Category Archives: HIKE

On Dogs & Trails

Many trail runners have running dogs these days, and often not for the traditional South African "guard dog" element, but rather for their active companionship and shared love of the outdoors. As a result of this "canine-centric" movement, more beaches, parks and trail networks in South Africa are becoming pet-friendly destinations. Being a veterinarian, dog…
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Nicolette takes podium at the Three Cranes Challenge

My first trail race of 2020 was KZN Trail Running's Three Cranes Challenge. Despite high hopes, the event unfortunately yielded zero cranes of the live avian variety, but it did deliver fully on its promise of three days of amazing trail running! Based out of the serene Bushwillow Caravan Park - aptly named after the…
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Nicolette sets a new female record at the Mnweni Mountain Marathon

The Mnweni Mountain Marathon is a low-key trail running event hosted twice annually in the Mnweni region of the northern Drakensberg. The approximately 40km circular route is a self-navigated and self-supported run or hike up the Mnweni pass and back down Rockeries pass.  Saturday the 7th of September saw the Spring runners of 2019 gathering…
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