The Tsiba Eden trail runs have become somewhat of a regular item on the Western Cape Trail Running Calendar. My first Tsiba event served as a very pleasant introduction to trail running. The atmosphere on these runs is extremely informal, with everyone from the elite runner looking for some speed training to the novice walker looking for some time in nature taking part.
If you’re thinking of taking up trail running – these are definitely the events you want to be targeting.
The wife and I were lucky enough to get a baby sitter for 3 runners-in-training, so this event served as her first taste of what it’s like on the trail. Needless to say I think she’ll be back for more.
Finally she got to see what all the fuss is about
The route split also turned out to be perfect for us (choose from 6 or 12 km route). I finished the 12 just as the mrs and mom-in-law were finishing the 6.
Before I move on to the good stuff – a word of warning: You’re probably going to want to invest in some decent trail shoes for these runs. Wine farms + rain = slippery clay roads.