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Winding through the trails at B'Sorah

On Sunday Gauteng saw the 3rd Race of the Summer Trail Series® take place at B’Sorah tented camp. After a scorcher of a series so far, the cloudy skies and cooler weather was warmly, or should I rather say “cool-ly” welcomed by all. Racing kicked off at 7am with Batch ‘A’ runners in the Long Course. B’Sorah being the kindest of all 4 races in terms of elevation, meant runners quickly found their way back to the finish line. Mike Bailey absolutely dominated the men’s long course Championship race, coming in almost 5min ahead of second place in a time of 47:59. Officially laying down his dominance as Open Male Champion of the Long Course championship having claimed his 3rd win of the series. Brian Garnder took second in a time of 52:42 and in 3rd place over the line in the men’s race was Sean Fietjie in an impressive time of...
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The Calm (But Crazy) After The Storm

This year may slowly be coming to an end, but the 2016 Gauteng Summer Trail Series® has only just begun. This past Sunday saw the first race of the summer series kick off at the Hennops River, and what a cracker of a day to launch the series.   On Saturday evening Gauteng got hit hard with a storm, leaving the event organisers at Wildrunner stressing a little with the thought of what was awaiting them at the start/finish venue on Sunday morning. But thankfully, apart from a missing A-F sign board, all seemed intact and runners arrived to a picture perfect morning for racing.   The mood was set, the storm had gone, the calm had settled. Or was that just the quietness of the nervous XL runners about to take on the Hennops beast? The first group of runners to officially launch this exciting Summer Series®. This crazy bunch set off at...
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KZNTS in the news!

The Spur KZN Trail Series® has been flourishing in 2016 and local athletes have made it into the papers!  
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And we're off!

The Spur KZN Trail Series® has kicked off with a bang, in less than a week we’re already two races down and got two more exciting races to go. Race 1 – Rocky Bay, Scottburgh The racing launched with a cracker of a day on Sunday 2 October at a stunning new venue for the Spur KZN Trail Series® in the form of Rocky Bay Trails. A great looking set-up welcomed over 200 runners to the race village. Runners got to enjoy a beautiful ocean sunrise and hot cuppa J while registration took place. A variety of runners from all spheres showed up on the morning of the race, we had your racing snakes, leisure strollers, families, newbies and old dogs. Along with a large number of spectators there to cheer on all the crazy trail runners. The trails at Rocky Bay are considered fairly fast with lots of flowing single track through indigenous forest...
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Spur KZN Trail Series in the Southern Star!

The Spur KZN Trail Series is in the Southern Star! 
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Wildrunner announces thrilling 2016 Spur KZN Trail Series®

Cape Town – 15 September 2016: Trail running events specialists Wildrunner, have confirmed the dates and venues for the four races of the Spur KZN Trail Series® happening in October 2016, including events at Rocky Bay in Scottburgh, Blythedale Coastal Resort and Aloe Wildlife Estate, plus a night run at Kenneth Steinbank Reserve in Durban.  “We start the Spur KZN Trail Series®, on Sunday, 2 October 2016, racing at Rocky Bay, Scottburgh, where runners have the option of two stunning courses of 6km or 10km on farm roads and through indigenous forests on single track,” comments Trail Series® founder and Wildrunner MD, Owen Middleton. The Spur Trail Series®, which has proved to be wildly popular among trail runners in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Eastern Cape, attracting thousands of trail novices and experienced race snakes, and race organisers expect the event to grow in leaps and bounds in Kwazulu Natal 2016. “We have fabulous...
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The best for last - Hopewell Conservation Estate

Over 100 competitors lined up for the final leg of the Spur PE Trail Series® 2016 at the Hopewell Conservation Estate.  Runners were greeted by picture perfect weather for trail running. There was great excitement as runners where about to run amoung some magnifisent wild life such as rare Cape moun­tain zebra, iconic eland, pran­cing spring­bok, red harte­beest, moun­tain reed­buck, os­trich and kudu. In the men’s 11km long course it was the familiar forces doing battle up front as the race for the overall series was still up for grabs.  As the runners traversed along the flowing single track and valley’s in the breathe taking Hopewell Estate it was Lumkile Thu who emerged up the final hill of the day and into the finish straight in a time of 00:39:35 minutes with Terence Njekula settling for second place in a time of 00:41:33 minutes and in third place, with a time of...
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PE Trail Series on Algoa!

Owen Middleton, MD of Wildrunner talks to Gordon Graham from Algoa FM about the PE Trail Series. Click here to listen to the interview
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Sandy Shores at Cape Recife

Close to perfect running conditions greeted the runners at the 3rd leg of the Spur PE Trail Series® kicked off at Pine Loge this past Sunday. Both courses experienced some magnificent flowing single track through lush sea bush taking them past the old Fort in Cape Recife before dropping them onto the deserted beaches on the wild side of Port Elizabeth. In the men’s 10km km long course Championship race, it was the local Lumkile Thu who beat the tide in a cracking time of 00:41:26 followed by his good friend Terrence Mjekula coming in second in a time of 00:43:02 and last week’s winner Werner Du Preez scooping the last place on the podium in a time of 00:46:23.   In the ladies long course race, it was once again Odessa Perelson who took the win and really cementing her chance to take the overall Championship with a time of 00:55:20...
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CWTS Race 3 - Taal Monument

WOW! Maybe not the most grammatically correct sentence to start a post with. But it’s the best way to describe the venue, Taal Monument & Paarl Mountain, for the penultimate race in the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series® that took place this past weekend. Runners had to do a short warm up climb to the start line, before arriving at the start venue. But the view was way worth the climb. With a little more heat in the air this weekend, way more mouths were moving around from happy chatter rather than the usual shivering, quivering lips. In the long course, runners set out on a stunning route with exceptional views. The course was mostly jeep track this weekend, making for a much faster run. Raydon Balie and Siviwe Nkombi continued their leap frog battle up front for the podium position, with Siviwe coming out on top this weekend at a rapid pace...
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