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@spursteakranches Another #fatherandson pair spotted at Hennops this morning. The Spur Trail Series® gets the whole family out there. Well done dad
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@spursports Top way to spend #fathersday out on the trails together! Well done to these two, just rocked the Hennops course. Soaking up the great vibe as we wait for the rest of the field to come in
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@spursports This was the scene at sunrise this morning. Gauteng skies in winter are pretty unbeatable! .
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@spursports The team was out marking the route today, and it's looking picture perfect. See you bright and early for tomorrow's Hennops Short, Long and XL courses. Late entries are available at registration
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@spursports A reminder that the aid station on the Hennops XL course tomorrow is a paper cup free zone! Please bring your own cup or purchase one of our Eco Cups at the Trail Shop when you register.
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@spursports Online entries for this weekend in Hennops are open until 10am tomorrow, 15 June. Long course, short course AND a great XL course. 
Link in the bio for entries! 
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@spursteakranches First female in the long course race was Margrethe Wang in a time of 1:00:26
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#Spurtrailseries First male in the long course race Tranquil Gumbo in a time of 51:18 .
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#Spurtrailseries First male in the short course race Ryno van Vallenhaven in a time of 26:46
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Reviews

 "Thank you for another fantastic Cape Summer Trail Series. As usual, everything was superb! From online entries to race registration and everything involved on race day. The Trails we got to run on where absolutely fantastic, any trail runner’s delight." - Angelique Smit (Spur CSTS17)

"Thank you so much to all the organisers for Tuesday night’s run at Kirstenbosch, IT WAS AMAZING.  It was both my hubby and my first night trail run and wow, what a blessing to run in such beautiful surroundings.  Trail running has stolen our hearts for sure and entering for the Spur Summer Series 2017 is one of the best decisions ever" - Juliet Francis (Race 2 at Kirstenbosch - Spur CSTS17)

 

"The KZN Spur Trail Series has really been phenomenal this year. Thank you for such fun vibes" - Zoe Papadakis (Spur KZNTS16)

 

"What an amazing series! Thank you Wildrunner team! What a way to start trail running. See you in summer!" - Tanya Steininger (Spur CWTS16)

 

"I just want to send a HUGE thanks for a great series ... it was my 1st one and chose to do the long one ... I loved all 4 and will be back" - Leon Visser (Spur CWTS16)

 

"Loved, loved, loved it!! Can't wait for the next series. Thanks again for a brilliantly organised series!" - Elmari Swart (Spur CWTS16)

 

"Awesome Trail Run yesterday as runners took on Race 3 of The PE Spur Trail Series. Great to see so many young children running in the races. Thanks again to everybody who made it possible for people to live and run in nature." - Mbulelo Thinta (Spur PETS16)

 

"Just a note to say thank you for such a well-run event, I thoroughly enjoyed the day and the course." - Michael Power (Spur CWTS15)

 

"Another incredible trail today and, again, it was all so incredibly well sign posted and well organised. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you." - Meriel Bartlett (Spur CSTS15)

 

"I would like to say a big thank you for a fantastic Series - first time I did the runs and loved it! - So well organized and a fantastic experience - I will most certainly be back!" - Lynn Brennan (Spur CSTS15)

 

"FANTASTIC!!! The most spectacular route yet! Great series guys as always- organisation, atmosphere, prizes and just down right friendly and fun - guaranteed to put a smile on anyones face, thank you!" - Lee-Ann Dawson (Spur CWTS14)

 

"What a genius time it has been running the Lebanon Forest Run and Oak Valley this past weekend. A simple google search brought me to your site and I was in time to register my wife and I for the last 2 races of the series...and what a time it has been! Great events, great atmosphere and awesome people. From booking online, to the race info and communication you send out, you guys really have put together a great series with a seamless process and I send you all a high-5 of thanks! It was damn awesome!" - Michael Rowlinson (Spur CSTS14)

 

"I just wanted to extend my hearty congratulations to you and everyone at Wildrunner for the awesome Summer Trail Series just finished yesterday. I have thoroughly enjoyed the short course challenge this year, and can’t wait for the winter series. I especially enjoyed B’Sorah, that is a really great venue, but all of the venues were – in my opinion – very well chosen. Congrats and thanks to everyone involved for a truly great trail series, well organised and well run!" - Craig Reynolds (Spur GSTS13)

 

