SA Trail Champs 2014| Merrell Outeniqua Traverse Race Report

Friday night was windy and unusually warm with a bright full moon creating the uneasy atmosphere that is so typical before a big event. However, by the time registration started on the Saturday morning, the wind began to die down and with the forecasted rainstorm still hours away, the weather was perfect for a big showdown. The only indication of something brewing was the serious look on the faces of the top athletes and a flurry of warm-up routines from early on.

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SA Trail Champs Previews

OPEN MEN Get ready for a showdown of epic proportions. A field full of top class runners will be lining up tomorrow to chase the title of South African champion and earn spots in the team to the World long distance trail championship in Colorado, USA. Picking favourites is very difficult, since they didn't race each other that much this year and picked their races more carefully. Nevertheless, let's stick our necks out and be brave. The one name that comes up most in discussions is Lucky Miya, winner of the Ingeli Marathon.

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Thule Chariot Carriers donate R200 per sale on their online store

Thule Chariot has recently launched their new online store for sales of their Thule Chariot Carriers and Accessories – Visit Store They have agreed to donate R200 for every Thule Chariot Sold through their online store. This R200 will go directly to the Team that is selected for the World Champs in August to help cover costs. Terms and Conditions:

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Countdown to SA Trail Champs has begun

Countdown to SA Long Distance Champs at Merrell Outeniqua Traverse begins With the formalisation of Trail Running under the banner of ASA last year, this has paved the way for the staging of South African Championship events and selection of teams to represent South Africa at World Trail Running Championships. With the successful staging of first SA Long Distance Trail Champs at the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge in 2013, which proved to be a very competitive race, the trail running community is eagerly awaiting the 2014 edition.

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