December 14, 2018

Altra has a name for cushioned, zero-drop shoes that feel great over long distances, but now they have a product with a different intention. A low stack height, lightweight mudslinger with a ridiculously grippy Vibram MegaGrip outsole.


Altra already had the trail...

October 16, 2018

Altra is a running shoe brand that has been growing in leaps and bounds in the nine years it has been in existence. Before that, co-founder Golden Harper was in the habit of deconstructing shoes to remove the bits that interfere with a natural running stride. 

Fitting i...

August 11, 2017

There are lots of interesting places to see in the USA, and a disproportionate number of them are

in Utah. So when an ultramarathon race at Bryce Canyon turned up in a Google search, scheduled

for the week after my brother's wedding in California, I figured that we were...

May 16, 2017

One of the best mountain races in the Western Cape is just around the corner – the Jonkershoek

Mountain Challenge (JMC). The “Extreme” route takes runners from forestry roads in the beginning, up to more remote hiking trails on top of the mountains. With challenging tra...

February 9, 2017

When the month of March rolls around each year, it is time for one of the most popular events on the Western Cape's trail running calendar – the AfricanX Trail Run. Spread over 90km of tracks and flowing trails, and broken into three back-to-back stages, it is a proper...

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