Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Euro Steel & Dusi continue strong partnership

Pietermaritzburg – Following years of support for the sport of canoeing, through their team of elite athletes, and the Dusi Canoe Marathon, Euro Steel have reassured Natal Canoe Club of their commitment to South Africa’s most iconic canoe marathon from 27-29 February 2020. Following the recent chemical spill into the Baynespruit from the Willowton site, the state of river system’s ...

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Beers and Stenerhag Kick-Off 2020 In (Muddy) Style

NAD Pro MTB’s Matt Beers and Fairtree Capital’s Jennie Stenerhag started the 2020 mountain biking season in the best possible way on Saturday, 18 January. The pair overcame formidable elite, men’s and women’s, fields to win the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen. Depth of competition and the famously difficult course were made more challenging by the unseasonal weather. ...

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Entries open for 2020 season of FNB Run Your City Series

Monday 03 February 2020 marks the date on which entries will open for the FNB Run Your City Series, SA’s trio of iconic mass participation road races that include the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN and FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.   The FNB Run Your City Series encourages runners of all ages (male and female) and ...

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Overberg’s Hidden Gems Revealed by Stanford MTB Classic

The 2020 Stanford MTB Classic, an Overberg MTB Events race, is set to take place on the 29th of February and 1st of March this year. In order to ensure that newcomers and returning riders alike are treated to a spectacular weekend of mountain biking the event’s route has been revamped. It now boasts more singletrack than ever and more ...

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Attakwas Extreme: The Season Starts Here

The South African mountain biking season starts on Saturday, 18 January, with the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen. Known as the Hell of the South, it is a 121-kilometre-long traverse of the Klein Karoo, fabled Attakwaskloof and the rolling roads through the Outeniqua Mountain foothills. It is also the traditional season opener for South Africa’s mountain biking community. ...

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Escape the Big City to Run (the) Waterberg

The Waterberg is one of South Africa’s best loved weekend getaways. Located just 140 kilometres form Pretoria and under 200 from central Johannesburg it is the perfect bushveld retreat from the big city lights. On the 16th of May 2020 fitness enthusiasts will have another reason to escape the urban hustle and bustle when the inaugural Run Waterberg takes place. ...

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Athletes to watch at the Ultra-trail Cape Town this weekend

Cape Town. 25 November 2019. On Saturday 30 November, a large group of the world’s best ultra-distance trail runners will join local elite runners on the start line of SA’s premier ultra-trail running event, Ultra-Trail Cape Town presented by Salomon (UTCT).   The UTCT 100km race is the final event on the Ultra-trail World Tour calendar, placing the race firmly ...

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SA bands ready to rock at MTB Party of the year

Two local bands, Newton & Co and Ben Dey and The Concrete Lions will perform live at SA’s MTB party of the year, the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience and Origin of Trails Trail Run at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate on Saturday 30 November 2019 and Sunday 01 December 2019 respectively.   “We look forward to entertaining mountain bikers in ...

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