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Hometown win as Mbanjwa gets the better of Shezi

Underberg – It was a hometown win for novice Underberg runner Bongani Mbanjwa, who took the title at the Euro Steel Run the Rivers trial run in the Southern Drakensberg at the weekend with an overall time of 2:40:23 over the two days. Mbanjwa, making his debut at the event …...

Mbanjwa too strong for Shezi at Run the Rivers

Underberg – Five time Euro Steel Run the Rivers trail run race winner Phillip Shezi has a lot of work to do on Sunday to make it six of the best after he lost nine seconds to Bongani Mbanjwa on the opening stage on Saturday. Ideal, overcast and slightly warm …...

Underberg hills will come alive with the sound of trail runners

Underberg – The hills around Underberg will once again be alive with of over 700 trail runners taking part in the Euro Steel Run the Rivers event on Saturday and Sunday as they enjoy being part of an action-packed sporting jamboree in the foothills of the Drakensberg. The Run the …...

Shezi looking for six of the best at Euro Steel Run the Rivers

Underberg – Phillip Shezi is raring to go in the weekend’s Euro Steel Run The Rivers trail run in Underberg, an event he has won five times and looks set to dominate once again. The 40-year-old who works as a tractor driver on a farm in Donnybrook, enjoys the privilege …...

Run the Rivers highlights Drakensberg charm

Underberg – The beautiful Southern Drakensberg will once again become the focus of sportsmen and women on January 27-28 when the Euro Steel Drak Descent and Euro Steel Run the Rivers events draw hundreds of mountain bikers and trail runners to Underberg for their annual endorphin fix. Dwarfed by the …...

Leask wins, Shezi keeps his crown

The conditions may have been very different, but the outcome of Day Two of the Euro Steel Run the Rivers Trail Run was largely a case of more of the same as the leading results on Sunday closely matched those from Day One, with Philip Shezi and Janneke Leask adding …...

Shezi back at the front of the Euro Steel Run The Rivers

It was business as usual for the quietly spoken Underberg resident Philip Shezi as he let his legs do the talking and took a big step towards claiming a fifth title at the Euro Steel Run The Rivers Trail Run on Saturday – but he still has plenty of work …...

Berg trail nirvana awaits Euro Steel Run the Rivers runners

A record entry of trail runners from every corner of the country will take to the paths, eland track and farm roads around Underberg for the Euro Steel Run The Rivers trail runs this weekend, making the four-year-old event one of the hottest tickets on the national trail running calendar. …...

RTR King Philip Shezi downplays his chances

When it comes to trail running in the Drakensberg region, Philip Shezi has been pretty much the undisputed king in recent years, but the 39-year-old is talking down his chances of securing a record fifth successive win at the Euro Steel Run the Rivers event on 28 and 29 January. …...

New women’s champion will be crowned in 2023

Triple defending Euro Steel Run The Rivers champ Kerry Walton has confirmed that she will not be able to make the trip to Underberg to defend her title, leaving the door ajar for a new women’s champion to be crowned at the popular two-day trail run on 28 and 29 …...

Euro Steel Run the Rivers drops all trail marking in favour of ‘green’ GPS navigation

The organisers of the Euro Steel Run The Rivers trail runs have committed to a wholly GPS navigated event, entrenching the event’s commitment to minimizing its impact on the environment. The two day event uses a network of trails in the sensitive Maloti-Drakensberg Park grasslands and local farm lands, and …...

Euro Steel Run the Rivers entries almost sold out

Underberg – A steady influx of entries for the Euro Steel Run The Rivers trail runs on 28 and 29 January has inspired the Sani Spoors organisers to build on the popular changes made to the race routes last year. With 426 entries confirmed between the full distance trail run …...

Shezi and Walton claim Run the Rivers titles

Taking significant leads into the second stage of the Euro Steel Run the Rivers, in partnership with FNB, Philip Shezi and Kerry-Ann Walton pushed home their respective advantages to win the men’s and women’s titles on Sunday. Both runners came into 2022 as the defending champions and proved their pedigree …...

Shezi and Walton storm to overnight leads

On what was a sloshy day one of the Euro Steel Run the Rivers, in partnership with FNB, Underberg local Philip Shezi and Kerry-Ann Walton will hold the lead in the men’s and women’s races respectively going into Sunday’s final stage. Shezi made the most of the tough conditions on …...

Runners to revel in Southern Drakensberg gem

The 2022 Euro Steel Run the Rivers, in partnership with FNB, will offer the sold-out field a brand new network of dynamic and exciting trails over the two days of running in the Southern Drakensberg this weekend. Following the cancellation of last year’s event due to the Covid-19 pandemic many …...

Bulwer ace Ngcobo has deep ties to Underberg races

As he targets the podium at the Euro Steel Run The Rivers in partnership with FNB trail run on 29 and 30 January, Bulwer-based runner Sihle Ngcobo will deepen his connections with the Southern Drakensberg sporting mecca. Ngobo hit the headlines at the last edition of the Drak Adventure Weekend …...

New trails finally get raced at Run the Rivers races

After a wait of almost two years the Sani Spoors team can finally let trail runners enjoy the brand new trails for the Euro Steel Run the Rivers Trail Run in partnership with FNB when the two day event is staged in the Southern Drakensberg on 29 and 30 January …...

McGilvray urges Run the Rivers trail fans not to delay entering

Underberg – As entries pour in for the 2022 Euro Steel Run The Rivers in partnership with FNB trail runs at the end of January, enthusiastic supporter of the event Sharlene McGilvray has urged runners not to delay in securing their spot as the two events have a strict combined …...

Entries start to pour in!

Trail runners have started responded enthusiastically to the opening of public entries for the Euro Steel Run The Rivers in partnership with FNB trail runs on the weekend of 29 and 30 January 2022, eager to make up for the cancellation of the 2021 under the Covid-19 second wave lockdown …...

Underberg paramedics get major boost from sport sponsors

In the wake of the cancellation of the sporting events that make up the FNB Drak Adventure Week in Underberg, the sponsors have stepped in to help out community organisations that normally derive income from helping out at the three races, starting with the hard-working Underberg Emergency Medical Services. The …...

Bold shakeup to Berg trails

As entries for the Euro Steel Run The Rivers in partnership with FNB trail run on 30 and 31 January 2021 steadily increase, the organisers have finalised a bold new plan to keep the trail runners in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg with a completely redesigned second stage. The …...

Exciting new trail added for Run the Rivers stage two

Trail runners heading for Underberg for the Euro Steel Run the Rivers in partnership with FNB on 30 and 31 January 2021 can look forward to the second day starting with brand new trails designed to give the athletes a never before seen view of the Southern Drakensberg. While the …...

Limits to be strictly enforced at Euro Steel Run The Rivers

Underberg – As public entries opened for the Euro Steel Run The Rivers in partnership with FNB trails runs, the organisers stressed that they will strictly enforce the caps on all their events to ensure they are fully compliant with lockdown regulations and to guarantee the quality of each participants …...
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