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Llama let loose at Spur Trail Series™

The Spur Trail Series™ has become synonymous with fun trail running, a great atmosphere, cool prizes and a refreshing drink at the finish line and now runners at these events can also look forward to another perk - being powered by the powerful Llama bar on the run. Yes, the proudly South African made Llama Bar has…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on March 12, 2015 at 16:06 — No Comments

Spur Cape Summer Trail Series™ on SuperSport

If you took part in the recently finished Spur Cape Summer Trail Series™, or even if you didn't, make sure you tune into SuperSport 8 on the dates in the table below to see all the action from this super fun Series. Who knows, you might have been caught on camera and be famous!



See you on TV!…



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Added by Catharina Robbertze on March 10, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Rupanga and Greyling dominate at Oak Valley

On a picture perfect summer day, more than 700 runners made their way to Oak Valley in Elgin to be a part of this year’s Spur Cape Summer Trail Series™ one last time.



In this, the final race of the 2015 Series, runners were treated to a 7.25km short course, a 15.3km long course and the once-of 24.6km XL.…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on February 23, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

Rupanga’s back and Soggot takes hat trick at Silvermine

It was picture perfect day as a packed field lined up to take on the third 34km Spur Silvermine Mountain XL trail race at the beautiful Silvermine Nature Reserve.



With names such as Nicholas Rupanga, Dion Middelkoop, Chad Gordon and Katya Soggot at the start line, it was sure that the racing…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on February 9, 2015 at 15:06 — No Comments

Cape Summer Series heads to a conclusion

Almost 700 trail runners braved a chilly morning this Sunday to make their way to the scenic Lebanon Forest in the Elgin Valley and frolic on some spectacular Overberg trails. It was a picture perfect morning and the early wake-up call was well worth it as the race stood up to its reputation as one of the…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on February 3, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

Cooking racing at Constantia

At one of the biggest Spur Cape Summer Trail Series™ races yet, almost 1000 runners took on the shady paths of the Constantia Greenbelt in what has become one of the most popular midweek races in the city.



Bernard Rukadza continued his winning streak in the long course Championship, moving one race…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on January 29, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

Tough running as Tygerberg temperatures soar

As has become tradition, the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series™ kicked off yesterday with the toughest race of the Series as more than 900 runners descended on the Tygerberg Nature Reserve on a scorching summer day.



The heat was intense but not as intense as the racing and Bernard Rukadza picked up where…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on January 15, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Find him some girlfriends

Wildrunner has donated over R550,000 during the last eight years to various local conservation initiatives, ensuring we give back to the areas where we run.



We’ve been hosting races at the Tygerberg Nature Reserve for the last couple of years and love to spend time there. If you’re a regular there then…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on January 9, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

2014 ends on a high at Pelindaba



Almost 700 trail runners made their way to the Pelindaba Nature Reserve on Sunday to take on the final race of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ and one of the last trail races of 2014. They weren’t disappointed as the Highveld weather played along, delivering a perfect morning to kick off a…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on December 2, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Batching at the Spur Trail Series™

The Spur Cape Summer Trail Series™ 2015 will see batching reintroduced to Wildrunner events in an attempt to spread the field out while maintaining the integrity of the event as we grow the Spur Trail Series™ and introduce more people to our wonderful sport.…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on November 13, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

Series sizzles at boiling B'Sorah

It was a scorcher of a day as approximately 600 runners lined up for the start of Race 3 in the 2014 Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ that took place on the magnificent trails of B’sorah.



In the men’s 13,4km long course Championship race, it was a titanic duel between the top two men as they opened up a…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on November 10, 2014 at 17:11 — No Comments

Sensational Segwati delivers superb scenes in Race 2

The magnificent Segwati Game Ranch played host to race 2 of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ under grey but dry skies to make for perfect conditions to be out on the trails.



The 13.2km long course Championship race saw one of the country’s top trail runners and indeed the 2013 and 2014 South African…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on November 3, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

Hennops River rages in Race 1 of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™

It was a stormy start to the 2014 edition of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ as an angry Hennops River greeted more than 600 runners to kick start things off in dramatic fashion.



As per usual in the Spur Gauteng Trail Series™, the Hennops race hosted the stand alone event of a 20km XL race and this…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 27, 2014 at 17:14 — No Comments

iSithumba delights in final race of the Series

And in the end, the sunshine finally came out to play as more than 100 competitors lined up one final time in the Spur KZN Trail Series™ for 2014. iSithumba, located near Inchanga in the Valley of a 1000 Hills, played host to the final race of four in the Spur KZN Trail Series™ for what was a picture perfect day for…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 20, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

The Heavens open up at Giba Gorge

It seems that whenever Wildrunner is in town, the rains come down in KZN! Despite the wet and tricky underfoot conditions, the third race of the 2014 Spur KZN Trail Series™ saw more than 130 runners embrace it and tackle the magnificent Giba Gorge Trails.



In the men’s long course 10km race, it was Ayanda…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 16, 2014 at 13:47 — No Comments

A wet and wild adventure at Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Race 2 in the 2014 edition of the Spur KZN Trail Series™ kept to the tradition of a wet affair as the rains came down at the magnificent Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve on Wednesday evening.



This race saw the short course Challenge runners traverse a loop of 5.3km with the long course Championship runners…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 10, 2014 at 10:02 — No Comments

Runners Ignite Inanda

Speed was at the order of the day in race 1 of the 2014 Spur KZN Trail Series™. Inanda Dam played host to arguably the quickest course in the Series as the front runners dipped below the 03:30 min per km mark and left the rest of the field in awe.



In the men’s 10.8km long course Championship race, it was…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 6, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

A perfect day for Philander in sunny Kleinmond

The weather gods decided to save the best for last as the final race in the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ 2014 in Kleinmond took place under incredible skies and ideal running conditions.



More than 950 excited runners turned up one final time to embrace the day and tackle the might of the…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on August 18, 2014 at 15:28 — No Comments

Fast and Furious Racing in Paarl

It was another epic trail running day as a packed house lined up at the iconic Taal Monument for Race 3 of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ 2014.



Race 3 would see the long course Championship runners tackle a 13.8km loop of the Paarl Mountain Reserve which includes a trip up some 400 steps and between two…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on August 5, 2014 at 15:27 — No Comments

Rukadza Reigns Supreme

Wet and testing conditions greeted more than 800 runners who ignored their snooze button and warm beds to embrace a cold day and hit the trails at the second race of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ 2014. You could have bet your mother-in-law on the outcome of the race as Bernard Rukadza powered his way to yet…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on July 28, 2014 at 17:18 — No Comments

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