Western Cape

Who to watch at UTCT 2018

With last year’s first and second placed men back to claim the top spot for 2018, and a very strong field of international elite athletes travelling to South Africa for 1 December, the Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) Men’s race will be an exciting one. The Women’s race also looks to be closely contested, with Italian Francesca Canepa and Kelly Wolf from the United States (US) currently on the same top points in the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) ranking, which means that UTCT will decide the 2018 World Tour Women’s champion.

Lion’s Head Closing

One of the grandest ladies of the Cape needs some time out, and we could not agree more. Anyone who has enjoyed the trails of the Lion in recent years will have noticed some alarming erosion of the popular paths, and no end to the number of visitors and locals running, hiking and yoga posing their way up and down the Lion. Graffiti and litter are also in no short supply.

What is a Whole Food Lifestyle?

Put simply, a whole food eating plan or lifestyle rejects processed food and encourages the consumption of foods that are as close to their natural form as possible.

Whole grains replace refined grains whenever possible, and fruits, vegetables and beans replace supplements when it comes to getting sufficient fibre and vitamins.