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Groeneveld and Van Niekerk Crowned Old Fisherman’s Trail Challenge Champions

Lijan van Niekerk distanced Samantha Reilly and Marna van Deventer near the summit of the first climb, before running home the dominant victor of the 2021 Old Fisherman’s Trail Challenge. Photo by Peter Kirk Media. Llewelyn Groeneveld and Lijan van Niekerk claimed the 2021 Old Fisherman’s Trail Challenge titles on Saturday, 5 June. The pair won the men’s and women’s ...

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Savanna Origin of Trails Training Run #2 ready to explore Blaauwklippen’s spectacular trails!

Trail running enthusiasts can look forward to exploring Blaauwklippen Wine Estate’s pristine trails at the exciting Savanna Origin of Trails Training Run #2 on Saturday 12 June 2021.  The Savanna Origin of Trails Training Run #2 is the perfect way for trail runners to familiarize themselves with the routes that will form part of the 3rd annual Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run ...

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Prato wins again at surfski series race three

Pippa McGregor won the women’s single ski race at the Funky Pants Race Three, the third leg of the Winter Surfski Series on Sunday morning. Lynne Hauptfleisch/ Gameplan Medi Durban – Gene Prato followed up his maiden series win two weeks ago with an impressive victory in tough, windy conditions at the Funky Pants Race Three of the Marine Surfski Series ...

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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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Savanna Origin of Trails welcomes Beet It Sport SA as a partner!

Trail runners enjoying the action of a previous year’s Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run Experience.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo Stellenbosch – The Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run and MTB Experience, two of Stellenbosch’s most iconic off-road events, have partnered with Beet It Sport SA, the natural nitrate supplement most trusted by the world’s sporting elite. “We are excited to ...

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South African trail runners attempt to break world record on Table Mountain

CAPE TOWN, MAY 10, 2021 – South African trail running rivals turned team mates, Christiaan Greyling and AJ Calitz, are today attempting to break the Guinness World Records vertical distance on foot in 20 hours on Table Mountain’s Platteklip Gorge. The current record, held by 11 members of The Reek Challenge at Croagh Patrick in Murrisk, Ireland, stands at 18 086m, or 13 ...

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