Trail

Calitz and Munnik Wrap-Up Tankwa Trail Titles

One of the characters of the race was Endi Angelo Pegado, running his first ever trail run and finishing second behind only AJ Calitz. Photo by Oakpics.com.

AJ Calitz completed a clean sweep of the 2017 Tankwa Trail’s stages with victory on stage three on Sunday. Alana Jane Munnik meanwhile finished second on the stage, but did more than enough to seal the women’s title; which she all-but won when she beat Yolande de Villiers by fifty four minutes on Saturday’s second stage. The twenty three kilometre ...

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Domination by Calitz and Consistency by Munnik on Stage 2 of the Tankwa Trail

Partners in Crime, Jana Trojan & Tracy Forbes in action during Stage 2 of the Tankwa Trail on the 18th of February. Photo by Oakpics.com.

AJ Calitz extended his lead over young Endi Angelo Pegado with a dominant run, leading from start to finish, on stage two of the 2017 Tankwa Trail. In the women’s race the exertions of the previous weekend’s Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, saw Yolande de Villiers lose the general classification lead to Alana Jane Munnik. The thirty-five kilometre long ...

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Calitz and De Villiers Win the Opening Stage of the Tankwa Trail

Mauritz Jansen van Rensburg, Landie Greyling and AJ Calitz lead out the field during Stage 1 of the Tankwa Trail on Friday the 17th of February 2017. Photo by Oakpics.com.

South African trail running superstar, AJ Calitz and long-time Dryland Event Management event competitor, Yolande de Villiers opened their Tankwa Trail campaigns with stage victories on stage one on Friday the 17th of February. The thirty-two kilometre stage took in the Kaleo singletracks as it wound its way around the rocky koppies which dot the Koue Bokkeveld landscape and provided ...

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Trail Runners Gear Up for Second Tankwa Trail

The tight and twisty trails, through the sandstone bolder fields, near the Kaleo Manor race village make for exhilarating trail running. Photo by Xavier Briel.

The second edition of trail running’s best kept secret, the Tankwa Trail, kicks off on Friday and promises three days of fantastic running and the best race village on the local mountain biking or trail running calendars. The event sees runners converge on Kaleo Manor, in the Koue Bokkeveld, for a clover leaf format trail run through a truly unique ...

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Mountain bikers and trail-runners get the chance to test their limits on Africa’s rooftop

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At 5,895 m (19,341ft), Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest point on the African continent. The summit exerts a strong attraction for athletes and adventurers, yet 50% of those who attempt the peak on foot don’t ever reach it. With the 2017 Kilimanjaro Summit Challenge, acclimatized and well-trained mountain bikers and trail-runners finally have ...

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Mackenzie, Calitz sign up for XTERRA Trail Run Grabouw

Although only signing up for 1/3 of the action, two of South Africa’s elite trail runners, Megan Mackenzie and AJ Calitz will get to experience the electrifying vibe of South Africa’s premier off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA by toeing the line at the XTERRA Trail Run in Grabouw on Sunday, 26 February 2017.  Seen here:  AJ Calitz in preparation for the XTERRA Trail Run in Grabouw.  Photo Credit:  Ewald Sadie

Although only signing up for 1/3 of the action, two of South Africa’s elite trail runners, Megan Mackenzie and AJ Calitz will get to experience the electrifying vibe of South Africa’s premier off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA by toeing the line at the XTERRA Trail Run in Grabouw on Sunday, 26 February 2017. “The XTERRA Trail Run is something different,” ...

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Cell C AfricanX Stage One Route announced

The organisers of South Africa’s premier three day stage trail run, the Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS are excited to announce that the event’s three stages have been shaken up a bit with Stage One now starting at the majestic
Trails End and finishing at the historic Houw Hoek Inn.  Seen here (from left to right):  Megan Mackenzie and Landie Greyling in action during the 2016 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The organisers of South Africa’s premier three day stage trail run, the Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS are excited to announce that the event’s three stages have been shaken up a bit with Stage One now starting at the majestic Trails End and finishing at the historic Houw Hoek Inn. “Although we love welcoming newcomers to AfricanX, we ...

