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You can measure a company's service levels when they provide a service without charging.

Algoa Brick, Taylor's Trailer Hire and Signarama Port Elizabeth provided generous complimentary & fantastic service when we repaired the Bergplaas hut in the Baviaanskloof. Thank you.

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Key teams

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Our flag and sweep teams perform essential roles over race weekend, and this year they once again performed superbly.

Our thanks to all four team members who contribute significantly to the success, and safety, of the event.

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Flag Team heading out

Ronel Janse van Rensburg, Andrew Raubenheimer, Juan Batt

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Sweep Team preparing to head out

Juan Batt, Gerhard Vosloo

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Sweep Team returns


Legends of Legends 2017

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Our 2017 'Legends of Legends' 

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 Emil Hougaard
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 Chris Gedye
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 Bennie Burger
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Presentation made by Colin Schroder, Director, PiA Solar

Photographs: Craig Muller - Backyard Adventures


Not two, but four!

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Four new champions at the 2017 PiA Solar Baviaanskloof Trail Run.

Congratulations Bernhard, Elizma, Helena and Steve.

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  Bernhard Kapp
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  Elizma Horne
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Helena Slabbert

 Steve McCarthy

 Photographs: Craig Muller | Backyard Adventures



Legends 2017

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Our 2017 'Legends of the Baviaanskloof' 

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 Glen Hendricks    John Offerman
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 Gary Geyer    Ghida Bernard
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 Tienie Ferreira    Juan Batt
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Presentation made by Colin Schroder, Director, PiA Solar

This is the third in the series of 'Legend Awards' by Alan Ainslie

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Photographs: Craig Muller - Backyard Adventures


Results 2017

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Legends of Legends

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Our three 'Legends of the Baviaanskloof' who will become 'Legends of Legends' on 9 September when they complete their 9th PiA Solar Baviaanskloof Trail Run

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Bennie Burger, Emil Hougaard & Chris Gedye

Image: Craig Muller | Backyard Adventures


Thank You ...

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As we prepare to bid 2016 farewell, thank you everyone who contributed to the 8th edition of the Baviaanskloof Trail Run

Thanks to

... our terrific Sponsors and Event Partners

... Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency for the huge privilege to run through their wilderness area

... the rhino, buffalo and others who kindly tolerated us intruding in their space for a day

... our runners, and their families, who joined us in the rugged Baviaanskloof

... the Baviaanskloof community for their warm hospitality, looking after our runners

... Alan Ainslie for the magnificent 'Legend' awards

... our energetic enthusiastic crew, and the rangers and staff of the Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency



Powered by PiA Solar

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We are very proud to confirm that PiA Solar is partnering with the Baviaanskloof Trail Run as our Title Sponsor.

PiA Solar is the leading African-borne Solar PV Mounting Systems supplier and Installer of plant sizes ranging from commercial to utility scale.
Announcing the partnership, Colin Muller, Chief Executive Officer of PiA Solar said
“The Baviaans Run is soundly eco-focussed from its no-cup-no-run rule to giving every participant a spekboom tree to take home. It’s a natural fit for PiA Solar which is a major player in providing solar solutions. We believe that the healthy lifestyle choices made by trail runners is an important part of eco-awareness, and of course being out in the spectacular Baviaanskloof wilderness is an added bonus not only for the runners but also for those PiA Solar staff who will be assisting as crew at the event. We are very excited about our involvement”

Overview 2016

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The headline summary for the 8th Baviaanskloof Trail Run would read -

  • Ideal running conditions, overcast with light rain 'up top' and misty rain at Start/Finish throughout the day
  • Runners enjoyed the hospitality at the PiA Solar 'picnic spot'
  • Hanno Smit took the win on a count-back, with Alan Mildenhall & Gavin Gresse taking the other podium spots
  • Marieke Roux took the ladies title following her 2nd position in 2015
  • Katherine van der Walt (2nd overall) was first 40+, and Hanno Smit took home two leopard spoor trophies (1st overall and 1st 40+)
  • Youngsters waiting at the finish for Mom/Dad/Oupa/Ouma enjoyed playing in the fresh air while drinking First Choice flavoured milk (toffee flavour was the hands down winner) 
  • Ford Ranger 4x4's worked hard all weekend supporting the event; with Eastern Cape Motors providing local support
  • A new group joined the 'Legends of the Baviaanskloof'
  • 'Legend of Legends' awards will start from 2017
  • The pristine remote roughness of the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve wilderness area remains a stunning trail run area which the ECP & TA generously share and permit us to 'run with legends'

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