"We just wanted to shout out loud a big ‘thank you’ to everyone at Wildrunner for introducing us to trail running this year. We completed both the winter and summer series (Gauteng) and we were hooked from day one. Your events are well organized, the venues are superb and the routes were challenging at times. We never got bored, we never felt that the course was just endless and we were put to the test on many occasions – the one occasion that comes to mind is of course the last hill at Pelindaba! It might be tough but sjoe, when you get to the top, you feel fantastic!!!! We want to say thanks to Wildrunner – everyone that is involved in this series – from the big guys right down to the lady who keeps the porta-loos clean, the parking guides… every person that was involved. We really appreciate you guys giving us these opportunities to get out there and we will definitely be back next year." - Brenda Bleiker & Eddie Kriel (Spur GSTS13)

 

"Congratulations for another SUPER event! I love the new start venue. The rain, rainbows, sunshine and cloud mix could not have been ordered better :) A big THANK YOU to the whole team." - Peter Zehetbauer (Spur CWTS13, Race 2)

 

"Thank you to you and your team, for a really fantastic GLB run on Saturday. We loved it. It is a brilliant run for winter.Thanks too for the super quality beanies we got. As I mentioned when we were chatting, my first foray into trail running was doing the Trail Series when one could just rock up with R50 and sign up 15 minutes before we ran!! As a newby to any kind of running at all, I was terrified I wouldn't finish, but I learnt that I was actually capable of more than I thought...and, after a few years of Trail Series and mountain running and reading the book 'Born to Run' I did the Addo 82km last year and loved it! I'm looking forward to the MMC next year. Thank you for opening that world up to me and to so many others. THANK YOU!!" - Sally Martindale-Tucker (GLB46 Ultra 2013)

 

“I just want to compliment you and your team on a wonderful series! Despite difficult weather conditions at 3 of the 4 events, you guys were always cheerful, hardworking and made the best of the situation. It is such a great experience to be out there in ‘the bush’ – day or night -  and I sincerely hope you will give us this opportunity again next year.” - Gaye Jackson (KZNTS12)

 

"Loving the runs so far, only just started running and these are my first races so it's been so great to be involved and have such positive experiences :) Very much looking forward to Kleinmond! Thanks for a fantastic series!" - Hayley Evers-King (CWTS12 Race 3, Taal Monument, Paarl)

 

"I went to Paarl this morning with the intention of doing the short route but ended up doing the long route. It was tough but I enjoyed it very much, very good workout and training for Capetown marathon in Sept 2012. Very well organized race, from parking, registration, marshalls etc. I’ll do pre entries from now.Thanks"  - Alroy Davey (CWTS12 Race 3, Taal Monument, Paarl)

 

"Thank you so much for organising this great trail race. Watching the magnificent sunrise on Tygerberg was a welcomed benefit. The weather, the views, your team and the many like-minded runners made it another happy and memorable event." - Peter Zehetbauer (CWTS12 Race 2, Tygerberg Nature Reserve)

 

"Dear Owen and friends, thanks for a great race today in perfect weather on one of the most beautiful, but demanding routes! I was about to give this one a miss after doing the mid section of the Houtbay Challenge yesterday, a nasty, never ending climb for kilometers, hard on the legs. But as I have never been to Tygerberg Reserve, I really wanted to see what it what all about. And wow, what a surprise, I always thought it was the brownish, overgrown vaal bossie mountain. I am hooked on this one, Tygerberg will definitely see me more often." - Jacoline Haasbroek (CWTS12 Race 2, Tygerberg Nature Reserve)

 

"I'd just like to say thanks to you and the Wildrunner team for Race 1 of the CWTS. It is my first time doing the event because I am new to the Cape Running Scene and Trial Series, as I originally hail from Namibia. I'm so impressed with the organisation and overall preparation and dedication to Running you guys show. Big Ups :) & Keep doing Big Things." - Dennit Adams (CWTS12 Race 1, Paul Cluver)

 

"Dear Owen and Tamaryn, I did your Trail Series XL yesterday, my second race that you guys organised, after the Winter XL last year. Once again I really appreciated everything about the race. Organisation is excellent, vibe is great, venue is spot on, sponsorship with all the give-aways is massive. I particularly appreciate all the pre-race information that is available with routes profiles, travel descriptions and all else. The only thing I don’t get is why everyone is not running it, because your effort really deserves more support. But for me as a runner, the small field is a bonus – however for you as organisers I wish all the success for the future of these series that they keep growing to a level that satisfies you and ensures the sponsors stay interested. Keep it up, it is much appreciated" -  Jörg (CSTS12)

 

"Hi, Just wanted to congratulate SPUR on their sponsorship of the KZN Trail Series which concluded last weekend in KZN. My 10 year old daughter did especially well and won the Challenge prize for her age category (Peewee) - she was absolutely thrilled to receive her Spur Vouchers. Thank you for supporting children in sport !" - Debbie Haswell (KZNTS11)

