Tag Archives: Trail Running

Fairview Dryland Traverse unveils exciting trail run route

The 2015 Fairview Dryland Traverse route has been unveiled. The fourth edition of the four-stage trail-running race from 5–8 November, will cover a total of 75km and includes two National Heritage sites, offering participants a challenging route with dramatic scenery. The 8km Prologue will start underground in the Cango Caves, South Africa’s oldest tourist attraction and a National Heritage Site. ...

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Mercury rises at monumental run

You would have been forgiven if you thought the third race of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ took place on a summer’s day as the sun shone down on over 900 trail runners at the Taal Monument in Paarl. Traditionally known as the fastest course of the Series, this year was no different with the winners of both the ...

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Spur Cape Winter Trail Series – Race 01 Paul Cluver Estate

  Article written by our guest runner: Fareed Behardien aka leavethecouch.co.za The popular Spur Cape Winter Trail Series kicked off last weekend at the Paul Cluver Estate with a memorable event that left first-timers (like me) and seasoned participants wanting more. Each year the number of entrants has grown and with the kind of quality that was on display, there will ...

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Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ off to a stunning start

Approximately 1 000 runners were met with a perfect Cape winter day as they made their way to the Paul Cluver Estate in the Overberg for the first race of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ and the Spur GLB46 Ultra. Almost 100 runners took on the Spur GLB46 Ultra across the Groenlandberg. After an epic battle at the front ...

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Marais takes the lead in the BIG5

Knysna, 8 July 2015 ~ Stuart Marais has taken the lead in the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival’s BIG5 Sport Challenge, following a blistering performance in yesterday’s 14 km The Salomon Featherbed Trail Run presented by GU. This was the third event in the challenge and Stuart now has a two point lead over Theo Blignaut who finished 5th ...

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Epic Spur Gauteng Trail Series™ finale

The Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series™ came to a conclusion this weekend when more than 900 runners took on the final race of the Series at Leeuwenkloof on another picture perfect day. This brand new venue certainly charmed everyone present with challenging climbs, flowing single track, beautiful bushveld views and a surprise section through an old mine tunnel. Edwin Sesipi ...

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Comrades winner to race 100km over Table Mountain

Following his recent Comrades 2015 win, Gift Kehele has a new target in sight; to conquer South Africa’s iconic Table Mountain by racing the Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT). On Saturday 3 October, UTCT will once again welcome an elite group of top runners as they cover 100km of the Cape Peninsula’s mountains and vibrant city streets.  The route embraces various ...

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Puma Nightcat Dash returns to Knysna

Knysna, South Africa – The fast-paced PUMA Nightcat Dash returns to the majestic Pezula Field Of Dreams (Knysna) on Wednesday, 08 July 2015. Adventure seekers can look forward to taking on a 1,5km run (+- 750m up and then back down one of Pezula’s infamous hills).  The race will take place in heats, with the fastest runners advancing to the ...

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Hennops turns up the heat with another humdinger

The second race of the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series™ was as exciting as race 1 with just over 1100 runners making their way out to the countryside to take on the trails. As is customary, race 2 sees the addition of a once-off XL course for those runners looking for a longer challenge. At 18,7km, this route that offers ...

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