Race Reports


22 Jun 2017

Mont Blanc 80k pre-race thoughts

Its less than 14 hours to go to the Mont Blanc 80k (actually it is 86km with a staggering 6100m of ascent and descent!) The pre-race preparation and build-up was supposed to be perfect, as I had 3 weeks in Chamonix with Christiaan to relax and train on the course. However, two and a half weeks ago, I fell badly on my shin on a...

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Alive in Azores!
30 May 2017

Alive in Azores!

Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport… This past week I added some more fascinating stories to my passport. After spending a couple of days with Portugese Salomon team member, Miguel Silva in Lisbon, I started my international racing season with the Azores Coast to Coast Trailrun and Vertical Kilometre (VK), in preparation for...

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Ultra Trail Drakensberg – It’s all about GRIT!
02 May 2017

Ultra Trail Drakensberg – It’s all about GRIT!

“Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg (UTD) is a festival of trail running with events of 100km, 62km, 30km and the Drakensberg Rockjumper a two day trail run with distances of approximately 15km each day. All events take place within the Southern area of the internationally renowned Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage Site and are point-to-point in nature, ensuring that large swathes of this iconic wilderness are traversed. Incorporating and skirting some...

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It’s about the journey AND the Destination
14 Dec 2016

It’s about the journey AND the Destination

On Saturday 10 December, I toed the line for my last contest of the season, and with that, quite a long season. It was finally time for the Ultra Trail Cape Town 100km. I have been wanting to add this one to my resume since Christiaan won it October last year and I had to settle for the 65km due to racing the Transalps 270km...

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South African “trail dassie” claims fourth position at French trail run
19 Jul 2016

South African “trail dassie” claims fourth position at French trail run

Words by Kirsty Hatt: Capetonian Landie Greyling finished fourth at last weekend’s Marathon du Mont-Blanc, an alpine trail-running event in Chamonix, France. Greyling, who has an impressive national and international trail running record, improved her position in the annual marathon (41.6km) from 12th in 2014. “This is one of the most well-known and competitve European races and I am very happy with the improvement I...

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Peru of Adventures
09 Jun 2016

Peru of Adventures

Why do we travel? Eleanor Roosevelt sums it up rather well: “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Travel pushes us into a spell of seemingly uncomfortable situations such as meeting new people with completely different lifestyles and cultures or navigating our way around a mountain...

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Team KPMG Salomon Ladies crowned 2016 Cell C African X Champs
14 Mar 2016

Three Sensational days of running the most incredible trails with the best partner I could ask for; Meg Mackenzie. Team KPMG Salomon Ladies successfully defended their Ladies title with 3 consecutive stage wins, finishing as the first ladies over the line, in addition to beating all the mixed teams, in  a total time of 8h28mins. The African X is such a lekker event, we could not...

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Tankwa Trail Treat
23 Feb 2016

Tankwa Trail Treat

This past weekend we were graced with the privilege of taking part in the inaugural Tankwa Trail and experienced the unique and exquisite trails of the Koue Bokkeveld over 3 days of racing. “This is the heart of deciduous fruit country, a region known for its unforgiving summers and harsh winters, trails through rocky outcrops, climbs steeper than the imagination, descents with a wicked technical...

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SKYRUN: The heartbeat of a true mountain trail
29 Nov 2015

SKYRUN: The heartbeat of a true mountain trail

The Salomon Skyrun is described as a gruelling one-day run that sees participants take on a 100km unmarked trail through the Witteberg mountains in the Eastern Cape. The Witteberg is a South African mountain range just off the south-west corner of Lesotho. The range, which rises to 2750 metres, stretches for about 60km from Lundin’s Nek in the east to Lady Grey in the west....

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