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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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The Story of the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge

The Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge was launched by Wildrunner in 2011, hot off the heels of the inaugural Helderberg Mountain Challenge in 2010.  The opening JMC offer consisted of 30km, 21km and...
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Winter Running Gear

All the running brands are saying it in various ways. Gear up, get out! There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear! You’ve got the message, but where to start in terms of building your...
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The Face of Tenacity

Regardless of which side of the Caster Semenya debate you find yourself, we can surely unite on one thing; she has shown us the very definition of tenacity.  The court of arbitration for Sport’s...
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Gauteng Trail Series 2019 Cancelled

Seasons change, and so must we.   Since our inception in 2007, Wildrunner has maintained a position of unquestionable innovation in the trail running arena. In 2008 we launched the Trail Series® - ...
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Trail vs Road

You know the banter… road runners vs trail runners. Trail runners are hikers, road runners are sheep. Trail runners are too slow for road, road runners aren’t cool enough for trail. Mountain...
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Itchy Feet

Nah, not THAT kind of itchy feet. The kind that inspires wanderlust and updating of the bucket list. The sort of itchy that sends us down a rabbit hole on YouTube, seeking out the ultimate in...
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