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Running Spain with Miguel Heras

Written by Michael Gombart Thursday, 08 December 2016 Posted in Blog

Chasing the Spanish trail runner up his favourite training mountain

Running Spain with Miguel Heras

After finishing up my racing obligations  during my European trip to the ITU Duathlon World Champs in Spain, I had the chance to head a bit further down South to the city of Salamanca and join trail running legend Miguel Heras on a train run. This article first appeared in the September 2016 issue of Full Stride.


Monday, 05 December 2016 Posted in Results

How is Michael Gombart doing in the racing arena? Find out here.


Road Running - Trail Running - Duathlon - Cycling

All results can be found here.

Who is Michael Gombart?

Monday, 05 December 2016 Posted in Articles

Meet our co-founder, Michael Gombart: Couch potato turned Multisport Athlete

Who is Michael Gombart?

Running is freedom, movement is progress and starting your new journey begins with your first step. This is my story...

Merrell Hobbit 100

Written by Sarah Hearn Monday, 04 May 2015 Posted in Reviews

The best value per kilometre!

“This is a big one” nodded Richard Ayres with wild eyes, 40km and 10 hours into the Merrell Hobbit 100...

Spur Cape Summer Trail Series 1 of 4

Written by Ants Thursday, 15 January 2015 Posted in Reviews

Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot!

Spur Cape Summer Trail Series 1 of 4

On the 14th of January 2015, the first of four races in the popular short course trail running series, the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series, took place. A total of 398 eager runners took on the 12.2km long course and 538 braved the not-too-short 8.4km short course. Missed it? No problem...read on and live the experience through your mind's eye!

Running: The New Counselling for Couples?

Written by Curt Davies Thursday, 08 January 2015 Posted in Articles

Do couples who run together benefit from their shared passion?

Running: The New Counselling for Couples?

There comes a time when couples will experience tension in their relationship. Being with one person can pose new difficulties unheard of by those who may be single… but they do exist. For some, relationship counselling may be beneficial; for others, not so much. Fortunately, there is still hope for any relationship encountering friction – it’s just not something which is often proposed, but should be considered. In this article, I’m going to be discussing how running a marathon with your partner can be a far more effective, natural way to build a strong and everlasting relationship.

Training Like a Boss: Over 30s Marathoning

Written by Curt Davies Monday, 24 November 2014 Posted in Articles

Training Like a Boss: Over 30s Marathoning

As your body begins to age, you may notice you aren’t as ‘able’ to train as much as you were when you were in your 20s (or younger). That’s not to say you should quit running at all (quite the opposite, actually), but slight adjustments to your training pattern should be considered, especially as some of the physical attributes to your body begin to hinder, such as your aerobic capacity, metabolism slows, and your body fat increases. These are a few of the different effects aging can have on your body, and is more evident with marathon runners. Not to worry: I’m going to help you see the light with your marathon running training, by providing you with some tips you can use to enhance your marathon running!


Trail & Mountain Running Gear: What you need to know!

Written by Pieter Steyn Monday, 17 November 2014 Posted in Articles

Gear tips from the ultrarunner

Trail & Mountain Running Gear: What you need to know!

Curious about trail and mountain running? Pieter Steyn from Ultrarunner.co.za unpacks everything you will need for your best and most comfortable time out there. From shoes to packs, from shirts to shorts: check what the ultrarunner has to say...

Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon: Who's you daddy?

Written by Ants Tuesday, 04 November 2014 Posted in Articles

250km in the Green Kalahari

The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon! Known as South Africa’s Big Daddy, this 7-day adventure is not for the faint of heart. This past weekend, 70 endurance athletes from all over the world converged at Augrabies in the Northern Cape to compete in this experience of a lifetime. They will be running (self-sufficiently) for a total of 250km through some of the toughest terrains, ranging from green vineyards to rocky outcrops and of course the Kalahari desert, ending on Friday 7 November.

Matroosberg Trail Challenge

Written by Michael Gombart Tuesday, 28 October 2014 Posted in Reviews

Matroosberg Private Nature reserve is one of those unique places that should be on your list of places to see.  Situated only 35kms outside the beautiful town of Ceres and 160km from Cape Town CBD.

There are plenty activities on offer, hiking, trail running, mountain biking, quad biking, fishing and 4x4ing. In winter when the snow arrives, with great skiing and winter wonderland appeal.

The reserve stands at 1100m above sea level and the peak of the Mountain lies at 2249m above sea level, and offers a fairly untouched landscape.

The good folk at running the cape, being trail and mountain running purists saw the opportunity to have a race here and so the Matroosberg Trail Challenge was born.

Freshpak Fitness Festival

Written by Michael Gombart Wednesday, 08 October 2014 Posted in Reviews

Clanwilliam Freshpak Fitness Festival – 4 October

With Clanwilliam being such a popular getaway destination – with its superb  dam and surrounding campsite, and add in the fact that October brings in the start of summer, with invariably  some very warm conditions, who wouldn’t have wanted to head for Clanwilliam for the  weekend? Better yet, the folks at Freshpak and Tridusport have excelled themselves at organizing and running the Clanwilliam fitness festival, offering open water swims, a “fit kids” competition, as well as triathlon, duathlon and biathlon events.


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