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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2014 ends on a high at Pelindaba

Almost 700 trail runners made their way to the Pelindaba Nature Reserve on Sunday to take on the final race of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ and one of the last trail races of 2014. They weren’t disappointed as the Highveld weather played along, delivering a perfect morning to kick off a typical summer Sunday. The racing on course was as hot as the temperatures and it was a fantastic way to finish what was another unforgettable Spur Trail Series™. Sesipi steals the show Some of the biggest names in South African trail running showed up to join in the fun but it was Edwin Sesipi, a regular on the Spur Trail Series™ circuit, who came out on top and claimed the overall long course Championship. Sesipi had to fight off strong competition in the form of the national long distance trail running champion, Thabang Madiba, Drakensberg Grand Traverse record holder, Ryno...
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Batching at the Spur Trail Series™

The Spur Cape Summer Trail Series™ 2015 will see batching reintroduced to Wildrunner events in an attempt to spread the field out while maintaining the integrity of the event as we grow the Spur Trail Series™ and introduce more people to our wonderful sport. Batches will be starting in 2 minute intervals with the first short course starting 15-20 minutes after the last long course batch (as per usual Spur Trail Series™ starting times). We will leave it up to you to choose which batch you’d like to start in but please be considerate when making your choice as it will have an impact on others. We have set up some guidelines to help you make a decision. Please see these guidelines below: Championship Race (Long Course): Batch A (Elite):  Top 25% Overall – If you are regularly finishing in the top 25% of the overall field (NOT category), then you qualify to run in this batch. For example, if there...
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Series sizzles at boiling B'Sorah

It was a scorcher of a day as approximately 600 runners lined up for the start of Race 3 in the 2014 Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ that took place on the magnificent trails of B’sorah.  In the men’s 13,4km long course Championship race, it was a titanic duel between the top two men as they opened up a big gap on the rest of the field. Neither could shake the other and the battle lasted up to the finish line as they hurtled down the last few km’s. Finally as they hit the last few bends, Edwin Sesipi opened up a small gap that he would not relinquish as he came home to win by seven seconds in front of a hard chasing Tranquil Gumbo. Sesipi’s time was a superb 50:40 with Gumbo coming home in 50:47. Third over the line went to Daniel Jenner who crossed under the arch...
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Sensational Segwati delivers superb scenes in Race 2

The magnificent Segwati Game Ranch played host to race 2 of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ under grey but dry skies to make for perfect conditions to be out on the trails. The 13.2km long course Championship race saw one of the country’s top trail runners and indeed the 2013 and 2014 South African Long Distance Trail Running Champion Thabang Madiba, who came out to race in the Series where it all began. Madiba didn’t have it all his own way however, as there was fierce competition from the young pretenders with up and coming star, Ruan Meintjies taking home the win in a sensational time of 48:08. Not only did he beat Madiba but he also improved the time set by legend, Luck Miya in last year’s race by more than 90 seconds! Trailing Meintjies by a shade under one minute was last week’s XL winner, Tranquil Gumbo who ran home...
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Hennops River rages in Race 1 of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™

It was a stormy start to the 2014 edition of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ as an angry Hennops River greeted more than 600 runners to kick start things off in dramatic fashion. As per usual in the Spur Gauteng Trail Series™, the Hennops race hosted the stand alone event of a 20km XL race and this year’s event saw one of the most dominant displays of running as regular podium placer, Tranquil Gumbo blitzed the course in a time of 01:38:12 to win by just under 30 minutes. Johan Ferreira took second over the line in 02:07:37 as well as first master, with another master runner, Mike Biesheuvel hot on his heels in a time of 02:07:43. In the ladies XL race, it was Lerentia Strydom who took top honours and finished a superb eighth overall in a time of 02:12:35. Benita Kritzinger claimed second over the line in a...
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iSithumba delights in final race of the Series

And in the end, the sunshine finally came out to play as more than 100 competitors lined up one final time in the Spur KZN Trail Series™ for 2014. iSithumba, located near Inchanga in the Valley of a 1000 Hills, played host to the final race of four in the Spur KZN Trail Series™ for what was a picture perfect day for trail running. In the men’s 11.3km long course Championship race, it was familiar foes doing battle as the race for the overall Series was still up for grabs. As the runners traversed the final single track along the banks of the Sikelekehleni River, it was Muzi Madikwa who emerged up the final hill of the day and into the finishing straight as the first runner across the line, finishing in a time of 46:50 with Ayanda Mlotshwa settling for second place over the line in a time of 47:53. That...
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The Heavens open up at Giba Gorge

It seems that whenever Wildrunner is in town, the rains come down in KZN! Despite the wet and tricky underfoot conditions, the third race of the 2014 Spur KZN Trail Series™ saw more than 130 runners embrace it and tackle the magnificent Giba Gorge Trails.  In the men’s long course 10km race, it was Ayanda Mlotshwa who made it two wins from two as he crossed under the Spur Trail Series™ arch in a superb time of 42:28 with Muzi Madikwa hot on his heels a mere 7 seconds adrift as these two young men battle for Series supremacy. Third place over the line went to a new name in this Series, Mlondi Zuma, who came home in a time of 45:16 to round off the top three men over the line.  In the ladies long course race, the hard work and determination of Yolande Visser paid off as she claimed top...
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Runners Ignite Inanda

Speed was at the order of the day in race 1 of the 2014 Spur KZN Trail Series™. Inanda Dam played host to arguably the quickest course in the Series as the front runners dipped below the 03:30 min per km mark and left the rest of the field in awe.  In the men’s 10.8km long course Championship race, it was Mbhasobhi Gumede who got the Series off to an electric start by blitzing home in a terrific time of 39:00 to take top honours and take an early Series lead, with Muzi Madikwa hot on his heels crossing under the arch in a time of 39:24. Third over the line went to Ayanda Mlotshwa who crossed the finish line in a time of 40:33 to round off a very impressive overall podium.  In the ladies long course race, it was the familiar face of Trish Bahlmann who crossed the finish line...
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Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ off to a muddy start

The Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ kicked off with a bang at the Paul Cluver Estate as more than 1000 runners came out to take on the epic trail of Paul Cluver Estate during the weekend. There were some nervous runners during the week as a cold front hammered the Cape in the week leading up to the races but the weather improved significantly as the weekend arrived. Runners at the GLB46 Ultra on Saturday had to deal with cold and wet conditions but on Sunday we were treated to perfect trail running weather and though conditions were muddy underfoot this only added to the trail fun! Robinson takes the GLB46 Ultra Almost 100 runners took on this magnificent ultra that makes its way up and around the Groenlandberg. Will Robinson showed his intentions from the get-go and made it to checkpoint one first. He hung on to the lead throughout, eventually...
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A perfect day for Philander in sunny Kleinmond

The weather gods decided to save the best for last as the final race in the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ 2014 in Kleinmond took place under incredible skies and ideal running conditions.  More than 950 excited runners turned up one final time to embrace the day and tackle the might of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. As is tradition, race 4 included the XL race of 24km and some of the country’s finest trail runners were out to have some competitive fun on some of the Cape’s best trails. In the XL the pace was frenetic from the outset as the leading group of elites were shadowing each other and stretching the legs before the first big climb of the day at the 13km mark. It was on this climb that Ake Fagereng made his move and broke away from the leading pack that included the likes of Dom Wills, Simon Muller, Noel Ernstzen,...
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