SS Inanda Trail this Sunday, Lesotho Ultra race report & Inhaca360 bookings open!

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Dear Trail Runners & Walkers,

This weekend we kick off the KZNTR Summer Series. A collection of trail runs featuring some sold, some new & some return venues, highlighting some of the incredible trails around KZN!

The first event takes place this Sunday at eNanda Adventures at Inanda Dam. Home to the Inanda Trail Running Club, we are excited to showcase the home trails of this talented club and revive trail running in this area!

The routes are no walk in the park – if you analyse the route profiles you will see that flats are few & far between, but the water-side trails guarantee spectacular views across the beautiful Inanda Dam. And the best views are usually after the biggest climb!

So come out on Sunday to try out some new trails and support the Inanda Trail Running Club in the process! You won’t be disappointed!


Sunday 13 November 2022
eNanda Adventures
18km | 12km | 6km
R205 l R170 l R125
U18’s pay half price!
6am | 6:30am | 7am
Registration opens at 5:30am.
Walkers welcome on the 6km & 12km.

Late entries available – R50 surcharge applies to adults.

See you at Inanda Dam,

Sanele, Andrew & Lauren


Early Bird Entries for the Bishopstowe Trail (4 December) close at midday on Friday 11 November.

Full info & Entries HERE.

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Lesotho Ultra

- race report & '23 entries opening

For the first time since 2019, Lesotho Ultra took place and didn’t really skip a beat delivering all weather conditions, which pushed the limits in many ways. But that’s Lesotho, it’s edgy and a little bit extreme! 

The Album of pictures by Gareth Roberts tells the story and can be seen HERE.

It also served as the Mountain Marathon Series final, which was closely contested between eventual winner Louis Le Grange and 2nd placed Max Millar in the men’s, while Ruth Cozien made a clear winner in the women’s race and finished 5th overall, with a fractured foot!! Louis & Max captured some incredible footage of the race, showing the brutal climbs, conditions, and magnificence of the mountains. Check it out in the IG Highlights Reel HERE.

The Ultra route pushes participants further, taking runners back up to the top of the escarpment one more time. This event was won by Jacques Buys in 6:04:44 – very impressive in those conditions, and Leah Sloman in 10:10:33.

But Lesotho Ultra is so much more than a race at the end of the day. It’s a test against oneself out there on the upper ridge line, where runners find themselves at over 3000m above sea level for 10km. That’s where it’s easy to see where you are as a mountain runner and how you stand up to the elements of the earth. That’s where any façade falls away and the truth is revealed as only mountains can do to the soul.

SO yes, if you want to test yourself and run one of the hardest 50km and 40km courses that will show you what type of mountain runner is inside, and experience full immersion, then Lesotho Ultra is your race!

Entries for the 2023 event open on 21 November 2022. 

Limited 5-star and 3-star packages are available.

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Inhaca360 bookings are open!

- limited to 80 entries

Inhaca360, a run around the most southern tropical Island in Africa, has recently launched entries for the second time. 

The first event took place in June 2022 attracting a total of 38 runners while the second edition will be limited to a total of 80 entries and takes place on 17 June 2023. 

The race is sold as a package that includes speed boat transfers from Maputo Harbour and three nights of accommodation and food on the Island. Extra days and activities can be added to the packages if you wish to maximise your experience (snorkeling, fishing, visiting Portuguese Island, etc).

The full route circumnavigates the entire Island and measures 56km. The fastest time in the inaugural race was 6hr17min and the slowest (2 hikers) in 12hr54. 

28km and 12km options are also available.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and if you’ve spoken to anyone who has done it then it’s probably already on your list. Well now’s the time to commit – check out the full details and enter below!