Running

Most competitive international field ever assembled in SA

Two races are on offer, the 60km ‘Lite’and the 100km SkyRun. Both routes traverse the remote Herschel / Lesotho border fence from Lady Grey to the finish at Wartrail Country Club. Runners need to be entirely self-sufficient and navigate by map, compass and GPS unit. Most take over 27 hours to complete the race.

The Salomon Skyrun 2014 has attracted the cream of world trail running, with some of the biggest names in the ultra mountain game confirmed to line up in Lady Grey on 22 November. “This year we will elevate the race to a new level with a strong International contingent taking part,” says Mike de Haast from Pure Adventures. The list of ...

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Umgeni River Run Race Report

18 year old Marcus Prinsloo surging at the first river crossing in the Umgeni River Run 50km. He took the lead shortly after this and won the race by almost half and hour

The 4th Umgeni River Run took place on Saturday 30 August from Maweni Trail Centre on the Table Mountain Road just outside Pietermaritzburg. The day started badly when the medical crew were involved in an accident on the way to the start of the race. It delayed things slightly and would prove the only major incident of the day, the rest of ...

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Change a Life Academy emerge onto running scene

Computershare Change a Life Academy's runners charge out the blocks en route to clinching ten of the top 20 positions at The Sandy beach run, presented by Thule. - Kevin Sawyer/
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Durban – The running arm of Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change A Life Academy made a big impression at the recent 14km The Sandy beach run, presented by Thule, along the sand from Umhlanga to Suncoast as ten runners clinched top 20 places. ‎ John Ntuli, who also coaches the RMB Change A Life Academy mountain bike team, stunned the race ...

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Dream becomes reality for Danette

Photo credit: Cherie Vale, Newsport Media

The 2014 season has forever changed Team Contego’s Danette Smith life as a trail runner. She was not only crowned the South African champion, but she also finished 4th in her age category at the World Championships, which was her first international race ever. Smith had the goal of being part of the SA team going to the World Championships in ...

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Hejana blows away rivals in EL road race

Born 2 Run athlete Luthando Hejana from Mdantsane won the inaugural SPAR Family Challenge 10km road race in East London on Saturday. Photo: Dean Venish

Top local runner Luthando Hejana blew his rivals away in extremely windy conditions to win the inaugural SPAR Family Challenge 10km road race in East London on Saturday.Despite battling wind speeds in excess of 40km per hour, the Born 2 Run athlete charged into the finish line at the Beaconhurst School fields in Beacon Bay in a time of 39:27. ...

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Launch of 90th Comrades Marathon

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The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) launched its campaign for the 90th Comrades Marathon today (Thursday, 14 August 2014). Members of the media along with South Africa’s top runners, sporting personalities and stakeholders converged on Johannesburg to be part of the celebratory launch of the world’s biggest and oldest ultra-marathon. The 2015 campaign is centered on the CMA’s vision of an ...

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AJ and Bernard smash afb SOX Trail Run

Beautiful scenery at the afb SOX Trail Run – Mark Sampson

The  afb SOX Trail Run has come to an end and the post-race blues have set in. What a weekend and what a race. Three days of unforgettable time spent in the mountains, forests and along the coast – all you need from a trail run and more. Broad smiles were seen by all as they crossed the final finish ...

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Runners overcome treacherous conditions at powertraveller 4 Peaks Mountain Challenge presented by Salomon

Runners during the 4 Peaks Mountain Challenge presented by Salomon - Kolesky/Nikon/Lexar

Gale force overnight winds gave way to rain and single-figure temperatures as 280 brave runners lined-up at Moolmanshoek for the Powertraveller 4 Peaks Mountain Challenge presented by Salomon, on Saturday 9 August 2014. Fast racing despite tough conditions A staggered start (to prevent bottlenecks on the tight mountain trails) of four seeded batches, saw the A bunch depart before sunrise ...

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Phalula victorious at Totalsports Ladies Race Johannesburg

The start of the Totalsports Ladies Race in Johannesburg on Saturday, 09 August 2014.  Lebohang Phalula claimed gold in the 10km Totalsports Ladies Race in a lightning fast time of 36 minutes 01 second. PHOTO CREDIT:  Volume Photography

Lebohang Phalula was the lady to beat in the 10km Totalsports Ladies Race in Johannesburg on Saturday, 09 August 2014.  Held in celebration of National Women’s Day, the Totalsports Ladies Race took place at the Roosevelt High School, Emmarentia.  Participants could choose between a 10km run/walk and a 5km run/walk. “I am very happy with today’s win,” said Phalula, who ...

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