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In the Footsteps of the Great Farini

Lost City

Apparently there is a mythical Lost City of the Kalahari, situated somewhere amidst the shifting dunes and arid outcrops of the transcendental Kgalagadi landscape. This is if you care to believe the writings of Canadian explorer William Leonard Hunt, a man who also went by the stage name of … wait for it … The [...]

Just Another

False Bay morning

Summer is back and the Cape Peninsula rocks in the morning, especially if you get up Clovelly Peak before sunrise, and with a whole host of trail-running legends in tow. Noel Ernstzen, Roelande Greyling, Stuart Doc Hutcheson, Peter Kirk and Jade Jon De Hutton did the running, while Kim Stephens hung around looking pretty on [...]

Spur Adventure Duo Challenge : Paul Cluver 2014

Spur Duo

Chilled vibes out at Paul Cluver Wine Estate today for the first SPUR Adventure Duo of the Summer Season. As usual, the ‘Taste for Life’ crowd were out in full force, enjoying the stunning surrounds and superb trails characterising one of the Winelands’ top MTB (and wine-tasting) destinations. With a range of categories, from Racing-Snake [...]

Eden-2-Addo Hike 2014

Eden2Addo

400km of hiking over 22 days, from the Garden Route coast line all the way to Addo Elephant National Park, all via wilderness greenways … is that even possible? You better believe it. The annual E2A Hike start at Diepwalle near Plettenberg Bay, and finishes after a good 200hrs-plus of solid trekking in the Kabouga [...]

Retto 2014 Challenge – Of Weather Warnings and Trail Warriors

Retto Challenge

The Challenge Edition of the annual Otter African Trail Run – following on two days after the Race event – Seemed set to throw a curve ball at organisers Magnetic South this year. It bucketed with rain for most of the night, with heavy showers predicted during the day as well. Despite a rather wet [...]

Retto 2014 – The Ultimate Trail Test

Retto race

In the absence of trail running World Champion Ricky Lightfoot (UK) and Salomon SA wunderkind Kane Reilly, some observers may have thought that this year’s OTTER African Trail Run – presented by Salomon and GU Energy – may have lost a little bit of its cachet. Well, the nay-sayers could not have been further off [...]

Raid International Gaspesie – Day 2

Raid 3

Today probably rates as one of the most beautiful days of adventure racing I have shot in years. Cascading waterfalls, fairy-tale forests, blue skies, see-through rivers and a bunch of Gaspesian Quebecois who truly live for adventure. The characters of the various teams have also started to emerge, making for a fantastic day out on [...]

Raid International Gaspesie – Day 1

Raid 2

#RAIDig2014 kicked off in full force on the Grand Cascapedia River, arguably one of the most celebrated salmon fishing and canoeing rivers in the world. Thrity teams from around the globe lined up at the start to careen at full speed into the forest in search of the first 3x check points, then returned to [...]

Raid International Gaspesie – Day 0

Raid 1

Prologue Day at RAIDig2014 dawned grey and rainy, with Team Green Things joining 90-odd other athletes at the start arch on a spit of sand in the Carleton-sur-Mer bay. Ahead of them waited a technical 20km-plus route winding first along the coastline, and then into the densely wooded mountains overlooking the Baie de Chaleurs region [...]

PUFfeR 2014 – The Long and Winding Trail

PUFfeR

PUFfeR – the Peninsula Ultra Fun Run – but do not be fooled – certainly rates as the Grand Daddy of all Ultra Trail Runs here in the Cape. The weather may have played ball this weekend, but running this beast is still like going to war, with trail gladiators from all over the country [...]

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