Merrell Whale of Trail attracts SA’s best

This year’s Merrell Whale of Trail has attracted a number of the country’s top trail runners. With the backing of PSG Rosebank, both men and women will be racing for a generous prize purse of R80k. On top of that, De Hoop Collection, have put up an additional R10k bonus for the first man and woman if they break the record! Christiaan Greyling, AJ Calitz and Melakhaya Msizi, who came second, third and fourth last… Continue reading

Route Breakdown | Potberg (the Start) to CP2

Studying the route profile before any event increases your chances of getting across the finish line in one piece. Over the next two months, we’re going to break down the route into three chunks and give you a detailed idea of what you’re in for! This week we’re looking at the section from the start at Potberg, to CP2 – roughly 24km into the race. Potberg Environmental Education centre is in the north-eastern part of De… Continue reading

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

Merrell Whale of Trail Ups prize money to R110k

Race organisers and Mountain Runner Event partners, Graham Bird and Tatum Prins, welcome two new sponsors on board for the 2018 instalment of the Merrell Whale of Trail: PSG Rosebank and De Hoop Collection. Thanks to both, the Merrell Whale of Trail has upped their prize money and now offer elites and trails runners a prize pot they simply can’t afford NOT to race for! Suzette von Broembsen from PSG Rosebank, an avid trail runner… Continue reading