Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Running

African trail athletes making strides in the French Alps

by Stephen Granger British athlete Jonathan Albon and Sara Alonso took line honours at the Mont Blanc 'The Roller Coaster' Marathon over the weekend in the second of the 2022 Golden Trail World Series but not before African athletes...

MUT mountain mania as country’s top trail athletes head for George

by Stephen Granger Table Mountain, Drakensberg, Magaliesberg and the Cederberg are iconic South African mountains which have hosted some of the country’s top trail running events. Another mountain trail paradise in the Southern Cape is fast growing into one of...

Kyle and Lijan top of the podium at Old Fisherman’s Trail Challenge

by Stephen Granger Kyle Bucklow continued his recent good form, racing to a convincing win in the 19th Old Fisherman’s Challenge, run over 24km between Fish Hoek and Hout Bay, while Lijan van Niekerk came from behind to snatch victory...

Gijima – a global impact movie on how running changed a South African’s life

by Stephen Granger Sinovuyo Ngcobo is not a name widely known in running circles, but a dramatic short film on his life is set to change that. ‘Gijima’, which translates from Zulu into ‘swift runner’, premiers on Saturday June 11...

Absa Run Your City series up with best in the world

by Stephen Granger Thousands of colourfully-attired participants running alongside scenic shores into the world’s most iconic city-centres is a well-established formula for some of the world’s most popular road races. Bay to Breakers in San Francisco, City to Surf in...

Nedbank athlete, Anel Terblanche wins UCT’s 10km Memorial Run

By Stephen Granger Nedbank athlete, Anel Terblanche, won an exciting UCT 10km Memorial Run from the University of Cape Town campus in ideal conditions this morning (Sunday 1 May), winning the Merrilyn Smith trophy in the 40th anniversary of the event. Six...

Fifth edition of Ultra-trail Drakensberg replete with new records, victories and an exciting send-off

By Stephen Granger An unexpected record-breaking win from an ultra-trail novice and a dead-heat women’s record in the 100 miler, two record-breaking victories from world-class athletes from outside South Africa’s boundaries in the 100km, impressive victories in the Sundowner 32km...

UCT 10km Memorial Run honours five athletes whose lives were cut too short

By Stephen Granger The UCT 10km Memorial Run, which takes place from the University of Cape Town Groote Schuur campus on Sunday (1 May), provides an opportunity for runners to share memories while running through the leafy suburbs of Rondebosch...

Ultra-trail Drakensberg unearths new South African distance running star

By Stephen Granger A new South African ultra-distance star was unearthed at the fifth Ultra-trail Drakensberg, which took place from the Premier Sani Pass Hotel yesterday (Saturday 23 April) with 35-year-old Doug Pickard upsetting pre-race favourite Simon Tshabalala in the...

Runners across five continents gather for fifth edition of Ultra-trail Drakensberg

By Stephen Granger Trail runners gathered yesterday (Thursday 21 April) at the Premier Sani Pass Hotel for the fifth edition of Ultra-trail Drakensberg, looking forward to testing their physical and mental faculties to the limit on some of the most...