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UTCT LOCAL FOCUS

With just 2 weeks to go until Ultra-Trail Cape Town 2019, plenty of eyes are on announcements of international elites lining up to tackle the 100km event. It’s no secret that Courtney Dauwalter is...
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Big Match Temperament

Big Match Temperament… a term thrown about by sports commentators and writers the world over. In essence, it is the innate or learned ability not to choke under pressure.  Often, it is the difference...
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SUMMER BUZZING

Summer is here, and our beloved trails are alive with floral beauty, and a myriad of insects. While we are out there soaking it all up, it is worth remembering that some of our creepy crawly friends...
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Trail Wipe Outs

If you’ve spent any time with trail runners lately, you have probably heard the term “buying land” or similar. This does not mean that said runner has invested in a pretty piece of single track, it...
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Trail Running for Beginners

Ok, so you’ve seen the stoke radiating off your friends when they come off the mountain, you’re envious of their Instagram content, and you know that there is magic out there beyond the “dreadmill”...
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A Wild Idea

An iconic stretch of coastline, a long-standing course record, and one tenacious, talented runner. That is where this wild journey began. In 2017, Marelise Retief joined an exuberant crew of runners...
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Map it

Slingsby Maps researches, compiles and publishes the finest maps available in South Africa.  Well known for many years for his maps of the South African National Hiking Way, the Drakensberg, Table...
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Is Table Mountain safe for trail runners?

During the heated aftermath of the recent murder of a tourist near East Fort, SANParks announced the deployment of some 120 new additional monitors, funded by the Department of Tourism, to assist in...
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Women and running

On Sunday 9 June, South Africa sat glued to their TVs watching Gerda Steyn obliterate the Comrades Up Run record, becoming the only woman to run the event under 6 hours and finish well within the top...
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Dog Attacks

Trails are to be shared, and trail runners should welcome the presence of the full trail community in all our wild and wonderful spaces, unless permits suggest otherwise. But, with shared space comes...
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