South African trail running team invited to compete in France

Ten members of South Africa’s best trail runners have been handpicked to represent the country at one of Europe’s greatest trail running events, the Festival des Templiers in France at the end of October.

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Emma Roca "Rocks" The Otter

She is a biochemist, firefighter, athlete AND mother of three; tell us again how you don’t have time to train?

Thanks to Buff® South Africa, Buff® athlete Emma Roca is coming to rock the 2015 Otter African Trail Run, and will show South Africans a little bit about finding balance and living your passions.

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Cellar to Cellar Wine Experience

This past weekend saw the running of the anual Cellar to Cellar Wine Experience and Trail Runs by Iqela Events.

Starting and finishing at Blaauwklippen off the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. These participating wine farms, all well known for their exceptional wines, will tempt participants to linger and taste their wines along with a pairing or 2.

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Our hero's perform in Annecy, France

Yesterday saw the running of the IAu World Ultra Trail Championships at the stunning Annecy in France ( The Championships had teams from 39 countries competing for top honours and South Africa had a team of 8 athletes representing their country: Men:

  1. AJ Calitz
  2. Eric Ngubane
  3. Jock Green
  4. Graeme McCallum
  5. Iain Don-Wauchope


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Ultra Trail CT News & Updates

The Ultra Trail CT (UTCT) seems to have captured the imagination of the overseas travelling contingent wanting to cherry pick ultra-distance races-. No less than 26 different nationalities have signed up to run up, over and in the shadows of Table Mountain and surrounds. Accomplished distance runner, Salameh Al Aqra from Jordan, is not coming all this way just for the stunning scenery, however.

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SA Athlete, Karine Bezuidenhout

Karine is a rookie in this awesome sport and very excited to be part of the SA team.  She is a courageous athlete with guts and willing to experience the world, "I'm humbled and honoured to be able to compete against some of the world's best in Switzerland." She has always loved running.  Since childhood she would explore the farm that she grew up on, through running.  As a physiotherapist she is also of opinion that running is the most natural sport and that our bodies are designed to move and especially run.

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Miya and Mackenzie winners at FNB Platinum Trail Run

This weekend saw two of South Africa's Team Members for the World Long Distance Trail Champs both claim victory in the FNB Platinum Trail Run. This is extremely exciting news for us as it means that our athletes are in top shape and ready to show the World what they can do on the 4th July in Zermatt.

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SA Athlete, Megan Mackenzie

This is a first of a few athlete bio's we will be showcasing. Megan has been selected to represent her country at the World Long Distance Trail Championships to be held at the Zermatt Marathon in Switzerland on the 4th July 2015. She was also recently crowned the 2015 SA Trail Champ with her fantastic win at the Molweni SA Trail Championships. Megan is an adventure loving, mountain fanatic from KwaZulu Natal.

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Official Team for the 2015 Long Distance World Champs

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - South African Team It gives us great pleasure to announce the following team for the 2015 World Long Distance Trail Champs. The WMRA World long distance Mountain Running Championship (42km) in Zermatt, Switzerland on 4 July 2015. MEN Johardt van Heerden (Northwest) Lucky Miya (Gauteng) Thabang Madiba (Gauteng) Iain Don-Wuachope (KZN)

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Fund raising for the 2015 Long Distance Trail Champs

After a very successful "win an otter" campaign we partnered with the Ultra Trail CT, Tsogo Sun and Active Patch 4U to try and raise more funds for these athletes. Our first campaign brought in roughly R10 000 of which every cent will go towards the Ultra Trail Team going to France.

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