Gearing Up for the Fairview Dryland Traverse


The Fairview Dryland Traverse is now just under a month away but there are still a select few entries remaining for the four day trail running showpiece. The event boasts three full stages and a spectacular prologue through the Cango Caves, along with a beautiful race village and a festival atmosphere. Dubbed an adventure trail run the Fairview Dryland Traverse ...

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Every Accomplishment Starts with the Decision to Try


Is it a race? Is it a run? Is it even possible? “Proper” said Dave. “Big” managed Steve. “Holy f%#!” came from a few others. These are not trails to tackle lightly. Both the Merrell Whale of Trail and Merrell Hobbit routes are too taxing, too technical and too sublimely beautiful to blindly race at full speed. Both the trail ...

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Amoja Cochoqua 3 day Stage race – Chantel Nienaber


The inaurgural Cochoqua 3 day stage race was hosted in the most beautiful setting – at “the Retreat” on foot of the Simonsberg mountains, situated on the Boschendal farm. Those fortunate enough to have opted for the meals/accommodation package, were pleasantly surprised by exquisite luxury accommodation. Chad and I checked into a brand new luxury unit, fully equipped with a ...

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Trail running events kick off Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2016


Cape Town, 17 September 2016 – Edwin Sesipi and Annamard Laubscher dominated the men’s and women’s events on Saturday to win the 22km Peace Trail run at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. With the trail events held a day before the road running races, Sesipi stole the show as the first contest of the weekend festival to take the men’s ...

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All-weather experience at Mont Aux Sources Challenge


Over 300 first-timers huddled amongst the record sold out field in the early hours of Saturday, 10 September, to take on the mighty Old Mutual Wild Series Mont Aux Sources Challenge. Held in the Royal Natal Park in KwaZulu-Natal yearly, the 50km mountain run sees trail runners tackle a gruelling climb to the top of the Amphitheatre, reaching the high ...

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Bearded Vulture champion Krüger ready for Rhino Peak Challenge


Himeville – After nearly two decades of tireless work to try and protect the endangered Bearded Vulture from extinction, ecologist Dr. Sonja Krüger will join the group of influential people to complete the Rhino Peak Challenge on World Rhino Day on Thursday 22 September, mindful that the funds that are being raised will help the next generation of vultures being ...

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Cape Union Mart launches exclusive Grey Salomon Speedcross 4 for 3 months


Cape Union Mart Stores to hold exclusivity over the new Grey Salomon Speedcross 4 Shoe through their stores, nation-wide for three months as well as stocking a wide range of colour combinations.  Salomon’s Speedcross mountain running shoe has been the brand’s most successful and distinctive design, known for extreme comfort and durability on harsh terrain. Created for steep and technical ...

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A record breaking year at the Old Mutual Wild Series Mont Aux Sources Challenge


A record number of entrants took part in the 2016 Old Mutual Wild Series Mont Aux Sources Challenge, a brutal, but beautiful 50km mountain run this Saturday 10 September in the Royal Natal Park, in KwaZulu- Natal. The cooler, cloudy conditions didn’t dampen the competition between the leading runners as they made their way around the grueling course. Four-time winner, ...

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