Tag Archives: Trail Running

Van Niekerk and Dunn Run to Muizenberg Trail Victories

Jarryd Dunn on his way to victory in the 2021 Muizenberg Trail. Photo by Peter Kirk. The 2021 Muizenberg Trail was won by Lijan van Niekerk and Jarryd Dunn on Saturday, 15 May. Typical Cape winter conditions, on the day, made for challenging but exhilarating trail running on the 20-kilometre route through the mountains overlooking False Bay. Two strenuous climbs, ...

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South African trail runners break world record on Table Mountain

At 23.58pm tonight South African trail runners Christiaan Greyling and AJ Calitz broke the Guinness World Record for the greatest vertical distance on foot on Table Mountain’s Platteklip Gorge.  CAPE TOWN, MAY 10, 2021 – South African trail runners Christiaan Greyling and AJ Calitz have broken the Guinness World Record for the greatest vertical distance on foot, on Table Mountain’s Platteklip Gorge. The pair ...

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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. 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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Mitsubishi Partners with Ultra-Trail Cape Town

Mitsubishi

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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Fairview Dryland Traverse 2016

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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XTERRA Trail Run entries now open

Xterra Trail Run

Incorporating the trail run routes of South Africa’s premier off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA, the XTERRA Trail Run will kick off at the Buffelspoort Dam (North West Province) on Sunday, 22 January 2017, then head to Nelson Mandela Bay on Sunday, 12 February 2017 before culminating at the Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Sunday, 26 February 2017. “The XTERRA ...

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Gearing Up for the Fairview Dryland Traverse

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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Amoja Cochoqua 3 day Stage race – Chantel Nienaber

The inaurgural Cochoqua 3 day stage race was hosted in the most beautiful setting – at “the Retreat” on foot of the Simonsberg mountains, situated on the Boschendal farm. Those fortunate enough to have opted for the meals/accommodation package, were pleasantly surprised by exquisite luxury accommodation. Chad and I checked into a brand new luxury unit, fully equipped with a ...

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A weekend of adventures at the Bastille Festival

Bastille Day MTB

Photo credit: Gowan Basson / Totalkaosphoto There was something for everyone at the Salomon Bastille Day Trail Run on Saturday, organised by Energy Events; 15km, 25km, 35km and 50km options. Chilly weather, beautiful mountains, icy river crossings, rocky terrain and well marked routes sums up this trail run. Be sure to mark it in your diary for next year – ...

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