Team 1 win Stage 2 of the Fairview Dryland Traverse


On the hilly Stage 2 of the 2016 Fairview Dryland Traverse, on Saturday 5 November, the Team 1 combination of John April and Francois Maquassa ran to victory to extend their general classification lead. Behind them Robert Rorich was the first solo runner home, followed by leading solo lady Danette Smith, mixed category leaders Landie and Christiaan Greyling, and the ...

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Rorich Surprises on Stage 1 of the Fairview Dryland Traverse


Robert Rorich surprised the field of experienced Fairview Dryland Traverse runners to cross the line first on Stage 1 of the four day adventure trail run, on Friday 4 November. The first men’s team across the line were the Team 1 duo of John April and Francois Maquassa, while South African trail running superstars Landie and Christiaan Greyling claimed victory ...

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XTERRA Trail Run entries now open

Xterra Trail Run

Incorporating the trail run routes of South Africa’s premier off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA, the XTERRA Trail Run will kick off at the Buffelspoort Dam (North West Province) on Sunday, 22 January 2017, then head to Nelson Mandela Bay on Sunday, 12 February 2017 before culminating at the Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Sunday, 26 February 2017. “The XTERRA ...

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Fairview Dryland Traverse (3-6 November 2016)


With just 10 days to go till the start of the Fairview Dryland Traverse 2016 that familiar feeling of excitement and anxiety is starting to build. I clearly remember my first Traverse adventure two years ago when I packed my little VW Polo and went on a solo mission feeling a like Indiana Jones heading for the great “un-known”. From Durbanville I ...

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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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