Master the Power Hike
Trail Running Blog | Running Blog South Africa
by Run Trail
1M ago
I am sure you have seen countless Skyrun athletes surging up the steep mountains, bowed over, face in pain, climbing up the treacherous hill and still making good progress. In fact, moving at such a pace that would make you want to quit trail running altogether. What is the one thing they all have in ..read more
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Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve
Trail Running Blog | Running Blog South Africa
by Nick Swanevelder
1M ago
Tierpoort Adventure Farm is situated in Pretoria around 16km from Woodlands Boulevard Shopping Centre out on Garstfontein Road. The farm has hiking, trail Running and mountain biking trails. The trails are well maintained and the route marking is visible and easy to follow. Important info: The gate is closed but if locked please phone the contact number ..read more
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Buffelsdrift MTB Park
Trail Running Blog | Running Blog South Africa
by Nick Swanevelder
1M ago
Buffelsdrift Mountain Bike Park is located only 15km North of Pretoria and provides a safe trail running environment within the confines of the Buffelsdrift Nature Conservancy. Fast Facts Grading: FUNDuration: 1-2 hoursConfiguration: Circular routeSafety: GoodStart Point: Main reception / pay areaDirections: Operating Hours:Open 08:00 to 18:00 Wednesday to FridayOpen 06:00 to 18:00 Saturday and Sunday. (Summer)Open 07:00 to 18:00 Saturday ..read more
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Exercise: Why It’s the Best Antioxidant
Trail Running Blog | Running Blog South Africa
by Holly Martin
1M ago
We hear about them everywhere these days: antioxidant-rich beverages and supplements are all the rage. But what do antioxidants even do for us? And do we need to be supplementing them through these products? In this article we’re diving into what antioxidants are, how you can get them, and why exercise and a clean diet ..read more
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5 Mental Health Benefits of Trail Running
Trail Running Blog | Running Blog South Africa
by Brittany Waddell
1M ago
You may be adept at running at the local track or in your neighborhood. However, there’s a whole other world to discover when it comes to running locations. Trail running is the process of expertly sprinting up hills and meandering around natural obstacles. There are obvious physical benefits to trail running. It’s time to focus ..read more
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Google Street View hikes the OTTER Trail
Trail Running Blog | Running Blog South Africa
by Run Trail
1M ago
A team of passionate South Africans in partnership with Google Maps have trekked the length and breadth of South Africa to map 170 new trails, six UNESCO World Heritage Sites and all 19 National Parks, in a large 360-imagery collect of the country’s wildest regions. The mighty Otter Trail trail tops of the wishlist of ..read more
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Tierpoort Adventure Farm
Trail Running Blog | Running Blog South Africa
by Nick Swanevelder
1M ago
Tierpoort Adventure Farm is situated in Pretoria around 16km from Woodlands Boulevard Shopping Centre out on Garstfontein Road. The farm has hiking, trail Running and mountain biking trails. The trails are well maintained and the route marking is visible and easy to follow. Important info: The gate is closed but if locked please phone the contact ..read more
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The spirit of trail running shines at 1000 Hills Challenge
Trail Running Blog | Running Blog South Africa
by Run Trail
1M ago
Trail running is often defined by its camaraderie and greater sense of community, with like-minded people from all walks of life come together to support one another on the trails. The 1000 Hills Challenge, which took place at Nagle Dam over the weekend, captivated this essence perfectly, featuring an incredible atmosphere and keen display of ..read more
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Records tumble at Whale of Trail
Trail Running Blog | Running Blog South Africa
by Run Trail
1M ago
Clear skies and roaring braziers welcomed a total of 123 trail runners at Potberg Environmental Education Centre, the start of the 4th Merrell Whale of Trail. Between them and the finish, 53km of varied single track awaited including a combination of technical trail, smooth, fast flowing downhills, undulating coastal paths and soft sandy beaches. To ..read more
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Beers, dance offs and epic trail | The ITEC Oxpecker
Trail Running Blog | Running Blog South Africa
by Run Trail
1M ago
I stretched my double-socked feet tentatively into the colder, unchartered depths of my sleeping bag, exhaling a swirl of relieved misty breath when my icy toes found what they were looking for: my hot water bottle. I wriggled into my warm zone and let my toes thaw while I waited for my snooze alarm to ..read more
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