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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

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

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

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