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TAKING ON THE UTCT? HERE ARE SOME RACE DAY TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS

13 November 2018

Ultra-trail Cape Town has already established itself as a bucket list race for ultra trail runners, combining a range of beautiful Mother City sights with the rugged technical terrain of Table Mountain. There are four events: 100km, 65km, 35km, and for the first time in 2018 there is a 21km route. And since its inclusion in the Ultra-trail World Tour, this event is attracting some of the top international elite r

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GLENROSE XABA JOINS SPAR GRAND PRIX HALL OF FAME

08 November 2018

Glenrose Xaba has become the eighth athlete to win the coveted SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge Grand Prix, finishing the 2018 series in style with a total of 104 points.
Twenty-three year old Xaba of the Boxer Club won the Pretoria Challenge, finished second in three races, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban and came fourth in Johannesburg. She and three other runners, including last year’s Grand


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SA'S SHINING STAR SETS NEW YORK ABLAZE

by Michelle Carnegie - 07 November 2018

Anyone who has ever met Gerda Steyn or who has watched an interview with the Two Oceans winner and Comrades Marathon gold medallist knows what a down to earth, friendly and humorous girl she is. It is safe to say there is probably not one running picture ever taken of her where her trademark wide smile can’t be seen.
 
So when the 28-year-old Steyn lined up on New York’s Staten Isla


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PHENOMENAL VAN ZYL

by Michelle Carnegie - 06 November 2018

She has always been a notch above the rest, but what South African marathon runner Irvette van Zyl has managed to achieve in the last five months is absolutely phenomenal and inspiring. Barely five months after the birth of her second child she has just won the highly competitive Soweto Marathon, and in the process set a new record on a very tough course. This all shortly after she has won the one race after the

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SA'S GERDA STEYN AMONGST BEST OF THE BEST AT SUNDAY'S NEW YORK MARATHON

by Michelle Carnegie - 01 November 2018

South Africa’s sweetheart of long distance running Gerda Steyn will be tackling the world-renowned New York Marathon on Sunday (November 4) after being invited to be part of the elite women’s field.
 
“Lovely weather in New York and getting my legs loosened after the long flight. I really can’t wait for Sunday. Thankful for all the messages of good luck I have received.


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PHENOMENAL PERFORMANCE FROM SA'S DAVID MANJA AT DUBLIN MARATHON

30 October 2018

South Africa and Nedbank Running Club’s (NRC) David Manja shone on the international stage this past weekend when he ran to a superb 2nd place finish at the highly competitive Dublin Marathon.
 
Manja crossed the line in a superb 2:13:32, only 9 second behind Ethiopian winner Asefa Bekele who broke the tape in 2:13:23. Joe Kiptoo from Kenya followed in third position at the 39<


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RETTO RECORDS OBLITERATED AT THE 2018 OTTER AFRICAN TRAIL RACE 


22 October 2018

This weekend, the 10th running of the Otter African Trail Run brought together the world’s top 10 men and women marathon distance trail runners to compete not only for the prestigious Otter title, but the Golden Series trophies too. With so many elite athletes taking to the course, it wasn’t a matter of if, but rather how many would run under the existing record time. It was a day of new co

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THE OTTER TO HOST WORLD'S TOP 20 MARATHON DISTANCE TRAIL RUNNERS

17 October 2018

This year, all eyes will be on the 10th installment of the Otter African Trail Run (The Otter), as the Golden Trail Series (GTS) top 10 men and women race for the Series crown, while local South African talent give them a run for their money.
 
Race Director Mark Collins and his team are proud to play host to the prestigious finale and welcome world-class athletes from around the glo


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GLENROSE XABA OFFFICIAL WINNER OF SPAR GRAND PRIX

16 October 2018

Glenrose Xaba (Boxer) has won the 2018 SPAR Grand Prix title, despite being officially disqualified from the Pietermaritzburg leg of the SPAR Women’s Challenge series.
 
Xaba and last year’s SPAR Grand Prix winner, Kesa Moletsane (KPMG), were among four runners who were disqualified after following the wrong route in the Pietermaritzburg race. After the race, KwaZulu Natal Athletics


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RECORDS TUMBLE AT FNB DURBAN 10K CITYSURFRUN

14 October 2018

Perfect weather conditions, a fast route and a deep field resulted in a plethora of records tumbling at the 2nd annual FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday, 14 October 2018.

Joshua Cheptegei broke his own course record and with that the Ugandan Record and the SA All Comers record on the day.  Swiss sensation, Julien Wanders broke both the Swiss National 10km record and the European


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