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Breaking Barriers – the Nedbank Ultra on Sunday

The Nedbank Runified Breaking Barriers Ultra-marathon, to be run over 50km in Gqeberha on Sunday, has attracted an impressive line-up of runners from the sub-continent and gets full marks for ambition. The race is billed as an attempt on 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...

The Otter African Trail Run bags new sponsor, “ideal partner” in Emperor.

The Otter African Trail Run, long regarded as South Africa’s premier marathon-distance trail race, has moved up a gear with the announcement that Emperor Asset Management has signed as the event’s presenting sponsor, with ‘The Otter’ set to be...

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...

Ngubane, van Deventer win THIRSTI AFRICANX Trailrun

They may come from different provinces and backgrounds and their entry into trail running could not have been more different but at this year's THIRSTI AFRICANX Trailrun, Eric Ngubane and Juan van Deventer made the perfect team. The duo...

AFRICANX – Final day in action: video

Day 3 of the THIRSTI AFRICANX saw one of the closest finishes in the race's history.

World record set on Africa’s most iconic mountain

Pointing to the summit - AJ Calitz (right) and Christiaan Greyling (left) of Team K-Way take stock of the magnitude of the challenge. Picture: Stephen Granger The K-Way team of AJ Calitz and Christiaan Greyling have made it into the...

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...

Whether it’s the 75km “heaven” ultra-trail run or the 40km “marathon”, this weekend’s MaxiRace...

Two of the world’s best trail athletes on the adventure of a lifetime will line up as favourites at the start of the second MaxiRace ultra-trail run in the Cape Winelands tomorrow (Saturday 12 Dec), with COVID having resulted...