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Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015

Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015

Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015 Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015, Africa’s first Ultra SkyMarathon®, established itself further as one of Southern Africa’s premiere trail races this past weekend. Hosted at the tranquil Maliba Lodge in Tsehlanyane National Park, this year’s event attracted a field of 160 athletes for the final race of the South African Skyrunner® Series. Sponsored by The North Face and Metropilitan Lesotho, the race was described as world class by many of its participants.    

Trail Running – 10 tips to run downhill faster

Trail Running – 10 tips to run downhill faster

Trail Running – 10 tips to run downhill faster Line. Flow. Rhythm… Descending skills are what separate exceptional trail runners from good ones (Red Bull; 2015). With LUT2015 on its way these tips may help make those downhill’s a little easier!   1. Strengthen those legs Leg strength is crucial for fast downhill running. There is a month left before the race so get to the gym. One exercise that works wonders for downhill running are one-legged squats (Red Bull;…

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Lesotho Ultra Trail Ready To Go!

Lesotho Ultra Trail Ready To Go!

It’s a full house for LUT2014   The 2014 Lesotho Ultra Trail will see a full field of 180 runners toe the start line on Saturday 29th November as runners from all over the world sign up for the second edition of “Africa’s first Ultra SkyMarathon®”.

Ultra SkyMarathon® continues to move steadily onto the world stage

Ultra SkyMarathon® continues to move steadily onto the world stage

As entries for the 2014 Lesotho Ultra Trail continue to pour in from around the world, including Spain, Belgium, Austria, England, North America and Australia, as well as continued local interest from aspirant skyrunners in Southern Africa, the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) has announced that Africa’s first Ultra SkyMarathon® will be recognised as one of their official World Ranking ultra races for 2014. Being one of only thirty six top global events in this category, as well as one of…

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The Lesotho Ultra Trail 2013 – from the Race Director

The Lesotho Ultra Trail 2013 – from the Race Director

At the end of the day a race director knows more about how their event rolls out than anybody else, that is the way it should be. So much happened at the Lesotho Ultra Trail 2013 that no one person there will know everything, not even the Race Director Andrew Booth who has penned his thoughts here. A count down from 10 and 92 runners set-off on a 50km course layed out in Northern Lesotho’s Tsehlanyane National Park. With 2500m…

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Inaugural Lesotho Ultra Trail takes African running to new heights

Inaugural Lesotho Ultra Trail takes African running to new heights

Runners from all over South Africa, as well as an international contingent from Belgium, Australia, Spain, North America, Britain and Canada, descended upon Maliba Mountain Lodge in the heart of the Maluti Mountains on Friday 29th November to participate in the Lesotho Ultra Trail – Africa’s first Ultra SkyMarathon® Stormy weather in the days preceding the race kept organisers KZN Trail Running and Maliba Mountain Lodge staff on their toes as final preparations were made. “The mountains are unpredictable as…

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The North Face is partnering the Lesotho Ultra Trail

The North Face is partnering the Lesotho Ultra Trail

The North Face South Africa continues to develop its focus on the local trail running market by announcing its partnership with the Lesotho Ultra Trail. As the 2013 trail running season slowly draws to a close, the event has remained firmly in the sights of many of the country’s top athletes, highlighting all the future prospects of a race that is sure to be recognized as one of Africa’s premier outings in years to come.

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