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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

Running Wild at Segwati

Race two in this series of four races in the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series took place on Sunday at the scenic Segwati Game Ranch.



With the weather playing its part in making conditions ideal for trail running, the 12.75km Long Course Championship race got underway with pre-race favourites Lucky Miya and…

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Added by Owen Middleton on November 4, 2013 at 14:14 — No Comments

Rugged Racing at Hennops River

The Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series 2013 kicked off this past Sunday, October 27, at the tranquil Hennops River Picnic Site. What was not so tranquil was the electric racing on spectacular single track trails that left a few hardened runners with scratches, bruises and memories.



Race 1 saw not only a long…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 28, 2013 at 17:11 — No Comments

Spur KZN Trail Series 2013 signs off in style

The fourth and final race of the Spur KZN Trail Series 2013 began in eerie, misty conditions as Series leaders and contenders lined up at the start line one final time.



In the men’s Championship 11.3km race it was two-time runner up Owen Bengo who crossed the finish line in 1st place, coming home…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 21, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

A RACE AGAINST THE STORM

The penultimate race in the Spur KZN Trail Series took place in the tranquil setting of the Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve, despite the weather deciding to spice things up with clouds building overhead and the threat of rain getting greater and greater the closer to start time.



The Championship Race…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 17, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

Trail Series delights in Giba Gorge

Wednesday night saw the second chapter of the 2013 Spur KZN Trail Series take place. This time Giba Gorge provided us with a spectacular venue for some electric night-time running. 



In the Men’s Championship 10.5km Long Course, it was Mark Michel who left everybody trailing, coming home in a…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 11, 2013 at 12:00 — 3 Comments

Inanda Dam Comes Alive

Inanda Dam dished up a great day of racing to kick off the 2013 Spur KZN Trail Series. This, the 3rd edition of the KZN Trail Series, will see runners test themselves over four unique and challenging courses over the next three weeks, with Series results…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 7, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Spur KZN Trail Series kicks off Sunday!

The Spur KZN Trail Series is set to kick off on Sunday and promises to again be a highlight on runners’ calendars in October. Entries for this popular event are now open and going fast.



The first Series took place in Cape Town in 2008 and has grown rapidly since then. What has made the event so…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 2, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

De Beer dominates inaugural GLB46 Ultra

 

One of South Africa’s favourite trail running sons, Nic de…

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Added by Tamaryn Middleton on July 20, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

And that’s a wrap from Pelindaba!

The fourth and final instalment of the Gauteng Winter Trail Series 2013 (GWTS13) took place in the Pelindaba Nature Reserve and what a race it was! As has been the trend over the last 4 weeks, the sun was out in full force and prime trail…

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Added by Tamaryn Middleton on July 2, 2013 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

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