Step up! Online entries for Race 2 of the Gauteng Winter Trail Series® close tomorrow, 21 June,  at 10am. See you at Hennops this weekend! #GWTS2018 #UnleashYourWildStride Do you love trail, and really good wine?
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@steenberg_farm is offering a superb prize per winter series (Gauteng and the Cape). You could be taking home a mixed case of some of Steenberg's very best. To win, post an image that depicts your training or preparation for an upcoming Trail  Series® event, using the tags #LiveTrail and #LiveSteenberg
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Winners must have entered one or more of a current series to be considered. The winning pic will be one that captures the fun side of trail running - whatever that is to you!
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So start now, and standby to see who has won at the end of the current Gauteng Winter Trail Series®, followed by the Cape Winter Trail Series® (one prize per series, per province
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#Unleashyourwildstride Fun Fact! The question we get asked most frequently after an event is... Full results from Race 1 are up on the Trail Series® website. While you are there, enter for Race 2. Remember you need 3 of 4 races for an overall series result
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#gauteng The whole family can get involved⛰ #GWTS2018 good start of the series 🏃🏼🏃🏼‍♀️ Happy Fathers Day to our fathers who came to spend the day with their family’s at B’sorah🏃🏻‍♂️ #unleashyourwildstride #realtrail #getoutside #memorable #lifestyle #health #vitality #familyday #fun A view from out on the course today. Picture perfect! B'Sorah showing off
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@raidlightza @steenberg_farm @jaybirdsport And the A batch is off for the long course #gwts2018 who will claim the gold 🏆 #coffee #fun #adventuretime #vitality #health ☕️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ We’re ready for you 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ #unleashyourwildstride #trail #lifestyle #family #getoutside We know you are ready and amped for tomorrow. But, can you run like a Kudo?! Out on course today at B'Sorah. The Magaliesberg is showing off. Late entries available in the morning for both short and long routes
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@raidlightza @steenberg_farm @jaybirdsport Hey Hey! Registration for Race 1 of #gwts2018 is open. Swing by the Protea Hotel Midrand before 6pm to collect your number or grab a late entry. B'Sorah is calling and the crew is ready to roll
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News

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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The Grand Finale at Leeuwenkloof

The Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series® wrapped up this past weekend at Leeuwenkloof on another stunning Highveld winters day. This was the second winter that we held the finale at this venue, which offers the runners some beautiful views, a few unforgiving hills, an eery but awesome tunnel and some playful single track. In the men’s long course Championship, Collins Mabu continued his streak, by claiming his fourth straight victory, flying across the finish line in an impressive time of 56:21. Making his stamp of dominance as this winter’s Trail Series® king and his presence noticed as a newbie to the trail running scene.  Second place runner coming in over a minute behind, was Lesiba Peu in a time of 58:00. Also taking second place overall in the Championship. And closing of the podium for the overall men’s race 4 as well as the Championship was Walter Mepha in a time...
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GTWTS RACE 3 - SEGWATI

Schools out for the winter. It was a chilly start to the day, with a fresh cold bite in the air. But soon as the sun came out to play the cold ran away and stunning scene was set out at Segwati Game Ranch for the penultimate race of the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series®. In the Long Course Championship race, Collins Mabu claimed his hat trick of victories as he came flying over the finish line at a rapid pace of 47:00. Securing his place as King of the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series®. Lesiba Peu came racing over in 2nd place, a minute after our champion and 3rd in the men’s challenge was with an exceptional time of 49:30 was Walter Mepha, running club teammate of Collins Mabu. With 2 spots on the podium so far for Mepha, he still stands a chance of claiming a spot on the podium...
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GWTS16 Race 2 - Hennops 'The BEAST'

This weekend saw the second instalment of the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series® take place at Hennops. What a day it was. A few bumps, a couple of bruises, and a whole lot of smiles. As per usual Race 2 at Hennops includes the addition of the XL course, an 18,77km trail, which offers great scenery, and great diversity of fun trails. In the men’s XL race Lawrence Mogano came speeding over the line in a phenomenal time of 01:36:13, creating almost a 10min gap between himself and second place runner Tarquin Meszaros. Closing off the top 3 for the men’s race was Richard Lawson in a time of 01:50:54. In the female XL race Yolande Maclean brought it home for the ladies in a superb time of 01:57:47, with a similar close on 10min lead over runner up Vicky van der Merwe, who claimed second place in a time of 02:06:04. Finishing...
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AND WE'RE OFF!

Same Same, But Different. This weekend saw us a kick off 2016’s edition of the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series® at B’Sorah, and what a great start it was. Once again we started the series off at B’Sorah tented camp, our resident Race 1 venue for the last 2 years. For our annual winter series runners, they were met with a familiar sight when rocking up at the start venue, but before they got too comfortable we informed them of a few changes out on the route. Due to some recent veld fires at the venue we had to adjust the course a little bit, and although mostly the same course, the regulars would have noticed that some of the trails that they had run on in the past were now being done in reverse. Thanks to our awesome team of course markers, no confusion was had on the course and all runners...
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Entries opening for Gauteng & Cape 20th April!

Yes it's that time of year again to get your entries in for the Spur Winter Trail Series!  Entries open on the 20th of April at midday for the 9th edition of both the Gauteng and Cape Winter Trail Series.    
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Spur Cape Summer Trail Series® 2016 airs on Supersport

The Spur Cape Summer Series® is being broadcast on Supersport in March! Please see the below table for all broadcast dates, times and channels. Schedule Date Schedule Time Duration Channel Name Monday, 21 March, 2016 18:00 00:30:00 SS8 Tuesday, 22 March, 2016 01:00 00:30:00 SS8 Tuesday, 22 March, 2016 06:30 00:30:00 SS8 Tuesday, 22 March, 2016 16:30 00:30:00 SS8 / CSN Friday, 25 March, 2016 03:30 00:30:00 Sel2 / Sel2-Go Friday, 25 March, 2016 05:00 00:30:00 SelSA / SelSA-Go Friday, 25 March, 2016 14:30 00:30:00 SelSA / SelSA-Go Saturday, 26 March, 2016 11:00 00:30:00 SelSA-Go Sunday, 27 March, 2016 04:00 00:30:00 SelSA / SelSA-Go  
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Spectacular Oak Valley caps off Spur Cape Summer Trail Series® 2016

The Spur Cape Summer Trail Series® for 2016 came to an end on the spectacular trails of Oak Valley as 700 runners braved the early morning chill of 8 degrees to enjoy what turned out to be a beautiful morning in the Elgin Valley. Race 4 in the Summer Series sees the addition of the 25km XL course and with a few familiar faces on the start line; we knew it was going to be a fast one! In the Men’s XL race it was always going to be hotly contested with the likes of Chad Gordon, Peter Calitz, Micheal Gombart, Will Robinson and Damian Will on the start line.  After what seemed like no time at all, it was a fist-pumping Damian Will who powered his way across the line in first place with a new record time of 01:42:05 (beating Nicholas Rupanga’s time from a year ago of 01:43:10). Second over the...
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