Tag: trail running

AN END OF AN ERA FOR JEEP TEAM SOUTH AFRICA

GAUTENG, JOHANNESBURG – It’s the end of an era as Jeep ends its 16-year sponsorship of one of South Africa’s most successful Sport & Wellness Teams, Jeep Team South Africa, founded by Max Cluer Sports Marketing cc (MCSMcc) in 2001. The teams title sponsorship began with Jeep Apparel through Musgrave Agencies, which was then taken

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GREYLING COMES OUT ON TOP AT THE 3222 STAGE TRAIL RUN

LESOTHO – This past weekend, top South African trail runner, Christiaan Greyling (Jeep Team SA / Salomon / Garmin), claimed a double stage win at the inaugural 3222 Stage Trail Run in Lesotho. Far from just another trail run, the 3222 was designed to leave lungs burning and feet heavy as determined athletes tackled the

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STELLENBOSCH’S ROBYN OWEN CONQUERS HER FIRST 100KM ULTRA-TRAIL CAPE TOWN, AND IS FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN WOMAN IN

WESTERN CAPE, CAPE TOWN – On Saturday, 2 December, 895 runners from 29 countries lined up at Gardens Tech Rugby grounds in Cape Town to take on either the 100km, 65km or 35km Ultra-Trail Cape Town (UTCT), including multisport sensation Robyn Owen, 27, (Jeep Team/ Best4Sports), who was attempting her first 100km trail race, and

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REMARKABLE FEAT SEES GREYLING END HIS SEASON WITH PODIUM AT SKYRUN 100KM

EASTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA – The 21st edition of the SkyRun SA, powered by Salomon, through the remote Witteberg Mountain Range in the Eastern Cape lived up to its tag of ‘A hell of a run.’ Athletes braved winds, biting cold, and waist-high snow-covered mountains with very tricky terrain and severe up and down mountain

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JEEP’S GREYLING AND OWEN TAKE GOLD AND SILVER AT OTTER AFRICAN TRAIL

Greyling fastest South African to date EASTERN CAPE, GARDEN ROUTE – On Saturday, 28 October 2017, Tsitsikamma National Park on the Garden Route in the Eastern Cape was buzzing with the country’s finest trail runners, and a few international stars, gathering to do battle on the world-renowned Otter African Trail, a gruelling 44km race considered

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GREYLING’S AND OWEN FIRM FAVOURITES FOR THE UPCOMING OTTER AFRICAN TRAIL RUN

Trail runner Christiaan Greyling (Jeep Team SA/Salomon/Garmin), after his recent Top 12 result in the 110km Ultra Pirineu, is back on home soil and ready for the coveted Otter Run, a race that is considered the benchmark of technical marathon-distance trail running. The 44km Otter Trail is regarded as one of the finest ‘hikes’ in

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JEEP TEAM’S VAN TONDER IN TOP FORM AHEAD OF OCR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN CANADA

Thomas van Tonder – OCR World Championships – In just a few days, the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships will return to Blue Mountain Resort in Ontario, Canada for its third year of international competition. From the 12th to the 15th of October 2017, Jeep Team and SA’s top male OCR athlete, Thomas van Tonder,

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GREYLING BAGS A TOP 12 FINISH IN SPAIN’S 110KM SALOMON ULTRA PIRINEU

On the 23rd of September at 7am, 950 runners gathered in Bagà, Barcelona, to face the challenge of a long and intense race with a profile not unlike a sawtooth blade, including several significant peaks, the first being 14km into the race reaching 2500m in altitude. It’s called the Salomon Ultra Pirineu, and it’s 110km

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GOLD FOR GREYLING TEAM AT SPAIN’S 98KM RIAÑO TRAIL RACE

This past weekend saw South Africa’s top trail running team, Christiaan Greyling (Jeep Team/Salomon/Garmin) and Landie Greyling, embarked on an epic race through the Cantabrian Mountains in the north of Spain. Three stages, 98 km and almost 8000 metres of elevation gain stood between them and the finish line of the Riaño Trail Run in

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GREYLING DISPLAYS TALENT TO GET SILVER MEDAL IN TOUR DU NÉOUVIELLE, FRANCE

SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, FRANCE – The Grand Raid Pyrenees, now in its 10th year, attracted over 4000 athletes, who, despite the weather, raced the Pyrenean summits in the south of France. The 2017 edition of the Grand Raid Pyrenees included 5 races: the 5-stage/114km Pyrenees Tour Trail Challenge, the 220km Ultra Tour, the 120km Tour des Cirques,

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