Team
Songlines

Meet the Team

Our squad is made up of some of Africa’s best multisport athletes and adventurers. Between them they have won and taken on Dusi Canoe Marathons, Camel Trophies, Ironman Triathlons, major offshore sailing races, expeditions to South and North Pole and more.

Kelvin Trautman

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

I grew up in a family where sport and pushing one's physical limits were adorned. This love was the segway to building a career as an adventure

Lance Kime

Cape Town, South Africa

I grew up in a family that spent most of our weekends and holidays hiking and cycling which sparked my love for will places and exploring.

Jessica Pollock

Currently living near Winterton

The combination of growing up in a small town (East London) where sport is a main attraction, having a grandfather that owned a

John Collins

Knysna

I enjoyed middle distance track running during my teenage years representing the province at a school level. Towards the end of my teens

Tracey Campbell

PE

As a Successful coach at Aspire, Tracey Campbell, is a determined and energetic woman who is no stranger to adventure racing.

Matt Trautman

Cape Town

Matt is a professional triathlete specializing in Ironman, 70.3 and long - distance events. A former professional yachtsman, he took up

Owen Gandar

Ixopo, Kwa Zulu Natal

Growing up I was crazy about ball sports. Cricket, golf, rugby; you name it I most probably loved playing it. One thing I really loathed however

Event Calendar

Adventure racing is often referred to as the hardest sporting discipline out there. For many of us the mental and physical fortitude needed to complete an Adventure Race is why we do this sport. Our team goal for 2022 is to win the African Adventure Race World Series 2022 - winner gets a free entry to World Champs in 2023.

Expedition Africa Lesotho

3 April 2022

120km race near Wakkerstroom

13 - 15 May

Cyanosis 250km race in Mpumalanga

16 - 18 June

500km Die Ratel / Richtersveld

9 - 18 July

Transkei Tuff

29 - 31 July

Kinetic Wilderness

26 - 28 August

Race results

2021

A1 Vasbyt

2nd overall

Kinetic Bronkhorstspruit

6th overall

Kinetic Swellendam

1st overall

Kinetic Parys

1st overall

A1 Montagu

2nd overall

Kinetic Cape St Francis

2nd overall

Kinetic/Transkei Tuff

1st overall

Kinetic Drakensberg

1st overall

A1 Riverdale

1st overall

2022

A1 Vasbyt

1st overall

Kinetic Swellendam

1st overall

Team Product Reviews

Agility Peak 4

Out of the box comfortable

As a team we have been using the Agility Peak 4 shoes for the past month training for a 500km adventure race across Lesotho. For Jess, Lance, John, and myself this was the first time using Merrell shoes. There was natural trepidation amongst us trying new shoes so close to a big race. We made a big effort to put the Agility Peak 4’s to the test, taking them into the Cape and Drakensberg mountains, along beaches and forest trails, and even on some tar. Now as we head to Lesotho for the start of our adventure race the consensus is we have a shoe that is up for the job.

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Latest Blogs

Merrell Announces Major Sponsorship with Team Songlines

Merrell, a leading global footwear company, and Team Songlines, the recently crowned African Adventure Racing World Series Champions, today announced a partnership for the upcoming adventure racing season in South Africa and at World Champs in Paraguay in September.

"We are very proud to be sponsoring such an incredible team," says Liezel Jooste, Marketing manager at Medicus Shoes. "We look forward to working with Team Songlines and leveraging our products and experience in Adventure Racing sponsorship to help them take on world's best adventure races both at home and abroad."

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