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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

Did you spot the change?

You may or may not have noticed the subtle change in the prize-giving structure at the Spur Trail Series™?



In a nutshell, we have refocused the prize-giving structure so that we can offer more for the top three overall in the Spur Trail Series™ Championship and Challenge across all categories, as well as…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on July 22, 2014 at 15:17 — No Comments

Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ off to a muddy start

The Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ kicked off with a bang at the Paul Cluver Estate as more than 1000 runners came out to take on the epic trail of Paul Cluver Estate during the weekend. There were some nervous runners during the week as a cold front hammered the Cape in the week leading up to the races but the weather improved significantly as the weekend arrived. Runners at the GLB46 Ultra on Saturday had to deal with cold and wet conditions but on Sunday we were treated…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on July 22, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series™ on SuperSport

Highlights from the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series™ will be broadcast on SuperSport again this year. The full broadcast schedule is as follows:

Date…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on July 14, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

Exhilarating end to four weeks of Gauteng trail running

The Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series™ came to a fantastic conclusion this Sunday as more than 800 runners showed up to the Pelindaba Nature Reserve to take part in the final race of this year’s winter Series.

It was another perfect Highveld winter day with clear skies and crisp temperatures…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on July 1, 2014 at 16:30 — 2 Comments

The Spur Trail Series hots up at scintillating Segwati

Race 3 of the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series took place at the magnificent Segwati Game Ranch as more than 800 runners took advantage of a beautiful winter’s morning to get out and run wild.



The 13.2km long course Championship race saw a few new names lining up on the start line and if the look of steel…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on June 23, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Hard core running at Hennops River

It was another brilliant morning on the Highveld as Hennops River welcomed us to Race 2 of the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series.



After an exciting race 1 last week, the ante was raised with the addition of the 20km XL race in addition to a 12km Long Course Championship race and a 6.5km Short…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on June 18, 2014 at 10:26 — No Comments

Oak Valley delights in Series finale

This past Sunday saw the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series 2014 come to an end at Oak Valley and we could not have asked for a better morning to round things off.



As is tradition, race 4 kicked off with the 25.4km XL race, drawing top names such as Spur Silvermine Mountain XL winners Michael Bailey and Katya…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on February 25, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Stunning scenes at Spur Silvermine Mountain XL

There was a palpable buzz of excitement as the second edition of the Spur Silvermine Mountain XL set off in one of the Cape’s finest nature reserves, South Peninsula’s Silvermine Nature Reserve.

This 34km race would see runners enjoy unmatched views of the Southern Peninsula, including Kalk Bay, Muizenberg,…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on February 10, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Fabulous running at Lebanon Forest

Lighting up the Spur Trail Series in Lebanon The third instalment of the 2014 Spur Cape Summer Trail Series took place in the magical Lebanon Forest out in Grabouw and what a variety of trails Lebanon have to offer! From pine trees, to switchbacks, to rocky inclines and running through the orchards, this race had it…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on February 4, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

Local legends heat up Race 2

The stars were out to shine both in the sky and on the ground as Michael Bailey, Bernard Rukadza, Dion Middlekoop, Nicholas Rupanga and others battled it out in race 2 of the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series 2014 on a brilliant Wednesday evening.

It was electric…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on January 31, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

SPUR CAPE SUMMER TRAIL SERIES OFF TO AN ELECTRIC START

On an incredible evening in the Mother City, more than 900 wide-eyed and smiling trail runners showed up to run the first of four races in the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series 2014.

The beautiful Tygerberg Nature Reserve was her sparkling best under an almost full moon with little to no wind to speak of and…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on January 16, 2014 at 16:53 — No Comments

Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series on SuperSport tonight!

The 2013 Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series will be aired on SuperSport tonight for the first time… at the same time that the 2014 Spur Cape Summer Trail Series kicks off.

If you took part make sure you tune in tonight or at any of the other times it will be showing. You might have been caught on camera and have your 15 seconds of fame!

The broadcast times and channels are as follows:…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on January 15, 2014 at 10:34 — No Comments

Spot the #trailchief and win!

As if the Spur Trail Series isn't enough fun on it's own we're launching an extra bit of fun for you on the trails.

In partnership with our title sponsor, Spur Steak Ranches, you can win a Spur voucher worth R300 at every race in the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series if you can spot the #trailchief.

There…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on January 10, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Spur Cape Winter Trail Series 2013 on SuperSport tonight!

Due to problem at SuperSport the screening of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series episode has been delayed until further notice. The spots scheduled for this episode will now be repeating the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series episode, so if you missed it last year be sure to tune in tonight or at any of the times indicated below.

We'll let you know when the Gauteng Summer episode will be screened as soon as we know!…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on January 7, 2014 at 12:12 — No Comments

Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series SuperSport broadcast times

 

Did you take part in the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series? 

Chances are you were caught on camera by our paparazzi and will be appearing on South Africa's TV screens early next year!

Make sure you're glued to your screens on the following dates and remember the good times you had on the Gauteng…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on December 20, 2013 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

PULSATING ACTION AT PELINDABA

The fourth and final race of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series 2013 took place at the superb Pelindaba Nature Reserve this Sunday.



The weather was electric and so was the racing as more than 400 runners turned out to take part in the final Spur Trail Series race of the year.



With the…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on December 3, 2013 at 17:21 — No Comments

Blistering heat and even hotter racing at B’Sorah

A brand new venue welcomed us for Race 3 in the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series 2013 and what an amazing venue it is!



B’Sorah welcomed us for the first time ever and what an absolute gem to add to the Spur Trail Series collection. In the Long Course Championship Race, runners were treated to…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on November 11, 2013 at 10:37 — No Comments

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