Trail

Last chance for Cell C AfricanX Trailrun pre-race tips

The third and final Cell C AfricanX Training Run will start at 07:00 at Pipe Track (Cape Town) this coming Saturday, 21 January 2017.  The AfricanX Training Run is free of charge and open to all trail runners that are able to run at least 15km on the road.  This will make the training run more enjoyable.  Seen here (from left to right):  Edwin Sesipi and Givemore Mudzinganayama in action during the 2016 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The third and final Cell C AfricanX Training Run will start at 07:00 at Pipe Track (Cape Town) this coming Saturday, 21 January 2017. According to Dawid Visser, ASICS FrontRunner, Pipe Track will expose runners to more technical terrain. “Pipe Track and the contour on the front face of the mountain are a bit more rocky and uneven. This will ...

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XTERRA Trail Run heads to Buffelspoort

The XTERRA Trail Run will kick off at the beautiful Buffelspoort Dam (North West Province) this coming Sunday, 22 January 2017.  Seen here:  Adele Broodryk in action during the 2016 XTERRA Trail Run in Buffelspoort.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The XTERRA Trail Run will kick off at the beautiful Buffelspoort Dam (North West Province) this coming Sunday, 22 January 2017. Incorporating the trail run routes of South Africa’s premier off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA, trail running enthusiasts can choose between a 6km and 12km route. Making his XTERRA Trail Run debut in Buffelspoort in 2016, Tranquil Gumbo set the course ...

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Ultra-Trail Drakensberg offering runners new year’s bargain

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Underberg – As the new year sets in and people begin to set goals and ambitions for the next 12 months, the Ultra-Trail Drakensberg (UTD) has given runners the chance to take advantage of a 10% discount in entries as they gear up to host the inaugural edition of the ultra-distance event in the Southern Drakensberg on 29 April 2017. ...

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AfricanX Training Run heads to Stellenbosch

Trail runners preparing for the 2017 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS can get a taste of what to expect from the event by attending the AfricanX training run in Stellenbosch on Friday, 16 December 2016.
According to Dawid Visser, ASICS FrontRunner, the Stellenbosch trails offer different variances in terrain.  “Runners will get a good idea of what to expect at the AfricanX.  The route will be mostly jeep and single track.  The weather is sure to be warm, while the trails will be dusty.  It’ll be the perfect opportunity to start testing their hydration packs and nutrition.”  Seen here:  Edwin Sesipi and Givemore Mudzinganayama in action at the 2016 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action PhotoTrail runners preparing for the 2017 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS can get a taste of what to expect from the event by attending the AfricanX training run in Stellenbosch on Friday, 16 December 2016.
According to Dawid Visser, ASICS FrontRunner, the Stellenbosch trails offer different variances in terrain.  “Runners will get a good idea of what to expect at the AfricanX.  The route will be mostly jeep and single track.  The weather is sure to be warm, while the trails will be dusty.  It’ll be the perfect opportunity to start testing their hydration packs and nutrition.”  Seen here:  Edwin Sesipi and Givemore Mudzinganayama in action at the 2016 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo

Trail runners preparing for the 2017 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS can get a taste of what to expect from the event by attending the AfricanX training run in Stellenbosch on Friday, 16 December 2016. According to Dawid Visser, ASICS FrontRunner, the Stellenbosch trails offer different variances in terrain. “Runners will get a good idea of what to ...

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Mitsubishi Partners with Ultra-Trail Cape Town

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There is an innate connection between a brand like Mitsubishi and Table Mountain. Both present undeniable aesthetic appeal; but their toughness shouldn’t be underestimated. On 10 December 2016 1000 trail runners from 40 nations will take on Ultra-Trail Cape Town (UTCT), racing either 100km, 65km or 35km routes. Our mountain will show them just how beautiful, and tough, she is. ...

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Trail Runners to Tackle the Iconic Mountain Stage in the Tankwa Trail

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The ancient rock formations of the Kouebokkeveld and the orchard lined Witzenberg Valley will play host to the second Tankwa Trail, trail running stage race, from the 17th to the 19th of February 2017. Runners will be treated to three days of superb trail running, old-fashioned platteland hospitality, hearty and healthy catering, an oasis like race village, and a mystery ...

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Don’t miss AfricanX’s Training Runs

Trail running enthusiasts taking part in the 2017 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS will be pleased to hear that there are three training runs geared at helping entrants prepare for this premier three day stage trail run.
“The training runs are free of charge and ideal for trail runners of all fitness levels,” says Dawid Visser, ASICS FrontRunner.  Seen here:  Dawid Visser and Leilani Scheffer in action during the 2016 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Trail running enthusiasts taking part in the 2017 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS will be pleased to hear that there are three training runs geared at helping entrants prepare for this premier three day stage trail run. According to Dawid Visser, ASICS FrontRunner, the goal of the first training run is to get athletes into the trail running ...

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The Attakwas Trail: Just Two Years Old but Already Big on History

Summiting the Attakwaskloof neck is the first challenge of the Attakwas Trail. photos by Oakpics.com

The Attakwas Trail, which takes place on Saturday the 17th of December 2016, offers trail runners the unique experience of traversing the remote Attakwaskloof. The fabled kloof was once a trading route between the coast and the hinterland of the Klein Karoo, but in recent years it has become synonymous with mountain biking. The Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge is ...

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Fairview Dryland Traverse 2016

The trail runners head out for the final stage of the Fairview Dryland Traverse, on the 6th of November 2016.


Photo by: Oakpics/Fairview Dryland Traverse/SPORTZPICS

On Thursday 3 November 2016 my running partner (Niel Swanepoel) and I left Cape Town to go run a stage race in the Klein Karoo (Oudtshoorn, Western Cape). Our plan was to run, relax and enjoy some “down-time” with awesome people. I can honestly say the event met and exceeded all our expectations. From ancient caves to mountain tops, from ...

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Victory for Rorich Wraps up the 2016 Fairview Dryland Traverse

The trail runners head out for the final stage of the Fairview Dryland Traverse, on the 6th of November 2016.


Photo by: Oakpics/Fairview Dryland Traverse/SPORTZPICS


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The short, 11km, final stage of the 2016 Fairview Dryland Traverse was wrapped up by rising trail running star Robert Rorich as he ran to stage and general classification victory in the solo men’s race. The leading men’s team of John April and Francois Maquassa finished just behind Rorich to secure their fourth category stage victory of the race and ...

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