Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

UTD cancelled for 2020


Underberg – Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg has joined a swathe of other sporting events in making the tough decision to cancel their 2020 event following the imposition of the national state of disaster in response to the coronavirus pandemic. UTD was due to have been held from 24 to 26 April with runners taking on trails of 160km, 100km 60km, 32km and ...

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Olympic International becomes official footwear partner of Spur Schools MTB League


Leading South African footwear brand, Olympic International, has become the official partner of Spur Schools MTB League (SSMTBL). Now in its eleventh year, the SSMTBL along with the league’s title sponsor, Spur Steak Ranches, have invited cycling and peripheral industries to become partners of the league to help grow and invest in the sport at grassroots level.   According to ...

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Training with Puma’s new Hybrid Ozone

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Cape Town, South Africa, 26 February 2020 – Global sports brand PUMA unveils the all-new HYBRID Ozone, a game breaking cushioning running shoe as worn by Formula 1® Champion Lewis Hamilton and British track athlete Hannah Williams.   The HYBRID Ozone fuses streetstyle with technology for the 24/7 sport performer, with HYBRID foam for cushioning, comfort and responsiveness, ProFoam for ...

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Heineken® 0.0 steps up as title sponsor of IMPI Challenge

Entrants prove that teamwork adds to the enjoyment of the Heineken® 0.0 IMPI Challenge.  Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

Heineken® 0.0 will “bring the vibe” to the sport of obstacle course racing with their title sponsorship of one of SA’s most iconic adventure events, the Heineken® 0.0 IMPI Challenge.   Consisting of three action-packed events, the Heineken® 0.0 IMPI Challenge boasts a magnificent trail run route that features exciting obstacles that are strategically placed.  Enter individually for a tougher ...

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Entries now open for the challenging Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT)

UTCT_4_Photo Sam Clark

The seventh edition of Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT), is set for Saturday 28 November and Sunday 29 November 2020. UTCT combines beautiful Mother City sights with the challenging technical terrain of Table Mountain, with four events to choose from: 100km, 65km, 35km on the Saturday, and 21km on the Sunday.   Entries are now open.   The UTCT 100km race ...

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Fairy tale end to 2020 Dusi

Smiling their way to victory. The Glencairn sisters of Bianca (front) and Tamika (back) Haw claimed a first race title after the third and final stage of the 2020 Dusi Canoe Marathon on Saturday. Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

Durban – The 2020 Dusi Canoe Marathon came to a thrilling end at Blue Lagoon on Saturday as Andy Birkett won his tenth title along with a first-time winner Khumbulani Nzimande as Tamika and Bianca Haw coasted to a maiden title. Both crews started the third and final day with solid leads in their respective races as 36 intrepid kilometres ...

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First Move and Alfa Bodyworks aim to be red-hot on the road

Image: Max Sullivan

While establishing themselves in the mountain biking scene, the duo of Jaco Venter and Jacques Janse van Rensburg have not forgotten the discipline that saw them racing around the world for over 12 years. Venter and Janse van Rensburg will be adding select road race events to their 2020 mountain biking schedule in a new partnership with First Move Sport ...

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2021 Momentum Medical Scheme Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen

The event traverses four distinct biomes, including the arid Klein Karoo, which provides an ever-changing backdrop for the racing. Photo by ZC Marketing Consulting.

The 2021 Momentum Medical Scheme Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen will take place on Saturday, 16 January. Entries to the event open on 27 February 2020, at 12:00. Riders entering before the 31st of March 2020 will be able to make use of Dryland Event Management’s 15% value back offer, which celebrates the 15thedition of the Hell of the South. ...

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Puma signs long term deal with ASA

“Track and field has always been a part of PUMA’s heritage and we are proud to be able to collaborate with the South African athletics federation, outfit one of the world’s leading teams and help to develop athletes for tomorrow’s success,” says Pascal Rolling, Head of Sports Marketing Running for PUMA.

Cape Town, South Africa, 27 February 2020 – Global sports brand PUMA has signed a multi-year deal with Athletics South Africa (ASA) which will see all team SA athletes in PUMA for the first time at the 2020 Africa Cross Country Championship in April.   PUMA, as the official sponsor of ASA, has acquired branding rights, licensing rights and the ...

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