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Taking the gold at MUT: Landie’s story.

Taking the gold at MUT: Landie’s story.

In May, when it was announced that the George Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) would also present a marathon distance in addition to the already existing 60k and 25k options, the idea grew in my mind that I could use it as long run preparation for my goal race, Whale of...

On mental toughness

On mental toughness

For those in the running world, feeling uncomfortable and yet refusing to stop is a regular occurrence. As humans, we have always wanted to push our boundaries. In order to do so, we will undoubtedly reach times where everything in us will beg to stop or give up....

New world record by Christiaan and AJ!

New world record by Christiaan and AJ!

World record: Most vertical distance in 24 hours by a team - 14 ascents in 20 hours (total ascent 19 376m). Platteklip Gorge, Table Mountain: Christiaan Greyling & AJ Calitz Previous record: 13 ascents in 24 hours. Why did we do it? So we decided to take on...

Man vs mountain: Christiaan’s 100km UTD

Man vs mountain: Christiaan’s 100km UTD

My fascination with the Giants’ Cup trail started in 2014, when we were on holiday in the area. I ran from the hotel, Premier Resort Sani Pass, back to Castleburn, where we stayed. It’s a 30km stretch on the route. Somewhere on the trail a met a guy named Spurgeon,...

Why we love what we do: Janine Faber’s 21km story

Why we love what we do: Janine Faber’s 21km story

It started a while ago... When we went to visit Janine Faber. We had a run with her, of course. Janine, one of our clients, repeatedly tried to beat her 21km PB but could not manage to do so for about three years. She remembers, "I kept asking what I was doing wrong....

Tarawera Hero

Tarawera Hero

Every great adventure starts with an idea. and our Heroes happen to be full of ideas! The Tarawera 102km A couple of weeks ago, Amore Strauss, one of our Heroes from New Zealand lined up to tackle this crazy adventure. Here's a glimpse of the epic race she had. The...

Family, Training and Work

Family, Training and Work

Have you ever felt like you need an extra hour in a day? That there's simply not enough time to get things done? That you'd like to spend time with your family, work and get fit? Then you find yourself thinking, "Yeah right, I can't juggle." We're here to say that you...

Polarized Training

Polarized Training

Thanks to http://rootedindirt.com (Simon de Waal) who did the research for this valuable secret. Polarized Training (PT), you might’ve heard of it - but what is it really? Everyone has their way of training, and PT is certainly a popular method of training for...

Hugh Hacking Completes the Tot Dret

Hugh Hacking Completes the Tot Dret

Have you ever planned to run for 39 hours? Well Hugh Hacking did. He conquered a great battle of the mind, finishing the Tot Dret 130km in 38:58:53. His goal was to come in under 39 hours and he did it. This was no small feat with over 10 000m elevation. 2900m was...

Our Aerobic & Anaerobic Engines

Our Aerobic & Anaerobic Engines

How to train the different engines? //  Why they're both important?We're all guilty of trying to "squeeze in" our runs. Making time for a quick, high intensity session here and there instead of making time for the longer low intensity session.Aerobic Training This...

Otter Results 2020

Otter Results 2020

The Grail of Trail 2020 This past week we had the priviledge of watching many different runners take on the RETTO. Racing along this unique piece of coastline is always something that will humble you, yet simultaneously leave you with a desire to return...

The first Malbok

The first Malbok

This is the story of Stanley Reed: The first person to complete the 200km's-in-one-go Malbok badge! So 8:00 am Friday morning we set off, myself and Sandra Le Roux had plans to run 200km on the R355. Going was good from the start and we managed to bank good miles...

Heaven & Hell Hero Story

Heaven & Hell Hero Story

Coach Christiaan shares some practical tips from the grueling Heaven and Hell race. Self-navigating, a distance of 92km's with 8 000m elevation gain! He finished in first place as the only male, with a time of 23:53. "The name says it all, heavenly views from the top,...

Family Brands

Family Brands

Reliable family brands can make all the difference in your family activities and outdoor experience! No this is not a marketing plot. We're sharing our experience as well as the tips from some of our Alpasfit Heroes that can hopefully help you in choosing the right...

SkyRun Heroes

SkyRun Heroes

Just a glimpse of some of the gear you need to complete this Ultra. "I left out my water bottles, hydration pack, bladder, sarmies and rain jacket..the floor didn't have enough space." - Hendrik de Beer ran the 100km SkyRun. Gear can make or break your race. Using...

to roll or not to roll?

to roll or not to roll?

The what & the why... Self-myofascial release is the fancy term for foam rolling. It's done in order to release muscle tightness or trigger points, helping your muscles to recover and regain elasticity after a tough training session or race. Trigger points are...

100 miler hero

100 miler hero

On Sunday the 14th of April, our Alpasfit hero Ian Martincich, completed the Istria 100 miler for the first time. Ian is one of Alpasfit's originals, he's been with us for almost 3 years. He started his journey seeking guidance to reach his goal of completing the Addo...