November 28, 2014

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Ultra Trail Cape Town by Derrick Baard

Ultra Trail Cape Town 2014 – I’ve been running for a few years now but havn’t run an Ultra run since 2012. Come 2014 & for some reason I find myself having run 3 in 2014, namely The Bastille 50KM, The inaugural Marloth Mountain Challenge 60.3KM over the majestic Langberg Mountains around Swellendam and then [...]

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Dramatic start to Spur Gauteng Summer Trail

It was a stormy start to this year’s Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ as an angry Hennops River greeted almost 700 runners to kick things off in dramatic fashion. As usual there were three races at Hennops River, the regular long and short courses as well as a stand-alone, longer XL of 20km. The XL [...]

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Marais, Nienaber take IMPI gold

The picturesque Lievland Wine Estate (Stellenbosch) was a hub of excitement on Saturday, 18 and Sunday, 19 October 2014 when just over 5500 eager sports enthusiasts and lovers of the outdoors toed the line to partake in the action of the much anticipated IMPI Challenge. Multisport athlete Stuart Marais claimed gold in the men’s IMPI [...]

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KZN Trail Series kicks off

Speed was at the order of the day in race 1 of the 2014 Spur KZN Trail Series™ on Sunday as the KZN runners blitzed the Inanda Dam course in record times. In what is arguably the fastest course in the Series the front runners dipped below the 03:30 min per km mark and left [...]

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First Marloth Mountain Challenge success

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 [...]

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Don-Wauchope, Van Huyssteen take Gauteng IMPI

Top multi-sport athletes, Ian Don-Wauchope and Carla Van Huyssteen set the course ablaze on Saturday, 27 September 2014 when they took on the IMPI Elite Race at the picturesque Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Hartebeespoort / North West Province).  Don-Wauchope conquered the course in a lightning fast time of 01 hour 46 minutes 42 seconds, while [...]


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Greyling feeds IMPI bug

After securing the 2nd spot on the podium at his IMPI Challenge debut in Cape Town early in April, the IMPI bug has bitten and as a result keen trail runner Christiaan Greyling will be seen chomping at the bit on Saturday, 27 September 2014 when he toes the line at his very first IMPI [...]

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Hales, Stephen Win USA XTERRA Titles

OGDEN, Utah (September 21, 2014) – Brett Hales made quite the first impression on Snowbasin Resort and the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship. Although he lives in Layton – about 35 miles away from Snowbasin – Hales had never raced on the picturesque trails at Snowbasin until Sunday. All he did in his first XTERRA [...]

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Andrea Mayr take Mountain five

Uganda may have dominated the medal table but the star of the show at the the 30th edition of the World Mountain Running Championships was Austria’s Andrea Mayr who became the first runner to clinch five world titles in the discipline when she won in Casette di Massa, Italy, on Sunday (14). Mayr dominated the [...]

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Chaperon and Read take Wildcoast Wildrun

Stewart Chaperon and Olivia Read are the new champions of the Wildcoast Wildrun – the popular three day 112km stage race from Kei Mouth to Hole-in-the-Wall on the Wild Coast. Chaperon was made to work hard for his title and chased throughout by Jacques Mouton from George and twin brothers, Andrew and Steven Erasmus from [...]

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