Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Extreme Sports

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Table Mountain “Golden Trail” route still “padlocked”

Leading trail and mountain athlete, Meg Mackenzie, scorched a 30 km route on Saturday (July 4) in a run planned to open the ‘Strava Segment’ for a much anticipated Golden Ticket challenge on Cape Town's Table Mountain - before...

Simon stars in Southern Drakensberg at the K-Way Skyrun

By Kelly Burke and Stephen Granger Despite a slippery, overgrown course from heavy rainfalls in the area, Simon Tshabalala, showed once again why he is one of the leading mountain runners in South Africa, by taking the 100km 2022 K-Way...

Living to run at this year’s Otter

By Stephen Granger When Sinovuyo Ngcobo lines up at the start of this year’s Otter African Trail Run a day before his 26th birthday, alongside top South African trail athlete and former Otter champion, Ryan Sandes, he will be living his...

It’s a Reilly double-act as Kane and Sam reign supreme in the Hout Bay...

Kane and Samantha Reilly pulled off a remarkable brother-sister act at the 21st Hout Bay Trail Challenge this morning (Saturday 22 July), racing to emphatic victories over the challenging 40km circumnavigation of the Hout Bay mountains. Brother Kane raced to his...

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...

History-steeped “Fishers” the perfect winter’s outing.

Llewellyn Groenewald and Lijan van Niekerk took the honours at the 18th Old Fisherman’s Trail Challenge (OFTC) run over 24km on the traditional course between Hout Bay and Fish Hoek. One of the most popular races on the calendar, the...

Great season opener for Toni at La Palma

South African trail athlete, Toni McCann, raced to an emotional season-opening victory at the Transvulcania by UTMB ‘Volcanes’ 48 km on the Spanish island of La Palma yesterday morning (6 May), with another South African, Meg Mackenzie, finishing strongly...

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...

Trail running’s “Golden Segment” kicked wide open

UCT graduate Robbie Rorich set South Africa's "Golden Segment" trail run on fire with a superb run in appalling conditions last week, to set up a flurry of high-quality responses from some of the country’s top trail athletes. Twenty-seven "Golden...

SA trail runners line up top Europe events

By Stephen Granger Two young South African trail athletes are set to take on the world and will shortly be bound for Europe, where they will be looking to measure their ability against the best on the planet. In Toni McCann...
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