The finale of the 2013 Cape Summer Trail Series took place this past Sunday, 24 February 2013 at Oak Valley, in the heart of Elgin. Awesome weather, jovial atmosphere and stunning scenery with a mountains backdrop created the perfect setting for the final race in the series, as well as the 25km XL route.
Cape XL1 course
The 25km Trail Series Elgin Valley XL course threw some steep hills and single track at the runners. Seasoned Trail Series runner,…
Added by Owen Middleton on February 25, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments
Sunday is the last race of the Cape Summer Trail Series 2013, in addition to the Trail Series Elgin Vally XL at Oak Valley! Online entries are now CLOSED - please note that there will be NO ENTRIES TAKE ON THE DAY as we are fulll to capacity.
The race confirmation email has been sent out this morning, so if you have entered online, you should be…
Added by Owen Middleton on February 22, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
Delicious French Crepes available at Race 4 and the Elgin Valley XL on Sunday!
French born Fernand Durler is delighted to extend his loyal crepe-lover patronage to beyond the southern suburbs where he has been serving his large variety of fresh hand-spun French crepes over the past 5 years.
Prices range from R18 upwards
Cinnamon/ sugar and fresh lemon (optional extra maple syrup)
Swiss Hazelnut chocolate spread (optional…
Added by Owen Middleton on February 22, 2013 at 10:28 — No Comments
Three of the best Cape Summer Trail Series routes from previous years were combined to create the inaugural 34km Trail Series Silvermine Mountain XL event that took place on Saturday, 9 February 2013 in Silvermine Nature Reserve. The end result was a route that combined the best trails in both Silvermine East and West, and offered spectacular views along the way of Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay, Tokai, Hout Bay, Noordhoek and Fish Hoek.…Continue
Added by Owen Middleton on February 11, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments
Typical summer SE winds tore over and around the Tygerberg Nature Reserve ridgeline yesterday evening as some 600 runners took to what is arguably one of the toughest Trail Series routes on the CSTS circuit. The usual hilltop start make for spectacular views of the sunset however, with runners enjoying the magnificent vistas over Table Bay and Cape Town as they tackled this very undulating course.…
Added by Owen Middleton on February 7, 2013 at 13:41 — No Comments
Online entries for Race 3 of the Cape Summer Trail Series have now CLOSED.
Please note that there are NO ON THE DAY ENTRIES AVAILABLE FOR THIS RACE.
Click here for the important WHEN/WHAT/WHERE details for Wednesday's…Continue
Added by Owen Middleton on February 4, 2013 at 11:42 — No Comments
We've updated the format of the Silvermine Mountain Challenge XL to include an exciting Team Relay aspect!
In addition to the standard 34km route (for the crazy, single soul), teams of two are now allowed to share the 34km route by splitting it into three legs:
Teams of 2, with runner 1 completing 14+6km & runner 2 completing 14km
Leg 1: 14km from Start to 100Plus checkpoint (Runner 1)
Leg 2: 14km 100Plus checkpoint to…
Added by Owen Middleton on January 31, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
The promise of sunset adventure on a pearler Cape Town evening drew the biggest turnout in Cape Summer Trail Series history last night, with over 1000 runners turning up to tackle the spectacular tracks and trails of the Constantia Greenbelts and Cecelia Forest. This new exciting format, inspired to bring a new level of adventure to the Trail Series, sparked some energy & life into this normally quiet, leafy suburb of Constantia. In addition, R10,000 was raised for the South African…Continue
Added by Owen Middleton on January 24, 2013 at 14:02 — No Comments
Online entries for Race 2 of the Cape Summer Trail Series have now CLOSED but you can still enter on the day from 17h30 - 18h30 at the venue, Constantia Greenbelts.
Click here for the important WHEN/WHAT/WHERE details for Wednesday's race - if you are planning on entering the day, it's worth a read as…Continue
Added by Owen Middleton on January 21, 2013 at 13:19 — No Comments
Filmed & produced by Phil the Austrian
Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 saw the Cape Summer Trail Series kick-off at the stunning Lebanon Forest in Elgin Valley. Perfect sunshine, rippling dams at the start/finish line and the promise of fast-flowing single-track routes through the pine forests of Lebanon saw the participation of over 800 runners at the first of four exciting races in the 6th Cape Summer Trail Series, sponsored by adidas.…
Added by Owen Middleton on January 14, 2013 at 13:45 — No Comments
Online entry for the Cape Summer Trail Series Race 1 has now CLOSED, but you can still enter on the day at Lebanon Forest, Elgin Valley between 06h00 - 07h00.
All runners who pre-entered online will have received a confirmation email with logistical details for Sunday's race (available here). Runners that…Continue
Added by Owen Middleton on January 10, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments
Any confirmed Trail Series entrant with a 2013 Trail Series race number (any colour number, only numbers received for the 2013 events) qualifies for 20% off adidas running footwear and apparel at any one of the adidas…Continue
Added by Tamaryn Jupp on December 6, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
Despite the grey, dizzily conditions some 90 runners still arrived to run race three in this year’s Gauteng Summer Trail Series, sponsored by adidas & Spur.
Night Race 3 Action
The 8.8km night race was a loop to the West of Ilhanti and took in some magnificent running in the remote hills of this truly stunning valley. The route included a large section of exclusive property complete with a 150+ year old Ox wagon trail. I doubt back then they…Continue
Online entry for the Gauteng Summer Trail Series Race 3 and Race 4 has now closed, but you can still enter on the day at Buffelspoort Valley - Ihlanti Lodge (Race 2 (NIGHT), 17h00 - 18h00 and Race 4 (XL, LONG & SHORT), 05h30 - 07h00)
All runners who pre-entered online will have received a confirmation email with logistical details for this weekend's races (available …
For those Gauteng Summer Trail Series 2012 runners who are looking to make a weekend of Race 3 & 4, check out some possible accommodation facilities around the Buffelspoort Valley.
Click on the hyperlinks below to view the accommodation websites for contact/booking details.
A brand new addition to the Trail Series Cape Summer Calendar! Traverse through exclusive trails of the Silvermine Nature Reserve in this epic 36km XL. This is a stand-alone race and these race results do not form part of the Cape Summer Series results.
Entries are limited to 250 racers, so make sure you register early to avoid disappointment.
For more info and to enter, click …Continue
Added by Owen Middleton on November 15, 2012 at 13:38 — No Comments
The game trails & tracks of Segwati Game Ranch played host to a brand new Trail Series format over the weekend, with a thrilling night race through the bushveld on Saturday night followed by the usual day race the next morning.
The night run…
Added by Owen Middleton on November 12, 2012 at 15:13 — No Comments
Online entry for the Gauteng Summer Trail Series Race 1 and Race 2 has now closed, but you can still enter on the day at Segwati Game Ranch (Race 1, 16h00 - 18h00 and Race 2, 06h00 - 07h00)
And there are still 2 more races in the Series to go! (Race 3 & 4 at Buffelspoort Valley - click here for more info)
All runners who pre-entered online will have…Continue
Added by Claire Davidson on November 8, 2012 at 11:20 — No Comments
Nicknamed the ‘Monsoon’ Trail Series, the 2012 KZN Trail Series final race at Virginia Trails did not fail to maintain the status quo, with wet, misty muddy and cold conditions in play at the start once again.
This did not deter 70 or so die-hard fans who made the trip to this very special area, and run…
Added by Owen Middleton on October 29, 2012 at 12:33 — No Comments