Kaapsehoop Marathon, The image story

Written and Photographed by Sven Musica The Uniwisp 3-in-1 Kaapsehoop Marathon, The Marathon that each athlete has the highest chance of smashing their PB….    … On Paper!! And so marks the end of another Kaapsehoop marathon, in all its beauty and glory. A 3Am wakeup call for most athletes and its off to the busses, the road kind, not …

The Otter African Trail run 2017 Predictions

So Its Otter Week this week and  with The Challenge behind us with our own Homeboy Kobus Maree Making us all jealous for his spectacular victory in the Challenge race, Damn meat eater, ha ha ha.  So With the Prologue completed today for the Race, we have a Few Race Predictions to make of what could go down tomorrow. In …

Grand Raid Reunion – South African Athletes

So on the 19th-22nd October 2017 (thats this weekend people) is a very very special race that is hosted not to far off the South African Coastline on a tiny island with a big heart- Ile de la Réunion, Hosting the crazy Diagonale des Fous (in straight english, the diagonal of fools), A 165km 9580m ascent beast of a race …

Race Report Uitsoek SkyMarathon® 2017

Uitsoek SkyMarathon® 2017  by Arlo van Heerden The 3rd of edition of the Uitsoek SkyMarathon ( or according to  Mazu Ndandani the Voetsek marathon) took place this weekend. The Uitsoek trail cease to amaze us every time we visit this trail. It is rugged, out of the way and really remote, but somehow whenever we get there the mountains and …

Mont Aux Sources Challenge 2017

Mont Aux Sources Challenge  2017 By Arlo van Heerden  On the first weekend of September a very special event took place in the mighty Drakensberg. If you refer to yourself as a trail runner you’ve probably done or at least heard of the Mount Aux Sources Challenge. Set in the heart of theRoyal Natal National Park this is one of South …

Fanie Botha Trail day 1 and 2, Sabie, Mpumalanga

Trail Fanie Botha Hiking trail,  Sabie, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Distance: 38km Circular Route / 2 Day Overnight Hike Ascent: 1600m Approximately Technicality: Moderate with technical forest sections, slippery in rainy season. Steep Climbs, Flowing single track with forestry roads mixed in. Scenery: Lush indigenous Forest, stunning Waterfalls crossing over streams .Open grassland running on the escarpment, lush forest. Beautiful views …

Prospectors Trail, Pilgrims rest, Mpumalanga

Trail Prospectors Trail , Pilgrims Rest, Mpumulanga, South Africa. Distance: 37km Circular Route / 3 Day Overnight Hike/ 1 or 2 day Run Ascent: 1700m Approximately Technicality: Moderately steep climb at start, from there on, rolling hills to the finish. Open grassland escarpment running over boulder fields, as well as some forest sections with beautiful soft undergrowth. Some Rocky single …

Uitsoek Skymarathon® 2017

Uitsoek Hiking Trail, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Trail Uitsoek Hiking Trail, Mpumalanga, South Africa, Near Nelspruit Distance: 30km Circular Route / 2 Day Overnight Hike Ascent: 1800 m Approximately Technicality: Very technical. Steep Climbs. Lush indigenous forest single track.  Rocky high altitude Single track trail, slippery forest section after heavy rain. Open escarpment grassland running. Scenery: Riverine indigenous Forest . High altitude open Grassland . Waterfalls . …

Num-Num Trail Challenge 2017 Race Report

How do you start race report? Neither Sven nor my trusty friend Google really helped with this , as Sven couldn’t run with me to narrate my race report in detail , due to unforseen circumstances such as no training, pure laziness, sickness and perhaps some age! Google on the other hand tells me he has never done Num-Num , …