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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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Team 1 win Stage 2 of the Fairview Dryland Traverse

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On the hilly Stage 2 of the 2016 Fairview Dryland Traverse, on Saturday 5 November, the Team 1 combination of John April and Francois Maquassa ran to victory to extend their general classification lead. Behind them Robert Rorich was the first solo runner home, followed by leading solo lady Danette Smith, mixed category leaders Landie and Christiaan Greyling, and the ...

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Rorich Surprises on Stage 1 of the Fairview Dryland Traverse

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Robert Rorich surprised the field of experienced Fairview Dryland Traverse runners to cross the line first on Stage 1 of the four day adventure trail run, on Friday 4 November. The first men’s team across the line were the Team 1 duo of John April and Francois Maquassa, while South African trail running superstars Landie and Christiaan Greyling claimed victory ...

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Fairview Dryland Traverse (3-6 November 2016)

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With just 10 days to go till the start of the Fairview Dryland Traverse 2016 that familiar feeling of excitement and anxiety is starting to build. I clearly remember my first Traverse adventure two years ago when I packed my little VW Polo and went on a solo mission feeling a like Indiana Jones heading for the great “un-known”. From Durbanville I ...

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Gearing Up for the Fairview Dryland Traverse

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The Fairview Dryland Traverse is now just under a month away but there are still a select few entries remaining for the four day trail running showpiece. The event boasts three full stages and a spectacular prologue through the Cango Caves, along with a beautiful race village and a festival atmosphere. Dubbed an adventure trail run the Fairview Dryland Traverse ...

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Fairview Dryland Traverse Day 1

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With the 8km Prologue under our belts, we awoke the next day to face a tough 27kms of running. Ahead of us the mountain looked angry and it was clear that we would be getting rain along the route. The Swartberg At 7:45am, our minibuses left De Hoek to take us to the start halfway up the Swartberg Mountain Pass. ...

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Fairview Dryland Traverse Prologue

Photo courtesy of www.zooncronje.com

The Fairview Dryland Traverse adventure trail race celebrated its 5th year in 2015 and I was fortunate to take part in this epic Trial Race as a member of Team Endurohub. Four days of trail running up in the mountains, no cell reception and surrounded by other trail nutters… YES PLEASE! Klein Karoo bound My intention to follow a training ...

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Record field ready to tackle Fairview Dryland Traverse

Challenging terrain and stunning scenery help make the Fairview Dryland Traverse one of the most complete trail-running stage races on the calendar. The fifth edition gets underway on Thursday.
Photo credit: www.oakpics.com

Endurance runners are known for their ability to train hard, race hard and party hard. And that’s why the Fairview Dryland Traverse, a four-day trail-running stage race, which starts this week, has attracted a record field of 300. No other trail-running stage race has the complete appeal of the Fairview Dryland Traverse, which starts with an underground prologue stage in ...

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