Launch of 90th Comrades Marathon


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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Ultra-Trail Cape Town storms South African offroad running scene

We designed all three routes to have as much variety as possible. This could only be achieved by tying together a complex network of jurisdictions, private property owners and city/national parks land. With Cape Town being one of these unique cities, where you cannot divorce the natural landscape from the urban environment, I felt it was important for each route to weave together the city’s cultural, social and natural heritage.

  In just less than three months, the iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa will play host to a brand new ultra-trail running event on the South African racing calendar. Much anticipation is building amongst the local and international trail running communities as entries for the inaugural Ultra-Trail Cape Town (UTCT) continue to pour in since having been ...

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Team Contego’s Bernard Rukadza wins Spur Trail Series

eam Contego's Bernard Rakadaz won the Spur Trail Series with one race left

With three victories from three races Team Contego’s Bernard Rukadza has won the Spur Trail Series even though there is one race left in the series. Rukadza won the races at Paul Cluver (Grabouw) on 20 July, Tygerberg Nature Reserve on 27 July and Paarl this past weekend. The last race is on 16 August in Kleinmond. All the races ...

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The 2014 Barloworld Ford Pinetown Tough-Man Trail Series presented by Saucony kicked off at Freedom Trails in July

chain ladder

The TOUGH-MAN Trail Run Series has no obstacles, no Zombies, and definitely no Military-style combat soldiers shouting orders at you. What it does have is some insane terrain, mystical valleys, windy dirt tracks, amazingly high waterfalls, creepy chain ladders a few dangerously wild animals and of course… YOU! The TOUGH-MAN Trail Series is not extremely difficult, but it gives each competitor an amazing taste of ...

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The third race of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ is this Sunday, 3 August at the Taal Monument, Paarl.


Race 3: Sunday, 3 August | Taal Monument & Paarl Mountain (Directions) LONG Course: 14km | 09h00 SHORT Course: 7.8km | 09h15 Route maps & profiles LATE ENTRIES Online entries for this event have sold out. There will be limited entries available on-the-day, strictly between 06h00 and 07h30.  IF YOU’RE NOT IN THE QUEUE BY 7:30AM ON SUNDAY YOU WILL BE SHOWN AWAY EMPTY-HANDED. Please ...

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The Crazy Store 1000 Hills Challenge – running crazy

The start to the Crazy Store 1000 Hills Challenge long course won by Solicitor Manduwa and for the ladies both Trish Bahlman and Tracy Zunckel crossed the line at the same time.

“’The Crazy Race’” as it has become affectionately known, changed to a new winter date for its third running. This proved a resounding success on all fronts. Improvements and upgrades were introduced to the 35km and 20km routes which made them a little tougher, and a lot more fun – if you like climbing hills that it is! The 10km beginner ...

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