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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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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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Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge: Jonkershoek fire update

The peaks of Jonkershoek shrouded in smoke on 11 March 2015. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

As many of you will know, on 9 March 2015 a fire broke out in the Jonkershoek Valley and went onto destroy 80% of the Cape Pine plantations as well as the Fynbos slopes from Tweede Waterfall West through Assegaaiboschkloof, and over into the Banghoek Valley. As a result, we have been receiving numerous messages from runners wanting to know ...

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Marloth Mountains test runners to the limit

Dom Wills on his way to winning the Marloth Mountain Challenge. Image by Nick Muzik

The first Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC) took place in Swellendam this weekend in trying conditions as the Swellendam Mountains threw everything they could at participants. It was a dramatic start to what is sure to become one of the biggest races on the South African trail calendar and runners had to contend with waves of rain, strong winds, cold conditions ...

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