Waiting for a sign to enter the 2018 Gauteng Summer Trail Series®? ☝️Here it is! Online entries close 12 noon on Wednesday 17 October
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#GSTS2018 kicks off this Sunday with what has become known as ONE WEEK until Gauteng Summer Trail Series® online entries close! Are you in for the Hennops Beast on 21 October? Entry link in bio. Coming in hot 🔥 this series will be a celebration of summer like no other! #GSTS2018 #Unleashyourwildstride @raidlightza @steenberg_farm @jaybirdsport The Marloth race report is up! Link in bio 📸 @marksampsonct #goaboveandbeyond @bos_sport @jaybirdsport @raidlightza @steenberg_farm Monday... huh. We are in the process of editing, sorting and loading your Marloth 2018 images to our MCS website and Facebook page. Hang in there, these shots are a cure for the #mondayblues .
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📸 @alanvangysen That's a wrap for 2018. With sincere thanks to title sponsor @bos_sport and presenting sponsor @jaybirdsport as well as @raidlightza and @steenberg_farm and the brilliant volunteers and crew. See you rock lovers again in 2019. Keep it real #MCS2018 #goaboveandbeyond When you just make cut off #hero #goaboveandbeyond #finishlinetears #MMC2018 11:58:12 You did it Eben 🔥 Hand carved falcons for each finisher in the MMC Ultra Series @bos_sport @jaybirdsport @raidlightza @steenberg_farm #goaboveandbeyond And the #MMC2018 55km women's champs! #goaboveandbeyond Your #MMC2018 55km men's champs! #goaboveandbeyond We go further together. Team work for this crew. 55km done, 50 minutes until cut off #MMC2018 #goaboveandbeyond The face of an ultra runner tells so many stories. Last of the 55km runners coming in just over 11 hours since they left this line #MMC2018 #goaboveandbeyond Camille Oliante rounds out the women's 55km podium today 🔥 #MMC2018 #goaboveandbeyond

News

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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A Muddy Affair

“Brrrrrr…” That was exactly how Sean Falconer welcomed the runners on Saturday morning when rocking up for MC duty at Paul Cluver estate for the first race of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series®. With snow on the mountains around the corner at jonkershoek, runners were welcomed by a freezing bite in the air. Luckily, as seems to be the tradition at this venue, the sky cleared up after a big down pour on Saturday, making for sunny blue skies and muddy trails. A perfect day for playing out on the trails. In the Long Course Championship race the runners set out guns blazing, with a fast competitive field. The runners had quite a task layed out ahead of them, with an unforgiving hill waiting for them around the half way mark, shortly followed by some technical downhill and a rather shaky rope crossing. Not allowing the obstacle en route to slow him down...
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