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BIG5 Challenge attracts BIG name elites

BIG5 Challenge

The 8th Annual BIG5 Challenge is fast approaching and the competition for podium spots is heating up with the likes of Bradley Weiss, Davide Del Fante, Dean Hopf and Theo Blignaut fighting it out over five events during the ten days of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival between 7 and 16 July. The ladies’ competition also promises to be ...

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Dladla and Don Wauchope triumph at Giant’s Cup

Race winner Thabo Dladla (left) and women's race winner Su Don-Wauchope ring the finishers bell at the end of the final stage of the 2017 Giant's Cup on Saturday 20 May. Greg Labuschagne /
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Underberg – Local wildlife ranger Thabo Dladla realised his dream of winning the Giants Cup trail run as he and seasoned ultra-athlete Su Don-Wauchope wrapped up the men’s and women’s titles on the 30km final stage. Once again running in sublime weather conditions, against a backdrop of the snow-clad Drakensberg mountains, the pair extended the leads they had established on ...

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Entries Open for Refined Attakwas Trail

Danette Smith powering up the climb to the Attakwaskloof Neck on her way to victory in the women’s race at the 2016 Fairview Attakwas Trail. Photo by Oakpics.com

Entries to the 2017 Attakwas Trail opened at 12:00 on Monday the 15th of May and Dryland Event Management are confident that the third edition of the event will capture the imagination of trail runners like never before. The event date has been brought forward from December to 25 November and the logistics have been simplified with a brand new ...

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UTD’s first edition hoping to start a long legacy

Salomon/KPMG's Landi Greyling will take on the 62km Giants Cup Uncut as part of her preparations for the Ultra-Trail® Mont Blanc when she takes on the inaugural Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg on Saturday, 29 April. 
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Underberg – The Southern Drakensberg will be the focal point the trail running community this weekend as adventurers descend upon the picturesque Maloti Drakensberg Park which provides the backdrop to the inaugural Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg (UTD). The event forms part of a greater series of races that take place around the world, including the Ultra-Trail Cape Town, and provides runners who ...

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AfricanX Champions set to face off at the FNB Platinum Trail Run

The ATKV Buffelspoort will be a hub of excitement on Sunday, 04 June 2017 when reigning AfricanX men’s team champions, Givemore Mudzinganyama and Edwin Sesipi face-off at the 2017 FNB Platinum Trail Run.  The FNB Platinum Trail Run has three stunning routes to choose from:  a challenging 24km race, a shorter challenge of 12km and a less challenging 8km route.  Seen here:  Edwin Sesipi in action at the 2016 FNB Platinum Trail Run.  Photo Credit:  Tobias GinsbergThe ATKV Buffelspoort will be a hub of excitement on Sunday, 04 June 2017 when reigning AfricanX men’s team champions, Givemore Mudzinganyama and Edwin Sesipi face-off at the 2017 FNB Platinum Trail Run.  The FNB Platinum Trail Run has three stunning routes to choose from:  a challenging 24km race, a shorter challenge of 12km and a less challenging 8km route.  Seen here:  Edwin Sesipi in action at the 2016 FNB Platinum Trail Run.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The ATKV Buffelspoort will be a hub of excitement on Sunday, 04 June 2017 when reigning AfricanX men’s team champions, Givemore Mudzinganyama and Edwin Sesipi face-off at the 2017 FNB Platinum Trail Run. Currently the reigning FNB Platinum Trail Run champion, Mudzinganyama is looking forward to racing against his AfricanX Trailrun partner. “Although I will be racing against Edwin, it ...

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Team Big Box melts hearts at AfricanX

An excited Anele Mnukwa and Francois Groenewald of Team Big Box in front of their Big Box Container, their luxury accommodation for three days while at the 2017 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Grabouw locals, Francois Groenewald and Anele Mnukwa won the hearts of trail runners the weekend of 17 – 19 March 2017 when they toed the line to partake in the Western Cape’s premier three day stage trail run, the Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS. Running for Team Big Box, Groenewald and Mnukwa were informed of their entry a ...

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GREYLING CROWNED 2017 WARTRAIL CHAMPION

Pic Credit – Bruce Viaene

2016 SkyRun Champion, Christiaan Greyling, returned to his adventure racing roots this past weekend and took the championship title at the LedLenser Wartrail presented by Fluid held in the iconic Witteberg Mountains in Lady Grey. “I had a successful 3 days in the mountains this past weekend,” says Christiaan. “3 days of Adventures – a 60km mountain run not for ...

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Gauntlet thrown at 2017 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun

Starting at Trails End, the ideal destination for all adventure seekers, Stage One of the Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS saw teams of two having to conquer an action packed 35km route before crossing the finish line at the picturesque
Houw Hoek Inn.  Ben Matiso  and Retsepile Khotle of Team Edunova set the pace in the men’s race claiming victory in an impressive time of 02 hours 48 minutes 18 seconds. In the women’s race, Reigning Champions Landie Greyling and Megan Mackenzie were leaving nothing to chance, claiming the stage victory in 03 hours 19 minutes 42 seconds.  Team Kway’s AJ Calitz and Nicolette Griffioen set the course ablaze in the mixed team race claiming gold in 03 hours 04 minutes 21 seconds.  Seen here:  Landie Greyling in action on the day.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Making their debut at the Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS on Friday, 17 March 2017, road runners Ben Matiso and Retsepile Khotle of Team Edunova set the pace in the men’s race claiming victory in an impressive time of 02 hours 48 minutes 18 seconds. Starting at Trails End, the ideal destination for all adventure seekers, Stage One ...

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