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The X-Berg Challenge 2017: run, mountain bike and paraglide

The annual X-Berg Challenge is a unique multi-day adventure race that took place in the Drakensberg from 2-4 March 2017. Attracting only the toughest athletes with exceptional durability and navigational skills, the event permits a maximum of 45 entries each year. In an attempt to cover the approximate 110km straight line distance in the fastest possible time, paragliders, trail runners and mountain bikers raced from the Border Post on Oliviershoek Pass to the Mountain Splendour Eco Resort in Champagne Valley. […]

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Clemengold Wolkberg Trail Run 2016 impresses (again)

Wolkberg took place on 6 and 7 August 2016 and attracted a strong contingent of athletes including two-time winner Bennie Roux, Lesotho Mountain Challenge 2015 ladies winner Marzelle van der Merwe, SA Skyrunning Series competitor Stewart Chaperon, KPMG elite women’s runner Marcelle Coetzee, and regular podium finisher, Edwin Sepisi, all competing in the event that was recently inducted into the Skyrunner Series.

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TRAIL cover Lucky Miya issue 20

What’s in TRAIL magazine issue 20?

Get TRAIL 20 to learn how to pace your race, run on fat, rehabilitate your injured ankle, lower insulin, heal your feet, and make Bear Grylls’ quiche! Strengthen your running with five targeted exercises.
Have your best race yet with Coach Neville’s pacing strategy, targeted strength training, fixing your foot-strike, and some proper long training runs.
Preview 163 events lined up from July to December 2016 from across South Africa, and internationally. Get the details and start lining them up with the help of our calendar!

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TRAIL 19 cover Kerry-Ann Marshall

What’s in TRAIL magazine issue 19?

Get your dose of trails, advice, gear, and locations with TRAIL 19. This issue supplies what you need for a healthier, happier life outdoors. Achieve faster times using Coach Neville’s intensity-building sessions, cross-training on a bike, and getting your technique right. Relive South Africa’s biggest races from the last few months, and get the scoop on recent international events. The majority of SA’s open land is used for agriculture. Cash in on the sugarcane, vineyards, […]

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The North Face Women’s Altertude Shorts

The North Face women’s Altertude Shorts are lightweight, generous in size, comfortable, have a zipped pocket, and don’t ride up or down. Bring the Eighties back with the funky patterns and colours!

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Dom Wills finds yet another climb, this time out of Bloukrans River in the 2013 Otter. Photo: Jacques Marais/Sony

Pacing tips for Otter African Trail Run

The flat sections near the end of Otter African Trail Run, that 42km epic along the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park, are the nemesis of most runners, says Otter Trail Run coach Ryan Hodierne. Podium hopeful Kane Reilly says: “The 42km distance of the Otter’s pristine Garden Route trail is not what delivers the infamous Otter Bite. It’s the many short, steep, and often stepped climbs that do.”

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Team South Africa ahead of the race in Annecy

Good results from South African runners at IAU Trail World Champs

The eight Team South Africa athletes participating in the IAU Trail World Champs in France on Saturday can be proud of their results on the gruelling 85km mountain course. With 5,300m of vertical elevation gain, the runners knew going in that this race would be anything other than easy. K-Way athletes AJ Calitz and Nicolette Griffioen ran strong from the start to hold onto their positions and maintain consistent splits as they passed through the […]

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Blue skies, fast times at Giant’s Cup Trail Run 2015

The Giant’s Cup Trail Run is only two years old, but the family atmosphere, polished organisation, and superb trails of this two-day, 65km race, you’d imagine it’s been a premier event for a decade. The second Giant’s Cup Trail Run had four times as many entrants enjoying the epic adventure through the Drakensberg. Golden-boy Rory Scheffer won again, and Katya Soggot came out tops in the ladies race, coming second overall.

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First Ultra? Make it beautiful

In a race of discovery, Ben Jobson takes on his first 50km at The Most Beautiful Trail Ultra in Sabah, Borneo I went to bed that night listening to the incessant rain pounding down on our cabin. We were in the foothills of Mount Kinabalu – Malaysia’s highest mountain. The following day I was to run in my first 50km ultra marathon through the tropical jungle and local villages. In the lead up to the […]

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Unexpected Molweni and SA Trail Champs victor 2015

No one, not even the champion himself, expected Johardt van Heerden, a track athlete from Potchefstroom, to take the Long Distance Trail title at Molweni on Sunday 3 May. He will join seven of SA’s best trail athletes in competing on the world stage at the Long Distance Championships at the Zermatt Marathon in Switzerland on 4 July.

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