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Nicolette Griffioen Shares her first SkyRun race experience with us

Author: Nicolette Griffioen My first SkyRun in 2016 was everything it should have been, and more. There was the excitement of running a new trail, heightened after the previous year’s disappointment of having to spectate rather than compete due to an ITB issue. Then there was the anxiety of running 100km – only my second…
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Nicolette Griffioen takes podium at Run the Berg Trail Race 2019

Races under 40km seldom feature very seriously, if at all, on my annual events calendar. But with the Otter African Trail Run looming, I decided a little speed work was in order. Enter the 2019 edition of the 2 day Run the Berg Trail Race! The Extreme version of the race consists of two days…
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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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AJ Calitz is crowned King of the Mountain.

Achieving ‘First To The Top’ and 6 successful laps while suffering from tick bite fever during the 2019 Platteklip Charity Challenge Author: AJ Calitz | 8 April 2019 Image by Jeff Ayliffe It’s been a while since I felt terrible from the get go but the Platteklip Charity Challenge was one of those days. I…
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