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XTERRA Trail Run returns to Nelson Mandela Bay

Calling all trail running, outdoor and fitness enthusiasts!  The XTERRA Trail Run will return to Kings Beach (Nelson Mandela Bay) on Sunday, 12 February 2017.

Incorporating the trail run routes of SA’s premier off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA, entrants can choose between an action-packed 12km and/or 6km route.

Alexia Loizou claimed gold in the women’s race at the inaugural 12km XTERRA Trail Run in Nelson Mandela Bay in 2016.  “It’s great that XTERRA is now being hosted in Nelson Mandela Bay,” said Loizou.  “I entered the XTERRA Trail Run as my road back to XTERRA.  The race was lovely.”  

Siyabonga Kahla was the athlete to beat in the men’s 6km XTERRA Trail Run in Nelson Mandela Bay.  “Myuyisi Gcogco and I decided to take part in the XTERRA Trail Run,” said Kahla.  “We run for Free Spirit Adventures.  Myuyisi came first in the 12km race.   The 6km route was well marked.  I really enjoyed the race.” 

2017 EVENT DATES:  XTERRA Trail Run Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth)

Date:	Sunday, 12 February 2017
Venue:	Kings Beach
Distance, Entry Fee & Description:	Distance:  12km 
	Entry Fee:  R180
	Description:  This route will start and finish with a beautiful beach run.  Happy Valley’s trail variety is sure to impress.  Expect some tarred sections, but mostly hard-packed single and jeep tracks with some sandy sections.  Entrants will do two laps in Happy Valley.
	
	Distance:  6km 
	Entry Fee:  R120
	Description:  This route is the same as the 12km route, but entrants will only do one lap.

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For further information or to enter the XTERRA Trail Run contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com

Calling all trail running, outdoor and fitness enthusiasts! The XTERRA Trail Run will return to Kings Beach (Nelson Mandela Bay) on Sunday, 12 February 2017. Incorporating the trail run routes of SA’s premier off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA, entrants can choose between an action-packed 12km and/or 6km route. Alexia Loizou claimed gold in the women’s race at the inaugural 12km ...

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AfricanX honours entrants

Trail runners taking part in the 9th annual Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS the weekend of 17 – 19 March 2017 are encouraged to send through their nominations for the event’s cherished ‘Sanet Wentzel Spirit Award’.  Introduced in 2010, one year after the AfricanX’s inception, the award was founded in memory of Sanet Wentzel, an AfricanX participant who passed away tragically at the end of 2009 after being knocked down by a car during a morning training run.  In 2016 the ‘Sanet Wentzel Spirit Award’ was presented to Stella Smit, an AfricanX runner from Paarl who had undergone open brain surgery to remove a cancerous tumour.  Seen here:  Stella and Arnold Smit in action during the 2016 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo

Trail runners taking part in the 9th annual Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS the weekend of 17 – 19 March 2017 are encouraged to send through their nominations for the event’s cherished ‘Sanet Wentzel Spirit Award’. Introduced in 2010, one year after the AfricanX’s inception, the award was founded in memory of Sanet Wentzel (Oudtshoorn), an AfricanX participant ...

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Badenhorst, Scheffer claim XTERRA Trail Run victories in Buffelspoort

Altus Badenhorst and Leilani Scheffer set the course ablaze in Buffelspoort on Sunday, 22 January 2017 completing the 12km XTERRA Trail Run in 52 minutes 34 seconds and 01 hour 34 seconds respectively.  Seen here:  Altus Badenhorst in action during the 12km XTERRA Trail Run at Buffelspoort Dam.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo

Altus Badenhorst and Leilani Scheffer set the course ablaze in Buffelspoort on Sunday, 22 January 2017 completing the 12km XTERRA Trail Run in 52 minutes 34 seconds and 01 hour 34 seconds respectively. According to Badenhorst, the 12km XTERRA Trail Run route was challenging. “I come from a road running background. I entered the XTERRA Trail Run for the variation. ...

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