Introducing the all new Bos Sport Mountain Challenge floating trophy, fresh from the Red Earth work bench.  Who will etch their names in history this Sunday?  #mountainchallengeseries #GoAboveandBeyond @mcs2017 @bos_sport @raidlightza And here is the women's 22km podium. Annamart Laubscher lead for most of the race, taking the win 11 minutes ahead of Vicky vd Merwe. Pure class from all of these athletes
#ctmarathon2017 #ChallengeYourself The men's podium in the 22km. It was a proper game trying to report on this batch. At each check point they shifted positions, with Teboho Noosie eventually laying down the law. Fantastic racing
#ctmarathon2017 #ChallengeYourself You know what they say... every dog has his day! Raising funds for the SPCA #niceone #ctmarathon2017 First woman in the 12km is Tanya Posthumus-Fox in 1:11:50 #ctmarathon2017 #peacetrail Annamart Laubscher takes first position in the 22km in 1h 48min 57 #ctmarathon2017 #peacetrail New 22km course record by Teboho Noosie 1:28:30 #ctmarathon2017 #peacetrail Yesterday's spectacular finish at Hole in the Wall. As a weary group of runners begin their journey back to reality, we are already dreaming of our return to this great, wild place
📸 @marksampsonct
#morethanjustarun There's your overall podium, folks. Marelise Retief took first by 57 seconds. A literal rollercoaster  #Wildcoastwildrun2017 #morethanjustarun First runner home on day 3 of the #WildcoastWildrun, French entry Yannick Michel Marty and Eric pre start vibes #Wildrun The final 34 km of running a coastal paradise! Sore bodies but high spirits all round #Wildrun

Gauteng Winter Trail Series® Hennops XL

18 June 2017

Hennops XL Winter 18.7km

For those looking for a bigger challenge than the usual long route, take on this longer XL version of the Hennops route, the older brother of the “Hennops beast” long course. This is a stand-alone race and these race results do not form part of the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series® results.

Gauteng Winter Trail Series®

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Gauteng Winter Trail Series® Hennops XL18 June 2017

Entries are limited and pre-entry online is advisable, as we may not take on the day entries if our capacity is reached. If on-the-day entries are taken a late entry fee will be added to the normal entry fee.

Directions to venue: Click here

Medals for all XL finishers

Prizes for category winners and spot prizes up for grabs

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Distance | 18.7km
Start Time | 08:30
Cost | R300
Grading | Orange 8B i


Download the WTG here.

The Wildrunner Trail Grading system (WTG), was developed in 2009 and designed to help you make informed decisions on trail running events around the country. Unlike road running, trail running routes and races have many more facets to them, making them either harder or longer (in time) than you may expect.

Every race/event should give you the total distance and accumulative ascent, but using road running sense to work out your time based on these factors alone would be a mistake!

The three primary 'trail factors' affecting your overall time and effort on a trail run are as follows:
1. Terrain difficulty (easy or tricky?)
2. % single track/off-road to on-road (how much on difficult terrain?) 
3. Route severity (how steep?)


The three factors mentioned above have been expanded into an easy three part grading system. Each trail factor is listed below with the descriptions. Look out for races with a WTG and use this guide to make informed decisions.

'Technical' terrain = trail that is ‘busy’, that requires extensive concentration and trail running technique - for example a rocky hiking path, or a 4x4 track.
'Off-trail'= Describes sections that do not have any obvious or established route, for example a river bed, grass field or a section of beach. 
'Single-track' = Describing a trail that is narrow and typically only wide enough for one runner to run on at a time and in single file. Examples of typical single track would be a hiking trail, mountain bike trail, game trail, livestock trail

Cape Winter Trail Series®  - Tygerberg Nature Reserve: YELLOW 8B
Gauteng Summer Trail Series®  - Leeuwenkloof: ORANGE 7A
Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge 36km: GREEN 8B
Skyrun 100km: RED 9B

All Wildrunner events ( carry this grading system - look out for the grading on the event listing.


YELLOW = Easy, non-technical terrain, all on established trails and tracks
ORANGE= Moderately easy terrain, short sections of ‘technical’ terrain but largely easy running, all on established trails and tracks
GREEN = Moderate challenging terrain, with a mix of ‘technical’ and ‘non technical’ terrain, mostly on established trails and tracks but may or may not have extended sections regarded as being ‘off-trail’
BROWN = Moderately difficult terrain, more ‘technical’ terrain than ‘non-technical’ terrain, challenging but mostly on established trails and tracks although may or may not have extended sections regarded as being ‘off-trail’
RED = Difficult terrain, majority ‘technical’ terrain that is extremely demanding, may or may not have large sections on un-established trails and tracks


1 = 1-10%
2 = 11-20%
3= 21-30%
4 = 31-40%
5 = 41-50%
6 = 51-60%
7 = 61-70%
8 = 71-80%
9 = 81-90%
10 = 91-100%


A = Mostly runnable gradient 
B = Mostly runable gradient, but has some steep ascent and descent that may require walking 
C = Lots of steep ascent and descent that may require walking