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    Race Report: Afriforum Springbok Vasbyt 2017

    Date Held: 15 July 2017 Distances: 5km / 10km / 25km Terain: Trail running Venue: Voortrekker Monument Website: Tekkie Races   This weekend I took part in Springbok vasbyt 2017 organised by by Voortrekker Monument Draf en Stap klub. In early years there was a race called ‘Magaliesbergwedloop’ and when the race died there was a lack of any trail running events except for races that were held in Cape Town along with other races such as Mount-Au-Source and Botshabelo. Technicon Pretoria marathon Club decided to hold a historical of road race and that lead to the creation of the ‘Voetpadberg 10 Myler’. This race was such a success that it gave birth…

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    Training Log: Day 2 – Strength training

    Date: Monday 2017_07_17 Activity: Strength Training Location: at Home Duration: 45min So I worked out my own strength training plan from things I’ve learnt over the years and also from research I’ve done. As much as I would love to join a gym now or to get a Running couch to get more serious about my Trail Running Career it’s just not gonna happen – Ek kan dit maar op my maag skryf! – Like my Mom would always say when I was little and I wanted something we could not afford. I also realized that if I don’t have the discipline to get up early in the morning and…

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    Race Report: FNB Platinum Trail Run, Presented by Stillwater Sports

    Date Held: 4 June 2017 Distances: 8km / 12km / 24km Venue:  ATKV, Buffelspoort Website: Stilwater Sports The FNB Platinum Trail Run Involves the best trail running routes in the North West Province. Taking in the might of the Magaliesberg and the majestic Buffelspoort Dam, the Platinum Trail Run treats runners with magnificent views of the Buffelspoort Valley and terrain that is both varied and challenging. The Race took place on 4 June 2017 – and I was very nervous. I entered for the event not sure of the distance I wanted to do, 12km was to short, and I’ve never ran 24km before. I decided to jump in big, and opted…

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    Land Rover Centurion Mountain Monster Trail Run: Big Red Barn

    Event Name: Land Rover Centurion Mountain Monster Trail Run : Big Red Barn Date Held: 14 May 2017 Distances: 30km / 15km / 5km Venue: Big Red Barn Website: Big Red Barn On 14 May 2017 we kicked off the Land Rover mountain monster series at The Big Red Barn, in Irene. It was a freezing day and Gauteng was experiencing a cold front that weekend. Nevertheless determined trail runners got up, got dresses and braved the icy air for a nice and early morning Trail run. The set up was very nice, there was music and coffee and lots of excitement going around – When I got out of my car…

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    Hollard JURA

    From the creators of the Hollard JUMA, BAM events and experience creators, in partnership with JHB City Parks, brings you the all new adventure packed Hollard JURA (Jozi Urban Run Adventure). The run starts and end at Marks Park. Runners will make their way towards conquering various obstacles such 50m bum slide, hay bale hell, mielie sack jumping, crawling under roads through tunnels, running across the Emmarentia Dam and much more. Urban is the new trail! Follow them on Instagram for more pictures of the awesome day!   Thursday a few of Jozi’s Runners came together to test out the Obstacle course for the Hollard JURA. It was a fun day filled with laughs and…