Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Runner will take 80th birthday in his stride at FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN

Jannie Pieters and Michelle Carnegie

Bedfordview (Gauteng) runner, Jannie Pieters will make his FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN debut on Sunday, 13 October 2019, one month after his 80thbirthday!   Sharing his passion for running with his daughter, Michelle Carnegie, Pieters jumped at the opportunity for them to partake in this much loved event.      “I’ve been running for over 35 years, since my 40’s,” ...

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Spectacular mountain-biking guaranteed at Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Mountain biking enthusiasts enjoying Bartinney Skyfall during the 2018 Fedhealth MTB Challenge.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Mountain-biking enthusiasts of all ages can expect a route experience like no other at the 5th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) on Saturday 07 September 2019 and Sunday 08 September 2019.   The Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event will kick off the action on Saturday (07 September).   A highlight on the SA mountain bike ...

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Uncle Fish Best Suited to Damp Trans Baviaans Repeat

The dense indigenous forests of Cambria, in the eastern part of the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve, feature spectacularly gnarled old trees. Photo by Jacques Marais.

Gawie Combrinck and Gerrit de Vries, riding as the aptly named Uncle Fish team overcame damp conditions to win a very challenging Trans Baviaans Repeat; on Saturday, 17 August. The second event in the 2019 Trans Baviaans stable, which followed the same 230 kilometre course from Willowmore to Jeffery’s Bay, was contested in testing weather. Combrink and De Vries best ...

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Olympic International announced as official footwear partner of the Rock Mountain Bike and Trail Run Festival

Leading South African footwear brand, Olympic International, has announced that it will partner with The Rock Mountain Bike and Trail Run Festival as the official footwear sponsor. The event, now in its second year, takes place at Rhebokskloof Estate from 27 to 29 September this year. Considered one of Paarl’s biggest MTB and trail events, The Rock attracts more than 1 000 participants.

Leading South African footwear brand, Olympic International, has announced that it will partner with The Rock Mountain Bike and Trail Run Festival as the official footwear sponsor. The event, now in its second year, takes place at Rhebokskloof Estate from 27 to 29 September this year.   Considered one of Paarl’s biggest MTB and trail events, The Rock attracts more ...

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Birkett and Beavitt crowned inaugural Push And Pull Paddle champions

Paddler prepare to start the 16km final stage of the Bamboo Warehouse Push And Pull Paddle on Sunday on a full Berg River. John Hishin/
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Paarl – World marathon champion Andy Birkett claimed the inaugural Bamboo Warehouse Push And Pull Paddle canoe marathon title on the Berg River while Bianca Beavitt wrapped up the women’s equivalent in emphatic style. Birkett started the final 15 kilometre stage from Blou Porselein to Delsma Guest Farm with a 47 second lead in the bank, and powered away on ...

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Sophiatown Majorettes Club ready for hat trick performance at FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN

Sophiatown Majorettes Club members entertaining and cheering for runners during the 2018 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.  Photo Credit:  David Tarpey

The Sophiatown Majorettes Club will celebrate its hat trick performance at the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN on Tuesday 24 September 2019 (National Heritage Day).   Established in Westbury in 2015, the Sophiatown Majorettes Club is a registered NPCthat aims to restore the sport of majorettes in township communities.    “Our program however goes beyond the barriers of training the skills ...

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Ekermans returns to Paarl Boxing Day 50 years after his victory

JOHAN EKERMANS

The Paarl Boxing Day Track Challenge will host a very special guest at this year’s 122nd staging of the historic sporting event following the news that 25 Mile winner Johann Ekermans will attend the meeting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his victory in 1969. Ekermans won both the Minnaar Trophy for his 25 Mile victory as well as the ...

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