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Once, Twice, Three Times a Challenge

At sunrise every first Saturday in November a crowd of runners assembles on Long Street in Cape Town for  for the start of a 50-kilometre race that will see them huffing-and-puffing up (and down) the three peaks surrounding the Cape Town City Bowl. Devil’s Peak, Maclear’s Beacon on Table Mountain and Lion’s Head are their…

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…

Calitz claims hat trick at LionHeart

Red Bull LionHeart played out on Saturday on Cape Town’s Lion’s Head where runners faced off against each other in elimination rounds. For the third year in a row, K-Way athlete AJ Calitz  dominated the event to claim a hat trick of LionHeart crowns. He set another new course record of 25.54 in the process. “LionHeart is…

Getting competitive on Cape Town’s Three Peaks

I’m not a particularly competitive runner, although I might sometimes chase a faster time on routes or events that I do regularly. It’s just not often that I’m up for it. But when the opportunity does arise I’m all for it. Last Sunday was the UCT (that be The University of Cape Town for out…

TV Debut

A little while back I received an email asking if I wanted to assist with a trail running excerpt for the Expresso Show, a local lifestyle show on morning TV on SABC3. Now with a face made for radio and a voice for mime I was reluctant at first. I really wasn’t into going into…

Hout Bay Triple Trouble – 1 October 2011

The Hout Bay Triple Trouble has been trouble for me since its second running in 2006, but now, having recently completed my third, I can safely say its right up there as one of my favourite runs on the trail calendar – despite the tar sections between each peak. Started by Eric Tollner in 2005…