News

First in our series of “Coach Knows” features.

Allan is a familiar face on both trail and tar in the Cape. Former founder and Chairman of Hout Bay Harriers, he is currently the Chairman of Wild Runner Athletic Club as well as Trail Running...
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Mom’s the Word

In 1865, William Ross Wallace wrote a frequently quoted poem called “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle is the Hand that Rules the World”. As far back as the memory of humanity serves, motherhood has...
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Kilian Jornet takes it up another notch

A little while ago, professional trail and adventure racer Emma Roca came to South Africa. She gave a talk at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa. At the time, Emma was about to complete her...
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Compulsory mountain running equipment

There is always one… some dude that ran hours of trail in the late 80s in a pair of polly shorts with nothing more than a melted Bar-One in his back pocket and a neckerchief from his grandfather that...
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Couples that Run

Have you found your single-track soulmate? There is a lot to be said for a shared love of sweaty running kit and race goals, but it’s not all running romance and finish line high fives out there. We...
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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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