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Golden Trail Championship Stage 3 – no technical ascent due to weather conditions; faster...

Add title Golden Trail Championship Stage 3 - no technical ascent due to weather conditions; faster track favours leaders This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is DSC_2732_60-1024x683.jpg Mount Pico beckoned briefly but the technical ascent was not to...

Spaniard Pere Aurell wins Otter Africa “RETTO”

Pere Aurell is the new 2020 OTTER men's champion, while South Africa's Toni McCann took the women's honours. From the race organisers: "Visiting South Africa for the first time from Spain, Pere started conservatively, aware that the first half was fast...

African “Ubuntu” at the Golden Trail Championship

Polish athlete, Bartlomiej Przedwojewski, swept to an exciting victory ahead of American Jim Walmsley on Day Two of the Golden Trail Championship on Faial Island in the mid-Atlantic, while Swiss athlete Maud Mathys turned the tables on Swede Tove...

Otter African brings local flavour to 2020 trail racing

The Otter African Trail Run is one of the few major trail races not cancelled this year and the cream of the crop of South Africa's trail athletes are chomping at the bit to get their competitive juices flowing...

The Golden Trail: blessings and injuries in The Azores

Horta, Faial Island, Azores Rain is regarded as an African blessing so the weather may have been tipping a cap to the region where the sport of trail running originated centuries ago, on Thursday (October 29) as the Golden Trail...

Morocco’s Elazzaoui second, SA’s Rorich impresses downhill as Swiss sweep Azores Trail prologue

Swiss trail runners took top sports in both men's and women's categories, with Morocco's Elhousine Elazzaoui the top African as the Golden Trail Championship got underway on Wednesday (October 28). Racing began with a short warm-up prologue over...

Internationals to compete in Otter African Trail Run

Top trail athletes, Pere Aurell and Ragna Debats, will give Saturday’s Otter African Trail (Retto) Run an international flavour, continuing the event’s strong outreach to leading runners from around the world. Catalan athlete, Aurell, and Dutch-born Debats have excelled at...

Coloured “bib” stages during Azores trail championship a potential game-changer: organiser

A novel ‘races-within-a-race’ format for the four-day Golden Trail Championship (GTC) which commences with a prologue on the island of Faial in The Azores on Wednesday (October 28) is likely to have far-reaching consequences, according to Golden Trail founder Greg...

Far from African shores: The Azores hosts Golden Trail Championship

The Azores islands in the north Atlantic are dramatic. From fishing villages to green pastures and hedgerows of blue hydrangeas, lake-filled volcanic calderas and terraced tea plantations, they offer an almost bewildering array of views and terrain. One island,...

Far from African shores: The Azores hosts Golden Trail Challenge

The Azores islands in the north Atlantic are dramatic. From fishing villages to green pastures and hedgerows of blue hydrangeas, lake-filled volcanic calderas and terraced tea plantations, they offer an almost bewildering array of views and terrain. One island,...