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Three Peaks Challenge 1897 – 2017

At 120 years old, the Three Peaks Challenge (Saturday 4 November 2017) can claim to be the oldest event in the country, or at least the event with the longest history. Back in 1897, when C.W. Schneeberger decided to see if he could summit all three peaks (Devil’s Peak, table mountain and Lion’s Head) between sunrise and…

Banff Mountain Film Festival – Review of the Preview

It seems like I have been attending the Banff Mountain Film Festival for as long as I can remember. And it never disappoints. Sure, some years, the collection of international mountain movies is better than others, but it always provides a healthy dose of inspiration and creativity wrapped up in adventure. This year was no…

Three Peaks Challenge 2016: Results

Well done all Three Peaks runners and thanks to all helpers and supporters. It was a fantastic day out with great weather and  many milestones achieved. Winning male: Andy Hagen 4.55 (5 Minutes off the record – this was his 4th victory) Winning Female: Jane Wyngaard (16th overall) 6:40 20th Challenge: Gavin Snell (who also organises…

The Grind: Mud, Fun and Fitness

When thinking about competitive sports, mud is normally seen as an unwanted addition, there to  hinder or even cancel play. But not in Obstacle Course Racing, the hottest growing sport on Planet Earth? The Grind is a dedicated team of Obstacle Course Race builders and race hosts, and their challenging courses feature a great deal…

Ocean 2 Ocean: 23 April 2016 – Entries Open

Ocean 2 Ocean: 50km Guided Mountain Trail Tun Next Run: Saturday 23  April 2016– Muizenberg – Camps Bay: O2O Entry Form_April_2016 Ocean2Ocean is a guided mountain trail run from Muizenberg Beach to Camps Bay via the False Bay Mountains, Silvermine Nature Reserve and Table Mountain. This route is also run in reverse at times. This is a pack…

Kleynhans credits route choice to his Three Peaks win

Cool temperatures and solid performances throughout the field marked the 19th running of the  Three Peaks Challenge in Association with K-Way. Cape Town runner Martin Kleynhans won convincingly – for the second consecutive year. It took him five-hours and 20 minutes to complete the 50-kilometre route between three of Table Mountain’s peaks – Devil’s Peak, Maclear’s Beacon…

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits South Africa

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour www.banff.co.za DATE 23 October – 2 November 2015 TIMES There will be one screening per day at 8pm. Each screening contains all 9 films, and the total length is approximately 2 hours 10 minutes  CINEMAS We are screening at six Ster-Kinekor cinemas across the country:  Cape Town Cavendish Square…

NEW XPH LED Headlamp Review

Soon after that I bought my first headlamp and over the years have collected quite a few. Most of them are entry level and I more often than not land up with a dodgy light, with poor batteries and barely enough light to follow the path, I kind of liked it that way, believing excess…

South African runners at IAU Trail World Championships

Two K-Way athletes are in France for the 5th IAU Trail World Championships, which take place on Saturday. AJ Calitz and Nicolette Griffioen, together with their South African teammates and runners from 38 other countries, make up the 287 participant count for this gruelling 85 kilometre run. The IAU Trail World Championship is held annually and…