head to Nelson Mandela Bay on Sunday, 12 February 2017 before culminating at the Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Sunday, 26 February 2017. “The XTERRA ...

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Fairview Dryland Traverse (3-6 November 2016)


With just 10 days to go till the start of the Fairview Dryland Traverse 2016 that familiar feeling of excitement and anxiety is starting to build. I clearly remember my first Traverse adventure two years ago when I packed my little VW Polo and went on a solo mission feeling a like Indiana Jones heading for the great “un-known”. From Durbanville I ...

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Sanlam extends partnership with Cape Town Marathon


The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has received a major boost, with Sanlam announcing it will extend its sponsorship of the event for another three years. Says Yegs Ramiah, Chief Executive of Sanlam Brand: “Running is the fastest growing sport in the world, and this is in no small part because it is such an inclusive sport – accessible to people ...

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Gearing Up for the Fairview Dryland Traverse


The Fairview Dryland Traverse is now just under a month away but there are still a select few entries remaining for the four day trail running showpiece. The event boasts three full stages and a spectacular prologue through the Cango Caves, along with a beautiful race village and a festival atmosphere. Dubbed an adventure trail run the Fairview Dryland Traverse ...

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Every Accomplishment Starts with the Decision to Try


Is it a race? Is it a run? Is it even possible? “Proper” said Dave. “Big” managed Steve. “Holy f%#!” came from a few others. These are not trails to tackle lightly. Both the Merrell Whale of Trail and Merrell Hobbit routes are too taxing, too technical and too sublimely beautiful to blindly race at full speed. Both the trail ...

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Amoja Cochoqua 3 day Stage race – Chantel Nienaber


The inaurgural Cochoqua 3 day stage race was hosted in the most beautiful setting – at “the Retreat” on foot of the Simonsberg mountains, situated on the Boschendal farm. Those fortunate enough to have opted for the meals/accommodation package, were pleasantly surprised by exquisite luxury accommodation. Chad and I checked into a brand new luxury unit, fully equipped with a ...

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Namakoe shoots down big guns at FNB Joburg10K CITYRUN

The FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN kicked off at FNB Bank City Johannesburg on Saturday, 24 September 2016.  Runners, walkers, fitness enthusiasts and fun-seekers were granted the unique opportunity to celebrate Johannesburg’s rich heritage by exploring their city before crossing the finish line at Mary Fitzgerald Square Newtown.  Namakoe Nkhasi  claimed gold in the elite men’s race, while Lebogang Phalula  was the lady to beat on the day.  Seen here:  Namakoe Nkhasi  claiming gold on the day.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Fresh off a personal best in Cape Town a week ago, Lesotho’s Namakoe Nkhasi showed the big names a clean pair of heels in the inaugural FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN on Saturday, 24 September. The 23-year-old crossed the finish line at Mary Fitzgerald Square in 29:48 ahead of Kenya’s Edwin Koech. It was billed as the showdown between arch rivals ...

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