HMC

Race Report - Helderberg Mountain Challenge and Mountain Run 2010

15 March 2016
Last Saturday, 100 runners took on the exciting new Helderberg Mountain Challenge and Mountain run in the most beautiful sunny and calm conditions. This new route, organised by Wildrunner Events, is destined to be one of the great mountain trail challenges in years to come, with records being set by top runners such as Michael Bailey and Alae Brand. But one thing is for sure, these records will...

THE HELDERBERG MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE 2011 – RACE REPORT

15 March 2016
Watching the weather leading up to event day was a stressful experience.  Even on Saturday as Dave and I spent 5 hours marking the three routes, Sunday’s weather was still up in the air (no pun intended).  But fortune was smiling on the 2nd edition of the Helderberg Mountain Challenge, and the serious weather delayed its arrival until Monday morning. This year brought two new additions to the...

HMC 2012 Photos

15 March 2016
HMC 2012 Photos

HELDERBERG MOUNTAIN BITES BACK - 2013 RACE REPORT

15 March 2016
Over 550 trail runners arrived at the Helderberg Nature Reserve on Sunday morning, for the fourth Helderberg Mountain Challenge (HMC). Despite the perfect weather conditions, there was still plenty of drama as the runners pushed the envelope on technical mountain trails high in the spectacular Helderberg mountains. Read the full 2013 race report here. HMC 2013 Photos

RECORDS TUMBLE IN THE 2014 HELDERBERG MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

15 March 2016
The weather played along as almost 700 runners showed up to take on the HMC. Duncan o'Regan confirmed his arrival on the trail running scene while Katya Soggot proved her class as they both smashed the previous records on the course. Read the full 2014 race report here HMC 2014 Photos

HELDERBERG MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE VIP AREA

15 March 2016
Tired of having to hike uphill for ten minutes just to get to the start of the race? Not in the mood to stand in a queue to have your kit checked and to get your morning coffee? Do you really, really, really want a cold beverage and a hot shower after your race? Then you need to get yourself a VIP ticket! For only R185 you get access to the VIP area with its own toilets, hot showers, waiters...

The challenge is on at Helderberg

15 March 2016
The scene is set for an epic day on the Helderberg Mountain this weekend as approximately 600 runners are set to take part in the Helderberg Mountain Challenge (HMC) in Somerset West.  This will be the sixth time that the HMC takes place and the epic 24km route has developed quite the reputation since it was first run in 2010. With just over 2 000m ascent and an equal descent in such a short...

A victory for sportsmanship at Helderberg Mountain Challenge

15 March 2016
  More than 400 trail runners made their way to the Helderberg Nature Reserve on Sunday as they took on one of the mighty beasts of South African trail running, the Helderberg Mountain Challenge (HMC). The HMC offers three distances on the day, but none of these are in any way easy. The 24km HMC includes just over 2000m of vertical climb and the same in descent. The weather played along and...

MCS revamped

15 March 2016
  The Mountain Challenge Series – or MCS.  The ultimate collection of three big mountain adventures into classic western cape mountain wilderness environments.  Starting with the all-time favorite Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC) on 17 April, exploring middle earth at Helderberg (HMC) on the 30th April and finishing with the exclusive trails deep in the Swellendam mountains in September with...