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SkyRun Tip #1 – Look before you jump!

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Three weeks have passed since I entered the Salomon SkyRun, a 100km ultra trail running event traversing the Drakensberg. And to date I have not run a single stride. Why? Because I’ve got 2 small daughters and with both bringing some super flu bug back from crèche, I was ambushed into a flu which turned into bronchitis. I was man-down ...

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Are you brave enough?

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“Don’t limit your challenges – challenge your limits”! It is quote that I have used to dictate my life since I decided to get my bum off my couch and start mountain biking. A about a week a go, I got up one morning and thought to myself: let’s do something stupid – so I entered the Salomon SkyRun. The ...

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Last chance to enter Salomon Skyrun LITE

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The Salomon Skyrun is arguably the toughest off-road footrace in South Africa. The 100-plus kilometres (depending on your navigation skills) routes over an unmarked, high-altitude course along the remote Herschel / Lesotho border fence in the highlands of the north-Eastern Cape. Most runners will take over 27 hours to make it from Lady Grey to the finish at Wartrail Country ...

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Most competitive international field ever assembled in SA

Two races are on offer, the 60km ‘Lite’and the 100km SkyRun. Both routes traverse the remote Herschel / Lesotho border fence from Lady Grey to the finish at Wartrail Country Club. Runners need to be entirely self-sufficient and navigate by map, compass and GPS unit. Most take over 27 hours to complete the race.

The Salomon Skyrun 2014 has attracted the cream of world trail running, with some of the biggest names in the ultra mountain game confirmed to line up in Lady Grey on 22 November. “This year we will elevate the race to a new level with a strong International contingent taking part,” says Mike de Haast from Pure Adventures. The list of ...

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