Rukadza & Soggot claim back to back Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge titles

21 April 2016
The 6th edition of the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge, and the first of three big races in the Mountain Challenge Series, took place this Sunday in the majestic Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, with its alpine like peaks and valleys.  Just over 800 runners steeled themselves for what would be an epic day out in unusually hot conditions. In the men’s 38km race, defending champion Bernard Rukadza was...

Malicious course tampering at JMC raises bigger concerns

19 April 2016
19 April 2016 – Cape Town: A large number of trail runners participating in the 6th Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC), which took place on Sunday 17 April 2016 in the Jonkershoek Valley near Stellenbosch, were misdirected off-course when other users in the area - seemingly irritated with the event - purposefully misdirected the race route markings.  The 38, 24 & 11km JMC routes take place...

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...

JMC 2015: Jonkershoek fire update

15 March 2016
As many of you will know, on 9 March 2015 a fire broke out in the Jonkershoek Valley and went on to destroy 80% of the Cape Pine plantations as well as the Fynbos slopes from Tweede Waterfall West through Assegaaiboschkloof, and over into the Banghoek Valley.  As a result, we have been receiving numerous messages from runners wanting to know if the 2015 Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC) will...