Running

Marloth Mountains test runners to the limit

Dom Wills on his way to winning the Marloth Mountain Challenge. Image by Nick Muzik

The first Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC) took place in Swellendam this weekend in trying conditions as the Swellendam Mountains threw everything they could at participants. It was a dramatic start to what is sure to become one of the biggest races on the South African trail calendar and runners had to contend with waves of rain, strong winds, cold conditions ...

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Comrades Early Bird Entries closing for 2015

Runners at the start of the Comrades - Photo www.comrades.com

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that early bird entries for the 90th Comrades Marathon entry process will close on 30 September 2014. So far, 9420 entries have already been received since the entry process opened on 1 September 2014. This means that just over 13,000 entries are available before the overall entry process closes at the end of ...

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Above the Clouds

Runners taking part in the Soaring Eagle Trail Run- Photos Anja Aucamp.

It’s almost that time of the year where all roads lead to the AfriSki in Lesotho for the annual Soaring Eagle Mountain run on the 18th and 19th of October. For a trail run that doesn’t have coastal views or damp forest underfoot, this is one very unique experience comparable to very few others. Hosted by the famous resort of ...

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Official launch of Comrades-KZNA Relay Challenge

Photo - Grant McDade (adidas), Mac Chitja (CMA), Sello Mokoena (KZNA), Chris Bruwer (CMA)

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) and KwaZulu-Natal Athletics (KZNA) officially launched the Comrades-KZNA Relay Challenge at the Prime Human Performance Institute in Durban yesterday (Wednesday, 17.9.2014). The exciting athletics event is targeted at schools across the province and aims to give KwaZulu-Natal’s brightest young athletes the opportunity to showcase their athletic prowess. The inaugural 2013 Relay Challenge was initiated by ...

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Drama-filled victory for Team Contego at TMC

Marie Wessels, Liandi van der Westhuizen and Danette Smith from Team Contego won the Table Mountain Challenge Team Relay
Photo credit: Govan Basson

Marie Wessels, Liandi van der Westhuizen and Danette Smith from Team Contego won the Table Mountain Challenge Team Relay this past Saturday, but not before a good dose of drama. According to Smith it was a super exciting day, but not without a few panicky moments. Wessels started the race. Her leg was from Kloof Nek up to Rhodes Memorial ...

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Running for a cause & stand to win R1mil

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GAUTENG – The second annual Legends Marathon, which will take place on Sunday, 5 October 2014, promises to be yet another fantastic event and is poised to draw thousands of competitive male and female runners, who will run for a cause and stand a chance to share the ultimate athletic prize of a whopping R1m. The Legends Marathon features three ...

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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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