Running

African X trail run is back

One of the most exciting announcements in South African distance-running in recent months has been the confirmation that the AfricanX Trailrun is back. One of the best-loved trail events in the country by both elite athletes and social runners, AfricanX...

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...

FEATURE – THE 13 PEAKS CHALLENGE

World-class trail running performances are invariably linked to legendary and iconic trail running races. There are some hugely well-known races, like the Western States 100 miler, the Ultra-trail Mont Blanc, or Golden Series events such as Zegama and Sierra...

Hanks sets new womens’ 13 Peaks Challenge record

Forty-nine-year-old environmental campaigner and vegan cooking instructor, Karoline Hanks, has run a Fastest Known Time (FKT) for women in the 13 Peaks Challenge over South Africa's Table Mountain, aiding turtle conservation in the process. Hanks improved Stellenbosch-based trail athlete, Amri...

Two Oceans Marathon looks to the future

Two Oceans Marathon director, Debra Barnes, has promised to re-ignite passion for the event. Speaking at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting, in Cape Town, Barnes said she would ensure this by forging appropriate partnerships that would help "bring back...

Sandes is back

It was “welcome back” to Ryan Sandes in Stellenbosch on Saturday (December 12) as South Africa’s leading ultra-trail athlete over the past decade raced to a convincing victory in the MaXiRace Cape Winelands 75km. Sandes’ victory in the race, on...

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...

FEATURE – KANDIE SETS 21km ON FIRE. IS THIS A REVOLUTION?

Kibiwott Kandie’s world record-breaking run in the Valencia Half Marathon, when he led three others across the line faster than his Kenyan compatriot Geoffrey Kamworwor’s former world record of 58 min 01 sec, was a remarkable feat of distance-running. ...

Valencia Marathon: It’s Kenya!

Catch the entire event, or skip to the best bits, on www.spnafrica.com Thirty two-year-old Kenyan, Evans Chebet, and his younger compatriot, Peres Jepchirchir (27), raced to record-breaking victories at the 40th Valencia Marathon this morning (Sunday 6 December) in record times...

World half-marathon record shattered in Valencia

Catch the entire event, or skip to the best bits, on www.spnafrica.com Kibiwott Kandie smashed the world half marathon record at Valencia, Spain, this morning (Saturday 6 Dec) his incredible 57 min 32 sec winning time a yawning 32 second...