 

"Hi Tamaryn, Just a thank you to you and the team for a great event yesterday in Paarl. You guys are awesome and everytime we attend an event organized by you, we are so impressed with the great organizing and just everything being 100% perfect.  We know it takes alot of work to get something like that happening, so well done and thank you. What a pleasure to take part in your events." - Ronel Roux (CWTS11 Race 3, Paarl Mountain Reserve)

 

"Hi Tamaryn, My boyfriend and I ran the Cape Winter Trail Series Race 1 on Sunday, and as usual, we were extremely impressed with the way that the event was organised. We've run a few events which you guys have organised (Helderberg MC, Cape Winter trail 2010, Cape Summer etc) and we've *always* been very impressed with the race organisation and rejuvenated by the beautiful route which you guys pick. Thanks so much for putting in so much effort into make these events so enjoyable, and we look forward to the next events this weekend!" - Alicia Nortje (CWTS11)

 

"...just a quick thank you again to you and your trail series staff. I only started running a year ago. Sort of not by choice :) and very very quickly got bored running the suburban roads in the big smoke. Then we entered the winter series 2010 and it all did a 180 degree turn. I now cant wait till the weekend so we can head for the hills. We can now easily spend the morning or even day out running the highveld trails - Shot " - Chris Bews (GWTS10)

"Owen - this is the best CSTS course yet. The climbs were not a joke, but spectacular scenery, awesome single trail through fynbos and a bit of fun with ropes down that forested gully have made this one of my top trail routes." - Mark Gebhardt (CSTS11 Race 4 Paul Cluver)

 

"Hi Tam, The race yesterday was AWESOME!!! Beautiful tracks, well organised and the setup was perfect. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!" - Rafael Gonzalez de Lucas (CSTS11)

 

"Owen, big up to you and your team for the 1st 3 races of the trail series.The routes are well marked the race well organized and just overall – you are hosting an awesome event. Thanks to you and all involved." - Gregory Player  (CSTS11)

 

"My fiancé and I did our first race on Sunday morning. (short course). Just a quickie to say thanks for a well organised race and an excellent morning spend outdoors. We had a joll! Thanks again." - Francois Siebrits and Marita Joubert (CSTS11)

 

“Hey there Owen, Tamaryn and all involved in this year's trail series - FABULOUS!! - This was my third summer series and I have to commend you guys on an awesome event once again. You set the bar high three years ago and have kept it there if not raised it!! The atmosphere is so very relaxed and friendly, the organisation top notch, routes breathtaking and the prizes fantastic. Thank you especially for recognising those who do it for "the love of it". Look forward to seeing you all at the winter series." - Lee-Ann Dawson

 

“Hi Owen, Just a note from my son Ryan and I to say thank you for organizing the 2 great Gauteng series this year. You cannot imagine how motivating it is for the youngsters to be able to get recognition at such events, from the finisher’s medal, to prizes etc. I think you are going to be inundated next year with juniors and younger as word gets out. The events are superbly organized and very professionally run- it’s a pleasure to take part!" - Paul Gartner

 

“Hi, Please would you extend my thanks to everybody that was involved in the Gauteng summer trail series that has just ended. I was an absolute blast and the first one that I competed in all events. The Trail Series has now become a permanent fixture on my racing calendar for years to come.The people and organization has been spectacular, and these things are usually just take for granted. So thanks again!" - Roger

 

“Morning Tamaryn, Firstly to all the organisation involved … What an Awesome event … I am keen road runner and I do admit this event / series has literally opened my eyes to the trail running scene … it is a without a doubt the event of the year … Brilliant stuff and see you in the summer -Damn, it’s a long way to go!" - Johnny

 

Another incredible trail today and, again, it was all so incredibly well sign posted and well organised. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you." - Meriel Bartlett (Spur CSTS15)

 

"I would like to say a big thank you for a fantastic Series - first time I did the runs and loved it! - So well organized and a fantastic experience - I will most certainly be back!" - Lynn Brennan (Spur CSTS15)

 

"FANTASTIC!!! The most spectacular route yet! Great series guys as always- organisation, atmosphere, prizes and just down right friendly and fun - guaranteed to put a smile on anyones face, thank you!" - Lee-Ann Dawson (Spur CWTS14)

 

"What a genius time it has been running the Lebanon Forest Run and Oak Valley this past weekend. A simple google search brought me to your site and I was in time to register my wife and I for the last 2 races of the series...and what a time it has been! Great events, great atmosphere and awesome people. From booking online, to the race info and communication you send out, you guys really have put together a great series with a seamless process and I send you all a high-5 of thanks! It was damn awesome!" - Michael Rowlinson (Spur CSTS14)

