Helderberg Mountain Challenge Your Gear Guide.

13 August 2018
The third race in the prestigious Bos Sport Mountain Challenge Series, Amplified by Jaybird is around the corner. It’s time to unpack your gear, double check the compulsory kit lists and make a few critical decisions. What to pack, what to chuck, and what to prioritise. Here is the gear overview, and it applies to all the MCS races. PERSONAL TRAIL GEAR MATRIX C = Compulsory H = Highly...

Welcome to the Helderberg Mountain Challenge 2018

30 July 2018
The second event in the 2018 Bos Sport Mountain Challenge Series, amplified by Jaybird. The Helderberg Mountain Challenge has everything to offer, and it always carries a few plot twists. Forest, incredible fynbos, boulder hopping near the summit, narrow ridge line running, incredible views, tricky slopes and traverses below huge rock faces.  Participants can choose between the 24km 15km and...

Vert, Bru

09 July 2018
Have you noticed the shift that has occurred in recent years? You can be a trail runner, sure, but are you a mountain runner? Trail running is pretty much anything that ventures off structured, tarred roads. Beaches, grassy banks, rocky paths, jeep track and mountain trails all qualify as trail running. But mountain running is a specialised arena of trail. Mountain runners talk vert, bag peaks...

JONKERSHOEK MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE 2018

22 May 2018
Saturday 19 May 2018 was picture-perfect from the moment the sun rose. Both JMC runners and crew turned off their headlamps and looked up at the mountains that beckoned. Adventure for the 38km, 24km and 11km runners lay ahead, as they prepared for the first of three races that make up the Bos Sport Mountain Challenge Series, amplified by Jaybird. It was a windless, chilly morning as the 38km ‘A’...

Bernie Is Back

07 May 2018
With less than a week to secure one of the last JMC 2018 entries, things are hotting up. News of Bernard Rukadza’s return to trail, and in particular this year’s Jonkerkshoek Mountain Challenge, has certainly taken things up a notch. Bernie has had a predominantly road-running focus over the past while, and we have missed him in the trail arena. With marathon times in the 2h20min region, and a...

Jaybird Partners with the Bos Sport Mountain Challenge Series

09 April 2018
Jaybird Partners with the Bos Sport Mountain Challenge Series Because… Music Amplifies Performance In an exciting new partnership with Wildrunner, Jaybird has come on board the Bos Sport Mountain Challenge Series as the presenting sponsor, and in doing so has become a valuable new asset within South Africa’s only pure mountain running series. Since 2006, Jaybird has lead the way in wireless...

Marloth Mountain Challenge 2017

26 September 2017
26 September 2017 On Sunday 24 September 2017, the Swellendam trails were bursting with spring blooms, and big mountain racing. The grand finale of the 3-part Bos Sport Mountain Challenge Series® delivered on all the promised vertical ascent, technical descents, breath-taking views and challenging single track pleasure that has earned the Marloth Mountain Challenge its notoriety. The three race...

JMC 2017 - A perfect day out in the mountains

25 May 2017
On Saturday 20th of May 2017 Cape Town’s trail running community made their way to the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch, as it was finally D-Day for the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge 2017. With winter being just around the corner, and the valley being a bit closer to winter than the rest of the city, we were off to a crispy start. Participants started arriving from 5am for number collection...

The Mountains Are Dry

19 May 2017
Dear runners,   As we’re all aware, it’s been a dry season in Cape Town with water at an all-time low. So with that and your safety in mind, we urge all runners to be sure that you pack sufficient amount of water for race day. That’s at least;   1.5 Litres for the 38km Extreme runners and 1 Litre for the 24km lite runners   Although there is one aide station out on the course, it is much better...

Jonkershoek Unrest

17 May 2017
  RE: JONKERSHOEK UNREST   I am sure that most of you would have heard of the riots and unrest that have been taking place in the Jonkershoek Valley since 28th April 2017.    We (Wildrunner) have been monitoring the situation carefully, as well as taking the necessary advice from local authorities and stakeholders as to the potential threat that this situation could pose to the safety of all...