Trail

XTERRA Trail Run depicts the raw beauty of Grabouw

South Africa’s trail running enthusiasts were granted the unique opportunity to experience the thrilling XTERRA Vibe on Sunday, 26 February 2017 while taking on only ⅓ of the challenge, the XTERRA Trail Run in Grabouw.
Givemore Mudzinganyama and Edwin Sesipi set the pace in the men’s 12.5km race.  Both runners crossed the finish line in an impressive time of 46 minutes 33 seconds.  Megan Leslie set the pace in the women’s 12.5km XTERRA Trail Run claiming gold in 59 minutes 45 seconds.
 
Seen here (from left to right):  Givemore Mudzinganyama and Edwin Sesipi in action on the day.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

South Africa’s trail running enthusiasts were granted the unique opportunity to experience the thrilling XTERRA Vibe on Sunday, 26 February 2017 while taking on only ⅓ of the challenge, the XTERRA Trail Run in Grabouw. Incorporating the trail run routes of SA’s premier off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA, entrants could choose between an action-packed 12.5km and/or 6.5km route. Givemore Mudzinganyama ...

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Three Cranes Challenge kicks off the 2017 Old Mutual Wild Series

Holly Page 2017 Old Mutual Wild Series Three Cranes womens’ winner 
Photo credit Gavin Ryan – Quickpix

Solicitor Manduwa, an Old Mutual runner, took first place at the 2017 Wild Series Three Cranes Challenge, which was brought to a close on Sunday 26 February. The Three Cranes Challenge, part of the Old Mutual Wild Series, is a three-day trail run in KwaZulu-Natal spanning a distance of roughly 100km. It raises funds for conservation efforts in the Karkloof Nature Reserve and surrounding area. The ...

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Cell C AfricanX Stage Two encourages ‘fancy dress’

Kicking off in Rooisand (Kleinmond) on Saturday, 18 March 2017, Stage Two of the Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS will treat runners to magnificent views while lucky trail runners just might catch a glimpse Kleinmond’s elusive wild horses.  Seen here (from left to right):  Damien Hewitt, John McInroy and Robert Lebrun in action during the 2016 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg

Kicking off in Rooisand (Kleinmond) on Saturday, 18 March 2017, Stage Two of the Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS will treat runners to magnificent views while lucky trail runners just might catch a glimpse Kleinmond’s elusive wild horses. “Kleinmond was the birth place of the AfricanX Trailrun nine years ago,” says Michael Mayer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. ...

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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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