A magical day in the Richtersveld

Thabang Madiba and James Cracknell at the Richtersveld Wildrun™. Copyright Ian Corless

Day 3 is boulder day on the Richtersveld Wildrun™ and there were some excited, though anxious, faces this morning as we set off on the third day of this epic adventure across the Richtersveld desert. This day, for many their favourite day of the run, lived up to all expectations and provided not only astounding views but also more quality ...

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Rain, wind and running at the Richtersveld

Day 2 of the Richtersveld Wildrun™ took place in freezing conditions as runners made their way across approximately 35km of mountainous desert terrain through driving rain and wind. It was no ordinary day in the desert and the double rainbow that greeted runners at the start of the day’s running was indication of just how extraordinary this kind of weather ...

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Pure Adventures and USL.TV partner to provide live streaming race coverage


SAN FRANCISCO, USA/CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA– (May 26, 2015) – Pure Adventures and UltraSportsLive (USL.TV) today announced a partnership to provide live streaming coverage of races in South Africa beginning with the iconic Ultra-trail Cape Town. Hosted on the USL.TV platform, the live streaming coverage will include expert commentary and utilize USL.TV’s innovative tracking technology along with live camera angles ...

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Miya, Mackenzie victors at FNB Platinum Trail Run

Lucky Miya claimed victory in the men’s 24km FNB Platinum Trail Run at the ATKV Buffelspoort on Sunday, 24 May 2015 in an impressive time of 01 hours 29 minutes 16 seconds.  Seen here (from left to right):  Thabang Madiba, Ngwendu Mziwnke and Lucky Miya in action on the day.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Volume Photography

North West Province, South Africa – The ATKV Buffelspoort continued the excitement of Saturday’s FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic presented by ISUZU by welcoming just over 800 excited trail runners that were rearing to take part in the third annual FNB Platinum Trail Run on Sunday, 24 May 2015. In the men’s race, the second time round proved to be ...

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12 Day countdown to a desert duel

Bernard Rukadza at the Richtersveld Wildrun™ 2014. Image by Dylan Haskin.

With less than two weeks before the second Richtersveld Wildrun™ kicks off, anticipation is building for what promises to be a tight race through one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. Though beautiful, this four day, 150km stage race is one of the most challenging trail runs in South Africa and runners can expect to take on ...

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The challenge is on at Helderberg

Katya Soggot will be hoping to secure her second victory at the Mountain Challenge Series in her bid for the Series title. Image by Dylan Haskin

The scene is set for an epic day on the Helderberg Mountain this weekend as approximately 600 runners are set to take part in the Helderberg Mountain Challenge (HMC) in Somerset West. This will be the sixth time that the HMC takes place and the epic 24km route has developed quite the reputation since it was first run in 2010. ...

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