When @marksampsonct makes it look like they are running off the end of the earth... Have you confirmed your Helderberg Mountain Challenge entries yet? Another epic day awaits
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@bos_sport Warriors, all. Relive your #JMC2018 highs, lows, and unbeatable views. Top 50 images up on our @bos_sport Mountain Challenge Series website now. More coming on Facebook later today
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#GoAboveAndBeyond Top three men in the 38km. Bernie received an additional R1000 cheque for his new record. Amazing racing guys
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#JMC2018 Top 3 women overall in the 38km - and some little people celebrating their mama #JMC2018 Men's vet podium in the 38km #JMC2018 Top 3 vets women in the 38km #JMC2018 Top masters men in the 38km #JMC2018 No one clocks a post race hairdo like @coolhand_powers #JMC2018 #GoAboveAndBeyond Welcome home Michael Beatie. His longest trail to date. Tougher than  surfing? Says it's onwards to bigger and longer from herein... Mooi so .
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#GoAboveAndBeyond Beat this for a win... Around this time of the year he was 120kg. He lost 30kg. Last year finished HMC Lite and now he is on course for JMC Lite. Uses the races as milestones. He wants to lose 15kg more. We back him
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#GoAboveAndBeyond Cheers @lucasradams well run! We like your style #JMC2018 There are plenty runners still out there today. Keep moving forward, heroes #JMC2018 #GoAboveAndBeyond

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Fast and Furious Racing in Paarl

It was another epic trail running day as a packed house lined up at the iconic Taal Monument for Race 3 of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ 2014. Race 3 would see the long course Championship runners tackle a 13.8km loop of the Paarl Mountain Reserve which includes a trip up some 400 steps and between two of the largest granite boulders in the world, second only to Ayers Rock. Despite the tricky conditions under foot, the pace was relentless from the start and once again it was the incredible Bernard Rukadza who broke the finishers tape in an astonishingly quick time of 52:35 (an average of 03:48 minutes per km!). In the process Rukadza sealed his fifth Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ in a row, a remarkable show of consistency, talent and mental strength. Peter Tsawayo and Duwayne Philander traded places on the podium this week as Tsawayo stormed home in...
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Rukadza Reigns Supreme

Wet and testing conditions greeted more than 800 runners who ignored their snooze button and warm beds to embrace a cold day and hit the trails at the second race of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ 2014. You could have bet your mother-in-law on the outcome of the race as Bernard Rukadza powered his way to yet another win, this time at the Tygerberg Nature Reserve.  Despite the notorious climb to wake the legs up, the pace was quick and the pack was led up the hill by young Raydon Balie. Rukadza was running well and in the end proved too strong as he cantered home in first place in the 12.7km Long Course Championship race in a time of 55:06, with Duwayne Philander landing his second runner’s up position in a row as he crossed under the arch in 56:01. Peter Tsawayo completed an identical podium to Race 1...
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Did you spot the change?

You may or may not have noticed the subtle change in the prize-giving structure at the Spur Trail Series™?  In a nutshell, we have refocused the prize-giving structure so that we can offer more for the top three overall in the Spur Trail Series™ Championship and Challenge across all categories, as well as build more value into the spot prizes.  What does this mean? Well, from the 2014 Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series™ onwards, individual race-by-race prizes will only be awarded to the top three men and ladies over the line in both the Championship and Challenge routes, as well as the three junior categories. In the overall Spur Trail Series™ Championship and Challenge (over four races), prizes for the podium places across all of the categories will still apply.  Why, you ask? Well, instead of spreading the available prize pool thinly across all categories at all of the races in a Spur...
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A wet and wild adventure at Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Race 2 in the 2014 edition of the Spur KZN Trail Series™ kept to the tradition of a wet affair as the rains came down at the magnificent Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve on Wednesday evening. This race saw the short course Challenge runners traverse a loop of 5.3km with the long course Championship runners having a crack at two loops taking their distance to 10.6km. Adding to this adventure is the fact that this was of course a night run! There is something quite special about running through forests, along the river and in and around wildlife with nothing but your headlamp to guide you. In the men’s long course, the wait was not long as Ayanda Mlotshwa cruised up the finishing straight and across the line in a time of 47:17. Along with his third place finish in race 1, Ayanda now sits pretty in the overall Series results and will no...
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