Tag Archives: Trail Running

iSithumba delights in final race of ​Spur Trail Series™

The weather finally played along for a picture perfect day as trail runners from KZN came out to play at iSithumba for the final race of the 2014 Spur KZN Trail Series™. This year’s Series made for some exciting competition on the trails and almost all of the categories were still up for grabs as runners lined up for the ...

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Exciting running at muddy Giba Gorge

The third race of the Spur KZN Trail Series™ took place at the ever popular Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park and more than 130 runners faced the wrath of the weather gods as they lined up for a fun night race in muddy conditions. In the men’s long course 10km race, it was Ayanda Mlotshwa who made it two wins ...

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Last chance to enter Salomon Skyrun LITE

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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Spur KZN Trail Series™ kicks off this weekend!

The fourth Spur KZN Trail Series™ will kick off this Sunday with the first race of the Series at Inanda Dam East. The weather seems to be playing along and the scene is set for another epic in the third instalment of this, the original national trail running series in South Africa. The Spur Trail Series™ offers something for everyone, ...

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Marloth Mountains test runners to the limit

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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Above the Clouds

It’s almost that time of the year where all roads lead to the AfriSki in Lesotho for the annual Soaring Eagle Mountain run on the 18th and 19th of October. For a trail run that doesn’t have coastal views or damp forest underfoot, this is one very unique experience comparable to very few others. Hosted by the famous resort of ...

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The Dodo Trail video is here

We have great pleasure to announce that the official Dodo Trail 2014 video is now online – your chance to relive all the thrills & emotions of the day! We look forward to seeing you next year for the 5th edition on Sunday 12th July 2015.

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Most competitive international field ever assembled in SA

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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Daneel wins Dirty Double

Stellenbosch multisport athlete Matthew Daneel won the Asics Dirty Double in Wellington this past weekend. The Dirty Double consists of a 10km trail run and a 25km mountain bike leg. Daneel won in 1 hour and 39 minutes. Lieuwe Boonstra and Pieter Calitz were second and third respectively. Conditions were slightly muddy after all the rain during the week, but ...

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