First album of #kleinmond images by @marksampsonct already up on Facebook. So fast we got whiplash 🤣
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@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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@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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#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

PE Trail Series Hopewell Estate XL

20 August 2017

21.28km

PE Trail Series Hopewell Estate XL

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PE Trail Series Hopewell Estate XL 20 August 2017

For those looking for a bigger challenge than the usual long route, take on this longer XL version of the Hopewell Estate route. This is a stand-alone race and these race results do not form part of the Spur PE Trail Series® results.
Entries are limited and pre-entry online is advisable.

Directions: Click here

Medals for all XL finishers
Prizes for category winners and spot prizes up for grabs
Click here for more information on categories

Distance | 21.28km
Start Time | 08:30
Cost | R290
Grading | i

XL race

Route Description Coming Soon, Watch this space.

WILDRUNNER TRAIL RUNNING GRADING SYSTEM (WTG)

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?)

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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.

DEFINITIONS:
'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

FOR EXAMPLE:
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 (www.wildrunner.co.za) carry this grading system - look out for the grading on the event listing.

PART 1: TERRAIN DIFFICULTY

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

PART 2: % SINGLE TRACK/OFF-ROAD 

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%

PART 3: ROUTE SEVERITY 

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