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...

JMC 2015 to go ahead

15 March 2016
It’s official, the 5th edition of the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC) and the first leg of the Mountain Challenge Series, will go ahead as planned on the 3rd May 2015; albeit with some minor changes to the beginning and end of the route. The devastating fires that recently raged in the Jonkershoek valley, caused some doubts as to whether the JMC would continue as planned. However, after...

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...

Marloth Mountain Challenge moved to 27 September 2014

15 March 2016
The inaugural 60.3km Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC) has been moved from its date in August to Saturday, 27 September 2014. There are a number of contributing factors: The initial date of the MMC, 9 August, was influenced by the timing of the Big Bee Festival that was scheduled to take place in Swellendam during this time. However, the Big Bee Festival has been cancelled, which allows us the...

Rukadza and Soggot on top at Jonkershoek

15 March 2016
The Jonkershoek Mountains put its best foot forward at the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge (JMC) this weekend and treated more than 600 runners to a day of inspiring trail running in perfect, sunny conditions. With many of the top trail runners in South Africa lining up at the start line it was clear that the competition would be fierce and the race was on from the very beginning of the race. Read...

More info about Swellendam

15 March 2016
According to the Swellendam Tourism website, the Greater Swellendam Republic is one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets and there’s truly something to do for everyone. The people of Swellendam has come together and are offering great specials for everyone taking part in the Marloth Mountain Challenge. For more information on these offers click here or click here to see the town brochure with more...

Go BOS® at the Mountain Challenge Series

15 March 2016
After being a part of the Spur Trail Series® since the start of 2014, BOS® Brands will be furthering their involvement in trail running by also partnering with the Mountain Challenge Series (MCS) from 2015. BOS® has been providing an ice cold BOS® Sport to all Spur Trail Series™ finishers and those planning to take on the Jonkershoek, Helderberg and Marloth Mountain Challenges will be happy to...