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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…

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 goes for 12 Platteklip ascents

For most people Platteklip Gorge is just a means to getting to the top of Table Mountain. For first time hikers it’s a safe but strenuous journey to the top but for many seasoned hikers/runners it’s often a route to avoid unless absolutely necessary. On Saturday, April 6, AJ Calitz, one of South Africa’s top…

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…

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…