A new film showcasing the inaugural Karkloof 100 – a 100-mile footrace through the heart of the Karkloof in KwaZulu-Natal, has received rave reviews from trail running enthusiasts all over South Africa.
Presented by KZN-based NPC, the Southern Lodestar Foundation, in association with KZN Trail Running and Amehlo Productions, Hundred Mile Horizon is more than just a highlights reel of KZN’s first 100-mile trail race; it explores the very personal journey that each competitor takes to get to the finish line, all juxtaposed with the untouched beauty of the Karkloof.
The first of its kind for trail running in South Africa, this 30-minute documentary charts the journey of three runners from Hilton – Andre Redinger, Matt Dove and Rob Graham – from the Southern Lodestar Foundation, and highlights the sheer determination and grit needed to undertake what is considered the ‘ultra’ distance in the ultra-running community.
The film explores how much of a spiritual journey these runners undergo every step of the way and why they push themselves to such extremes; ultimately showing that running a 100-miler is as much of an emotional challenge as it is a physical one.
Officially launched at selected screenings around the country, the film was released to the general public on 2 July and can be viewed online here.
The 2018 race is nearly at capacity in both distances but entries are still available to those keen to embark on their own journey of self-discovery. Details can be found at www.karkloof100.co.za.
Author: Pedro van Gaalen
When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.