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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Miya, Madiba ready for the FNB Platinum Trail Run showdown

Seen here:  Thabang Madiba (race number 676) in action at the 2014 FNB Platinum Trail Run at the ATKV Buffelspoort  (North West Province) in 2014.  Photo Credit:  Volume Photography

North West Province, South Africa – The third running of the FNB Platinum Trail Run has been met with much enthusiasm with a number of top trail runners signing up for an experience like no other. Two top trail runners that will be gunning for gold come Sunday, 24 May 2015 are Lucky Miya and Thabang Madiba. “Placing 2nd at ...

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Injury – Blessing or curse


By Morne Van Greunen. Let’s just be honest – being injured SUCKS and usually comes at the most inconvenient times ever! You are in great shape, your motivation levels are high and you are having an amazing race….and then out of nowhere BAM your body or fate or the universe just decides it’s time for you to STOP! It has ...

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Rukadza and Soggot on top at Jonkershoek

The 38km, Jonkerhoek Mountain Challenge staged in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa on 3rd May 2015 - Image by Kelvin Trautman

The Jonkershoek Mountains put its best foot forward at the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC) this weekend and treated more than 600 runners to a day of inspiring trail running in perfect, sunny conditions. With many of the top trail runners in South Africa lining up at the start line it was clear that the competition would be fierce and the ...

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Mackenzie poised for Platinum Trail Run debut

Seen here:  Megan Mackenzie in action at the 2015 ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun presented by New Balance.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Jetline Action Photo

North West Province, South Africa – SA trail running star Megan Mackenzie is counting down the days to her very first FNB Platinum Trail Run experience at the ATKV Buffelspoort. Taking place on Sunday, 24 May 2015 trail running enthusiasts can choose between three distances: a fun filled 8km, a slightly more challenging 12km and the action-packed 24km event. “I ...

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North West Province prepares for a Platinum Trail Run experience

Seen here:  Trail runners in action at the start of the FNB Platinum Trail Run in 2014.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo

The action packed FNB Platinum Trail Run will celebrate its third anniversary at the ATKV Buffelspoort (North West Province) on Sunday, 24 May 2015. Defined by its exclusivity and terrain, trail runners can look forward to experiencing some of the best trails on offer in the area.  Featuring a 24km, 12km and 8km route, runners are spoilt for choice.  Each entrant will ...

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It’s game on at the Richtersveld Wildrun™

Defending champion, Bernard Rukadza will return to the Richtersveld Wildrun™ from 2-5 June 2015. Image by Kelvin Trautman

At the sharp end of this year’s 150km, 4 day Richtersveld Wildrun™ race will be three of Southern Africa’s best trail runners, an American ultra-running legend and a double Olympian gold medallist. Bernard Rukadza and Katya Soggot will both return to defend their titles and will come up against the likes of South African long distance trail running champion, Thabang ...

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Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge going ahead

The Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC) is without a doubt one of the most incredible mountain running routes in the country and has become known as one of the most scenic and challenging trail running races in South Africa, with many top trail runners taking part each year.

It’s official, the 5th edition of the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC) and the first leg of the Mountain Challenge Series, will go ahead as planned on the 3rd May 2015; albeit with some minor changes to the beginning and end of the route. The devastating fires that recently raged in the Jonkershoek valley, caused some doubts as to whether the JMC ...

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