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Record-breaker Six Peak run for trail duo

Sunrise at the Ventersberg Summit. Photo: Julius de Clerq Two top South African trail runners, Johardt van Heerden and Daniel Claassen, laid down a marker in the Southern Cape this week with a record-breaking run over the tough Six Peak...

Coach Jacques and Stellenbosch – building a positive distance running legacy

Stellenbosch has a well-deserved reputation of being home to some of the biggest names in distance running in South Africa. Chances of bumping into some of the country’s running legends on a stroll through the town are good –...

Trail history as South African team announced for World Championships

In a major step forward for trail and mountain running in South Africa, Athletics South Africa (ASA) have announced the names of sixteen trail athletes to take part in the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships, which are scheduled...

Sandes wins inaugural race in the MUT mud at George

Forty-year-old trail legend, Ryan Sandes, showed there’s still competitive life in his legs when he raced to an emphatic victory in the Mountain Ultra Trail 100 miler (MUT Miler by UTMB) which took place on mountain trails around the...

Trail running’s Golden Ticket

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a classic children's book by Roald Dahl, loved by children around the world, in large part due to the excitement created by a contest to win a “golden ticket” which would entitle the...

Golden Trail Series 2021 Season preview

The recent launch of the 2021 Golden Trail World Series has cut through COVID uncertainty and created new year excitement amongst the world’s best trail athletes, who can look forward to another year of high quality competition in some...

Last Chance Saloon as Gun Run entry cut-off looms

Distance runners throughout South Africa were scrambling to secure an entry for this year’s OUTsurance Gun Run ahead of the cut-off this weekend to ensure their participation in what has become one of the most popular weekend festivals of...

South Africa’s leading distance athletes nominated for Modern Athlete of the Year Awards

Landie Greyling, Sipho Mbanjwa, Toni McCann, Siboniso Soldaka, Daniel Claassen and Bianca Tarboton are just some of the nominees for the trail running component in the Modern Athlete of the Year Award for 2023, announced today (Friday 9 February)...

Emma Sainsbury’s Two Oceans race of love and courage

Four days short of her 20th birthday, Cambridge University language student, Emma Sainsbury lined up at the start of the Totalsports Two Oceans Half Marathon. It was to be a journey of courage, pathos and discovery. And ultimately joy. Former...

Kane Reilly races to record-breaking win at Cape Town Trail Marathon

Kane Reilly turned the tables on long-time rival, Johardt van Heerden, racing to a record-breaking victory at the Cape Town Trail Marathon by Ryan Sandes, while Landie Greyling took the women’s title after a race-long battle with close rival...
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