The Bushmans Blitz

This is a 32km trail run in the Overberg mountains on October 16th, from Greyton to McGregor and back. Greyton is one of my favourite weekend getaways.  It is a quaint little town just a couple of hours outside of Cape Town, at the foot of some pretty hectic mountains – a mecca for runners and mountain bikers!  This race takes you over said mountains, to the town of McGregor which is in the adjacent valley – and then back again.  It is quite technical and mainly on a single-track but the views are breathtaking and totally worth the burning lungs.

For those of us who prefer the easier shorter option, there is a 12km race called the Greyton Trail Challenge which takes runners into the mountains around the village with enough of a challenge to get the quads burning, but not technical enough to leave you outside after dark.

If you are hard-core and would prefer to do The Bushmans Blitz then I’d recommend emailing the race organisers immediately to see if there are any spots left, entries are limited to 50 people only –

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