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Safety First

Safety First

08 March 2019 - Every outdoor activity carries inherent risk, and as runners, we are certainly aware of the dangers presented by technical terrain, rapid weather changes, unclear paths or exposed climbs. Sadly, ho...
Climbing for the Cause

Climbing for the Cause

10 December 2018 - The gruelling Rhino Peak Challenge Trail Run is guaranteed to test the endurance of even the fittest athletes, but in spite of extreme weather conditions and not being used to such events, Mrs Sout...
World’s Highest Trail Race

World’s Highest Trail Race

04 December 2018 - My wife Cindy and I took part in the amazing Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon, which included an 11-day pre-race hike up to the Advanced Base Camp, where Everest climbers start their acclimatisatio...
Race Calendar - December 2018

Race Calendar - December 2018

30 November 2018 - South African runners really are blessed with a terrific race calendar, with so many great races to do, so check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs as well as othe...
Race Calendar - November 2018

Race Calendar - November 2018

01 November 2018 - South African runners really are blessed with a terrific race calendar, with so many great races to do, so check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs as well as othe...
Girl Power

Girl Power

25 October 2018 - Kalmer’s Corner - By Modern Athlete Brand Ambassador René Kalmer I had the privilege of celebrating Women’s Month by spending it in fine style with more than a dozen special...
Making Every Step Count

Making Every Step Count

19 October 2018 - With camera in hand, Hassiem Fisher loves exploring the trails around Cape Town and revelling in the joy that running gives him, but it wasn’t so long ago that he was not able to run at all. ...
Baby Steps for Trail Greylings

Baby Steps for Trail Greylings

09 October 2018 - Young Christopher Greyling made his appearance towards the end of September, entering the world with a certain amount of expectation on his shoulders. After all, his parents, Landie and Christiaan ...
Race Calendar - October 2018

Race Calendar - October 2018

03 October 2018 - Feed Your Need for Speed OCTOBER 2018 South African runners are blessed with a terrific race calendar, with so many great races to do, so check out these events for the coming month, includi...
Race Calendar - September 2018

Race Calendar - September 2018

13 September 2018 - Superb Spring Racing September 2017 South African runners are blessed with a terrific race calendar, with so many great races to do, so check out these events for the coming month, including...
Reaching Her Peek

Reaching Her Peek

23 August 2018 - With a streak of race wins in trail running events, Cana Peek is making a name for herself in the sport, on top of already being a Dusi Canoe Marathon winner. As she explains, the two sports really...
Race Calendar - August 2018

Race Calendar - August 2018

08 August 2018 - Want to get ready for some fast racing in Spring? Need to get your legs moving again after some winter hibernation? Then check out all the races in August and use them as a great stepping stone to ...
Blazing a New Trail

Blazing a New Trail

26 July 2018 - The old saying “Dynamite comes in small packages” could have been written for Shafeeqah Gordon, a Cape Town trail runner with the heart of a warrior and the motivation to prove that you...
Christiaan Greyling Sets the Pace at The Cathedral Peak Challenge

Christiaan Greyling Sets the Pace at The Cathedral Peak Challenge

29 June 2018 - "The mountains are calling, and I must go." - John Muir All good stories have an adventure at their core. Conceptualised by the owner of the Cathedral Peak Hotel, William Van Der Ri...
Bernie’s Winning Ways

Bernie’s Winning Ways

20 June 2018 - A love for picturesque nature and breathtaking mountains is what propelled Bernard Rukadza into running back in 1999. Fast forward to 2018 and he is a three-time AfricanX Trailrun Champion and one ...
Race Calendar - July 2018

Race Calendar - July 2018

20 June 2018 - South African runners are blessed with a jam-packed race calendar every month, from road and trail runs to all the other running-related disciplines. Although July does not usually have the greates...
Richard Murray Bags His Big Win

Richard Murray Bags His Big Win

18 June 2018 - Two-time Olympian Richard Murray posted his most prestigious victory yet in early June, becoming the first South African triathlete to win an Olympic distance World Triathlon Series (WTS) event, an...
Wild about Trail

Wild about Trail

23 May 2018 - After 35 years of running, with much of it done on the trails around Cape Town, Allan Ryninks can not only look back on a glittering running career, but can also share a wealth of running wisdom wi...
Huge Prizes in Inspirational Cathedral Peak Challenge

Huge Prizes in Inspirational Cathedral Peak Challenge

21 May 2018 - Are you a trail runner on the hunt for adventure and that something out of the ordinary? Well, the Cathedral Peak Challenge in the Drakensberg Mountains provides the challenge you have been yearnin...
Race Calendar May 2018

Race Calendar May 2018

08 May 2018 - South African runners really are blessed with a terrific race calendar, with so many great races to do, so check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs as well as othe...
Winning Brand

Winning Brand

08 May 2018 - In between studies, looking after stray animals, avoiding rhinos and promoting women’s safety while out running, Naomi Brand is carving a name for herself on the global stage of ultra trail r...
Young Guns

Young Guns

17 April 2018 - Trust the process, always bring the fire… that’s the attitude of two young distance running friends and rivals from Cape Town, Ashley Smith and Timmy Timoteus, who have both overcome d...
Doctor Coming Through

Doctor Coming Through

22 March 2018 - Thanks to a number of high profile race wins over the last few years, medical student Annamart Laubscher has made a name for herself in SA trail running, and yet she still sees herself as an amateu...
Race Calendar - April 2018

Race Calendar - April 2018

22 March 2018 - South African runners really are blessed with a terrific race calendar, with so many great races to do, so check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs as well as othe...
Attitude at Altitude

Attitude at Altitude

01 March 2018 - The race slogan for the GORE-TEX Transalpine-Run in Europe sounded stunning: “Three countries, two runners, one week – the dream.” And for two obsessive runners, a seven-day trail...
Race Calendar - March 2018

Race Calendar - March 2018

22 February 2018 - We’ve got everything here – road running, trail running, mountain running, cross country, track and field, triathlon, duathlon, multisport, orienteering, obstacle racing and adventure r...
Standing on Mountains

Standing on Mountains

15 February 2018 - Trail runner and blogger Fareed Behardien use his Leave The Couch blogs and Leave The Couch Together Trail Runs to inspire people to get up and let that bum-print on the couch fill back up, and hel...
Race Calendar - February 2018

Race Calendar - February 2018

26 January 2018 - Welcome to SA’s biggest and most complete running and walking race calendar, containing all road and trail runs, as well as other running-related disciplines. Just remember to always check wi...
Always Be Prepared!

Always Be Prepared!

14 December 2017 - When event organisers send out their final instructions for ultra-events, especially for those happening in the mountains, take note and don’t fob off the compulsory kit items, because they m...
Barry’s Way

Barry’s Way

24 November 2017 - Having achieved success in trail running himself, Barry Goliath is now coaching the next generation to podium positions as well. As he tells the youngsters in his training group, “Do as I say...