More than 100 photos from yesterday's race up and waiting for you to view, tag, share, download, send to the family Whatsapp group. All on the #trailseries Facebook page 📸 @marksampsonct
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#Unleashyourwildstride That's a wrap, heroes. Something for everyone here at the #CapeSummerTrailSeries Top three women on the long course here at Lebanon Forest. Grit and grace out there
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#Unleashyourwildstride Your top three men on the long course. Sjooooeeeeee we saw some speed out there today
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#Unleashyourwildstride Top three men in the short course. Boom. Shake the room (watch Facebook for plenty more images from tomorrow folks)
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#CapeSummerTrailSeries Top three women in the short course 💪 nicely done! .
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#CapeSummerTrailSeries Pete-The-Heat finished first vet on the long course and was heard chirping Winners of the long course, colleagues at @run_storeza and friends. Cracking race out there this morning
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@roryscheffer @tishysplishy #heroes
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#CapeSummerTrailSeries The A batch moving towards their start line. Long course is out on the trails now with some super fast names kicking it out there 🤙
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#Unleashyourwildstride In true Cape style the queue for late entries is looooong and full of vibe. Can we be this awesome when we queue for our 25L of water 🤔. Welcome to Race 1 of the #CapeSummerTrailSeries folks. We do have late entries available for those still keen to kick the year off on a high note! An hour until the long course heads out. The crew has started gathering for coffee, snacks and trail chat. @sean.l.robson on the mic .
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#Unleashyourwildstride Grey skies, light breeze, perfect running weather for Race 1 of the 2018 #CapeSummerTrailSeries at Lebanon Forest
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News

Lighting up the switchbacks

Another spectacular evening of running for the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series® 2017 as runners chased down the sunset through the howling winds, otherwise considered a gentle breeze by all local Cape Tonians, on Wednesday night at Meerendal Wine Estate. It was a first for the Spur Trail Series® at this new venue and proved to be hit for all who crossed the finish line. The view from the start/finish was a sight to remember as the runners wound their way up the beautifully cut switchback mountain bike trails, with Table Mountain and Lions Head lit up in the backdrop. Racing kicked off at 19:30 for the long course, with all the racing snakes and serious faces lined up, up front. Current series leader and the hot favourite for podium step number one, was missing from the starting line, meaning there was a first place up for grabs. Michael Davidson saw the gap...
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Cups be gone!

Following the global trail running initiative started in 2011 in the USA, and continuing the trend of trail running organizers undeniable responsibility to tune into as many ways of being environmentally friendly as possible, all Wildrunner Events from the 1st February 2017 will be “cup-less” events.  “Basically any aid station providing hydration to participants will no longer be providing disposable cups, hence this will require each participant to provide his/her own cup,” says Owen Middleton, Wildrunner founder and MD.  “This will not only reduce our waste footprint in a huge way, but will enhance an environmental consciousness that together we can make a difference”. In parallel to taking this cup-less stance, Wildrunner has taken the initiative to import one of the leading, BPA free, collapsible cup designs.  This durable cup weighs only 15g, and unlike it’s competition can take both hot and cold liquid.  These will be available for only R60 at...
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Children under 10 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 10 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 and as we’ve watched our family grow over the years at the Spur Trail Series® we’d really like to include them in our celebrations. So as part of our 10-year anniversary, Wildrunner is offering all kids under the age of 10 the opportunity to run Race 3 and 4 of the Spur Cape Summer 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 for race 3 and 4.   Race information: Race 3 Date: Wednesday, 08...
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Single track back in action!

This past Sunday saw the trail running calendar kick off with the first race of the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series® at Lebanon Forest in Elgin. After taking a beating from the wild fires last year, it was awesome to have all the fun single tracks back in action. The Cape decided to play along as well and dish out some delicious weather for runners to play in out on the trails. First light came peeking out at 5:30am as runners started rolling in for registration and number collection. By 6:30am there was an exciting buzz in the air from all the runners getting ready to dust off those holiday legs and kick up some dirt. To add to the buzz was Wildrunner’s own bag of exciting news for 2017. First was the fact that Spur Trail Series® and Wildrunner turns 10 years young this year. Then the addition of Raidlight as new...
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Steenberg Vineyards Wine Sales Promotion

Special Pricing at Cellar Door for all Spur Cape Summer Trail Series® 2017 Runners Steenberg Vineyards are running a special promo for all runners who have entered the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series®. Go visit their wine farm, enjoy a delicious wine tasting and be sure to take your race number with you and you’ll qualify for a 10% discount on all wine bought from the cellar door. Terms and Conditions Valid until 28th February. Have to show valid 2017 CSTS race number to get the discount. No online or email proof of entries will be accepted. Valid on wine sales only. Not valid for Wine Club Member pricing or any other special offers or promotions. Not valid for online purchases. No alcohol for sale to persons under the age of 18.
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10 years and younger run for FREE

Wildrunner and the Spur Trail Series® turn 10 years young this year and for this we want to celebrate 10 amazing years of fun & adventure for the whole family, by offering a FREE entry* to race 1 of the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series® to any and all adventurous trail kids aged 10 years old or younger! With no experience necessary, just a pair of running shoes and a sense of adventure, the Spur Trail Series® is the perfect place to try this amazing sport. There are fantastic prizes to be won from sponsors Raidlight and Spur Steak Ranches! So pile those kids in the car and unleash that outdoor adventurous running spirit on the fantastic trails of Lebanon Forest in Grabouw, at race 1 of 4 in the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series®! For more info check out trailseries.co.za Please email info@wildrunner.co.za with your child’s NAME, SURNAME & ID NUMBER  and we’ll...
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PICTURE PERFECT FINISH

We couldn’t have asked for a better day at Leeuwenkloof this past Sunday, 27 November as Gauteng saw the grand finale of the 2016 Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series®. The weather spoilt us, the venue took our breath away and all the runners just made our day.   On Saturday evening the Wildrunner team watched as the predicted clouds came rolling in towards the venue. A couple of close calls with the lighting, but clearly something caught the attention of the rain clouds as they stayed distracted, hovering over the Magaliesberg Mountains while we sat warmly around our camp fire just buzzing with excitement for race day. And on that note, let’s shift on over to race day. Sunday morning greeted us with blue skies, dirty trails, green forests, wide smiles and delicious coffee. Runners started arriving from 5am to pick up their numbers and get their little warm up run’s in. Racing kicked...
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Wrapped up at the beautiful Aloe Wildlife Estate

Spur KZN Trail Series® wraps up at the beautiful Aloe Wildlife Estate The final leg of the Spur KZN Trail Series® wrapped up at yet another brand new trail running venue in Camperdown, called Aloe Wildlife Estate. Runners in both the shorter 6km and longer 12km routes were treated to bushveld views and glimpses of Zebra and Impala as they carefully navigated their way around the course. Rainfall the night before made conditions a little tricky, but the excited field of runners were unperturbed and took advantage of the cool weather. In the long course we had a new winner, Nomore Mandivengerei, who participated in his first and only race of the series, in a time of 52:41. In second place was veteran triathlete Donovan Van Gelder in 53:36 and rounding off the podium after winning all 3 of the previous events in the series was Grant Cummings in 54:15. In the ladies we...
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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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