 

"I just wanted to extend my hearty congratulations to you and everyone at Wildrunner for the awesome Summer Trail Series just finished yesterday. I have thoroughly enjoyed the short course challenge this year, and can’t wait for the winter series. I especially enjoyed B’Sorah, that is a really great venue, but all of the venues were – in my opinion – very well chosen. Congrats and thanks to everyone involved for a truly great trail series, well organised and well run!" - Craig Reynolds (Spur GSTS13)

 

"We just wanted to shout out loud a big ‘thank you’ to everyone at Wildrunner for introducing us to trail running this year. We completed both the winter and summer series (Gauteng) and we were hooked from day one. Your events are well organized, the venues are superb and the routes were challenging at times. We never got bored, we never felt that the course was just endless and we were put to the test on many occasions – the one occasion that comes to mind is of course the last hill at Pelindaba! It might be tough but sjoe, when you get to the top, you feel fantastic!!!! We want to say thanks to Wildrunner – everyone that is involved in this series – from the big guys right down to the lady who keeps the porta-loos clean, the parking guides… every person that was involved. We really appreciate you guys giving us these opportunities to get out there and we will definitely be back next year." - Brenda Bleiker & Eddie Kriel (Spur GSTS13)

 

"Congratulations for another SUPER event! I love the new start venue. The rain, rainbows, sunshine and cloud mix could not have been ordered better :) A big THANK YOU to the whole team." - Peter Zehetbauer (Spur CWTS13, Race 2)

 

"Thank you to you and your team, for a really fantastic GLB run on Saturday. We loved it. It is a brilliant run for winter.Thanks too for the super quality beanies we got. As I mentioned when we were chatting, my first foray into trail running was doing the Trail Series when one could just rock up with R50 and sign up 15 minutes before we ran!! As a newby to any kind of running at all, I was terrified I wouldn't finish, but I learnt that I was actually capable of more than I thought...and, after a few years of Trail Series and mountain running and reading the book 'Born to Run' I did the Addo 82km last year and loved it! I'm looking forward to the MMC next year. Thank you for opening that world up to me and to so many others. THANK YOU!!" - Sally Martindale-Tucker (GLB46 Ultra 2013)

 

“I just want to compliment you and your team on a wonderful series! Despite difficult weather conditions at 3 of the 4 events, you guys were always cheerful, hardworking and made the best of the situation. It is such a great experience to be out there in ‘the bush’ – day or night -  and I sincerely hope you will give us this opportunity again next year.” - Gaye Jackson (KZNTS12)

 

"Loving the runs so far, only just started running and these are my first races so it's been so great to be involved and have such positive experiences :) Very much looking forward to Kleinmond! Thanks for a fantastic series!" - Hayley Evers-King (CWTS12 Race 3, Taal Monument, Paarl)

 

"I went to Paarl this morning with the intention of doing the short route but ended up doing the long route. It was tough but I enjoyed it very much, very good workout and training for Capetown marathon in Sept 2012. Very well organized race, from parking, registration, marshalls etc. I’ll do pre entries from now.Thanks"  - Alroy Davey (CWTS12 Race 3, Taal Monument, Paarl)

 

"Thank you so much for organising this great trail race. Watching the magnificent sunrise on Tygerberg was a welcomed benefit. The weather, the views, your team and the many like-minded runners made it another happy and memorable event." - Peter Zehetbauer (CWTS12 Race 2, Tygerberg Nature Reserve)

 

"Dear Owen and friends, thanks for a great race today in perfect weather on one of the most beautiful, but demanding routes! I was about to give this one a miss after doing the mid section of the Houtbay Challenge yesterday, a nasty, never ending climb for kilometers, hard on the legs. But as I have never been to Tygerberg Reserve, I really wanted to see what it what all about. And wow, what a surprise, I always thought it was the brownish, overgrown vaal bossie mountain. I am hooked on this one, Tygerberg will definitely see me more often." - Jacoline Haasbroek (CWTS12 Race 2, Tygerberg Nature Reserve)

 

"I'd just like to say thanks to you and the Wildrunner team for Race 1 of the CWTS. It is my first time doing the event because I am new to the Cape Running Scene and Trial Series, as I originally hail from Namibia. I'm so impressed with the organisation and overall preparation and dedication to Running you guys show. Big Ups :) & Keep doing Big Things." - Dennit Adams (CWTS12 Race 1, Paul Cluver)

 

