Glencairn Trail Run weekend wows again

Photo Kevin Sawyer

The two-day Glencairn Trail Run took place in the southern Drakensberg on the beautiful Glencairn sheep farm and surrounds, near the base of the Sani Pass, on 12 and 13 October. The fun and challenging weekend of camping and running has established itself as one of KZN’s favourite trail running events, offering a ‘Ram Run’ (21km, 18km) and a ‘Lamb ...

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Rhino Peak Challenge records shattered

Elite race winner Kane Reilly descends from the Rhino Peak (in the background) at the 2019 Rhino Peak Challenge in the Southern Drakensberg on Saturday. Reilly broke his own FKT record for the 23km outing. Anthony Grote/
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Underberg – Perfect weather conditions and strong small field of elite runners combined to see the Fastest Known Time (FKT) record for the Rhino Peak Challenge smashed on Saturday by Kane Reilly, while the event set a new record for funds raised for wildlife conservation. Reilly came into the event as the current record holder, and with hardly any wind ...

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UTCT 21km event: a gateway to ultra-trail running

The 2018 Ultra Trail Cape Town endurance trail running race that takes place on Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, South Africe, 1 December 2018. Image by Nick Muzik

Ultra-Trail Cape Town (UTCT), the premier trail running race that happens each year in late November/early December, drawing top elite runners both internationally and from South Africa, last year saw the inaugural 21km event take place the day after the established 35km, 65km and 100km events.   Since its successful launch last year, the challenging 21km route is fast becoming ...

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Reilly to take up RPC again in 2019


Underberg – After taking on the Rhino Peak Challenge in 2017, trail running star Kane Reilly will be back in 2019 to give the event another shot as he hopes to increase his pledges for the various environmental foundations that benefit from the event on 5 October. The 21km up and down route to the summit of the Southern Drakensberg’s ...

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Sandes in for RPC 2019

Decorated South African trail runner Ryan Sandes will be taking part in this year's Rhino Peak Challenge as part of Team Salomon for the event in the Southern Drakensberg on Saturday, 5 October. Graeme Murray/
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Underberg – Decorated ultra-trail runner and South African icon Ryan Sandes will be taking part in the 2019 Rhino Peak Challenge on 5 October as part of Team Salomon, in a bid to raise as much money for rhino conservation as well as the conservation of the endangered vulture and crane species that call the Southern Drakensberg home. Sandes, who ...

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Flats2Mountains, sharing a love of trail

Siviwe Nkombi entered the Ultra-trail Cape Town 21km event with the help of Flats2Mountains, and won the race.
Photo credit: Xavier Briel

A group of friends, trail runners from the Cape Flats, have started an initiative to share their love of trail running with the less fortunate in their communities. Flats2Mountains is an organisation that does just what its name says; it takes promising runners from the Cape Flats who may otherwise not have access to the amazing network of trails and ...

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Origin Of Trails Trail Run Entries Now Open

Forming part of the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience, entries are now open for the 2nd annual Origin Of Trails Trail Run that will take place in Stellenbosch on Sunday, 01 December 2019.  Seen here:  Trail running enthusiasts enjoying the action of the inaugural Origin Of Trails Trail Run in 2018.  Photo Credit:  Philip Fyer

Forming part of the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience, entries are now open for the 2ndannual Origin Of Trails Trail Run that will take place in Stellenbosch on Sunday, 01 December 2019.   “Launched in 2018, the Origin Of Trails Trail Run grants trail runners the opportunity to be part of the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience,” says Michael Meyer, ...

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The Rock just got “Tougher-er”


The Rock Mountain Bike and Trail Run Festival announced today that it has secured a sponsorship from Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Paarl for Paarl’s biggest endurance festival which takes place over the weekend of 27-29 September later this year. Besides a cash sponsorship, Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Paarl has committed a significant personnel base and a fleet of vehicles to assist with ...

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Lombard and Scholtz Run to Discovery MUT Titles

Finishing just before last light was definitely worth celebrating after a brutal 13 hours on the trails of the Discovery MUT. Photo by Jacques Marais.

Brendan Lombard run to a hard fought Discovery George Mountain Ultra Trail victory over defending champion Roelof Mostert on Saturday the 15thof June 2019. The women’s race, over the flagship 60 kilometre distance was won in far more dominant fashion by Annalise Scholtz. The event also saw 25 and 9 kilometre distances contested on highly technical mountain running trails in ...

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Noosi successfully defends FNB Platinum Trail Run title

Noukhosi Tshuma by Tobias Ginsberg

Teboho Noosi (Lesotho) successfully defended his title at the 7th annual FNB Platinum Trail Run at the ATKVBuffelspoort today (Sunday 02 June 2019), with Noukhosi Tshuma (Tembisa, Johannesburg) claiming victory in the women’s race.   “I came to defend my title,” says a very happy Noosi who completed the Long (+-24km) Route in an impressive time 01 hour 25 minutes ...

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