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When you want to hit snooze…

Winter on the trails provides some of the best running of the year. Puddles, mud, waterfalls and, if you’re lucky, a battle against the elements that results in you feeling like you’ve been there,...
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Kevin Harris; the Second South African at Western States 2017

Watching the winners cross the line is one thing, but hearing it from an “average Joe” (is there anything average about an endurance runner?) offers a completely different perspective. This year,...
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Ryan Sandes and his Western States Dream

In the early hours of Sunday 25 June 2017, it became clear that South Africa’s Ryan Sandes was going to realise his big dream with a win at the world’s favourite 100 mile race; Western States. We...
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Race 2 of the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series®

This year the Hennops trails were run in reverse, and an XL course was added for those wanting something a little tougher. It was an icy start, with a layer of frost on all the equipment that the...
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Trail etiquette

“Along the top of Table Mountain after the monster climb, I started to catch groups of men. Passing them one by one with no hassles – no I don’t for one second believe that all men are chauvinists, I...
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So you want to climb?

You might have seen the National Geographic video of Alex Honnold recently. It’s tummy flipping and inspirting all in one.   “Alex Honnold makes the first free solos of the largest walls in North...
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Edson's Story

Edson Kumwamba is no stranger to the Cape’s trail community. You’ve seen his cheeky grin and speedy ascents and descents in races such as our Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge, or BatRun, PUFfeR,...
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Heat: Born to cope

You exist because you perform well in the heat. At least, that is one line of evolutionary thinking discussed by a 2014 article in the journal Comprehensive Physiology. According to the article, our...
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#MYTRAIL APRIL 2017 COMPETITION

If you run trail, own a smart phone or camera, have a Facebook and/or Instagram account and love Spur burgers as much as we do, this is for you! The theme for April 2017 is MY TRAILRUNNING PET and...
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Long Run Recovery

If you're training for Ultra's you're more than likely doing long runs every single weekend. This can be extremely hard on the body, which is why you need to make sure you recover properly after each...
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