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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Last chance to enter Salomon Skyrun LITE


The Salomon Skyrun is arguably the toughest off-road footrace in South Africa. The 100-plus kilometres (depending on your navigation skills) routes over an unmarked, high-altitude course along the remote Herschel / Lesotho border fence in the highlands of the north-Eastern Cape. Most runners will take over 27 hours to make it from Lady Grey to the finish at Wartrail Country ...

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ATC Sunset Team Time Trial

ATC Sunset TTT

The ATC Sunset Team Time Trial will take place on Thursday 23 October 2014.  This fun relay, consisting of 4 x 3 Km laps through the Green Point Urban Park, will be hosted at the Hamilton’s Football Club. For now, all you need is your team name and the category you would like to compete in.  Runner details can be provided ...

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Tackle the Salomon Skyrun for a cause

Pure Adventures, the organisers of the Salomon Skyrun, have partnered up with the Fight Lettie Fund and have allocated 30 slots of the 2014 Skyrun to kickstart the fund. “This is an amazingly generous gesture and will begin a journey that I hope will reach and change as many lives as Nikki's did,” says Zoog.

In the image is Nikki “Lettie” Haynes and her husband Zoog at the finish of Salamon Skyrun Lite, 2011.  Two months after this photo was taken a lump was discovered in her right breast. Nikki passed away in early July of this year, but her fight against cancer will never be forgotten. Zoog and friends have set up a registered ...

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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

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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