"Dear Owen and Tamaryn, I did your Trail Series XL yesterday, my second race that you guys organised, after the Winter XL last year. Once again I really appreciated everything about the race. Organisation is excellent, vibe is great, venue is spot on, sponsorship with all the give-aways is massive. I particularly appreciate all the pre-race information that is available with routes profiles, travel descriptions and all else. The only thing I don’t get is why everyone is not running it, because your effort really deserves more support. But for me as a runner, the small field is a bonus – however for you as organisers I wish all the success for the future of these series that they keep growing to a level that satisfies you and ensures the sponsors stay interested. Keep it up, it is much appreciated" -  Jörg (CSTS12)

 

"Hi, Just wanted to congratulate SPUR on their sponsorship of the KZN Trail Series which concluded last weekend in KZN. My 10 year old daughter did especially well and won the Challenge prize for her age category (Peewee) - she was absolutely thrilled to receive her Spur Vouchers. Thank you for supporting children in sport !" - Debbie Haswell (KZNTS11)

 

"Hi Tamaryn, Just a thank you to you and the team for a great event yesterday in Paarl. You guys are awesome and everytime we attend an event organized by you, we are so impressed with the great organizing and just everything being 100% perfect.  We know it takes alot of work to get something like that happening, so well done and thank you. What a pleasure to take part in your events." - Ronel Roux (CWTS11 Race 3, Paarl Mountain Reserve)

 

"Hi Tamaryn, My boyfriend and I ran the Cape Winter Trail Series Race 1 on Sunday, and as usual, we were extremely impressed with the way that the event was organised. We've run a few events which you guys have organised (Helderberg MC, Cape Winter trail 2010, Cape Summer etc) and we've *always* been very impressed with the race organisation and rejuvenated by the beautiful route which you guys pick. Thanks so much for putting in so much effort into make these events so enjoyable, and we look forward to the next events this weekend!" - Alicia Nortje (CWTS11)

 

"...just a quick thank you again to you and your trail series staff. I only started running a year ago. Sort of not by choice :) and very very quickly got bored running the suburban roads in the big smoke. Then we entered the winter series 2010 and it all did a 180 degree turn. I now cant wait till the weekend so we can head for the hills. We can now easily spend the morning or even day out running the highveld trails - Shot " - Chris Bews (GWTS10)

 

"Owen - this is the best CSTS course yet. The climbs were not a joke, but spectacular scenery, awesome single trail through fynbos and a bit of fun with ropes down that forested gully have made this one of my top trail routes." - Mark Gebhardt (CSTS11 Race 4 Paul Cluver)

 

"Hi Tam, The race yesterday was AWESOME!!! Beautiful tracks, well organised and the setup was perfect. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!" - Rafael Gonzalez de Lucas (CSTS11)

 

"Owen, big up to you and your team for the 1st 3 races of the trail series.The routes are well marked the race well organized and just overall – you are hosting an awesome event. Thanks to you and all involved." - Gregory Player  (CSTS11)

 

"My fiancé and I did our first race on Sunday morning. (short course). Just a quickie to say thanks for a well organised race and an excellent morning spend outdoors. We had a joll! Thanks again." - Francois Siebrits and Marita Joubert (CSTS11)

 

“Hey there Owen, Tamaryn and all involved in this year's trail series - FABULOUS!! - This was my third summer series and I have to commend you guys on an awesome event once again. You set the bar high three years ago and have kept it there if not raised it!! The atmosphere is so very relaxed and friendly, the organisation top notch, routes breathtaking and the prizes fantastic. Thank you especially for recognising those who do it for "the love of it". Look forward to seeing you all at the winter series." - Lee-Ann Dawson

 

“Hi Owen, Just a note from my son Ryan and I to say thank you for organizing the 2 great Gauteng series this year. You cannot imagine how motivating it is for the youngsters to be able to get recognition at such events, from the finisher’s medal, to prizes etc. I think you are going to be inundated next year with juniors and younger as word gets out. The events are superbly organized and very professionally run- it’s a pleasure to take part!" - Paul Gartner

 

“Hi, Please would you extend my thanks to everybody that was involved in the Gauteng summer trail series that has just ended. I was an absolute blast and the first one that I competed in all events. The Trail Series has now become a permanent fixture on my racing calendar for years to come.The people and organization has been spectacular, and these things are usually just take for granted. So thanks again!" - Roger

 

“Morning Tamaryn, Firstly to all the organisation involved … What an Awesome event … I am keen road runner and I do admit this event / series has literally opened my eyes to the trail running scene … it is a without a doubt the event of the year … Brilliant stuff and see you in the summer -Damn, it’s a long way to go!" - Johnny