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These boots were made for hiking

Back in the day – before I found my trail running feet – I used to own one pair of hiking boots at a time, generally the basic Hi-Tec model. Comfortable and suitable for basic day-hiking – no waterproofing to speak of. They would last me maybe five years and then get replaced by a…

Kleynhans wins Three Peaks Challenge

The 18th edition of the Three Peaks Challenge, a 50km mountain and city run, took place on Saturday in Cape Town. The men’s race was won by Martin Kleynhans (5:24:59), with K-Way athlete Lucky Miya (5:37:01) taking second place. Katya Soggott again won the women’s race, finishing in 6:15:44, only 42 seconds outside the women’s…

18th running of Three Peaks Challenge – Saturday, November 1

For 18 years runners have assembled before sunrise on Long Street for the start of a race that takes them up and down Cape Town’s three peaks. Devil’s Peak, Maclear’s Beacon (via Platteklip Gorge) and Lion’s Head. Participants have 14 hours to complete this 50-kilometre Challenge, which is presented in proud partnership with K-Way. Looking at…

Calitz gears up for Skyrun with LionHeart victory

After retaining his title at Red Bull LionHeart on Saturday, K-Way athlete AJ Calitz is ready for this weekend’s 100-kilometre Salomon Skyrun. On Saturday, Calitz powered up and down Cape Town’s Lion’s Head during the prologue, heats and final to take overall honours – again. Set off in groups, Calitz enjoyed doubling-back on the route…

6 Reasons to enter The Matroosberg Trail Challenge

1. There is something for everyone Whether you’re looking at entering and finishing your very first SkyMarathon®, or simply want to enter a trail run in the beautiful surroundings of the Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve, the Matroosberg Trail Challenge (MTC) has something for you. There are three events: The South African Skyrunning Association (SASA) sanctioned…

Hiking the 2nd highest mountain in the Western Cape

“ALSO, and I think you will love this. I’ve heard of a route up Matroosberg on the South side (De doorns). Much steeper than the 4×4 track on the reserve side.” Ghaleed. Correct on both accounts. It was definitely steeper and I did love it. The Hex River Mountains are some of the most spectacular…