Sensational Segwati delivers superb scenes in Race 2

Micky Ndhlovu, Luke Schlebusch and Ryan Mathaba giving it their all at the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™. Image by Pat Black

Ruan Meintjies announced his arrival on the trails this weekend when he beat the current South African long distance trail running champion, Thabang Madiba at the second race of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ at Segwati Game Ranch in perfect conditions. Meintjies put in another sterling performance to follow up on his first place at the first race of ...

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Dramatic start to Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™

Third place lady, Takalani Ndandani at race 1 of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ Long Course. Image by Pat Black.

It was a stormy start to this year’s Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ as an angry Hennops River greeted almost 700 runners to kick things off in dramatic fashion. As usual there were three races at Hennops River, the regular long and short courses as well as a stand-alone, longer XL of 20km. The XL saw one of the most ...

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Day 5 – Grand Raid Trail Race – Reunion Island


In a few hours the Diagonale des Fous 165 Km trail race here on Reunion Island will commence, and heroes from vastly opposite sides of life will attempt the race. Last years winner, Francois D’Haene from France, completed the 165 Km course in 22 hours and 58 minutes. Athletes of that caliber start the race and get to the finish ...

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AJ Calitz stalking LionHeart hat trick


Two-time Red Bull LionHeart champion AJ Calitz will be back to challenge for a hat trick come 15 November. “I love the LionHeart,” he says of the innovative trail-race up and down Cape Town’s Lion’s Head. “It’s probably one of my favourite races of the year and it plays to my strengths.” South Africa’s favourite trail-running export, Ryan Sandes, created ...

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Exciting running at muddy Giba Gorge

The start of the third race of the Spur KZN Trail Series™ at Giba Gorge. Image by Greg Labuscagne

The third race of the Spur KZN Trail Series™ took place at the ever popular Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park and more than 130 runners faced the wrath of the weather gods as they lined up for a fun night race in muddy conditions. In the men’s long course 10km race, it was Ayanda Mlotshwa who made it two wins ...

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