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New Balance Impi Challenge KZN promises fun for all

The New Balance IMPI Challenge, debuting at Virginia Trails, Eston (KZN) on Saturday, 18 May, promises to be a fun filled experience for all. According to Pieter Du Plessis, Race Director, participants can look forward to experiencing a variety of terrain at the New Balance IMPI Challenge KZN. “The course will feature jungle sections, sugar cane fields, awesome scenery and of course a good measure of hills. With 18 obstacles over an approximate 13km course, […]

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Fun Farm: Rosemary Hill

A mere 10km east of Pretoria, tucked away in the beautiful Highveld hills, lies a lovely farm known as Rosemary Hill Rosemary Hill is a working organic farm so you might think that the daily farm activities would make it feel like just another farm but that could not be further from the truth. The big old trees, luscious lawns, extensive rosemary and lavender fields and a larger than life herb and shrub labyrinth make […]

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Calitz sets new record with 12 Platteklip summits

He did it! With 12 summits of Platteklip Gorge during Saturday’s K-Way Platteklip Charity Challenge, K-Way athlete Andre Calitz is the undisputed master of Platteklip Gorge. The heavy cloud cover and cool conditions set the stage for Calitz’s record attempt. He cracked the first 760-metre summit in only 35 minutes 36 seconds and was on to his third lap before most of Cape Town had woken up. With seven laps completed within six-and-a-half hours, he […]

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Can Calitz climb Everest’s height in 11 hours?

Last year, as a first-time entrant, he ran, won and set a new course record at the annual K-Way Platteklip Charity Challenge. Now, more seasoned and with numerous wins and race records notched in his belt, Andre ‘AJ’ Calitz has set himself a challenge: to better his record of 11 summits by one more. With the start at sunrise and the finish at sunset, Calitz has only 11 hours to ascend Table Mountain via Platteklip […]

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Issue 6 TRAIL magazine: choose hydration backpacks and run faster on sand

Subscribe to TRAIL in June to August and you’ll receive an inspirational ‘Share Our Passion’ trail running DVD from mountain brand Salomon. TRAIL magazine issue 6 takes an in-depth look at what food the experts are loading up on for longer training runs and races. Do they lean towards nature-based or manmade? You get to see all the new options becoming available so you can make up your mind Also in the magazine is a […]

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Leave only footprints

In the past six months I’ve had the privilege of participating in two renowned international trail races – the Sierre-Zinal, a 31km race in the Valais Alps in the west of Switzerland, and the Grand Raid de la Réunion, a 170km race crossing the island of Réunion, also known as the Diagonale des Fous (The Madman’s Diagonal or Diagonal of Fools). Both races had fields in excess of 2,000 runners and were located in national […]

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Amazing Amanzingwe

Lying in the Magaliesberg is a new trail running paradise waiting to be explored Tucked away among the hills and valleys of the ancient Magaliesberg mountain range and in the bustling Hartbeespoort Dam area, you will find the beautiful and tranquil Amanzingwe Lodge. Besides upmarket accommodation, wedding and conference facilities, Amanzingwe also caters for outdoor and adventure lovers. With the help of WildTrail SA, they have laid out and constructed two trails of 5km and […]

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Shock and awe as The Warrior Race reveals obstacles for second event in Pretoria

Although temperatures of over 30°Celsius are predicted for Pretoria during the weekend of 16-17 March, more than 5,000 people will be freezing at the Jan Smuts House in Irene. This might sound totally unbelievable, but it’s true. The organisers of the increasingly popular Warrior Obstacle races will be to blame for the ‘big freeze’. Pieter Swart, director of the Warrior Race, said that one of his biggest challenges for each event is to continue surprising […]

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Ryan Sandes makes history

South African Ryan Sandes won the 83km La Advance Trail of the North Face Transgrancanaria on 2 March, becoming the first person in history to win an ultra-marathon trail run on every continent. He completed the distance in 8:11:26 “ I am stoked! An ultra win on every continent… this win is dedicated to my gran. Gone 10 years but not forgotten,” said Ryan. “My week in GranCanaria leading up to the race was awesome […]

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Beautiful Ultra

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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