Race Reports


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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ULTRA TRAIL CAPE TOWN 2015
14 Oct 2015

ULTRA TRAIL CAPE TOWN 2015

3 October 2015 marked the 2nd anniversary of the UTCT, a 100km, 65km and 20km run on the trails in and around the world famous city of Cape Town. This race was promoted as. After bursting onto the local and international trail running scene in 2014, anticipation was running high for this year’s race. Race director Nic Bornman explains: ‘For decades South Africa have boasted...

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My 50km Extreme Dodo Adventure on Mauritius Island
03 Aug 2015

My 50km Extreme Dodo Adventure on Mauritius Island

Drenched in sweat. Numb legs. Kilometre 33, 17 to go. An unfavourable combination of a very humid, windless day in Mauritius and the aftershock of my win at the Trail du Colorado 39km two weeks prior. The fact that Mauritius had an unusual amount of rain in the 3 weeks leading up to the race made the already extremely technical trails somewhat of a mudbath,...

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Reunion Island – A runner’s paradise!
01 Aug 2015

Reunion Island – A runner’s paradise!

Background on the Island “In Reunion, a thrilling adventure awaits you… with its unlimited charm, tropical comforts, a warm welcome and a vast playground, there’s something for everyone! Reunion Island is a paradise for hikers and trail runners and boasts easily accessible viewpoints all over the island, with equipped picnic areas and panoramas of what is classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. At the...

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Transvulcania 2015: Time to reflect
11 May 2015

Transvulcania 2015: Time to reflect

My first Tranvulcania Ultra did not go according to plan. I had to make one of the toughest decisions of my racing career by pulling out of the race at 38km. My legs had just not recovered from my previous Ultra (the Buffalo Stampede 75km on 11 April). It surely has been difficult to deal with, but I guess this is part of being an...

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Buffalo Stampede 2015: Perfect Race by God’s Grace
16 Apr 2015

Buffalo Stampede 2015: Perfect Race by God’s Grace

Australia hosted the first Skyrunning Oceania Championships on April 11 & 12 at the Buffalo Stampedewith a SkyMarathon® and Ultra SkyMarathon®, counting for Championships titles and medals and points in the Skyrunner® World Series. You earn points for your 3 best international results plus 1 continental race which is used to determine the winner of the series.   A screenshot of the 75km Route FAST...

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