First album of #kleinmond images by @marksampsonct already up on Facebook. So fast we got whiplash 🤣
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#Spurtrailseries #UnleashYourWildStride 
@spursports @raidlightza We wrapped up the 2017 #spurcapewintertrailseries with a great giveaway courtesy of @raidlightza THANK YOU ALL!
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#Spurtrailseries #UnleashYourWildStride First woman in the XL is home! .
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#Spurtrailseries #UnleashYourWildStride 
@spursports @raidlightza We'll be sorry to see @bethhanson77 leave to return to the UK after her stellar performance in this year's series! A clear Long Course winner, 4th overall today
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#Spurtrailseries @spursports @raidlightza Winner of our XL course hammered it home today! Well run Fred
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@spursports #Spurtrailseries @raidlightza How rad are our trophies this year? (Its an Otter 😉)
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@spursports @raidlightza A little taste of what our runners are experiencing out there today
📸 @marksampsonct
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#Race4 #kleinmond 
#Spurtrailseries #UnleashYourWildStride Our XL course runners are lining up for a fun morning of puddles and pure trail
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#Spurtrailseries #UnleashYourWildStride The rain has lifted! Kleinmond is beautiful this morning. Our #race4 venue
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#Spurtrailseries #UnleashYourWildStride If you are coming through for #race4 at #kleinmond tomorrow then you are in for a treat. Late entries for all 3 courses are going to be available
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@spursports @raidlightza Forgive the pic quality, the sun worked against us. Here are the top 3 ladies overall in the short course at Paarl today. 3rd is a young lady from the 10 years and younger category... future pro right here? The winners of the various categories for race 3 of the #SpurPETrailSeries ! @spursports @spursteakranches @raidlightza @steenberg_farm

Batching

As trail running keeps growing in South Africa and numbers at Spur Trail Series® events keep increasing we have introduced batching at the events in an attempt to spread out the field out while maintaining the integrity of the event.

Batches start in 2 minute intervals with the first short course starting 15-20 minutes after the last long course batch (as per usual Spur Trail Series® starting times).

We will leave it up to you to choose which batch you’d like to start in but please be considerate when making your choice as it will have an impact on others.

We have set up some guidelines to help you make a decision. Please see these guidelines below:

Championship Race (Long Course):

Batch A (Elite): 
Top 25% Overall – If you are regularly finishing in the top 25% of the overall field (NOT category), then you qualify to run in this batch. For example, if there are 200 runners and you usually finish in the top 50, you would choose batch A.

Batch B: 
26 – 50% Overall – If you are regularly placing between 26% and 50% of the overall field (NOT category), then you qualify to run in this batch. For example, if there are 200 runners and you usually finish between 51st place and 100th place, you would choose batch B.

Batch C: 
51 – 75% Overall – If you are regularly placing between 51% and 75% of the overall field (NOT category), then you qualify to run in this batch. For example, if there are 200 runners and you finish between 100th place and 150th place, you would choose batch C.

Batch D: 
Higher than 76% Overall – If you are regularly placing in the bottom 25% of the overall field (NOT category), then you qualify to run in this batch. For example, if there are 200 runners and you finish between 150th place and 200th place, you would choose batch D.

Challenge (Short Course):

Batch E (Elite): 
Top 25% Overall –
 If you are regularly finishing in the top 25% of the overall field (NOT category), then you qualify to run in this batch. For example, if there are 200 runners and you finish in the top 50, you would choose batch E.

Batch F: 
26 – 50% Overall – If you are regularly placing between 26% and 50% of the overall field (NOT category), then you qualify to run in this batch. For example, if there are 200 runners and you finish between 51st place and 100th place, you would choose batch F.

Batch G: 
51 – 75% Overall –
 If you are regularly placing between 51% and 75% of the overall field (NOT category), then you qualify to run in this batch. For example, if there are 200 runners and you finish between 100th place and 150th place, you would choose batch G.

Batch H: 
Higher than 76% Overall – If you are regularly placing in the bottom 25% of the overall field (NOT category), then you qualify to run in this batch. For example, if there are 200 runners and you finish between 150th place and 200th place, you would choose batch H.

Terms and Conditions

  • Your race time is taken from the time of the start of your batch to the time that you cross the finish line. I.e. if you run the long course in batch C your start time will be at 09h04, not 09h00. Your race result will indicate this as such.
  • Your batch will be printed on your race number. 
  • Batches will start in 2 minute intervals with the first short course starting 15-20 minutes after the last long course batch (as per usual Spur Trail Series® starting times).
  • There will only be one entrance to the starting pen and this entrance will be regulated by one or two marshals. They will only let you in if the batch number on your race number coincides with the batch that is about to start. Listen to announcements on the morning to make sure you start in the correct batch.
  • You cannot change your batch during the Series. The batch you choose in the first race that you enter is the one that you will stay in for the rest of the Series. 
  • If you enter on the day, you will have the opportunity to choose a batch, but batches are limited and if the batch you wanted to choose is full you will need to pick a different batch.
  • If you want to run with a friend who runs in a slower batch, you are allowed to start in the later batch. However, your time will not be adapted and your start time will remain as it is on the system.
  • If you start in an earlier batch from the one that you are allocated to, you will be disqualified. Please make sure you're on time for your start batch, we will not adapt your time if you start in a later batch than the one you were supposed to start in.
  • Any exceptions to this will be at the discretion of the Race Director.