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Overall winner Iain Don-Wauchope negotiates a farm fence in traditional Skyrun fashion on his way to a record-breaking victory.

Course record smashed at 2014 Skyrun

He started his race wondering whether he’d even get beyond the medical checkpoint at Balloch, but before the end of the day, KwaZulu-Natal’s Iain Don-Wauchope had set a new course record at the 2014 Salomon Skyrun. His time of 12 hours 8 minutes is all the more remarkable for having battled illness, navigational errors, and poor visibility. ‏Don-Wauchope triumphed over the strongest international field ever, in the iconic mountain challenge over an unmarked 100km route. […]

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Landie Greyling finally bags her Otter

Don-Wauchope & Greyling win close Retto Otter African Trail Run battles

The 2014 Otter African Trail Run (presented by Salomon and GU) delivered a world-class showcase of trail running along the pristine coastline of the Tsitsikamma National Park. Now in its sixth year, the Otter African Trail Run has established itself as the premier trail running event on the African continent. South Africa’s leading trail athletes descended on race headquarters at Storm’s River Mouth just north of Plettenberg Bay for registration and a technical 4.5km prologue […]

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AJ Calitz 2013 Jacques Marais

Calitz hungry for OTTER crown

This Sunday, K-Way athlete AJ Calitz takes on South Africa’s ‘Grail of Trail’, the Otter African Trail Run. South Africa’s most iconic 42km race has been held on the Otter Trail hiking route since 2009, and attracts a deep field of competitive local and international athletes. The race this year has posted an additional challenge to these runners – with a sizeable reward. Each year the race route alternates direction to create two differing runs […]

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Meeting the Mountain Demon at Skyrun 2013

The deafening flapping from the rain jacket hood had grown so loud it muted the sting of the icy sleet against my left cheek. The ghosted runner just 10m ahead of me was swaying like a drunk man, except that drunk men don’t walk with a 45-degree sideways lean. The last gust of wind and ice had nearly stopped everyone in their tracks. Just a little harder and we would have been bowled over like […]

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Inov-8 Trailroc 245 Review

Our first run in the 245 was on bad-arsed tar. Although it was just 2km, it confirmed what the Brit company had promised: a low-drop shoe to run on hard, broken trail surfaces. With a light-footed running style, you could easily use this shoe both on and offroad. However, there’s very little cushioning in the midsole and the drop is just 3mm, so build distance gradually if you’re really keen on a semi-barefoot experience. The […]

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