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Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge 2020 | The One in The Pandemic

10 November 2020
For most of 2020, trail event organisers have had to accept a crushing standstill in operations. There was no safe or legal way to host in-person events throughout the many levels of lockdown. For the past two months, it has been anyone’s guess whether event applications and permits would be signed off. The Covid-19 protocols shifted and changed with frustrating irregularity, and no established...

JMC 2020 overview & update (25 Sep)

25 September 2020
By now you will know that JMC is the only remaining event on the calendar in the Bos Sport Mountain Challenge Series, and has settled finally on the weekend of the 7 & 8th November.  Same venue, same routes originally planned - namely 38km, 21.5km and 12km.  Why the whole weekend?  Well current COVID-19 Alert Level 1 restrictions limit the total number of participants in an outdoor sporting...

MCS Update September 2020

09 September 2020
As we head into September and Level 2 of the National COVID-19 lockdown, change is afoot... but, the wheels continue to turn slowly.  The current situation for trail running events is that the government gazette clearly (still) states a maximum capacity for any gathering of 50 people, and this includes events. Also stated in the gazette is that negotiation at ministerial level can only happen...

Helderberg and Mountain Challenge Series 2020 Update

09 June 2020
By now, you will have concluded that the Helderberg Mountain Challenge won't be happening this weekend (13 June).  The Helderberg Nature Reserve remains locked down in level 3.   So, what does that mean in terms of your entry and the Mountain Challenge Series?   Well, firstly let's talk HMC.  We have discussed with the Helderberg Nature Reserve on the principle of opening the HMC as a virtual...

MCS2020 date changes as result of COVID-19

21 April 2020
When the lockdown began, we had hoped that the 16th May date might still have been workable for the 10th edition of the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge, but sadly it's not so. The knock-on effects of the extended lockdown have resulted in a postponement of JMC and a resulting date shift for MMC. The only event in the Bos Sport MCS that is unaffected right now is HMC, which will remain on it's...

Covid-19 impact on Wildrunner events

16 March 2020
Late last night most of us witnessed our President declaring a state of emergency in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic that is spreading like a wildfire throughout the world.  With this state of emergency came a ban on gatherings of more than 100 people, which has in effect put the events industry on its knees for the foreseeable future. The big question in many people's minds right now...

Hot finish to the MCS 2019

07 October 2019
Marloth Mountain Challenge 2019 & the MCS finale! The 2019 edition of the BOS Sport Mountain Challenge Series, amplified by Jaybird, closed out on Saturday 5 October with a gathering of true mountain heroes, each on a journey to push personal boundaries in a beautiful, brutal, exclusive trail running environment. The Marloth Mountain Challenge is presented as the ultimate Cape mountain...

MMC & MCS 2019: The full story

07 October 2019
Marloth Mountain Challenge 2019 & the MCS finale! The 2019 edition of the BOS Sport Mountain Challenge Series, amplified by Jaybird, closed out on Saturday 5 October with a gathering of true mountain heroes, each on a journey to push personal boundaries in a beautiful, brutal, exclusive trail running environment. The Marloth Mountain Challenge is presented as the ultimate Cape mountain...

Marloth Mountain Challenge 2019

25 September 2019
On 5 October, some of the toughest trail and mountain specialists will gather for an exclusive opportunity to challenge the unrelenting and breathtakingly beautiful trails of the acclaimed Swellendam hiking trail. To complete any one of the three 20km+ distance events at the MMC is a badge of honour, and a celebrated milestone in any trail and mountain running enthusiasts career.  MMC is also the...

Helderberg Mountain Challenge 2019 Wrap

23 August 2019
On Sunday 18 August, rising South African trail running star, Siviwe Nkombi, ran the fourth fastest time on the Helderberg Mountain Challenge 24km race in perfect, clear weather. This brutal race has a total accumulative height gain of over 2 100m and includes summits of West Peak (1 003m) and Helderberg Dome (1 137m).  Siviwe finished in 3:09:16, some 10 minutes off the record set by Duncan O'...