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4004 Cape Summer Trail Series 2019 Finisher T'shirts

  If you entered for all four races (of the same distance) in the Cape Summer Trail Series 2019 by midnight 21st January, and have already completed races 1 and 2, your name should be on this list! Assuming you go onto complete the remaining two races, you will qualify to receive this unique 4004 (Four-Out-Of-Four) technical tee by Boldgear. At 8am on 24th January, we sent an email to your registered email address with a link to a SurveyMonkey questionnaire requesting vital information from you in order to make sure we have this ready for you at race 4, Oak Valley, on the 3rd February. This questionnaire needs to be completed by 4:30pm 25th January. If your name is on the list below but you have not received the email link, please first check your spam folder, second that mailbox you never look at, and failing that drop us an mail at info@wildrunner.co.za...
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Cape Summer Trail Series 2019 Race 2 Report

By race 2 in this 4-race series, things always start to get interesting. Individuals committed to achieving particular outcomes rock up with a keen eye for their competitors. Tactical decisions are made according to working the point system, and the finish line becomes an exciting place to watch it all unfold. On Sunday 20 January, the usual mix of every level of trail runner came through to play on the beautiful Lebanon Forest mountain bike trails.​ The route offers a classic mix of exciting single track, forest paths and fynbos studded trail through orchards and playful switch backs. The race village area looks over an inviting dam, and as temperatures rose during the morning, more than a few runners had a splash before heading home. The 13.4km long course was once again stacked with speedy potential. Siviwe Nkombi, winner from Race 1 at Kirstenbosch the Tuesday prior, took an early lead. Hot on...
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Cape Summer Trail Series 2019 Race 1 Report

It’s January, and the worries are long. So finding your tribe at the base of the mountain at sunset, and running off along some of the most beautiful trails of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens before reaching sweeping views of Cape Town was a welcome remedy, and a cracking launch of the 2019 trail season. The first race of 4 in this year’s edition of this popular series was made up of a 10km (400m ascent) and 5.8km (309m ascent). Participants enjoyed the amazing experience of running past the fragrance gardens and up onto the fringes of Cecilia Forest along the contour path. After the beautiful mountain trails, there was a playful technical descent followed by a magnificent indigenous forest. Then back into the gardens and through the magical setting of the cycad forest at night and onto the festive finish line, where food trucks, hot coffee, pancakes, free massage and a top notch lucky draw...
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The next gen of trail running

The Trail Series® is about fun for the whole family and so we're offering the next generation of trail running champions a chance to compete for FREE! Kids 10 years and younger run for free, please email info@wildrunner.co.za with your child’s name, age and school and we’ll send you a promo code for them to enter online. T’s and C’s 1. Applicable for any child 10 years or younger on the day of the first race. 2. Applicable to the short course only. 3. Only applicable via pre-registration. (ie. Have to enter online, does not apply to on the day entries). 4. Online entries close 2 working days before the race.
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B’sorah bushveld bonanza

You need to look no further than B’Sorah for that ultimate running compilation of bushveld diversity, from riverside trails and forest, to open savanna.  Underfoot it’s a kaleidoscope of fast open, to rocky hilltops and everything in between. The poplar forest closes out the final trails along which you need the footwork of Springbok winger to avoid the close packed trees.  As a stage for the closing race in the GSTS18, you could get no better. Like the weather, the racing was hot.  For the most part, the leaders in the Series had done what they had to secure the Series win, but in many instances, second and third places were to go down to the wire. In the Championship Open category, ‘just’ 43 seconds (or 3.4sec/km) was the closing difference in the race for 3rd place, with Andrew Currie nabbing the final spot on the podium from Stephen Atkinson.  But...
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On the Botanical dark side

As so it was as civil twilight faded to darkness, we released the brave onto the tracks and trails of the magnificent Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in race 3 of the Gauteng Summer Trail Series®.  The weather for running could not have been more sublime, with clear skies and a chilly breeze keeping the body temperature down on the big climbs! For both the 11 and 5 km routes it was the same first 2.2km, up up and up...180m of it to be precise.  Past the waterfall and onto the ridgeline above. From the split it was more rocky trails for the 11km runners and a steep descent back onto the garden trails for the 5km.  At the finish line the hills looked for all like fairy lights on a Christmas tree as the snake of runners made their way around their respective routes. There was a special treat near the...
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Cape Summer Trail Series® 2019

Spoiler alert: It’s going to be HOT! If you live in the Cape, then you're one of those who has been tossed between scorching heat and some winter throw backs of late. Some of it has been so sizzling that your bios read "In a Relationship with an Air Conditioner". Well that’s just a taste of what’s coming at you, because the 2019 version of the Cape Summer Trail Series® is getting all fired up. On our summer menu… 15 January           Kirstenbosch Sunset Run  This one always sells out, so get involved early with an online entry. Choose between the 10km Long Course or the 5km Short Course. You get an exclusive opportunity to enjoy a sunset from within the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Run past the fragrance gardens, up onto the fringes of Cecilia Forest along the contour path. After the beautiful mountain trails, there's a playful technical descent followed by a magnificent...
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Cerebral overload at Titan’s Forest

What an adventure on Titan’s Forest trails in race 2 of the Gauteng Summer Trail Series!  A brand new addition to the trail running scene, it was with great anticipation that trail runners lined up at the start line from 7 am on Sunday to run this magic piece of private Broederstroom property.  Majority of the route focus was the spectacular forests that lined the source of the Broederstroom spring. Being able to drink from the spring during the run was a really unusual highlight for many.   The trails were undeniably busy, with a huge variation in steep technical climbs & descents, fast winding trails through the forests complete with lots of tricky valleys and slate-covered ridges.  Diversity second to none. This busy run meant you hardly had time to realise where you were before you found yourself back at the finish! Carl Sandrock commented, “It’s like a complete cerebral overload!”...
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GSTS 2018 Routes Announced

Like we said, same same but different! We’ve freshened up our 2018 Gauteng Summer Trail Series® offering, and look forward to welcoming you and your crew to another summer of trail loving fun. We have a special offer of 10% off for family bookings that include 2 adults and 2 children between 11 and 17, and don’t forget that kids 10 years and under run free if pre-registered.   Hennops Beast - 21 October Race 1 You can't escape the Hennops Beast. This one stays the same!   Titan’s Forest - 28 October Race 2 You know how we love diversity when we trail run, well this brand new inclusion into the Trail Series® portfolio brings exactly that!  This spectacular private farm unlocks an exclusive winding trails through lush green forests, over technical rocky hills and ridges, along muddy riverside trails and over the cleanest natural spring water streams the highveld has to offer. Sunset Garden - 7...
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10 years and younger run for FREE!

Our family is growing and we're offering the next generation of trail running champions a chance to compete for FREE!  In the last 11 years we’ve seen the Trail Series® grow exponentially, becoming the country’s biggest and only national short course trail series. A series that is fit for all types of runners, whether a racing snake or a leisurely stroller. It has become a fun outing for the whole family. Wildrunner is offering all kids under the age of 10 the opportunity to run the Trail Series® for free. Please email info@wildrunner.co.za with your child’s name, age and school and we’ll send you a promo code for them to enter online. T’s and C’s (Terms and Conditions) 1. Applicable for any child 10 years or younger on the day of the first race. 2. Applicable to the short course only. 3. Only applicable via pre-registration. (ie. Have to enter online, does not apply to on the day entries). 4. Online entries close 2...
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