Running

“Berg weather” to test UTD competitors

A traditional Drakensberg electric storm and downpour greeted runners arriving at race registration at the Premier Sani Pass Hotel on the eve of the 5th Ultra-trail Drakensberg (UTD) yesterday (Thursday), underlining the fickle nature of ‘Berg’ weather conditions and the...

Berg a stepping stone for Khumalo

Zimbabwe-born Kwa-Zulu Natal-based ultra-distance athlete, Prodigal Khumalo, is a man on a mission, with a two major racing targets in his sights over the next month. First port of call for the 39-year old Comrades medallist and double winner and...

Roadrunner Ashworth lines up Drakensberg Ultra Trail

Saturday's (April 24) Ultra-Trail Drakensberg (UTD) 100 km race is a formidable challenge for any trail athlete, more so for a trail novice. That is exactly how 2018 Comrades Marathon champion Ann Ashworth will feel as she turns her...

Sandes to take on UTD

Madeira’s loss is South Africa’s gain in ultra-distance trail running this month. Trail super-star Ryan Sandes, who had planned to run the Ultra-trail Madeira on the Portuguese island this month, has opted instead to race locally. Sandes was to have...

Fast pace as Kenyans win in Siena, South African women’s record shattered by Steyn.

Kenyans Eric Kiptanui and Angela Tanui took line honours in impressive style at the Xiamen Marathon and Tuscan Training Camp Elite Race in Italy on Sunday morning (April 11) while South African Gerda Steyn, smashed the South African national...

Italian “last chance” for marathon Olympics hopefuls

There's a ‘Last Chance Saloon’ for marathon athletes still hoping for an Olympic qualifier. It comes in the form of Sunday’s (April 11) Xiamen Marathon & Tuscany Camp Global Elite Race, to be run on a multi-lap course in Siena in...

Distance dreams of South African runner in tatters after Hamburg NN Mission move.

The marathon dreams of South Africa's Lesiba Precious Mashele have been extinguished by a COVID-19 logistics nightmare at the very peak of his athletic powers. The Central Gauteng athlete was to take on the NN Mission Marathon in Hamburg...

Peninsula goes virtual, no replacement for the wind

One of South Africa's oldest and most prestigious marathons, the Cape Peninsula Marathon, morphs into virtual format this year, following the lead of most of the country’s top road races. A February calendar slot meant the race took place in...

AFRICANX – Final day in action: video

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

THIRSTI AFRICANX Final Results

RESULTS: THIRSTI AFRICANX TrailrunSTAGE 3 Date: Sunday 28 March 2021Distance: +- 20km / total climb 450mStart Venue: Houw Hoek Farm StallFinish Venue: Houw Hoek Hotel TOP 10 OPEN CATEGORY: STAGE 3 OPEN MEN’S TEAMS:1 Retsepile Khotle and Siviwe Nkombi (Big Box Team)...