Convert that post Otter Trail hype into action Gauteng'ers and come and take in the Hennops Beast tomorrow morning! On the day entries open from 5am, race day info here: https://www.trailseries.co.za/events/gauteng-summer-trail-series%E2%84%A2/hennops 
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@wildrunnerza First lady over the line and 2018 RETTO women’s winner (and new record holder) Holly Page. 
#otter2018 Bartlomiej Przedwojewski is the new RETTO winner! He also obliterated the existing record, official time TBC. 
#GoldenTrailSeries #Otter2018 Registration and trail store open for business at the Protea Hotel Midrand! #GSTS2018 #Unleashyourwildstride We're crossing over into Summer! See you at Hennops on Sunday for the first race of 4 in the #GSTS2018 (Yup, on the day entries will be available for the short and long course!) #Unleashyourwildstride @raidlightza @jaybirdsport Waiting for a sign to enter the 2018 Gauteng Summer Trail Series®? ☝️Here it is! Online entries close 12 noon on Wednesday 17 October
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#GSTS2018 kicks off this Sunday with what has become known as ONE WEEK until Gauteng Summer Trail Series® online entries close! Are you in for the Hennops Beast on 21 October? Entry link in bio. Coming in hot 🔥 this series will be a celebration of summer like no other! #GSTS2018 #Unleashyourwildstride @raidlightza @steenberg_farm @jaybirdsport The Marloth race report is up! Link in bio 📸 @marksampsonct #goaboveandbeyond @bos_sport @jaybirdsport @raidlightza @steenberg_farm Monday... huh. We are in the process of editing, sorting and loading your Marloth 2018 images to our MCS website and Facebook page. Hang in there, these shots are a cure for the #mondayblues .
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📸 @alanvangysen That's a wrap for 2018. With sincere thanks to title sponsor @bos_sport and presenting sponsor @jaybirdsport as well as @raidlightza and @steenberg_farm and the brilliant volunteers and crew. See you rock lovers again in 2019. Keep it real #MCS2018 #goaboveandbeyond When you just make cut off #hero #goaboveandbeyond #finishlinetears #MMC2018 11:58:12 You did it Eben 🔥 Hand carved falcons for each finisher in the MMC Ultra Series @bos_sport @jaybirdsport @raidlightza @steenberg_farm #goaboveandbeyond

Gauteng Summer Trail Series® B'Sorah XL

11 November 2018

B'Sorah Summer XL 21.6km

For those looking for a bigger challenge than the usual long route, take on this longer XL version of the B'Sorah trails. This is a stand-alone race and these race results do not form part of the Gauteng Summer Trail Series® results.

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Gauteng Summer Trail Series® B'Sorah XL11 November 2018

Get your trail running weekend fix on this classic high veld trail with a healthy mixture of winding forest single track, rocky bushveld trails, technical mountainous terrain and some river crossings, all at this year's Trail Series Summer XL at B'Sorah.

Entries are limited, we recommend entering online to avoid disapointment. 

There is 1 aid station on route, to fill up you need to carry an eco cup/flask/bottle. Purchase a Raidlight soft flask or an eco cup here and collect it at the race. 

Directions: Click here

Medals for all XL finishers

Prizes for category winners and spot prizes up for grabs

Click here for more information on categories

Distance | 21.6km
Cut-off | 11:00
Start Time | 06:30
Cost | R330
Grading | TBC i

XL race

New XL route. Course Description coming soon!

WILDRUNNER TRAIL RUNNING GRADING SYSTEM (WTG)

Download the WTG here.

The Wildrunner Trail Grading system (WTG), was developed in 2009 and designed to help you make informed decisions on trail running events around the country. Unlike road running, trail running routes and races have many more facets to them, making them either harder or longer (in time) than you may expect.

Every race/event should give you the total distance and accumulative ascent, but using road running sense to work out your time based on these factors alone would be a mistake!

The three primary 'trail factors' affecting your overall time and effort on a trail run are as follows:
1. Terrain difficulty (easy or tricky?)
2. % single track/off-road to on-road (how much on difficult terrain?) 
3. Route severity (how steep?)

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The three factors mentioned above have been expanded into an easy three part grading system. Each trail factor is listed below with the descriptions. Look out for races with a WTG and use this guide to make informed decisions.

DEFINITIONS:
'Technical' terrain = trail that is ‘busy’, that requires extensive concentration and trail running technique - for example a rocky hiking path, or a 4x4 track.
'Off-trail'= Describes sections that do not have any obvious or established route, for example a river bed, grass field or a section of beach. 
'Single-track' = Describing a trail that is narrow and typically only wide enough for one runner to run on at a time and in single file. Examples of typical single track would be a hiking trail, mountain bike trail, game trail, livestock trail

FOR EXAMPLE:
Cape Winter Trail Series®  - Tygerberg Nature Reserve: YELLOW 8B
Gauteng Summer Trail Series®  - Leeuwenkloof: ORANGE 7A
Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge 36km: GREEN 8B
Skyrun 100km: RED 9B

All Wildrunner events (www.wildrunner.co.za) carry this grading system - look out for the grading on the event listing.

PART 1: TERRAIN DIFFICULTY

YELLOW = Easy, non-technical terrain, all on established trails and tracks
ORANGE= Moderately easy terrain, short sections of ‘technical’ terrain but largely easy running, all on established trails and tracks
GREEN = Moderate challenging terrain, with a mix of ‘technical’ and ‘non technical’ terrain, mostly on established trails and tracks but may or may not have extended sections regarded as being ‘off-trail’
BROWN = Moderately difficult terrain, more ‘technical’ terrain than ‘non-technical’ terrain, challenging but mostly on established trails and tracks although may or may not have extended sections regarded as being ‘off-trail’
RED = Difficult terrain, majority ‘technical’ terrain that is extremely demanding, may or may not have large sections on un-established trails and tracks

PART 2: % SINGLE TRACK/OFF-ROAD 

1 = 1-10%
2 = 11-20%
3= 21-30%
4 = 31-40%
5 = 41-50%
6 = 51-60%
7 = 61-70%
8 = 71-80%
9 = 81-90%
10 = 91-100%

PART 3: ROUTE SEVERITY 

A = Mostly runnable gradient 
B = Mostly runable gradient, but has some steep ascent and descent that may require walking 
C = Lots of steep ascent and descent that may require walking