The Munga 400km trail race held us captivated for 4 days. Addo 100-miler winner Naomi Brand was a pre-race favourite, but went into the race sick and had to withdraw. Here is her story …

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When things go wrongIt was probably clear as daylight to everyone following The Munga on social media this past week that this is no usual ultra trail. It’s a survival race. It’s 400km of grueling, lonely, non-stop blood-sweat-and-tears with everything you need to survive on your back, and only your thoughts and legs to get […]

It’s around 3am in the morning and I’m alone on the trail without another runner in sight. Rosie Carey reflects on her first 100-mile trail race

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It’s around 3am in the morning and I’m alone on the trail without another runner in sight. My headlamp casts a weak circle of light on the ground in front of me, but it is swallowed up by the complete darkness of the surrounding bush. Above me the sky is vast, the stars piercing pinpricks. […]

Master runner Judy Bird ran the perfect race at the Spar Ladies 10km in Cape Town on April 2, winning both the veteran and master categories and breaking the route record in 38.47. Judy reflects on her race

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The morning  was perfect for a race – no wind, cool air, the salty smell of the sea, and the sound of waves.  I just love the sea and I got out of bed feeling grateful.  My preparation for this race was spot on –  I had had 2 nights of good sleep; an afternoon […]

The 40km Drakensberg Northern Trail is a tough and challenging skymarathon at Oliviershoek, and forms part of the SA Skyrunning series. It was KZN runner, Kim Westbrook’s, first skymarathon and here is her story

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I’ve always enjoyed challenging myself. To train harder, run faster, do more and go beyond what I thought was previously possible. I’m one of those people that needs a challenge to keep me motivated.Towards the end of last year, I signed up for the Northern Drakensberg Trail Run. As I have a habit of overtraining, […]