Audiences in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, were recently treated to the inaugural Trails In Motion Film Festival [TIMFF], South Africa's first ever trail running film showcase. An initiative created by Go Trail Media owner James Hallett, the festival aimed to not only present a selection of both local and international films, but also to create a social environment for the enthusiastic and passionate people that attended.
"The Trails In Motion concept was developed towards the end of 2012 as a means of introducing the South African trail running community to the awe inspiring films that exist in our sport” explains Hallett. “Having interacted with many of the sport's film makers over the past few years, the opportunity definitely existed to present a creative and expressive platform, one which the industry could be proud of as an outlet to share more of their work into the future.”
Last Updated on Monday, 22 April 2013 19:09
Six world-class athletes will literally be reaching or the top in La Palma, Spain on May 11th when they represent Arc’teryx in one of the most grueling alpine races on the planet.
The Skyrunner® World Series, celebrating its 10th year in 2013, is divided into three stand-alone circuits: Sky, Ultra and Vertical, each with its own titles and prizes. These events are legendary for their distance, their vertical climbs, the extreme terrain they cover and the challenge they provide to even the best alpine runners. Six experienced mountain runners from across the globe will represent Arc’teryx this year; each one brings their unique mix of grit and determination.
Not one to shy away from the unusual or the intimidating, veteran Adam Campbell, well renowned Canadian Ultra Runner, brings his international reputation to the team with a 2nd place finish in Japan’s formidable Mt. Fuji Race
“It was by far the hardest event I’ve ever done. There was 9000m of climbing, a total distance of 97 miles,19.5 hours and some very emotional moments from the fatigue and soreness…but I like to call mountain ultra races “competitive adventures,” said Campbell.
Last Updated on Sunday, 14 April 2013 07:48
Official Press Release: International Trail Running Association
The world of trail running has evolved very fast. New demands are constantly being made in this rapidly expanding sport. The stakes are more and more important for all the players: organisers, athletes, equipment manufacturers, teams...
The organisation of an international association for the discipline, gathering the largest number of participants as possible and recognised by all, seems to be necessary, so as to federate them all with a common policy and shared values, so as to collaborate with and influence the decisions of the IAAF (International Athletics Federation)
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:19
Written by James Hallett
The inaugural Trails In Motion Film Festival (TIMFF) screening took place in Cape Town on the 29th March with 150 enthusiastic and passionate trail runners descending on the Labia Theatre in Gardens to enjoy the inspirational productions on the film line up.
Co-hosted by none other then Ryan Sandes, one of South Africa's top trail runners, the show kicked off with an introduction to the concept of the TIMFF project, sighting initiative creator James Hallett's vision of creating a unique and inspirational social platform for aspirational trail runners and film makers alike as the central theme to the festival.
It was then onto the first film on the TIMFF line up, short production introducing the audience to French athlete Emilie Lecomte, an insightful look into the life of an aspiring semi-professional trail runner juggling the intricacies of life with her running endeavors, produced on behalf of her sponsor Quechua.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 09:29
Written by James Hallett
As the interest in off-road running continues to increase, it seems inevitable that the high intensity development of the sport, both in terms of the technological advancements in equipment performance as well as the investment made in growing the interest amongst our youth, is on the rise.
There is absolutelty no doubt that the fledgling state of "commerical" trail running on a global level, especially in the more established communities such as Europe and the US, is about to reach tipping point, and it seems that once again, one of the sports biggest innovators is doing what it does best at helping laying down the foundations for the future.
Salomon UK official press release
2012 was another great year for the Salomon Trail Team in the UK, once again producing some amazing domestic and international performances. With 2013 now upon us and the racing season about to get underway proper, the team spent last weekend at their Spring training camp for three days of team talks, kit fitting, training sessions and product briefing ahead of what will no doubt be a very busy year.
Last Updated on Saturday, 23 March 2013 09:20