After four weeks of trail running fun in Gauteng, the popular Spur Trail Series™ moves to the Western Cape as the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ kicks off next weekend at the Paul Cluver Estate in Grabouw. The Series will kick off with a bang as runners can choose to take part in either the short 9km Challenge, the long 16km Championship or for those looking for an extreme challenge, the Spur GLB46 Ultra will take place on the same day. With most of the entries gone, time is running out for runners to secure their spot on the start line of one of the most popular trail running series around.
We can look forward to some fast times at the Spur GLB46 Ultra as winner of the Helderberg Mountain Challenge, Dylan Solms is set to go for gold in the men’s race, while Ryan Winter will also be in the fray. Hanlie Booyens and Kathleen McQuade-Little are sure to be battling it out for top honours at the front of the ladies field.
The long course Championship is sure to provide top notch racing again, with Raydon Balie who will be hoping to go one better after two previous second spots in the Championship Series. Liandi van der Westhuyzen will be back to defend her winter Championship title from last year, but they will both be up against some stiff competition during the course of the Series. Both Nick Rembeyi and Llewelyn Jacobs are stepping up to the long course Championship and their presence are sure to keep Balie looking over his shoulder.
The battle in the short course Challenge will be fierce as always, with runners having to go all out from the get-go to gain the initiative over such a short distance. With several top short course Challenge contenders moving up to the longer distance, the Challenge title is up for the taking and we can’t wait to see who will join the Spur Trail Series™ winners’ circle this year.
While the front runners will be giving their all to get to the finish line first, the vast majority of the entrants will be there to enjoy another fun day on the trails and with spectacular venues like the Paul Cluver Wine Estate, Tygerberg Nature Reserve, the Taal Monument and the Kogelberg Biosphere this is a definite for all participants.
Limited entries are still available at www.trailseries.co.za and online entries will remain open until Monday, 13 July at 10h00am.
The schedule for this year’s Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ is as follows:
- 19 July: Spur GLB46 Ultra – Paul Cluver Estate, Grabouw
- 19 July: Race 1 – Paul Cluver Estate, Grabouw
- 26 July: Race 2 – Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Bellville
- 2 August: Race 3 – Taal Monument & Paarl Nature Reserve, Paarl
- 15 August: Race 4 & XL – Kogelberg Biosphere, Kleinmond
For more information and to enter online visit the website at www.trailseries.co.za.
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