THERE’S TRAIL RUNNING.

THEN THERE’S RED BULL LIONHEART.

South Africa’s favourite trail-running export, Ryan Sandes, created Red Bull LionHeart back in 2012.

He wanted to showcase what fine trails his backyard has to offer, and formalise (without compromising its core roots, of course) #TamingTheLion, the underground time-trial from the guard hut at the bottom of Cape Town’s iconic Lion’s Head, to the top.

2015’s event saw something of a changing of the guard as two newcomers – Johardt Van Heerden and Hayley Preen – claimed the men’s and women’s titles respectively.

Will three-time winner AJ Calitz and two-time winner Landie Greyling be back to try and reclaim their crowns?

Will Van Heerden and Preen reign supreme again, or, will some dark horse roar at day’s end.