Linda Doke’s Whale Experience

“This year’s event was the first of what will hopefully be many Whale of Trails in years to come, and blister by blister, either gruelled, gritted or grimaced, however we did it, we all loved it. The race was everything a decent trail running event should be – excellently organised, routed but not over-marked, marshalled but only at checkpoints, scenic, tough, testing, competitive.” Read her full report on her blog page. Continue reading

Merrell Whale of Trail 2015 dates annouced

On the 10th May 2014, 160 runners took part in the inaugural Merrell Whale of Trail. A 53km trail run along South Africa’s iconic 5-day Whale trail. The event was a huge success and received glowing reviews from all the runners that took part. “Stunning”, “Must do”, “Challenging”, “Bucket list stuff”, “Classic”, were just some of the words used to describe the event by those lucky enough to have done the first event. After an… Continue reading

Entries open this week for MERRELL Whale of Trail

Entries open this week for the Merrell Whale of Trail presented by Nikwax. Scheduled for the 10th May, the 50km trail run looks set to be one of the most eagerly awaited one day trail runs on the 2014 calendar and all indications are that the demand for the limited spots will be high. The Whale of Trail will see 150 trail runners racing along Cape Nature’s iconic 5-day hiking Whale Trail, which along with the… Continue reading