AfricanX Trailrun entries now open

Edwin Sesipi and Johardt Van Heerden of Team 32gi Gauteng Men's clinched the Stage One victory completing the 34km route in a blistering fast time of 02 hours 21 minutes 37 seconds.   Seen here (from left to right):  Thabang Madiba, Eric Ngubane, AJ Calitz, Edwin Sesipi and Johardt Van Heerden in action on the day.  Photo Credit:  Volume Photography

Calling all trail running enthusiasts! Entries have opened for the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS, South Africa’s premier three day stage trail run that will take place in the Western Cape the weekend of 11 – 13 March 2016. “The food and the AfricanX vibe are really great, but the people make it,” says top South African trail runner, AJ ...

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Who’s faster: Trail runners or mountain bikers?


On 22 August, the Contego Trail Running Team goes head-to-head against the Contego Professional Mountain Bike Team at the Meerendal Trail Centre. In what we’re sure is to be an epic battle of chirps, jests and (most importantly) full-on racing, just 60 minutes is all we’ll need to crown the winning discipline. 6-laps, starting off with two laps of trail ...

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Runners blown away by Spur Trail Series™ finale

Liandi van der Westhuyzen dominating at the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ in Kleinmond. Image by Ewald Sadie

The final race of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ was a dramatic affair as approximately 800 runners were challenged with gale force winds as they took on the beautiful trails surrounding Kleinmond. The once-off 23.3km XL course is known as one of the most scenic in the Western Cape but the winners clearly didn’t stop the admire the view ...

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Asics welcomed as presenting sponsor of Africanx Trailrun

Dawid Visser, Promotions & Training Specialist ASICS South Africa, in action at the AfricanX Trailrun earlier this year.  Photo Credit:  Volume Photography

“Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money” Stillwater Sports, the organisers of South Africa’s premier three day stage trail run, the AfricanX Trailrun are excited to welcome ASICS as the presenting sponsor of this much anticipated event. “The AfricanX Trailrun will celebrate its 8th anniversary in 2016,”says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “Each year our event ...

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Impi Challenge obstacles add excitement to the sport of trail running

Nicolette Griffioen in action at the AfricanX Trailrun, earlier this year.  Photo Credit:  Volume Photography

Hartbeespoort (North West Province) – A trail run with a twist, it’s no secret that the IMPI Challenge has attracted the attention of a number of South Africa’s top trail runners.  The IMPI Challenge Gauteng #2 is no exception, with top trail runner Nicolette Griffioen eagerly awaiting the opportunity to conquer fun and exciting obstacles at the Van Gaalens Cheese ...

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Spur Cape Winter Trail Series – Race 03 Taal Monument

Woo hoo!

I love Paarl. I always get excited when I take the off-ramp from the N1 and head onto Main Street. A couple of kilometres later, we were parking at the entrance to the Taal Monument and the start of Race 03 in the Winter Trail Series. The 13.5km looped course planned to take us mostly along runnable tightly packed jeep ...

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Ultra Trail Cape Town partners with Columbia South Africa


Evolution of anything requires collaboration, innovation and participation. Ultra-trail Cape Town is proud to announce a strategic alliance with apparel partner, Columbia Sportswear. UTCT may only be in its second year, but Columbia Sportswear’s more than 70 years in business should mean they know a thing or two about making great outdoor gear for great athletes, and this partnership brings ...

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Fairview Dryland Traverse unveils exciting trail run route

It's not all dry and desert-like at the Fairview Dryland Traverse. There's a lot of interaction with water, including stream and river crossings and passing waterfalls and dams. 
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The 2015 Fairview Dryland Traverse route has been unveiled. The fourth edition of the four-stage trail-running race from 5–8 November, will cover a total of 75km and includes two National Heritage sites, offering participants a challenging route with dramatic scenery. The 8km Prologue will start underground in the Cango Caves, South Africa’s oldest tourist attraction and a National Heritage Site. ...

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