The Whale of Trail A-Z |Part 2

Find out EVERYTHING you need to know about the Merrell Whale of Trail and then some! Tune in this month for Part 2, and check out Part 1 from last month here! O is for Outdoors Trail running puts you in spectacular places, the De Hoop Nature Reserve, managed by Cape Nature, is one such special place. Whether you’re going for the top of the podium or simply to cross the finish line, make a… Continue reading

Near perfect conditions, heated competition and an abundance of whales at the 2017 Whale of Trail

  Clear skies and roaring braziers welcomed a total of 123 trail runners at Potberg Environmental Education Centre, the start of the 4th Merrell Whale of Trail. Between them and the finish, 53km of varied single track awaited including a combination of technical trail, smooth, fast flowing downhills, undulating coastal paths and soft sandy beaches. To accompany them on route: an enormous venue of Cape Vultures and an abundance of Southern Right Whales. The stacked… Continue reading

First-time advice from a first-time Whale finisher

Three years ago, Bryony McCormick lined up at the start of the Merrell Whale of Trail. It was her first ever ultra, and despite her training and preparation, her heart rate was skyrocketing and her nerves resembled jumping beans in her stomach. Reflecting on the journey and the run now, Bryony brings you seven tips and insights to the big day that might help you get to the finish line slightly less stressed than she… Continue reading